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    Quote Originally Posted by coldbike View Post
    This is the demo bike from my lbs so it hasn't been fully customized yet. It currently has a really short 45 stem and too narrow bars.
    He is 4'6" with really long legs and the bike is an XS Mukluk.
    I believe that i will make the following changes to the bike when we own it:
    1 wider bars: The bike was set up with some kids bars and they are too narrow for my guy and we prefer backswept bars, I have a spare h bar or some on-one marys.
    2 lighter tires: 60 pounds of kid can ride the nates at 2psi, but I can save over a pound per tire going to the big hit pro 3" tires that I have been saving since 2002. I also have some snowcat rims, but i don't want to take away the feeling of rolling over everything.
    3 1x9: 60 pounds of kid cannot push the big gears, so there is weight to be saved by losing a big ring and derailleur.
    4 shifters: the sram triggers are hard to work with mittens on. I have a Sram grip shifter, or i may get creative.
    5 shorter cranks: I am not sure how, the current BB is isis and I don't know of any kids isis cranks. I may just break down and get a square taper BB or shorten the stock cranks. Ideas?
    He can climb better and ride as fast on the fattie as he could on the stock Marrin Bayview and he rolls over obstacles much better. He is built for distance, so he was in no danger of wheelies any time soon and the bigger wheels help compensate for that. I thought about modding the Marrin like yours, but i was going to need to buy a bunch of stuff that I didn't have in my parts bin. Also, i ride on snow a lot more than i ride on dirt and we ride a lot of rail trails that have loose surfaces and big gravel.

    If I knew how, i would break this out on a separate thread.
    Cool! Thanks for all the info! As for shorter cranks, not sure how short you are looking for but I know that the Raceface Atlas setup with 100mm BB come in 165mm length crankarms. I also ride fatbikes (started with a Pugsley last year, now Im on a 9:zero:7), and am looking forward to the day when I can fatbike with my sons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coldbike View Post
    I think 110 bcd limits me to 32 or 33 teeth, he probably needs more like 22 or 23 teeth to get any kind of hill climbing. I am seriously considering Profile Racing cranks even though they cost a fortune. I may also see how he copes with the long cranks.
    My son runs 160mm Middleburn cranks with a 104/64 spider & 32/22 chainrings. These are light & not very expensive. His are Square BB, I know Middleburn does ISIS BB but not sure if thats offered in the 160mm length. Don't waste your time looking for these everywhere, mtbtandems is the only place that I could find them.

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    Sweet pics guys! I can't wait to start modding a bike for my little girl. She loves bikes and loves going on a ride with daddy.

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    Marin Hidden Canyon
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    Great Thread

    When I get in a few more posts, I've got some pics of my 2 1/2 yr old in some single track action shots on his strider

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    Quote Originally Posted by jan_nikolajsen View Post
    He's 13 here in October 2012 on a bikepacking trip to Beef Basin. Been doing adventures with him since age 6.



    45 day tour of the Rockies in 2009:

    Just had to comment on how awesome this is. Inspiration to take my 12 year old bikepacking come spring. He's stoked and so am I!

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    Christmas came early at our house since we have to hit the road tomorrow.

    Anyhow, this is just a test ride but here is our son's first Mountain Bike. It's a 7spd ridged frame w/ 24" wheels from Trek. He just loves it! Santa even through in some DH body youth padding


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    A bike that DS and I can share until he is tall enough to need a larger size (then it's ALL mine!!!):
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    Picked this up for my 9yr old. He's fairly tall for his age, and is a total badass helleon on two wheels. He's fast as all get out with this thing.



    Will post pictures of him and I riding as soon as we get the opportunity to get out to the trail.



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    Racing the setting sun home after some nice single track:


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    New 24er for my oldest boy

    I literally made a 82.7% (24/29) copy of my normal 29er geometry. Except foralittle less BB drop to make sure that there will be clearance with 150mm cranks. 135mm cranks on there now...hoping he'll get a couple of years out of it. The bike works great for him.

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    Xmas gifts. They love it so far and cant wait to hit the trails again.
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    Bunch of awesomeness in this thread.

    My little guy is creeping up on 9 now. He's been better than me for a few years already.

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    We did a family ride this past New Years day with my sis & her husband. I brought my two boys who have been riding for a full year now & they love it. Luckily, we have a local group who coordinates youth races during the summer & fall. It's been awesome they really encourage young riders to his the trails hard!


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    Skinny boy with his (ours, until he is big enough to need his own, which will likely only be 1-2 years from now) fat bike!
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    My riding buddies.







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    Her first 26", age 9

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    My 8 year old on her 20" Specialized Hotrock
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    Our first father-son bikepacking trip
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    Quote Originally Posted by coldbike View Post
    Our first father-son bikepacking trip
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    Where do we mail father of the year to?

    Seriously though, I'm so jealous. That is totally awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BermudaBrown View Post
    Where do we mail father of the year to?

    Seriously though, I'm so jealous. That is totally awesome.
    Definitely awesome, but I am more thinking he gets kid of the year. Thanks for the props.

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    Re: Kid's Mountain or Road Bike Ride Picture Thread

    Well spring is nearly here, and the races have started...

    My daughter tuffin it out...

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    My son giving it all...

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    About a month ago I decided to gamble and buy bikes for the entire family. Well, I won. The family loves MTB'ing.

    Here are some pics from our ride this afternoon at Sycamore Canyon in Riverside, CA

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    My 14 Year olds new build

    I got my hands on an old 2004 Brodie Thumper to build up for my 14 year old son. He had a Cannondale Trail 6 but managed to put a huge dent on the top tube... needless to say I figured he needed something a little more robust. Thus the Brodie rebuild. Just finished it so he hasn't had a chance to get out on it yet.

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    Finished building this last night for my boy:
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    Here are my kids, we ride all together and they've been riding since age 5, now they are 12 and 14 .... they love the sport ...




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    We were finally able to get out and ride our bikes today. We had 15 inches of snow dumped on us last week so the neighborhood roads still aren't completely clear but we couldn't wait any longer. Today was sunny and 38 degrees, a heat wave for us in Alaska.
    This is my daughter she is on her new bike, a Novara Pika 26" from REI.Kid's Mountain or Road Bike Ride Picture Thread-caitlin-bike.jpg

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    Fun in Fruita

    Well, until he ran out of talent on PBR. No tears, though, and he finished the trail plus a few laps on Kessel Run. A very fun day at 18 Road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OkieInAlaska View Post
    We were finally able to get out and ride our bikes today. We had 15 inches of snow dumped on us last week so the neighborhood roads still aren't completely clear but we couldn't wait any longer. Today was sunny and 38 degrees, a heat wave for us in Alaska.
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    62 here... Chilly for Orange County. Good to see another happy kid

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    Not mountain biking, but here is my 12 yo son at a recent crit race on his 650 Felt. This coming weekend (Sunday to Monday) we are off to do an overnight bikepacking trip. Also lines up with the most active night of the Lyrid meteor shower (purely coincidence, but super psyched). Will post pics of the trip when we return.

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    first ride on her new Marin 20". She made it 7 miles... not bad for just turning 6.
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    I wish I could say we rode some great trails today but still to much snow out. So we rode 2 miles around our neighborhood instead. At least it was in the 40's! My son is on the left and a good friend on the right. The friend told me on the ride that he had no rear brakes so didn't want to go down any big hills. I took out my new multi tool and adjusted his rear brakes.

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    looks like good fun

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    I took my son who is about to turn 4 to a pump track about an hour from our house to test it out. He really liked it! I am so glad we brought the Hotwalk in addition to his Hotrock 12", pedaling here would have not been fun.

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    Where is this place? Can you share the location?

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    School's out now so have more time to take them out for a spin. Did a little singletrack. Didn't get as far as I wanted but it was a really hot day so they were a little miserable and whiny.






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    Bikepacking with my son weekend before last in western NM.

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    Giant XTC Jr 24

    Guy did 12 miles on Sunday. Not bad seeing as it rained for more than 1/2 of it.
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    My daughter getting ready to head out on a ride

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    Good times

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    This is the coolest forum thread ever!!! Got a Fuji Ace 20" for my son last year as he was doing kid's triathlons. Getting him a Scott Scale JR 24 this weekend to hit the trails. Can't wait for my daughter to get up to speed!!!!Kid's Mountain or Road Bike Ride Picture Thread-wp_000474.jpgKid's Mountain or Road Bike Ride Picture Thread-wp_000171-1-.jpgKid's Mountain or Road Bike Ride Picture Thread-wp_000138-1-.jpg

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    My 6 y.o. daughter asked to join me on a mountain bike ride last week out of the blue. I had no idea she was interested in riding. Went on a short ride with her on a beginner's trail using her tiny bike. I had to drag her away from the small pump track they had built. Since she was close to outgrowing the bike anyway, I decided to upgrade her equipment for the next ride.

    I've never had so much fun going that slow on the trails.






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    Not the greatest pic, but a quick snap from our inaugural ride on his new Spawn Banshee.

    He turned 4 a month ago and was outgrowing his Hotrock 12", plus he was really wanting "hand brakes", so we decided it was time. I will say, with him moving to 16" wheels from 12" he is discovering a lot of the benefits I noticed moving from 26" to 29"

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    Beautiful bike and girl! She looks very happy.

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    Kid's Mountain or Road Bike Ride Picture Thread-imageuploadedbytapatalk1370013265.774887.jpg Top of Twin Buttes in Durango

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    Kid's Mountain or Road Bike Ride Picture Thread

    Kid's Mountain or Road Bike Ride Picture Thread-imageuploadedbytapatalk1370013427.731779.jpg. Top of Telegraph in Durango

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    Kid's Mountain or Road Bike Ride Picture Thread

    Kid's Mountain or Road Bike Ride Picture Thread-imageuploadedbytapatalk1370013524.829923.jpg. First Short Track race. He got tangled up at the start and crashed. Had to play catch up for the next 5 laps but had a great time

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    Kid's Mountain or Road Bike Ride Picture Thread

    Kid's Mountain or Road Bike Ride Picture Thread-imageuploadedbytapatalk1370013759.629466.jpg Here's my daughter bringing up the rear in the kids race Downtown Durango at the Iron Horse

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    Kid's Mountain or Road Bike Ride Picture Thread

    Kid's Mountain or Road Bike Ride Picture Thread-imageuploadedbytapatalk1370013855.743767.jpg. Again in the kids race my son in the middle of the field. He got tangled up again with a girl and went down in a corner. He needs to learn to keep his wheels underneath him

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    My 4 y.o. son's first venture onto singletrack! He loved it. So glad it was aboard the Spawn Banshee, there would have been moments where a coaster brake like on his Hotrock 12 would have sent him sliding. We went about 3.2 slowish miles, only stopped because it was getting dark.




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