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    Spin-off for my 3˝-year-old

    So with the 5-year-old, she is all set for a 16" and 20" bike with the pair of Hotrocks I picked up.

    Looking around for my 3˝-year-old, I'm on the fence. 12" is too small, and there is only one good 12" bike it seems (Hotrock). 14" is most-likely just right, which pretty much leaves only the Islabikes CNOC-14 as a good quality 14" bike for her. 16" may be just a bit big for her, with a 15˝" inseam and 39" tall.

    I did a little calling around to the shops in the area, one shop offers 15% off special orders, and no tax in Delaware, so a Redline Pitboss (14 lbs. 6 oz, rear v-brake, freewheel) would be $322 out-the-door. Islabike CNOC 14/16 would be $310 shipped.

    As of right now, she's really enjoying going to the BMX track. I (think) the Redline would be the better bike for doing this. If she really sticks with it, she would probably end up moving to a Micro eventually, but I don't think that would be a very good street bike, where the 16" would be a good street bike, and adequate track bike in the meanwhile. Unfortunately, Redline's stand over is 17.25", so even with shoes on (max 1"?), it may be a bit too tall.

    Who knows. She may eventually decide she prefers freestyle, mountain biking, or playing the clarinet. Either way, I don't want to limit her growth/potential with shoddy gear.

    I also have a 1-month old boy who would be inheriting whatever we buy as time goes on. Honestly, the Redline is probably "my" dream bike from when I was a little boy...hard to keep in perspective sometimes what's best for the kids and what we want ourselves. I learned a lot though in the thread for my 5-year-old.


    The most noticeable difference to me between Isla/Redline is the length of the chainstays, front fork has a more noticeable rake coming out of the head tube on Isla, more spokes on Redline, and front sprocket size.
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    Unrelated:

    Bought a Fly Kinetic Inversion FF helmet for her. Head measured 20" around at 1" above her eyebrow. According to their chart, Youth Large fits 19.75" - 20.5". It's a bit big and wobbly, so this will have to go back for a Youth Medium. Just in case someone else is in a similar situation.

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    High bottom bracket of the redline would likely make it much harder for a little rider to get started on this bike. Little kids really like to be able to sit on the seat and be able to reach the ground with their feet. The BMX geometry (high bottom bracket) of the redline would make the leg extension feel really cramped (and very inefficient) if it was set low enough to reach the ground.
    Looks to me like the islabikes would be much better suited to getting small kids started at trail riding as opposed to BMX riding style of sprinting out of the saddle and performing jumps/tricks.

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    Don't forget the spawn furi, tho pricey.
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    I have taught both my kids to ride out of the saddle BMX style. I feel like it is better for long term bike handling skills to learn BMX style riding. Sit and spin is OK, but getting kids to work on their technical skills builds a foundation for future skills development. I know several 4 year olds who got their start on the Pitboss. Great bike, and the kids became really good riders really quickly.

    With that being said, for a 3 year old, I wouldn't blow off the 12" bikes. If you are up for throwing down the cash for a Pitboss or CNOC, I would check out the Cult Juvi 12". You saw those crazy twins that were posted the other day. Cult Juvi 12".
    Super nice little bikes, and in my opinion would be a better fit than either of the ones that you listed. $339 +$17 shipping per the website.

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    Random thoughts.

    In regards to the 12" bikes, how much accuracy is there in the statement some reviews have said about the Specialized Hotrock 12 being the only worthwhile 12" because that bike has the BB a little forward of the seat tube, making it easier to pedal? Wonder why all that effort and money they went with a caliper brake over a v-brake? My wife has OK'd the $300+ cost of a bike but is pretty adamant about not getting a 12" because "she's growing quick etc." I see where she's coming from. If she decides she wants to get into ramp/freestyle, I'll look that direction though.

    I did see the twins -- awesome.

    ilmfat -- Spawn? Never heard of 'em. At 16.5" inseam, she actually fits the requirement for their Banshee. Not that the Furi wouldn't be better. Looking at $447 shipped for a Spawn Banshee. Presale, available in ~ 1 month.

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    That's a tall seat tube.

    Slaphead and idaho are right on, it is easier for kids to manipulate smaller bikes.

    But if I don't jump or play at the skate park, it's unlikely ima get my girls to catch air. So, meh for us.

    I'm just gonna get them riding bmx (once the track is done w rebuild) and hope I can get em on the trail (eventually).

    We really just ride on the bike path and "easy" trails, and that's all ima push my kids for. (And that was enough for my oldest. Our trail adventure was a disaster.)

    My 5 year old already likes the "pump track". Ima try to get her confidence back up and get her riding the bowls at the dirt jumps.

    Eh.

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    Did I miss a reply from Slaphead? I thought I'd seen one.

    Decisions, decisions, indeed.

    So what is the purpose of the super-short chainstay and exaggerated front fork angle on the Islabikes?

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    In the other thread, slapheadmofo recommended smaller wheels, and his kid rips it up, too.

    The slack head tube angle is for more stability.

    Isla bikes has a different demographic.

    They go more for the commuting/biking as a lifestyle/touring crowd. (They ARE from Europe, after all).

    I.e., More stable, narrower tires, lighter weight.

    That's part of the reason I went with spawn, I have more confidence in spawn's durability. (I'm sure the isla's can hack, but I like extra assurance.) that and much better tire clearance. Some dude put 2.4s on a BANSHEE, so I knew the savage could handle whatever I wanted to throw on it.

    Not sure on chainstay length rationale.

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    A woman on CL e-mailed me with a girl's Hotrock 16 she has for $80. I dunno, I've seen ones in better shape for the same money. Then again, I'm sure it's fine for riding. Decided to actually throw her on the one I have to see how she fits riding.

    I slammed the seat on bigger sister's Hotrock 16 to see how she does. She can stand over top tube and touch the ground, but not sit on the seat and touch the ground. Little off the bottom of the tube and I can probably get another inch, or perhaps a lower profile seat altogether (Strider? Strider Mini Seat/Post Combo at Danscomp). Not being able to touch the ground makes it hard to start from a sitting position.

    Other thing is the @#$&^&)*(^&$%@#%$#$&*^^) coaster brakes. First, they screw *me* up every time they hit the damn things when I'm walking/trotting to support them and stay with them. Secondly and worse, it is screwing the both of them up royally. I hate them. I'm so tired of the stupid rules of the gov't trying to protect people from themselves. Let Darwin work it out. I just hate them.

    Size-wise, I think she's really close to 16" size, I don't know if she's all the way there yet. Part of me wonders if I should stick her on a 12" (Hotrock, Cult-thanks) until she's developed good habits, and then pass that on down to her brother, and get her a 16" later.


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    *cough* spawn banshee *cough*

    I remember those days.

    Don't miss em one bit.

    Seriously, if'n you're just lookin to cruise around, get a gnoc14. I bet the 16 would be a lil big.

    Or, ya know, a banshee my 3 year totally loves hers and your kid has 2.5" more inseam, soooo....
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    That damn Banshee looks more and more appealing every time I look at it, and it's really the simple things.

    I don't know, what's up with the coaster brakes? I guess eventually the kids will get it that they can't pedal backwards? They suck.

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    It's not just that, being able to "pedal" backwards helps with getting up hills, keeping your feet level while standing on pedals, and especially getting started.

    Can all those things be done w a coaster brake? Yes.

    But the learning curve is a lot steeper.

    Trying to teach my younger how to start on her own would have been a nightmare on a coaster brake bike.
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    I took my kid "DHing" with coaster brakes. Kid would do like 5000' of vert a day on 'em. But yeah, that was only because he didn't know better at the time.

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

    Dave, I think a little bit of time on a cheapy 12", coaster brakes and all, would open the door. I dunno if I'd blow a bunch of money quite yet - they grow fast as hell. For now, just keep getting her out having fun and give her time to develop a little bit and you'll have a better idea whether you should be investing in a small mtn-ish bike or a mini BMX bike.

    And yeah - I'm totally of the same mind as Lee when it comes to riding standing and running smaller wheels for kids starting out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave88LX View Post
    ilmfat -- Spawn? Never heard of 'em. At 16.5" inseam, she actually fits the requirement for their Banshee. Not that the Furi wouldn't be better. Looking at $447 shipped for a Spawn Banshee. Presale, available in ~ 1 month.
    Didn't I mention the spawn for you on your other thread? I thought I had...

    Regardless, I definietly agree with ilmfat. My 3.5 year old started on a Spawn Gremlin/Furi last year, and it was the PERFECT bike for her. 9 months later she moved up to a banshee... but only because her younger sister was ready for the 14" bike.

    The Islabikes look great too, but they do come with a coaster brake in the US... it was cheaper for me to get the Spawn imported from Canada than to refit the Islabikes. Depending on how you feel about the coaster brake that may or may not be an issue for you. I can say that my daughters both take advantage of the ability to set the pedals where they want them ALL the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave88LX View Post
    I don't know, what's up with the coaster brakes? I guess eventually the kids will get it that they can't pedal backwards? They suck.
    When I looked into it last year, the deal was that it was US law for "sidewalk bikes." Apparently they think the kids will slam the hand brakes and go over the handlebars. Now, getting a kid young enough to be on a sidewalk bike with enough hand strength to lock up the front wheel... I think that's kind of unlikely.

    The Banshee V2 is supposed to have a lower seat height than the V1; they haven't updated their geometry chart with the newer bikes, though. I have a V1 Gremlin/Furi, and a V2 Banshee. If you want real-world measurements on the new frame, let me know.

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    Lol. He was being sarcastic, as I have been hitting him over the head w spawn since his first thread.
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    Haven't had a chance to sit down and reply to everyone yet, working on catching up!

    Did take her to the track again today and she had a blast. Walked up to the top of the access hill, turned around, lifted her feet and flew down it before I could comprehend what was going on. Hit the bottom, wheel turned, over the bars she went. Jumped up "I'm OK I'm OK!" and hopped back on her bike, to the applause of all the onlookers.

    I'm not too impressed with the Strider components/"headset"/steering. When she's done with it, I'll be looking for something a bit sturdier (still light) with a hand brake for the boy.

    Was comparing the Cult CC12 to the Hotrock 12 for the hell of it size-wise. Was surprised to find the HR slightly larger. I don't know how the head tube angle plays into it. Cult I would assume would be "faster", has caliper brake (meh), freewheel (yay). Don't know how big they can really stay on one though. As I said, the good part is a little brother coming up too so IF I go 12, it will have another rider to start on it from the beginning.


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    Head Angle.......74*.........70*
    Seat Angle........70*.........71*
    BB Height.........6.8"..........6.8"
    Chainstay........9.25"........10.7"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave88LX View Post
    I'm not too impressed with the Strider components/"headset"/steering. When she's done with it, I'll be looking for something a bit sturdier (still light) with a hand brake for the boy.
    I agree with you there. I got a pair of balance bikes last May for my girls to start on... a Strider, and a Burley MyKick. The 3.5 year old was off and running on the MyKick within 2 days. 2 weeks after that, when the Spawn Gremlin arrived, she was off and pedaling after a 3-day transition. Now, almost a year later, her younger sister (just shy of 3yo), spends about half her time on the Strider and half on the MyKick. The MyKick is MUCH more stable than the strider. I got the strider because its seat went lower than any other BB on the market... and at the time that was necessary. But, now that she can fit either, #2 is obviously much more in control on the MyKick than the Strider. My biggest complaint with both these BBs is that they have no brakes. It would be really nice to give them something to use to slow down when needed. If you don't mind the lack of hand brake, the MyKick is a great bike. If you want a hand-brake, you'll need to look elsewhere...

    Little A (#2) has been on the 14" Gremlin a couple times now... her toes JUST touch the ground, and she's a little scared. That's just about where her sister was when she got going... I bet that by July I'll have two girls on pedal bikes. Poor momma... she isn't a bike fan, but has little choice to keep up with the girls who want to live on them.

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    So I shouldn't pick this up "just in case"? Lol... Believe it's a 2007...just noticed it on my CL. Works out, great, doesn't work out, positive I can recoup the $75. I hate myself. I'm going to have a garage full of bikes trying to figure out my life.

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    that's a helluva deal!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    take your girl and you might be able to talk him down to $50.
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    Possibly, but hell I think at $75 that thing is a steal. I imagine the first person to show up with the cash will take it. $370 new for that model. Inflation blah blah. I think I could get every penny of $75 back if I re-sold it.

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    at least you have a garage.

    im all steel 29er and yet i have a backyard full of xs/sm aluminum 26ers for the sister's kids.
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    My old house I had a detached 28x48 full of crap. I got rid of a LOT when I moved -- complete engines/transmissions/etc. I didn't need anymore. Downsized a lot. Only had two bikes, in the shed. Now I'm damn near at two bikes per person! I need a shed badly! I have a 3-car, but I don't want it full of crap!

    I just set my phone to send a text message at 7 am to the guy.

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    Page ownage!

    I actually have the 2012 proline mini. Great bike.
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    He has someone coming at 6,I'm second in line... So unless they are a flake, it's sold I bet.

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    bummer.

    here's hopin, tho.
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    Didn't hear back, so I'm sure it was bought.

    I stopped into the LBS today with my little one to check out the Hotrock 12. I went back and forth in my head for a good bit about it while she tooled around on it in the store. In the end, I think the "keep it small" guys are on to something. While she can 'fit' on a 16", I think she'll have worlds more control on the 12". When she's ready for something bigger, we can move up either to her sister's 16" Hotrock, or something else depending which way she goes. If she really gets into it, I'll give Spawn a call.

    I decided to go with the blue one since I have the up-and-coming baby brother too. I talked her into it by tossing in some purple pedals and grips into the deal. LBS was nice enough to throw an order in for the purple grips at no cost. I'll find some purple pedals somewhere. Maybe a couple other small things like valve stem caps, butterfly stickers, and a chain or something.

    She is doing great on it already, rode to the end of the street with my hand on her back. It's going to be funny when she's riding on her own before her 5-year-old sister.


    Oh, saw a Hotwalk in there too, so much better than the Strider. Still need something with a brake though for my hill.

    Thanks for all the advice! If I didn't have a little brother to pass it on to, I would have gone a different route, but this will be a good bike for the interim.


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    Ah so. Seat post clamp. Seat post is 1" diameter. Specs says the clamp is 29mm. I see a lot for 1-1/8" (28.6mm). Is this basically the same or is there actually a difference in the seat post clamp?

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    Great bike. She will outgrow the coaster brake at some point. Then you should think about a more aggressive gear ratio. The less aggressive one is better to start, but once they can balance well, the more difficult to accelerate but higher top speed will be better for her. You will be back on posting about how you are upgrading it. :-)

    My next bit of advice would be to drop that seat as low as it will go, never raise it, and tell her to always stand up to ride. She will be a better rider for it. More control, better balance, and better foundation for technical riding.

    My boy was riding on his 3rd birthday the day he got his first pedal bike. His sister was jealous that he could ride, and she taught herself on a Hotrock 16 with the cranks removed as a balance bike about 3 weeks later at age 5. Your older will get a lot of motivation from her younger sister.

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    I'll have to give it a try standing up to pedal. As an adult it's easy to stand up and pedal. How hard is it for a kid who is just learning? The thing that BLOWS about a coaster brake and learning to pedal is when they mess up, they're skidding and pretty much falling down.

    If it didn't cost $100 to add v-brakes, I would. ($70 shipped for brackets, ~$17 brake kit, $10 for bosses).

    Funny how ilmfat was talking about how much money the 'bling' on his bike cost. I figured I'd grab a couple purple things to make it less "boy" for her, maybe a couple small things.

    Seat post clamp - $9-20
    Axle nuts - $12/pair ($24)

    Ahhh yeah, so maybe I'll re-think that. I can see how quickly it would have added up on his bikes.

    I think you're right -- older one will get some motivation for sure. So when she gets decent on this bike, is she allowed to track it? Or will I need to work her into something bigger?

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    Front gets axle nuts, rear gets chain tensioners.

    Lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave88LX View Post
    I stopped into the LBS today with my little one to check out the Hotrock 12. I went back and forth in my head for a good bit about it while she tooled around on it in the store. In the end, I think the "keep it small" guys are on to something. While she can 'fit' on a 16", I think she'll have worlds more control on the 12".
    The Spawn 14" bike actually has a lower seat than most 12" bikes (not 100% sure on the hotrock), bigger wheels, and is definitely more stable than a lot of 12" bikes... Plus no coaster.

    Just saying.

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    Yeah I thought hard about it. Not sure how long the wait would be for one, and I can reuse this. I'm sure a Banshee is in my future.

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    Oh yeah, can anyone confirm that 28.6mm is for all intents and purposes, the same as 29mm?

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    Personally, I'd go red. Everyone loves superman.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ilmfat View Post
    Front gets axle nuts, rear gets chain tensioners.

    Lol.
    Even worse!!!

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    Purple carries a premium.

    Just wait til you start on headsets.

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    Website says 28.6 clamp, which sounds right.

    No schmancy pedals for her, either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave88LX View Post
    So when she gets decent on this bike, is she allowed to track it? Or will I need to work her into something bigger?
    You'll probably be able to track it with a couple 'mods' - ditch the reflectors and chainguide I believe; track can let you know specifics. That thing's fine to get her feet wet. I got a feeling anybody nicknamed "Honey Badger" at 3 might take to the racing thing tho...future champ?

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    Finally started a youtube channel.

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fKa3ZX5IvD4

    Not bad for being off training wheels for less than a year (5 months of which was too cold to ride).

    And being on a bike that is too big.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ilmfat View Post
    Finally started a youtube channel.

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fKa3ZX5IvD4

    Not bad for being off training wheels for less than a year (5 months of which was too cold to ride).

    And being on a bike that is too big.
    Seems to be enjoying herself! You on the other hand...sound...a bit winded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slapheadmofo View Post
    You'll probably be able to track it with a couple 'mods' - ditch the reflectors and chainguide I believe; track can let you know specifics. That thing's fine to get her feet wet. I got a feeling anybody nicknamed "Honey Badger" at 3 might take to the racing thing tho...future champ?

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    (pardon the soundtrack, but good vid besides)
    Man, those girls are no joke.

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    Cut me some slack, it was my first video.

    Next time ill edit out the overweight, middle aged man sound.
    crap! i gotta learn to climb.

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    Just busting on you, I would sound the same way.

    FYI 28.6 mm worked great. For some reason, and I swear, it said 29mm before. It does say 28.6 mm now. Just waiting on the pedals to come in.

    Sweet-ass pad set! I wonder of those bear-claw pedals are a bit much for right now? jk

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    Oh and I'll tell you one thing I appreciate about this so far -- I get much more descriptive information than "SICKKKKKK" and "SMOOOOOTH" when I'm looking up parts.

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    But, but,

    But those axle nuts ARE rather sick and smooth.

    Being a stay at home dad with few friends and slight inclination to ride helps my Utility quotient.

    Kid hit the (real) trail again today and loved it. Only one stack, and it was my fault. Didnt kill her joy tho, thank god.

    And for the record, starting out semi one handed, uphill on a 33x12 29er would tax anyone's fitness.

    At least that's what I tell myself.
    crap! i gotta learn to climb.

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    I see what you did there....

    So it says aluminum/decoration. If that's the case, what are the other ones that are $12/pair?

    Nah I have no room to talk. I was winded after 2 laps around the neighborhood with the kids. Only reason I could keep up is because they are all too big for their bikes.

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