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    24" high quality full suspension mtb bike... was i dreaming.

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    couple of weeks ago i was riding Whistler and i saw a pack of young kids ripping it on what i thought was 24" wheel full suspension ? Norco -or- Giant ? mtb bikes. these were nicely appointed.

    i came home and googled such and neither manufacture seems to list such on their websites?

    was i dreaming / do these companies have something coming down the product line, yet to be announced?

    any info on a high quality, good component package 24" mtb bike would be great.

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    The older I get, the faster I was.....

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    not a Kona. the Stinky is cool but a little to downhill heavy for what my little guy needs.

    these were more AM styled with Fox air shocks, etc. perhaps they were xs 26" bikes but i don't think so... like 3 or 4 kids came ripping down Crank It Up together...

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    the only thing i've seen so well appointed are the excellent Lil Shredder
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    I had built my son a 13" 26'er frame with 24" wheels other on here have done so as well. Here is a photo:

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    SCOTT Spark JR 24

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    yes the Scott Spark is a good bike... but upgrade of parts would be required to bring it to the old Scott Spark RC Jr level. which finding a used Spark and revamping the bits and pieces might be the best solution.

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    Probably Lil Shredders

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    ya... doesn't get any better than Lil Shredders.

    cost wise might be outta my refined taste range... and they're too new to see any used on the market.

    real bikes for real kids!

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    serious downhill contender... though at 36lbs+ it's heavier than my tricked out Knolly Delirium.

    need to give my little man a fighting-pedalling chance.

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    I would look for a used Scott Spark RC 24" and run an older Sid Race 26" fork, these usually go for under $200.00 in good shape. The slightly slacker HA is a plus making the bike more stable at high speed but it will still turn underneath a 26" bike. Comparing A to C measurements between the two forks ( 24 & 26 ) is not accurate, as you will now have rider sag with the 26" air fork. The stock Spinner fork was 1687 grams and the Sid Race Carbon I replaced it with was 1270 grams, I found it on Ebay for $177.00.
    Remove the big ring for a $12.00 BBG guide. Look for a used set of low rise carbon bars and you should be good to go.
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    Did the V brake mounts on the SID line up with a 24" wheel?

    Quote Originally Posted by xc71 View Post
    I would look for a used Scott Spark RC 24" and run an older Sid Race 26" fork, these usually go for under $200.00 in good shape. The slightly slacker HA is a plus making the bike more stable at high speed but it will still turn underneath a 26" bike. Comparing A to C measurements between the two forks ( 24 & 26 ) is not accurate, as you will now have rider sag with the 26" air fork. The stock Spinner fork was 1687 grams and the Sid Race Carbon I replaced it with was 1270 grams, I found it on Ebay for $177.00.
    Remove the big ring for a $12.00 BBG guide. Look for a used set of low rise carbon bars and you should be good to go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jh_on_the_cape View Post
    Did the V brake mounts on the SID line up with a 24" wheel?
    There's an adapter plate to lower the brake bosses. The silver brake arch in the photo.
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    Is that homemade? If you bought it... where?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shayne View Post
    There's an adapter plate to lower the brake bosses. The silver brake arch in the photo.
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    I run a 26er fork on my kids' 24-inch bike. I just laced up a front wheel with a disc hub, no brake post adapter needed.

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    I don't want to build a wheel.
    I might try to use a metal brake booster arch and move the studs down.
    Or I might just put on the SID and run a 26 front wheel that I already have when my guy can fit on it. That might make the most sense.

    Quote Originally Posted by joe_bloe View Post
    I run a 26er fork on my kids' 24-inch bike. I just laced up a front wheel with a disc hub, no brake post adapter needed.
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    If your looking for something for a little less money, you could find a used Specialized Big Hit Grom. I have seem them for $4-500 on craigslist. They may be a little to DH though...

    Not my pic...
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    brake adapter for 24" tire...

    check out xc71's ultimate build - complete with info on the necessary fabricated adapter:

    Scott Spark RC 24 with mods

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    Quote Originally Posted by jh_on_the_cape View Post
    Is that homemade? If you bought it... where?
    Here 's some info on homemade adaptor's.
    RST F1RST Air 24"

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    Quote Originally Posted by blown240 View Post
    If your looking for something for a little less money, you could find a used Specialized Big Hit Grom. I have seem them for $4-500 on craigslist. They may be a little to DH though...

    Not my pic...
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    I just got one of these for my son recently for lift riding, but he's been having a good time just bombing around in general on it too. Swapping out to an air shock and getting rid of one of the springs in the fork make it super plush even at his weight. Solid little bike. Probably weighs 40 lbs though - not something you'd likely want for a bunch of trail riding. Great on the mountain though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackMamba2012 View Post
    A guy I work with has one of these for his kid, it's a pretty impressive piece of kit, the frame is very nicely built, the welds are excellent.

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