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    Kid's Mountain or Road Bike Ride Picture Thread

    Thought I would start a picture thread for the little tykes.

    Here's our Mother's day ride picture from today.


    Our route and elevation.


    Happy riding.

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    Here's their first ride on the new bamboo. Just a ride on a fireroad in Waterton Canyon where the Colorado Trail begins. My daughter has a Manitou Skareb but my son has a temporary fork until I rebuilt his Manitou Mars.
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    Woah! What bike is that bamboo frame?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kerryn View Post
    Woah! What bike is that bamboo frame?
    I made these custom just for the little ones. I'll start a thread about these soon.
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    Please do post more info on these bamboo frames. Just beautiful! Do you sell them or just for family? How do they ride? And so on...

    Inquiring minds...

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    Quote Originally Posted by wahday View Post
    Please do post more info on these bamboo frames. Just beautiful! Do you sell them or just for family? How do they ride? And so on...

    Inquiring minds...
    I didn't want to hijack this thread so I'll start another thread soon. It's just a hobby. I'm building just for friends and family. Haven't ridden Ti but it rides much smoother than any steel or alu I've ridden. Just my opinion.

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    Im sure youd get lots of interest if you started a separate thread on this. Im very intrigued, especially about the joinery and how you arrived at that geometry. I dont want to hijack this thread either, so Ill leave it at that

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    My 7 yr old enjoying some early spring singletrack.



    Here's his 46er 1x8.

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    This thread is great idea!

    May I suggest People include short description, specification please?

    Or if possible link to thread about their build?

    Many thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigstudent View Post
    This thread is great idea!

    May I suggest People include short description, specification please?

    Or if possible link to thread about their build?

    Many thanks
    Well , the 46er 1x8 is the bastard offspring of a 24" Giant MTX, a Late 90's Trek ZX6000 and an assortment of parts bin items I had.
    Shimano STX-RC Rear Hub, Rear Derailleur, Brakes, and Trigger Shifter.
    Rhyno Lite 24" Rear Rim with Kenda small block 8 tire
    Bontrager Race 26" Front wheel with a Geax Saguaro 2.2 tire
    Jamis steel fork
    Sinz crank & BB with a 34t ring and BBG Bashguard
    Blingy Carbon post
    Specialized Rockhopper bars with a Hussefeldt stem.

    It was a winter project. I got both bikes used for $50 each at a LBS. The Giant was close to 30lbs in stock form - down to about 22 or 23 now. It rides and handles very nicely for him. The 26" front wheel gives him good rollover capabilty and he can clear a lot of things he had no chance on with his 20" Pre-Caliber last year. I kept it simple for him with the 1x8. He picked up shifting pretty quickly.

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    My son at the Stowe VT Bike park in 2007, at six years old:



    He's eleven now, about five feet tall and 85 pounds, riding an extra small 2003 26" Gary Fisher Tassajara craigslist special.
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    We had killer ride this weekend. 12.2miles, almost 1600' of elevation gain, wifey trying out her new 29er, boy endoed, 4' rattle snake, and my boy bragging that he made it through 2 rock gardens that I walked through.










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    My little man at our local 4 mile loop. He has pulled this off at night too. He once did 7 miles at elevation, with a 16" singlespeed, that put a hurt on his much older sister and cousins. I keep looking for a 24" FSR Hotrock, but have an XS Titus hardtail in the wings ( can fit like a 24"). A dad's day photo for you too..
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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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    A couple shots from my 8y/o daughter's first kids' group ride at the local trail. My 12y/o was off with the older group; didnt' see him until they were done. It's great for him b/c I've been virtually unable to ride due to back injury this year, so he finally gets to get a good ride in.
    She was kind of hesitant at first, but ended up having a blast. Only she could pull off the kitty helmet
    Bike is a Trek MT60. I'll be changing to 7spd freewheel & ditching the twist shifter this weekend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kosayno View Post
    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.
    What trail system is that? It looks nice and kid friendly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kerryn View Post
    What trail system is that? It looks nice and kid friendly.
    Waterton Canyon and Chatfield singletrack along the Platte.

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    Here's my "B's" 12 and 10 at our local spot just 2 miles away from home.....
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    here's another, it's the rebuilt logover from above. I fixed it proper with PT wood
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    Took the training wheels off my 5 y-o`s bike last week.
    He`s been so eager to follow his 7 y-o brother and dad on the trails!

    The 2 y-o sister didn`t want to stay home either so I brought her in the chariot on the trails! I could hear her laughing as we hit small bumps

    So much fun!







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    This is my first post on MTBR and this is my favorite forum for ideas! My 5 y/o dumped his training wheels about 3 weeks ago and was riding single track the next day! Unfortunately, here in the great PNW we are blessed with very hilly terrain that is often damp with slick as snot tree roots and rocks. He rides a 16" Hotrock at the moment and the combo of short cranks and tall gearing, hills are really tough for him. I am planning a mildly built 20" bike for his birthday in September to help combat that. With the aforementioned terrain he really needs a 9 speed with good low gearing to make the trails more fun!
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    My son (age 6 1/2) on his wonderful Scott Scale Jr 20" at Carver Lake in Woodbury, MN.


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    This is my oldest sons new ride. So far he's loving it

    2012 Cannondale Trail 6.
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    Andrew's 2012 Haro Flightline 24. Stock except for a water bottle and cage and slime in the tubes.




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    My 7 year old son on his Marin Bayview Trail 24


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    first short track race!Kid's Mountain or Road Bike Ride Picture Thread-imageuploadedbytapatalk1340315194.573376.jpgKid's Mountain or Road Bike Ride Picture Thread-imageuploadedbytapatalk1340315229.895144.jpgKid's Mountain or Road Bike Ride Picture Thread-imageuploadedbytapatalk1340315252.759576.jpg

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    Oldest on the right rides a Trek MT220, the youngest is 6 & that's his Perf Holeshot 20".

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    Kayleigh at Southwestway Park in Indianapolis

    Maddie at the same park
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    First new bike for the little guy.
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    My youngest when he was 9. River crossing at Dupont Forest, NC. He's now 11 and rides a regular Cdale F5.
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    Cool thread!

    6 & 7 year old riding on Sunday in Flagstaff...









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    Testing out drops on the old bike before they move to his current bike


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    This is my son. He is 7 and he's on his new MEC Dash. Specs are here for those who are interested: MEC Dash Bicycle (Kids') - Mountain Equipment Co-op. Free Shipping Available

    Now that he has this 20" geared bike his riding is soooo much faster and enjoyable than when he had to ride his heavy single speed 16" bike. I guess it was good for his endurance though because our bike rides have suddenly doubled in distance.
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    Not a picture but it should do. Fun times riding with little ones

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    I am loving all the pics of the kids riding. I can't wait to get my kids out riding. My little girl (well I guess she isn't so little anymore at 15.) is currently riding a Fuji sunfire. My son who is now 10 has a Trek mountain lion, unfortunatly he has outgrown it. I am going to have to find him a new bike. Keep posting folks.

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    my riding buddies

    she rides the GT Scamp 24" and he is on a Kona Shred 2-0. wife and i are so happy they are enjoying our rides. they improve every ride,
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    My 8yr old son on his Hotrock 20 with XT drivetrain and a cutdown crank so he can have 2 front chain rings. Lets him climb steep stuff on real trails with my wife and I. Furthest he's gone is 12 miles of trails and wanted more. Going to move him up in bike size soon... he just hit a growth spurt. But he can man handle his hotrock 20 really well right now and I know the larger size will hinder him on the trails we're riding currently. So dad is strategically plotting the next cool bike he will get. I figure I've only got a few years untill he is better than me.
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    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/47179790" width="500" height="375" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/47179790">summer 2012 mountain biking, Vail Colorado</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user10603846">J W</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>

    Here is a video I got a couple weeks back. We live in vail and he rides the mountain 5 days a week. He goes up alone sometimes too. He is 12......

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    First ride on the new bike. Unfortunately still not cleared to ride from the broken arm so it was pretty tame. Also a pic of him just after he got an autograph by Jens Voigt at the USA Pro Challenge. Also a pic of my daughter with Kloden

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    Kid's Mountain or Road Bike Ride Picture Thread-imageuploadedbytapatalk1345742340.165007.jpg. With the peloton in the background

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    Spring Races

    Here are my kids from a race this spring. We're all excited to start the fall season over labor day.

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    how many pics do you want..........


    Daughters first race, about 4 months ago, it was wet and hard



    Son's race the same day



    and the result of his muddy tyres and a tight turn on the tarmac

    always mad and usually drunk......

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    This thread is awesome I know it is supposed to be about pictures of the kids bike, but I looked at all the pictures at least 3 times and I couldn't tell you one thing about any of the bikes (except for those crazy cool bamboo ones). All I see and think about is the kids out riding and cant wait until I can take mine out. Keep em coming!

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    Quote Originally Posted by haager View Post
    This thread is awesome I know it is supposed to be about pictures of the kids bike, but I looked at all the pictures at least 3 times and I couldn't tell you one thing about any of the bikes (except for those crazy cool bamboo ones). All I see and think about is the kids out riding and cant wait until I can take mine out. Keep em coming!
    I think this thread is supposed to be about pics of the kids rides, not pics of their bikes. Not being critical or anything, that's just how I interpreted the subject line. Anyway, I agree, it's a great thread!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Asmodeus2112 View Post
    I think this thread is supposed to be about pics of the kids rides, not pics of their bikes. Not being critical or anything, that's just how I interpreted the subject line. Anyway, I agree, it's a great thread!
    Okay you got me there...I missed the "Ride" in the title. Now back to the little ones rockin it.

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    Just got back from Mammoth Mtn. Looking back, I should have brought his body armor and full face helmet. The mountain is insanely rocky with lots of shelf trails. He had a great time!




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    My kid loves both road and dirt, and watches racing early in the morning with me. A few weeks ago he got his first 20 mile ride; his reward was a jersey from his favorite team. He later got to meet them in Aspen, getting autographs from Basso, Duggan, Nibali, and a chance to hang out with Ted King. Last year we were at the top if Indy Pass in the midst of all the madness.

    He gets a 24" MTB for Christmas, so it's good he doesn't read this forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stockli Boy View Post
    My kid loves both road and dirt, and watches racing early in the morning with me. A few weeks ago he got his first 20 mile ride; his reward was a jersey from his favorite team. He later got to meet them in Aspen, getting autographs from Basso, Duggan, Nibali, and a chance to hang out with Ted King. Last year we were at the top if Indy Pass in the midst of all the madness.

    He gets a 24" MTB for Christmas, so it's good he doesn't read this forum.
    That is so cool. I bet he liked it just as much as his dad. Even got to hang out with Ted King, That would be a lifetime memory. Loved that last pic. Thanks for posting that.

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    Ted was super cool. What a nice guy and he really made my kid's day. The two days watching and experiencing the race were a blast for him, and now he lines up his matchbox cars at home and plays 'peloton'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shayne View Post
    Ride yesterday
    Looks like a nice trail. I'm curious about the drop bars?

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    Here's my rugrat on a break during a ride earlier this Summer on his Redline Conquest 24 CX bike. It was love at first ride.


    He will also inherit my too-small-for-me F5 once my El Mariachi arrives.


    We also have a Co-Motion road tandem that was purchased so that he could join his dad and I on road rides. He's done a metric century on the back of that bike at age 11.
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    My kids both completed their first MTB race yesterday at the CAMBA Camp Manatoc MTB weekend in NeOhio.
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    Olivia finishing the U8 race:


    Nick finishing the U12 race; some of those kids were Fast!! The kid with a 29er and a hammer jersey should have been a hint. He finished 7th, just behind a friend of his from school.


    Bikes: Olivia's is a Trek MT60 stock other than changed to a 7spd freewheel with Shimano trigger shifters.
    Nick's started off as an XS Raleigh M60 which he stripped the paint off, components were swapped out as they broke/wore out so it's now mainly 750XT with a Fox 80mm fork.

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    Great thread! As soon as my post count is high enough, I will contribute pics of my little rider.

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    Or should I say pics of my 3 little riders?! Got my 4 year old son and 5 year old daughter out on the trail today for the very first time! I am so stoked!


    My eldest, who is 9. He's alot of fun to ride with! His ride is a mostly stock Trek MT220 but I'm in the process of lightening it up. Can't say I can complain when I only paid $100 for it and was never taken in the dirt by the previous kid. Besides, I like tinkering.
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    My Daughter rides

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    My daughter at Silver Star. She is 9yo.
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    Bike from REI plus triple chain ring = mountain goat!
    Crank arm length ended up being awkwardly long though. He loves the hill climbing ability.


    When I saw this, I thought "OMG, where's my camera!"


    Not all is rosy in mtbland though!


    My oldest is 9. I made the Giant brass2 more xc trail friendly. Seems to work well.

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    Great pics GspotRider

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    the scenery, the colours, she's giving it some. and she is smiling (the important part)

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    The best place in NE for kids. A sweet 10 mile loop, and everyone had smiles the whole time. My 3 + a nephew. Ages 5, 7,10 and 11. Too much fun!
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    Great pics guys. There are some really good one's. The kids look like they are having a blast out there.

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    My daughter tool her first real off road ride last night. She's 11, and she rocked it. She's got a semi bastard 1994 Fisher Hoo Koo in a size 11(!!!!), with a single up front, LX drivetrain, and the part I'm still sorting, she's got a BB5 disk in the front, but a set of ancient XT cantis in the rear.

    She doesn't mind the cantis, but I'm OCD and I want to get a disk tab welded on the back so she can BB5 it up on both ends.

    It's been super rewarding building it up with her, and now, riding with her.Kid's Mountain or Road Bike Ride Picture Thread-imageuploadedbytapatalk1348419991.688615.jpg

    She's got some crank bro Candys but she hasn't quite got the dismount perfected on road, so I hooked her up with some nice platforms for a few weeks, then we'll revisit the clips.
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    looks like a happy girl. Make sure you tighten that chin strap some before the next ride though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by indianadave View Post
    looks like a happy girl. Make sure you tighten that chin strap some before the next ride though!
    You know it's funny you say that, I didn't notice how loose it was til posted that pic. When I did, I went and get her and made her snug her helmet up. I also realized I need to get her some eye pro. Her every day glasses are maybe better than nothing, but she needs some for riding.
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    Yea. I haven't found any good glasses for my girls. They've got gloves, but the only "sporty" glasses I've found are too dark, and they can't see well in the woods. Been told to look into shooting glasses.

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    Kids just goofing off in front of the cabin learning to negotiate between dirt and pavement transitions. Daughter has a DB Octane 20" and son has a Trek Jett 16". I'm working on finishing restoring a Gary Fisher Cosmo 20" for my son which he will be learning to ride by this weekend.

    We live in the mountains and have one of the worlds top premier freeride trails but it's not real condusive to kid riding so we have to pack up the truck and wheel out to find a length of trail that is somewhat flat comparibly and ride that spot for a while. When the kids get older and have a bunch of experience under their belts, (along with some full suspension bike's), they're going to really appreciate their backyard.

    Oh & daughter wanted to show the bike she wants some day. Daddy's FSR.
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    Quote Originally Posted by indianadave View Post
    Yea. I haven't found any good glasses for my girls. They've got gloves, but the only "sporty" glasses I've found are too dark, and they can't see well in the woods. Been told to look into shooting glasses.
    I REALLY love Optic Nerve's "photomatic" photochromics. I have a somewhat small face and they have a couple of these models that fit me well. My 11 year old son has been wearing a pair of their Eyeque photochromic glasses for a while. They start out with a really light tint and go really dark on bright days. They're ~$50 full-price, but I usually find coupons online and have ordered right from their online store. The lenses seem to scratch sort of easily, but for $50 I'm not too upset if I have to buy a new pair every year. They get a lot of use with all of the cycling and running I do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rondo View Post
    Kids just goofing off in front of the cabin learning to negotiate between dirt and pavement transitions. Daughter has a DB Octane 20" and son has a Trek Jett 16". I'm working on finishing restoring a Gary Fisher Cosmo 20" for my son which he will be learning to ride by this weekend.

    We live in the mountains and have one of the worlds top premier freeride trails but it's not real condusive to kid riding so we have to pack up the truck and wheel out to find a length of trail that is somewhat flat comparibly and ride that spot for a while. When the kids get older and have a bunch of experience under their belts, (along with some full suspension bike's), they're going to really appreciate their backyard.

    Oh & daughter wanted to show the bike she wants some day. Daddy's FSR.
    Might have a year or two before she steals her daddies bike

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    Captured a good one today. Every descent, climb and even hike was good.

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    Great pics everyone!

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    Great photos everyone, I hope I can get some good shots next summer and post them.

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    Couple pics of child #1.
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    Well just got my son his first real MTB for his birthday/Christmas Present. Bday is Dec 24th lol
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    My son after a good climb on the wintu trail. He loves to ride even though he has actually outgrown his 20" Diamondback. Ive been looking for a used scott scale jr 24. Anyone know where I can find one?
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    Getting ready for the Day of the Tread ride this past weekend. We rode the 26 mile segment. Tons of fun, though pretty chilly at first. My 12 year old son rides an aluminum Felt with 650b wheels. A nice, tight, speedy ride. His school has a multi-sports program which has been great. He rides between 30 and 60 miles a week.


    His other ride (an older Novara Arroyo - 90's?) A great CL buy @ $50!


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    Getting ready to ride the Corral Loop in South Tahoe with the 3 year old for the first time. The 2 year old really wanted to come too, but her flintstone brakes wont cut it on that trail
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    No pics of her on her bike, but here we are at our destination.

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    He's 13 here in October 2012 on a bikepacking trip to Beef Basin. Been doing adventures with him since age 6.



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    Love this tread and can not wait for the time when I can post pictures of my son and his ride...my old riding buddies laugh at me because I do not ride hard and worry about dropping people on a ride...They do not get it...NONE of that compares to riding with your kids.

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    yeah, Took the training wheels off my 5 y-o`s bike last week.

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    Just got this done last night.
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    On this ride my son Ty, my wife & myself started in the town of Penticton BC in Western Canada and climbed a huge mountain for 2 hours to reach the Rusty Muffler trail head which had us downhilling for one hour on awesome singletrack. Stopped at a bridge on Marmot trail for a snack.
    Not bicycle related but a cool shot of him on his KTM SX 65 from a cross-country race he was in that he won.
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    First day of fatbiking for the 9 year old
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    Quote Originally Posted by coldbike View Post
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    Few questions for you:

    1) Is that a Mukluk? Cannot really tell from the mega-small framesize
    2) How tall is your kid?
    3) Is it safe to assume it is the XS (extra small) frame size?
    4) Stem length? 0 offset seatpost? Details? Etc.?

    Recently built up a mini half-semi-fat bike for my son who just turned eight years old. Marin Bayview Trail 24" wheel bike. I built up a 24"x2.5" Surly Large Marge running a 24"x3" Nokian Gazzaloddi for the front (running an Avid BB7 brake) with a Surly 1x1 fork (cantilever bosses chopped off). Id thought about building up a size XS 9:zero:7 but the whole notion of what if his passion for cycling dies out came to mind so I figured Id let him ride this bike into the ground first:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leopold Porkstacker View Post
    Few questions for you:

    1) Is that a Mukluk? Cannot really tell from the mega-small framesize
    2) How tall is your kid?
    3) Is it safe to assume it is the XS (extra small) frame size?
    4) Stem length? 0 offset seatpost? Details? Etc.?

    Recently built up a mini half-semi-fat bike for my son who just turned eight years old. Marin Bayview Trail 24" wheel bike. I built up a 24"x2.5" Surly Large Marge running a 24"x3" Nokian Gazzaloddi for the front (running an Avid BB7 brake) with a Surly 1x1 fork (cantilever bosses chopped off). Id thought about building up a size XS 9:zero:7 but the whole notion of what if his passion for cycling dies out came to mind so I figured Id let him ride this bike into the ground first:
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coldbike View Post
    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?
    Sinz has isis cranks from 155mm-180mm lengths w/ BCD 110mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bme107 View Post
    Sinz has isis cranks from 155mm-180mm lengths w/ BCD 110mm.
    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.

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