• 10-20-2013
    cmg71
    My boy (8yrs) practicing today



  • 10-21-2013
    Beiciwr64
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    Aran my 5 year old getting some air at a local jump track on his Islabike.:)


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  • 10-21-2013
    pascale27
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    Brandon (11) riding our local spot, finally tall enough to ride my old Stumpjumper
  • 10-26-2013
    Fleas
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    Ok, so maybe it's not always all about the riding.

    A little off-trail excursion at the local state park campground.

    -F
  • 10-28-2013
    pascale27
    Kid's Mountain or Road Bike Ride Picture Thread


    My B's on the trail. CCC, Blackwood, NJ.


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  • 10-29-2013
    XJaredX
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    My 4 y.o. son raced in a kids race after an enduro I was at this Sunday:





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    After the day's festivities were done, we stayed and sessioned for a few hours:

    4 year old at Trexler Game Preserve MTB trails - YouTube
  • 10-29-2013
    owtdorz
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    My 10 yo granddaughter's first MTB.
    It is in the assembly stage.
    She helped disassemble it and label all the parts.
    We stripped the paint and painted it over the weekend.
    Should be done by this weekend.
    If I can get the derailleur adjusted right. :eekster:
    It is a Motobecane 24" 6 speed. It had a worn out grip shift and I am changing it to a trigger shift.
    This will be her first bike with a shifter
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  • 10-29-2013
    alex_sdca
    ripper paint
  • 10-29-2013
    jan_nikolajsen


    Race #4, UT High School Series. On his way to top podium finish.
  • 11-11-2013
    Chad_M
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    My 2 oldest (almost 7 and almost 4) out mountain biking yesterday. I'm glad we went, since today it is half the temperature and we are getting heavy snow.

    Big smiles.
  • 11-21-2013
    ProjectMayhem
    A video amalgamating various footage of my youngest son which I have amassed over the last 2 years.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygN2Rx9M6ZA
  • 12-12-2013
    spencerb
    Awesome!
  • 12-19-2013
    dc40
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    Few pics of my son, he is 10 yrs old
  • 12-25-2013
    Vorar
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    Christmas Day
  • 12-29-2013
    Vorar
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    My 6 year old son trying out his new Commencal Ramones 20 on U-Line/Galbraith today.
  • 12-30-2013
    rcharrette
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    On the road bike
    My Son at 7 years old on his Scott 24" .
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    Home The Axel Project The Axel Project
  • 01-01-2014
    POAH
    My eldest (9) has just taken up going off road with his bike. Sadly I work weekends so we tend to only do the short local trails and the weather here is not cycle friendly at the moment so not had a chance to test out his new forks and bars that he got for his birthday last week.










    this was pre forks, bar and pedals which he got for his birthday.



    planning to go to glentress as soon as the weather clears up
  • 01-02-2014
    ProjectMayhem
    Looks good. We will be planning a trip to Glentress in the Spring. We are closer to LAggan and Glenlivet.
  • 01-02-2014
    POAH
    in Glasgow so any trail centre is 90mins away, would like to go up to lagan too
  • 01-04-2014
    Vorar
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  • 01-04-2014
    like2ride
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    Lots of Inspiration here. My 7 yo on an older steel hardrock 20 = total tank.
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  • 01-13-2014
    Butchcantswim
    She is gettin it! cool picture going into those curves.

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by like2ride View Post
    Lots of Inspiration here. My 7 yo on an older steel hardrock 20 = total tank.
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  • 01-27-2014
    ResidentRider
    Can't take him out of the house without a visit to the bike room because of this. "Bike, bike, bike, bike, bike" yep kiddo, those are the bikes. Obsessed.

  • 02-26-2014
    longboarderj
    My Daughter Ryan (10years old)on her 24" Giant Areva



    My oldest Son Jake (13 years old) on his Giant Boulder, the frame is the only original part on it.




    Lastly Conner (8 years old) on his Giant XTC JR 20"




    And some video
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UATQs_MJEc
  • 03-11-2014
    slapheadmofo
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    My boy is still rocking the 18" wheels for BMX at 9 y/o (though he's on 24's for MTB).

    His newest mission is clearing the 'Monsterbox' at Rye Airfield, NH. Getting really, really close last time we went. (It's all even bigger and scarier than it looks in pics, at least to me).

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    We don't need no stinkin' "fatbikes" when Santa brings stuff like this.
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  • 03-23-2014
    cmg71
    Yesterday started the BMC race series, and my boy is taking part (as well as in the EKZ Cup which is a different series). In his age group they do a parcours then a 1.5km sprint. What I didnt know was that the results are based on penalty points for a mistake in the parcour, then when two riders have the same points it comes down to the time. We had an hour of practice before the race, and I told him when he thinks a part is not going well ride of it as the time is important, my mistake.

    Anyway, some pics....

    ride in, figure 8 around the barrels, ride out



    ride over the stacked up pallets



    ride on the plank



    3 of these ramps, do them backwards, ie lift the front wheel up onto them



    do S around the yellow cones, go over logs, front and back wheel are not allowed to touch the logs



    ride around the barrels, have a look how tight they are........



    my boy practising the tight stuff



    The parcours area during practice



    Grabbing some refreshment before the race.




    Overall Im stoked in how he did, his time was awesome, unfortunately his parcours let him down, which was probably my fault. He won a USB stick so he was stoked. He'll never be a race winner (unless something drastic happens) but is stoked to take part, and I think the best part for him is when we hang his race numbers on the garage door.
  • 03-23-2014
    ProjectMayhem
    That looks great fun, don't think we have anything like that around here!
  • 03-23-2014
    TheNormsk
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    Kid's Mountain or Road Bike Ride Picture Thread
    Got my daughter out today. Considering it snowed all day yesterday the dirt and temps (60F) today were heroic!

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  • 03-24-2014
    Weinerts
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    Regular Rides
    My son has started the begging - "Can we go mountain biking again?" Brainwashing complete - now his training is complete...

    "Dad - can we go fishing?"
    "Dad - can we watch Star Wars again?"

    The rest of the kids are from the neighborhood in Mission trails. We did a few hills this weekend.. nothing really hard - but kids were quite tired.

    So we stopped and made rock piles for about 20 minutes.

    My son's small rock hopper needs a lower gear for him to actually climb a hill.. but he is willing!! One of the other kids (long haired) has a BMX bike and he was roasted!!
  • 03-24-2014
    ncfisherman
    Got my nephew out to the trails for the first time this past weekend. This will be the first of many...he's hooked.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfdWDVlT9PM
  • 03-24-2014
    mercyNside
    Kid's Mountain or Road Bike Ride Picture Thread

  • 03-29-2014
    cmg71
    After the race last weekend, Nicky, asked me if we could practice a little more. Today we whipped off to my work to get some old wood, coupla hours later.....

    of course all sections are moveable, so difficulty can be altered



    stop and stay still, front wheel must be past the pink line, 15 seconds.
    This will be raised bit by bit off the ground during the week



    small see-saw, to be ridden backwards, its short enough that when the front wheel comes off it, it tips again before the back wheel is on it



    long skinny see-saw, can be ridden both ways (he cant do it backwards yet)



    the rock garden, rocks need to be more sporadic so it is more difficult



    as you can see they are mostly copies of the last race, slalom and stuff they mahe themselves with rocks and so forth. Missus wont let me pile up pallets in the yard for "climbing", especially as it would need railings so they cant fall off, but I'll work on it ;)

    so the weather is awesome, reckon I'll go ride some trail :D
  • 03-29-2014
    ProjectMayhem
    I might have to do something similar for our garden...
  • 03-29-2014
    ProjectMayhem
    3 year old starting to learn ramps
    http://youtu.be/XDjXG6jSSGc
  • 03-29-2014
    ProjectMayhem
  • 03-29-2014
    slapheadmofo
    Awesome!
  • 04-03-2014
    othello
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    Some pictures of my son and daughter with their bikes. These are all custom builds, and my two kids ride and race a lot and love it. Totally worth the time, effort and money. If people are interested I can post full specs (perhaps in separate threads?)?

    My 9yr old sons 13" Rockhopper. Since had front mech fitted and SPDs

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    My 7.5yr old daughter and her 14" Cube. Thumbs up Dad!

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    My sons 41cm Ridley road bike.

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  • 04-04-2014
    Dave88LX
    My two girls are 3.5 and 5. Just got their bikes a couple of days ago. Looking for a good deal for a pedal bike for the younger one now...I think she's a bit much for the Strider.








    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-84bBc4jOI
  • 04-09-2014
    IdahoLee
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    I guess I'll add my kids to the mix. I have 2.

    My 7 year old on her Avent mini turned dirt jumper mtb, and my soon to be 5 year old on his Strider turned street trials/dirt jumper. He rides a pedal bike as well, but likes to do tricks and technical riding on his Strider. Both bikes have custom touches. I can't help tinkering with things. It bugs the heck out of my wife until she sees the final product. The kids love it.

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    The boy showing some his progression. I don't push him at all, he just likes to bike. I'm definitely happy about that though.

    https://vimeo.com/81329937
  • 04-13-2014
    slapheadmofo
    :) Loved the vid.
  • 04-13-2014
    ncfisherman
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    The boy showing some his progression. I don't push him at all, he just likes to bike. I'm definitely happy about that though.



    What helmet is your son running? I've been looking for one for my 4yo nephew since he's getting a little more daring. Do you know the weight of it? Thanks.

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  • 04-13-2014
    IdahoLee
    Quote:

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    What helmet is your son running? I've been looking for one for my 4yo nephew since he's getting a little more daring. Do you know the weight of it? Thanks.

    Those are Fly Racing helmets. Not sure of the actual weight, but when I looked into it, these were the lightest in this price class. They were $100 when I bought them, and I have seen them for $80 since. The kids love them. They have also already paid for themselves in avoided broken jaws from big spills on both kids. I was clued into them by a guy whose kids are pro riders, and his kids are sponsored by another helmet company. His kids were 8 and 10 at the time. I trust him, especially since he recommended against his own financial interests, and my own research supported it.
  • 04-14-2014
    ncfisherman
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by IdahoLee View Post
    Those are Fly Racing helmets. Not sure of the actual weight, but when I looked into it, these were the lightest in this price class. They were $100 when I bought them, and I have seen them for $80 since. The kids love them. They have also already paid for themselves in avoided broken jaws from big spills on both kids. I was clued into them by a guy whose kids are pro riders, and his kids are sponsored by another helmet company. His kids were 8 and 10 at the time. I trust him, especially since he recommended against his own financial interests, and my own research supported it.

    Thanks for the info. I took some measurements and it looks like the youth large will be the ticket. It will definitely give me more peace of mind when he goes out the front door like he did last time we rode -- practicing his "wheelies" of course.

    Did you set that Strider up with drum brakes? I might have to look into something like that.
  • 04-14-2014
    IdahoLee
    Aftermarket Glide Bike drum brakes. Required a new wheel set to accommodate them and some fiddling to get it to work well.

    Get 2 mini glider rear wheels (only the rear have the thread on brake drum) and 2 rear brake assemblies. You will need appropriately sized brake levers and cables, which could be the mini glider levers and cables, but could also be any other appropriate components. Then you go to Home Depot and get a couple of 1.5" copper pipe brackets to bend around the seat stay and fork as brackets to bolt the brake assembly to, and also a couple of bolt on cable stops that you can get from a well equipped bike shop or ebay, as well as the usual zip ties for securing the cables. You will need a little redneck engineering knowhow to get it all together and working, but you can get a light balance bike with front and back drum brakes out of it. It has worked well, and was a way to get my kid used to hand brakes on his balance bike before I got him off of his coaster brake walmart bike.
  • 04-14-2014
    Dave88LX
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ncfisherman View Post
    Thanks for the info. I took some measurements and it looks like the youth large will be the ticket. It will definitely give me more peace of mind when he goes out the front door like he did last time we rode -- practicing his "wheelies" of course.

    Did you set that Strider up with drum brakes? I might have to look into something like that.

    I measured my daughter's head many times to check, and it's coming in at 19.75" to 20" so I ordered a Fly Kinetic Inversion in Youth Large -- too big. Need to return it for a medium. I suppose she'd "grow into it" but that kind of defeats the purpose. YMMV...if you're on the line.
  • 04-15-2014
    petho
  • 04-15-2014
    ncfisherman
    Lee -- thanks again for the info. Looks like only $40 would do it, since I have most of the other stuff already.

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Dave88LX View Post
    I measured my daughter's head many times to check, and it's coming in at 19.75" to 20" so I ordered a Fly Kinetic Inversion in Youth Large -- too big. Need to return it for a medium. I suppose she'd "grow into it" but that kind of defeats the purpose. YMMV...if you're on the line.

    I measured him out at 20.75", so if they run on the large side he should be good. Seems odd to order the youth large considering he hasn't turned 5, but hopefully it will work out. Thanks for the input.
  • 04-16-2014
    ProjectMayhem
    A wee mountain bike clip of my 3 year old. We were at a lovely little local mtb skills park. The run he is on is rated red - difficult but it is only rollers and berms and he loves it. He loves the run so much that when he got the cuddle badger (on his handlebars) for his third birthday he named it after the mtb run. Hence "Bermy Badger does "Bermy Badger"

    http://youtu.be/R4awfmlRAqU
  • 04-20-2014
    IdahoLee
    My now 5 year old borrowing his friend's balance bike to show him how to get the most out of it.

    https://vimeo.com/92429073

    Kid loves his pedals, but he still likes the balance bikes for this kind of stuff.
  • 04-27-2014
    ozzybmx
    My boys on their BMX's at a caravan park bike track when we were away for a short holiday earlier this week.