Lewis's bike started off as a normal hefty 27.5lb ish bike from halfords. I didn't want to spend too much on him if he wasn't going to take an interest in the sport. other than the really crap brakes which where swapped straight away he got on ok with the bike. Once he started to show an interest I changed things over so that the bike was more suited to his size and so we could loose a wad of weight. I did the transformation over a year or so.
at the start 27.5lb ish
and now 22.78lb
forks - RST F1RST air 24
Brakes - avid elixir 3 160mm rotors
Crank - Thorn 150mm + RF NW 30t
Pedals - DH sport direct from china
Chain - KMC X10 93
cassette - XT 10sp
Rmech - SLX shadow + medium
shifter - zee 10sp
Wheels - superstar switch evo (rebadged Novatec D881SB front and D882SB) laced to Alex ACE 20 rims with sapim race DB spokes. titanium QRs
tyres - schwalbe rocker ron set up tubeless
saddle/seatpost - SDG bel air & Kore T-Rail post
bar - eXotic Scandium Riser Handlebar 620mm
stem - standard
grips - uberbike lockons
sadly I work weekends so we don't get as much time to get away as I would like but his skills are improving as is his confidence. If he comes off he gets back on and trys again.
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