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    kids MTB under 1000$

    I would like an opinion. I look for Buying from good MTB for my kids at least 1000$.

    I hesitated between Commencal Meta HT 24 899,99$ CA and Norco Charger 24, 799 $CA

    The commencal is 24.69 lbs, so not very heavy and I can not find the weight of Norco.


    There are also some less expensive option, but with Sountour fork and front derailleur with three shelf which unnecessarily adds weight.

    Devinci EWOC XP, 28.77 lbs for 469,99 $CA
    Rockey Mountain Vertex 24, weight ?
    Opus Fever, 26.2 lbs,26.2lbs #sthash.YrwoNfv8.dpuf
    26.2lbs#sthash.YrwoNfv8.dpuf
    for the 2013 688,99 $CA, 2015 898,99 $CA


    If you have other suggestions, do not hesitate.

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    Check out Spawn cycles. These look like a great option

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    I finally picked the Opus Fever. I had a super unbeatable discount. It is very light compared to Giant, Trek, Rocky Mountain and specialize in its class with superior components for the price.

    I found that the Norco Charger 24 had a crankset problem that makes it unusable for climbing mountains. pity.

    I'll eventually I would like to set up a single front derailleur gear.

    The Spawn Shojo seems perfect but it is out of my price in Canada. 1,200 $ CA + tax.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeb View Post
    I found that the Norco Charger 24 had a crankset problem that makes it unusable for climbing mountains.
    Hi, just wondering if you could elaborate- what was the problem?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gtrguy2 View Post
    Hi, just wondering if you could elaborate- what was the problem?

    Lasco aluminum 152 mm with 42/34T
    Shimano CS HG 31 11-32T 8 speed

    not really suitable for kids

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    exact POAH your explication is exellent and clear

    At my local dealer was trying to change an the 34T for a 28T but impossible to install

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    '...I finally picked the Opus Fever. I had a super unbeatable discount. It is very light compared to Giant, Trek, Rocky Mountain and specialize in its class with superior components for the price. ...'

    Hi! Congrats on the Opus! Did you get it shipped to you or pick it up locally? Care to share the origin and/or numbers in the 'super unbeatable' discount?! We seek a nice, lightweight, Boy's, 24" wheel mountain bike which won't break our budget (or kid), and live in the Washington, DC area. THANKS!
    Delighted to explore Northern Virginia and beyond by bike.

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    I made a command at my local bike shop.
    Last edited by bikeb; 08-19-2015 at 11:13 AM.

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    DeLeRu in Canada also presently good discount on Hotrock 24 Boys XC Disc perhaps also in the US.

    If I was in the US I would have opted for DiamondBack Sync'r 24 at amazon for 560 $ US with free shipping.

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    Smile DB Sync'r 24 with 9 gears and hydraulic brakes at $560 @Amazon

    bikeb, that DB Sync'r 24 is a find and has good reviews. Decent components, hydraulic brakes, 9 gears and a respectable weight for $560, shipped. Percentage of purchase can support a charity via Smile.Amazon.com. HotRock 24 XC is still $660 in our area and components are not much different, nor better. Thanks for the specific tip.
    May your 'Opus Fever' endure a long (and healthy) time!
    Amazon.com: Diamondback Bicycles 2015 Sync'r 24 Complete Hard Tail Mountain Bike, 24-Inch wheels/One Size, Black: Sports & Outdoors

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    Yes in the US DB Sync'r 24 at amazon for $560 look the one to get

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeb View Post
    Yes in the US DB Sync'r 24 at amazon for $560 look the one to get
    That's hilarious! Look at the specs:

    9" high {so it's for midgets}
    26" wide {fat midgets}
    6061 aluminum alloy frame with replaceable derailleur hanger for durability
    Low slung geometry and 24" wheels for maneuverability and nimble handling
    Sr sun tour XCR 24" suspension fork helps soak up bumps {POS fork = boat anchor = not worth having}
    9-Speed scram drivetrain with gravity step up cranks provide great range of gears {so it's nuclear powered?}
    Stout DB xc260 24" wheels are built to take {stout = euphemism for heavy}


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    Quote Originally Posted by TheNormsk View Post
    That's hilarious! Look at the specs:

    9" high {so it's for midgets}
    26" wide {fat midgets}
    6061 aluminum alloy frame with replaceable derailleur hanger for durability
    Low slung geometry and 24" wheels for maneuverability and nimble handling
    Sr sun tour XCR 24" suspension fork helps soak up bumps {POS fork = boat anchor = not worth having}
    9-Speed scram drivetrain with gravity step up cranks provide great range of gears {so it's nuclear powered?}
    Stout DB xc260 24" wheels are built to take {stout = euphemism for heavy}

    Do you have a recommendation for a kids bike?

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    I thought this was interesting at this price and weight. Maybe some upgrades with the price savings.

    Ramones 24 | Commencal Kids 2015

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goodwoodz View Post
    Do you have a recommendation for a kids bike?
    I would say that DB is not a bad bike for the price. I just find the description funny. FWIW, that fork is really not very good. My 9 yr old has a Marin Bayview 24 that comes with the XCT jr fork. It's a piece of crap. I was riding my son's bike and it barely makes 30mm of travel with a 170lb adult on it. What hope does a skinny 65 lb boy have? The current top of the line Bayview doesn't look too bad either, if the fork actually moves like it does in the video.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheNormsk View Post
    That's hilarious! Look at the specs:

    9" high {so it's for midgets}
    26" wide {fat midgets}
    6061 aluminum alloy frame with replaceable derailleur hanger for durability
    Low slung geometry and 24" wheels for maneuverability and nimble handling
    Sr sun tour XCR 24" suspension fork helps soak up bumps {POS fork = boat anchor = not worth having}
    9-Speed scram drivetrain with gravity step up cranks provide great range of gears {so it's nuclear powered?}
    Stout DB xc260 24" wheels are built to take {stout = euphemism for heavy}

    I'll concede your point on the fork but other than that you are way off base. I picked one up for $460 and it is a screaming deal. The components are way more durable than comparable bikes and the weight is on the lower end. The 66° head angle has saved my kids bacon a few times.
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    As I have said, with the exception of the fork the the DB is not that bad for the price. For the $460 you got it is a good deal. I'm having more fun with the poorly written description.

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    Is not the same price (799.00 $ US) but the Commencal META HT 24 YELLOW 2016 will be better for trail compare to Commencal RAMONES 24.

    There are no perfect children's bike under $ 1000. It's not all the people who can afford to buy trailcraftcycles Pineridge 24 at 1699.00 $

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