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    20 or 24 with a 26" inseam

    Noticed earlier this year that my son had outgrown his 16" Trek, I was planning to move him up to a 20" bike, but reading online and measuring his inseam at 26" he may be better off with a 24" size instead. Any thoughts? I will have him try both, but it's tough finding any locally.

    Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by naiku View Post
    Noticed earlier this year that my son had outgrown his 16" Trek, I was planning to move him up to a 20" bike, but reading online and measuring his inseam at 26" he may be better off with a 24" size instead. Any thoughts? I will have him try both, but it's tough finding any locally.

    Also, does anyone know what year this hotrock is?



    Thanks.
    My son has a 26" inseam with no shoes on, and he is currently on a 24" wheel - though I think this will be his last season. His bike has a 24 inch stand over height.

    Hardest part of 26" is finding a bike with low enough stand over height and short enough top tubes. Some of the women's bikes have this, but I know my son wouldn't remotely think about riding a bike made for a woman. If you can trick him somehow then go for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GSJ1973 View Post
    Some of the women's bikes have this, but I know my son wouldn't remotely think about riding a bike made for a woman. If you can trick him somehow then go for it.
    This sounds exactly like mine, if I could find a XS 26" women's bike he would fit, it likely makes most sense. But, as I am sure you know, the majority of the women's bike's have a "feminine" look to them!!

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    My son's got ~26" inseam now and has been riding a 24" for mtb for a number of years.

    Pretty big step straight from a 16" though.
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    Tried him on a couple bikes today, on a 20" he looked as though it was already small. On a 24" he was a little uncomfortable but that could be down to it being so much bigger than his current bike.

    Edit: Found him a nice Marin Bayview Trail on CL, picked it up Friday and he spent all weekend riding around the yard on it.
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