• 11-30-2015
    Chacal
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    First time riding with suspension fork
    My 7 y/o boy couldn't stop smiling for the rest of the day. We rode trails in San Diego many times and Big Bear few times but the last time we rode in Big Bear he complained a lot about his hands after riding a rigid 20inch street BMX bike (Haro Z20) for hours so I decided to get a 24 for with 100mm travel and put it in his Z20, also I got a front disc brake and a flat handlebar and I didn't realize that I was building a little badass. Yesterday was the first ride and was a success, enjoy the photos.

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  • 12-30-2015
    dc40
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    Here is my boy, he just turned 12 and is 4'11. I am advocate of keeping the kids on a smaller bike/wheels (24") to help build riding skills/confidence. The plan is to move him up to a Kona Process 167 this spring.

    Pic from few weeks ago at the watershed in md riding the push/freeride trails.

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    Here is a vid from last weekend at Bryce Resort hitting one of their advance trails Pickleback to Copperhead... hitting all the drops/features. Resort open for X-mas weekend, since we had mild winter so far.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kP5JzEv8Bl8
  • 12-31-2015
    Gettintheretoy
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    Break time with my 6 year old on our local trail system.
  • 01-01-2016
    PMK
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Gettintheretoy View Post
    Break time with my 6 year old on our local trail system.

    That looks familiar. The break time that is.

    PK
  • 01-21-2016
    Trekkie8
    here's my little ripper, he just turned 6 last month
    https://goo.gl/photos/hGrbMK6q9wwhMXG36

    And another one at the house, he always has me making a little course like this:p
    https://goo.gl/photos/ruyNfZkwvhLwKc776
  • 01-25-2016
    FIBUA
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    A not so sunny day out on Dartmoor with my 8 year old on his new Orbea Team MX24 with new lighter disc wheels and SID forks. Covered nearly 8 miles and loved his new bike.

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  • 01-25-2016
    Beiciwr64
    Antur Stiniog DH centre with my 7 yr old on his Commencal.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9QFShrquRE
  • 01-26-2016
    dc40
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Beiciwr64 View Post
    Antur Stiniog DH centre with my 7 yr old on his Commencal.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9QFShrquRE

    Nice, he is killing it for only being 7.
  • 01-26-2016
    Beiciwr64
    2 Attachment(s)
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by dc40 View Post
    Nice, he is killing it for only being 7.

    He's had some great advice along the way! ;) :thumbsup:
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  • 02-09-2016
    Trekkie8
    http://youtu.be/5xrsvpdiEIs

    Playing with my 6yo in the sand

    We rode about 15km that day and boy did he love it:p
  • 02-09-2016
    Trekkie8
    http://youtu.be/YbLTRepaceI

    And another one from that day.

    Sorry, only 1 video per post:madman:
  • 02-12-2016
    KTM250SXS
    Looks like he's enjoying it! Is that in Wales? We're planning a riding trip down that way in the spring and my kids would love that.

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Beiciwr64 View Post
    Antur Stiniog DH centre with my 7 yr old on his Commencal.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9QFShrquRE

  • 02-17-2016
    robert w
    My favorite riding buddy
  • 02-22-2016
    PinoyMTBer
    3 Attachment(s)
    Liam's new ride
    My Boy's Scott Voltage Jr 20 is all setup with new wheelset and a disk brake upgrade! Took it to a group ride and it didn't disappoint!

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  • 03-15-2016
    Ltdan12a
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    After no growth all winter, my 6 year old is FINALLY tall enough for his Cleary Owl!!! I was worried at first going to cable brakes only, but so far he's taken to it just fine.... Bring on the trails!!!
  • 03-16-2016
    Rick G.
    Those look like some very fun trails. I have got to get my kids out more so we can ride like this.
  • 03-27-2016
    dc40
    Our first ride of season and couldn't ask for better weather. Here is my 12 yr old on his NS Bikes Clash Jr. hitting the jumps at South Germantown jump/pumptrack park in MD. Looked good for being off the bike for winter.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCz9k--onwc
  • 04-02-2016
    Steve-XtC
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    Ah, we get cloud and rain and people are posting beautiful weather ...

    Attachment 1061295

    We just completed a guided tour in the English Peak District ...
    Had a blast and it didn't rain.
  • 04-02-2016
    bigstudent
    1 Attachment(s)
    My 8 year old son Milan. www.instagram.com/Milan_DH
  • 04-25-2016
    Gettintheretoy
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    Attacking the dirt roads!


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  • 04-25-2016
    Ltdan12a
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    Future Enduro star!!!
  • 05-03-2016
    RMCDan
  • 05-05-2016
    RMCDan
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bigstudent View Post
    My 8 year old son Milan. www.instagram.com/Milan_DH

    F^&k yeah!
  • 05-13-2016
    nefariousvw
    1 Attachment(s)
    Here's my daughter on her new ride. Amazing how much more interested in riding she is now that she's on a proper fitting bike that doesn't weigh a ton.
  • 05-14-2016
    LewisQC
    3 Attachment(s)
    My kids with their new bikes: Opus Fever 24" and Trek X-Caliber 9 27.5 XS. Set the Trek tubeless today. Still waiting for some parts to go 1x. Can't wait for trail centres opening (all at the same time may 21st)

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  • 05-26-2016
    mr_paul_chang
    My son starting out on a used Stryder at 2 years old. He took to it immediately and I knew from that point on he loved bikes. He just turned 4 and I got him a Commencal Ramones 16, what an amazing bike. As soon as i pushed him off from the seat he started riding... amazing how kids who start out on balance bikes can figure out peddle bikes without training wheels. Anyway thanks for all the informative posts. If it were not for this forum I would have just bought a Supercycle.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQb16rjNCAA
  • 06-04-2016
    robert w
    My grandson started on a balance bike last Fall, when he was 2. Balance bikes are the way to go! I made a short video of some of his riding spots.
    https://vimeo.com/162317100
  • 06-15-2016
    Rakuman
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    This is what it is all about

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  • 06-17-2016
    TheJesusfreak


    First ride in her new helmet and gloves :)
  • 06-17-2016
    EvilSmrk
    1 Attachment(s)
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    Taking a break after a two hour ride on paved trails, wish we could have been off road but the weather here and our schedual....:madman:
  • 06-19-2016
    Szy_szka
    3 Attachment(s)
    Best Father's Day
    We had a blast today!

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    Must have crossed that stream a dozen of times or so, just for pure fun.

    And a quick shot of the bikes. You can see I'm a DB fan! :)

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  • 06-28-2016
    LewisQC
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  • 07-22-2016
    CeUnit
    I've put together a handful of (mostly quick) fun videos with music of my kids (3-5 yrs old) riding... hope y'all enjoy!

    Playlist is here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...Fp-H2cytzuaNrj

    Here's a direct link to one of them. I hope you enjoy!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUHFLbmI-Fo&list=PLDuIdwYWBLtl8Xr8loAFp-H2cytzuaNrj
  • 07-24-2016
    LewisQC
    4 Attachment(s)
    10 miles on a bike path with my kids. Really mellow ride. Not my type of riding but priceless anyway!

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  • 07-25-2016
    bob7
  • 08-07-2016
    markusarulius
    Just got back from my first trip to the Whistler Bike Park with my 8 year old son Lucas. We mostly rode B-Line, Crank It Up, and Heart of Darkness. We would have done A-Line, but it was just too busy to safely take him down. He is riding the 20" Spawn Cycles Savage 2.0 with a new Spinner 300 air fork. He had wrist problems after 3 days of riding (like everyone who rides Whistler) but other than that I'm amazed we both got away unscathed. It was a dream come true to ride with him at the best place on earth!

    https://vimeo.com/177968247
  • 08-08-2016
    dirtbiker
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    My little girls first single track ride
    This is my 5 year old's first single track ride with my wife keeping a close eye on her.
  • 08-11-2016
    coot271
    1 Attachment(s)
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    Wife bought this 24" from store that was going outta business for 21 bucks! Front wheel was taco'd, shifters were sorry and hard to turn, front der was shot, and cassette had fallen apart (bike was a return). I replaced FD, chain, brake/shifter cables, shifters (shimano trigger-type instead of ridiculous twisters!), fixed cassette, and replaced front wheel. Still less than $100. Gave it a mini-tune and now she's ready to shreddy.

    My daughter is 13, but still pretty short. This bike was a great fit and when she grows out of it, no biggie.
  • 08-17-2016
    slapheadmofo
    3 Attachment(s)
    Went to Highland Mtn last week for the first time in a while with my son (12 now). They've got a bunch of DJ terrain in addition to lift access trails; nice option, specially when my nerves had had enough of trying to keep up with the kid on the big stuff higher on the mountain.


    "How about you ride some BMX so Dad can relax?" :thumbsup:

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    On the moto front - he's got one-handed wheelies all day long. :cool:

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  • 08-18-2016
    RMCDan
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by markusarulius View Post
    Just got back from my first trip to the Whistler Bike Park with my 8 year old son Lucas. We mostly rode B-Line, Crank It Up, and Heart of Darkness. We would have done A-Line, but it was just too busy to safely take him down. He is riding the 20" Spawn Cycles Savage 2.0 with a new Spinner 300 air fork. He had wrist problems after 3 days of riding (like everyone who rides Whistler) but other than that I'm amazed we both got away unscathed. It was a dream come true to ride with him at the best place on earth!

    https://vimeo.com/177968247



    Awesome, one day we will get to Whistler. My boy's new 20" is on a truck somewhere between Reno and SLC, but the damn tracking info just says "Pending" for the estimated delivery date. Pleeaaase get here by Saturday, oh please oh please oh please. I'll post more when we actually get the bike, but it's going to be awesome. I might be more excited than he is.
  • 08-22-2016
    Velocirapido
    1 Attachment(s)
    On a balance bike ride. :) Don't ask we why we used safety vests but no helmets. I don't have a good answer.
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  • 09-09-2016
    xc71
    1 Attachment(s)
    My son during a recent XC race.
  • 09-14-2016
    Jim Mac
    Kiddo is growing up - took up dirt jumping on his MTB:



    He also moved up to intermediate in BMX, started clipping in after this state race!
  • 10-04-2016
    Surtre
    Our 4year old daughter enjoying riding her 16" bike:


    Family-rides in the woods ftw:
  • 10-04-2016
    213CL9
    New bike for 7th bday.
    Spawn Savage 20.

    It's here!


    Special thanks to forum member BING! for the build.


    Happy camper.




    Quick ride. Minor adjustments to be made.
  • 10-06-2016
    Szy_szka
    Wow, are those really 20" wheels? On the pics they do look like 24" for sure!
  • 10-06-2016
    213CL9
    I thought the same thing when I looked at the pics. Maybe it's the angle?...
    But I can assure u that the tires are indeed 20x1.95
  • 10-24-2016
    whybotherme
    This past weekend Weston did his first strider race at the BMX track. He is just 2 yrs old (25 months, he has been riding for 12 months now). We went Friday night to spectate the Nationals and play around and he demanded, "My bike race NOW!" so we signed him up for Saturday. He had fun.

    https://youtu.be/2foLgGNdN1w

    I was shocked he was one of the only kids without a FF helmet. We now have that on the list for Xmas! :):thumbsup:
  • 10-25-2016
    airwreck
    1 Attachment(s)
    Picked up the new 2017 Meta 20 and hit the Whistler bike park for their season end.

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  • 10-30-2016
    discombobulated_conundrum
    1 Attachment(s)
    My 8 year old
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  • 10-31-2016
    joeadnan






    Jungle singletrack!! The best kind.
  • 10-31-2016
    silvascape
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by whybotherme View Post
    This past weekend Weston did his first strider race at the BMX track. He is just 2 yrs old (25 months, he has been riding for 12 months now). We went Friday night to spectate the Nationals and play around and he demanded, "My bike race NOW!" so we signed him up for Saturday. He had fun.

    https://youtu.be/2foLgGNdN1w

    I was shocked he was one of the only kids without a FF helmet. We now have that on the list for Xmas! :):thumbsup:

    A full face helmet and set of gloves will save many tears and be a good investment. Fly, Fox, Kali and THH all make good light options with reasonable ventilation.
    A set of elbow pads will also be worth the investment once he starts moving a bit faster.

    My 7 year old has been wearing a full face helmet since he was 2. He likes it and chooses it over his TLD A1 lid. He was wearing it at a birthday party at a local indoor skate park on Friday night when another kid asked why. His reply - "Its really comfy and I like my teeth". The bike specific full face helmets are comfortable, light and not too hot.
  • 11-20-2016
    Rakuman
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    Made it to the top!!!!!!!!!!!
    Just made it up a major climb! Attachment 1106357
  • 11-25-2016
    FowlerWheels


    New to the forum! My little 7 year old on a 15 mile ride a few weeks ago. Proud of him and glad to find fellow parents excited to get their kids in the woods on two wheels!



    Finishing his last race of his first season!


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  • 11-26-2016
    ozzybmx
    Nice ! Get them kids out there.
  • 11-26-2016
    ozzybmx
    Just got around to rendering this latest trip away we had, I was doing the 205km Flinders Outback Epic, kids were supporting and enjoying themselves.
    1080 HD available.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7yYW64Sa18&t=56s

    Just built them new bikes, only finished a few weeks ago.

    27.5 On-One frame
    Rockshox 30 Gold TK 27.5 forks
    Vittoria Creed 27.5 wheels
    SLX 1 x 11 groupset
    SLX/XT Brakes
    Maxxis Aspen TR EXO Tyres
    Selle Italia saddles
    PRO components bars and seatpost
    On-One Stem & Grips









  • 01-01-2017
    kave
    My 8.5 year old son on his christmas present, Islabike Creig 26".
    Bicycle stores are really bad when it comes to childrens bikes in Sweden, all of them has three gears front etc. This is 1x10 and comes with 26" wheels:
  • 01-03-2017
    whybotherme
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    A pic from yesterday's rip through the local trails. He loves his little electric moto! Funny, it is only when he stops riding that I am reminded he just had his 2nd birthday. Love watching him shred!

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  • 01-05-2017
    dc40
    2 Attachment(s)
    couple of pics and vids (at the time he was 12, 3rd season mtb) from this past summer.

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    Vid 1 - Drop from pic above:
    https://www.facebook.com/david.b.cru...02020145525355

    Vid 2 - step-up
    https://www.facebook.com/david.b.cru...96082689738925
  • 01-05-2017
    slapheadmofo
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by whybotherme View Post
    A pic from yesterday's rip through the local trails. He loves his little electric moto! Funny, it is only when he stops riding that I am reminded he just had his 2nd birthday. Love watching him shred!

    Attachment 1113701

    That smile. :)
  • 02-19-2017
    mychel0620
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    Me and the kiddo went to a local trail. Her 2nd time on the new bike and she did great!
  • 02-20-2017
    fishcreek
    My 1.5year old daughter already striding a Spawn Tengu.

  • 04-05-2017
    whybotherme
    my 2.5 year old yesterday at the skate park.

    https://youtu.be/DpVaN6Rjn9k
  • 04-06-2017
    TheJesusfreak



    What the heck, our feet are soaked anyway... Why not selfie in the middle of the creek after his first creek crossing!
  • 04-06-2017
    Rae6503
    My 3 at Valmont Bike Park in Boulder, CO







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  • 04-17-2017
    RMCDan
  • 04-17-2017
    stom_m3
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by RMCDan View Post

    Great pic!
  • 04-17-2017
    Ltdan12a
    1 Attachment(s)
    Still loves his Cleary Owl!
  • 04-27-2017
    JTW
    1 Attachment(s)
    My son on his 8th birthday, enjoying the first trail ride on his awesome Trailcraft Pineridge 24.
  • 04-29-2017
    Damask
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by RMCDan View Post

    Oh WOW! Amazing!
  • 05-20-2017
    Gilgo
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    My biggest daughters (almost) finished bike. Weight at the moment is 21,8lbs (9,9kg) with pedals. I would like to change the crankset and BB to a Deore HT. That would require me to cut, drill and tap but that is ok because it would shave a lot of weight. Might change the skewers to some chinese titanium too.

    The spec is:
    Scott Voltage JR frame, powdercoated metallic blue according to my daughters wishes.
    Alienation Deviant 24" (id25) rims with Shimano LX hubs, DT Rev spokes and alu nipples.
    Schwalbe Rocket Ron 24" tires
    Schwalbe SV7C tubes
    Easton Haven Carbon Riser bar, cut down to ~580mm
    KCNC Flyride 60mm stem
    ZEE rear derailleur (short cage is nice for ground clearance)
    ZEE shifters
    SLX 11-36 cassette
    On One NW 30t chainring
    Raw BBG bashguard
    Suntour JR Crankset with Shimano BB, square taper
    Deore brakes and rotors
    Chinese ESI copies
    Chinese headset
    Chinese seatpost clamp
    Chinese Carbon seatpost
    Velo saddle
    Wellgo flat pedals

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  • 05-20-2017
    ozzybmx
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by RMCDan View Post

    Man that is nutts ! Lil bloke is a ripper. Well done dad !
  • 05-20-2017
    Steve-XtC
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Gilgo View Post
    . I would like to change the crankset and BB to a Deore HT. That would require me to cut, drill and tap but that is ok because it would shave a lot of weight.


    Suntour JR Crankset with Shimano BB, square taper

    A lot less than you think... unless you find some really old Deore they are hollow so you end up with Zee which has a boat anchor spindle .... you save on the BB but the spindle makes up for most of the savings

    At 140mm there's about 20g between a UN55 with cut down SRAM 600s and HT2 BB and cut down Zee cranks.

    I'm considering cutting some anyway and then filling the cranks with aluminium epoxy that can be machines and tapped if I hit the hollow part ...
  • 05-20-2017
    Gilgo
    The current setup (crank+BB) weighs 941g.

    A BB for a 24mm axle about 100g. An uncut Deore crank (non hollow forged but with 24mm axle) weighs about 650g, plus BB would be ~750g in total.

    So I would guess in total it should shave ~300g when cut down.

    For a kid I think a cut down SLX crankset might work to even though they are hollow forged. Should work to fill the end with epoxy. That would shave 50g extra over a Deore crankset.
  • 05-20-2017
    Steve-XtC
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Gilgo View Post
    The current setup (crank+BB) weighs 941g.

    A BB for a 24mm axle about 100g. An uncut Deore crank (non hollow forged but with 24mm axle) weighs about 650g, plus BB would be ~750g in total.

    So I would guess in total it should shave ~300g when cut down.

    For a kid I think a cut down SLX crankset might work to even though they are hollow forged. Should work to fill the end with epoxy. That would shave 50g extra over a Deore crankset.

    Weighed cut SRAM (to 140mm) + NW chainring + BB and end screws was 860g .. UN55 (118mm) by itself is about 300g from memory..

    Weighed uncut 165 mm Zee (albeit with plastic bags still on ) + BB was 898g .. of course you are cutting off the heavier pedal mounts (I seem to remember these with the cut-off were about 25g each .. ) so that's 848g if memory serves on the weight of the cut off parts

    So a rather disappointing 12g or so.. though I suspect rather overspecced for my 7yr old... I doubt he is going to break them anytime soon ...

    I've got the cut-offs and the scale in the shed but its chucking it down...(and the Deore cranks are inside) but I'll give them all a weigh :D
  • 05-25-2017
    whybotherme
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    my boy has been begging to ride the pedal bike that was waiting for him to be able to reach the ground. his Strider and Stacyc have tons of miles on them and he started riding the 50cc with training wheels so I figured it was time to let him loose on the pedals....

    Attachment 1139046

    https://youtu.be/tNaeWvI9hmI



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  • 05-26-2017
    Gunnar-man
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    Moab
    My boys are 11 and 9 and we have been doing a spring trip to Moab for the last three years. This year was the best by far. The boys' skill levels have really improved, with my oldest able to clean all the climbs on Slickrock.

    This is going to be a good summer.
  • 06-11-2017
    dc40
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    My 13 yr old on his new ride.


    Attachment 1141624

    https://youtu.be/YddmJnnRPq0
  • 07-05-2017
    TheJesusfreak
    Just to flip things for a moment... Here are a couple of pics taken by my 10yo while riding together... He is becoming quite the skilled action photographer!



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  • 07-17-2017
    rabitoblanco
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Gunnar-man View Post
    My boys are 11 and 9 and we have been doing a spring trip to Moab for the last three years. This year was the best by far. The boys' skill levels have really improved, with my oldest able to clean all the climbs on Slickrock.

    This is going to be a good summer.

    That's so great! We were just at Moab for the first time last week.

    This is Rowan, 4.5, at Dead Horse Point State Park--what a fun time!



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  • 09-12-2017
    Carbonxs
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    New 20" carbon dually first hit out - race win for my 8yo
    We have just finished putting together the first Series II Mad6 kids bike. This time we have gone all the way with new full carbon dual suspension frame (new dedicated tooling) new front air shock and new lightweight carbon rims. The bike carriers XT brakes on front and rear (140mm) and 10 speed xt/ZEE setup. On the first race hit out, my daughter won the local under 10's Flight Centre Mini Epic race ( that makes 4x gold and 1x silver in 5 years on a MAD6 ). It is still in pre-release (although one went to Europe a week ago for an urgent order )



    We will copy details on release as it happens;

    Dave
  • 10-14-2017
    joeadnan
    Rode some jungle singletrack with my two girls this morning. They had a really good ride.

    https://youtu.be/bq1iqOlDLUQ



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  • 10-31-2017
    Charlie Don't Surf
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    My 12 year old son on his Stache 9Attachment 1164890
  • 11-03-2017
    Staktup
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bigstudent View Post
    My 8 year old son Milan. www.instagram.com/Milan_DH

    Dayum! Very nice!
  • 11-03-2017
    Staktup
    2 Attachment(s)
    My 9 y.o. & his bikes
    Just put m 9 y.o. son's new Raleigh Tokul 24 together for the street and bike paths; he'll use his DB Spinter 24 for the rougher stuff. The Tokul looks bigger in the first pic, but the SOH is actually lower:
  • 11-13-2017
    Bob3
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    This is what it is all about!
    My 5 year old cried today on the way home from our ride, after 4 days in a row on the same trail system, and about 50 miles of singletrack. She has to go to kindergarten tomorrow, and we don't have time to ride.

    https://vimeo.com/242491585