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    13" XS SixFifty Tomah for tall 9 year old

    What do you guys think of this for a 4'8" 9 year old. I would plan on putting 26" wheels and 155mm Sinz Cranks on it. He is currently on a 24" HotRock that fits him pretty well but I really want to build him up a lighter bike with parts from the old parts bin.

    Sixfifty Tomah Aluminium Mountain Bike 13" Frame 650B 27 5 Silver | eBay

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    Quote Originally Posted by WV_XCE View Post
    What do you guys think of this for a 4'8" 9 year old. I would plan on putting 26" wheels and 155mm Sinz Cranks on it. He is currently on a 24" HotRock that fits him pretty well but I really want to build him up a lighter bike with parts from the old parts bin.

    Sixfifty Tomah Aluminium Mountain Bike 13" Frame 650B 27 5 Silver | eBay
    Figure on about a 26 inch stand over height with 26" wheels. Does your so have a 26" inseam? My 10 year old is "average" and only has about a 25.5" but your kid might be really tall. What is the top tube length?

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    Thanks for the info on the stand over. That is very important since he is still not too stable on single track. His inseam is 27-1/2" so I may take the plunge.

    I think this could be a good option as he grows. Just raise the seat, lengthen the stem and cranks and put on 650 wheels as he grows. Should last him for years.

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