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    Where can I get a 24" wheel MTB with disc brakes before Xmas?

    I can't find one anywhere. I saw one on CL a while ago and it was gone in hours. Searching Nashbar, Ebay, performance, and I got nuthin.

    I am looking for Kona Jr,, Giant 24 STP, anything with gears, front forks and disc brakes. I would rather not get a Grom, they are too heavy and expensive.
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    My kid just isn't big enough for a 26, and he loves his Specialized 20, but he is having so much fun he deserves an upgrade.

    Please PM me with any ideas or if you have one for sale in Nor Cal
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    I'm in the same boat you are. Pickings are slim.

    Seems like all the ones on Pinkbike are in Canada, and owned by teens who aren't very good at answering questions.

    Kicking myself for not getting that Kona Shred 2-4 for $250 on CL a few weeks back. Just couldn't make the 2 hours drive to get it at the time.

    Whats worse is my son seems to be right in the middle for size. (4'6") A lot of the stand overs for 24 bikes just seem too tall, and the 20" bikes seem too small.

    How old is your son? Getting some pretty nice air there.

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    I just grabbed a 24" GF Tyro off Craigslist and I'm lacin' up wheels and installing 1X9 and discs before Christmas. Did you try a bike shop?
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    A guy in Portland Oregon has a Specialized Grom for $600. Its the newer style purple frame.

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    The kid is 12 now, that pic is when he was 10 or so.

    Any of the Kona 24s seem to fly off the shelves around here, There is a Specialized Grom for $700, but they are about 36 pounds. I don't want to pay that much for something not so practical for him.

    I have thought about lacing up hubs, most of the 24 are 32h, and most if the frames are actually disc ready.

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    There's a PGrom brand new here in SoCal for $500 (Fullerton Bike Shop), and A Bighit grom for $300 on CL.

    My budget is about $300. The Bighit just seems too big.

    He's 10 and on a 20" in that pic? Maybe I should be looking for a 20"...

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    I'm in the same boat as you. I'm actually going to take a look and see if I can fins a Specialized MYKA. Its a WSD geometry which might be a good fit for someone that may be a bit small for a regular XS 26" bike.
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    Retail is $520 w/ disc

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    expensive new

    KHS Alite 24
    Kona Stinky 24
    Kona Kula 24
    Kona Shred 24 (not expensive but heavy)


    You can build your own before Christmas, for sure, just costs $$$.

    Why disc? You'd have more options with V-brakes.

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    I'd go buy a XS 26er and have them relace the wheels to a 24 inch rim. Think it'll be a better value in the long run.

    Or you can get this ridiculously overpriced used Stinky Kona Stinky 2-4 24" Kids Youth Full Suspension Mountain Bike 13" | eBay

    I wish I had the money to get my son this and throw a paint job on it
    Pivot Mach 4 XS Shimano XT Shifters Disc Brakes Ritchey WCS Seatpost Stem | eBay
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    There's a new but older Gromrock at Best Bike Zone in Paso Robles,CA for 500 bucks. It's not on their site but it's on the floor.I just looked at it this week (too big for my boy) ............ I'm sure they'll ship

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    The reason for discs is because he thinks they're cool. Of course I don't help, by changing my rotors and talking about how much I like the new ones, or saying how much I like my Shimano juice brakes compared to my Avids.

    I definitely will miss sitting down and showing how to tweek the spokes so the brakes work better, and why you always point the pads in just a little bit, and that's what makes the squeeking go away.

    We're going to hit the LBS again, which does ruin the Xmas surprise a a bit.

    "Ok we are going to the bike shop (again) and you are going to sit on a shiny new bike, and I am going to make you bend your knees, and then you are going to put the bike back and we will leave without buying anything." Yeah right, nothing sneaky going on here...

    We will just revisit the 13" frame 26, but I tell you, when he sits on the thing, the stem looks level with his head

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    Quote Originally Posted by KMan View Post
    I'm in the same boat as you. I'm actually going to take a look and see if I can fins a Specialized MYKA. Its a WSD geometry which might be a good fit for someone that may be a bit small for a regular XS 26" bike.
    Specialized Bicycle Components : Myka Disc

    Retail is $520 w/ disc
    This is the bike I'm getting for my 9yr old! He is 52" tall and the bike fits him purfect with a low stand over of 25.5". He tried one at a LBS but it was rim brake, I now have 3 LBS in a price war for the disc model.

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    FYI- It looks like the 26" Specialized Myka XS has a lower stand over then the Giant STP 24". Well the one I just looked up anyway. And the reach is only 14.25" stand over 25.59" for the Myka.

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    Marin used to have a model with discs, but not since 2010 (must not have been able to move enough of them). Got my son a bike that year but went with the rim brakes instead. Maybe you can find one of these used or NOS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by squareback View Post
    I can't find one anywhere. I saw one on CL a while ago and it was gone in hours. Searching Nashbar, Ebay, performance, and I got nuthin.

    I am looking for Kona Jr,, Giant 24 STP, anything with gears, front forks and disc brakes. I would rather not get a Grom, they are too heavy and expensive.
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    My kid just isn't big enough for a 26, and he loves his Specialized 20, but he is having so much fun he deserves an upgrade.

    Please PM me with any ideas or if you have one for sale in Nor Cal
    Here you go, this will do the trick. They make good bikes. Also check out the Spire model as well.OPUS - FEVER 2012

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    Quote Originally Posted by xc71 View Post
    Here you go, this will do the trick. They make good bikes. Also check out the Spire model as well.OPUS - FEVER 2012
    Nice, but for $650, I'd got 26XS that they can grow into a bigger wheel size with
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    Quote Originally Posted by xc71 View Post
    Here you go, this will do the trick. They make good bikes. Also check out the Spire model as well.OPUS - FEVER 2012
    I've never seen one of these, though I've heard of it. They don't have retailers in California or other states I've checked. Are they Canada only? The bikes look nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IAmHolland View Post
    I've never seen one of these, though I've heard of it. They don't have retailers in California or other states I've checked. Are they Canada only? The bikes look nice.
    Not sure if they are only in Canada. I do know the "Dealer finder" on their website doesn't work. I have two Opus dealers in my town & when I checked with the dealer finder it told me I have none
    Nicely speced bike & I'm sure this is the lightest disc brake 24" bike going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by osmarandsara View Post
    That's nice.

    Intentionally long chainstays. Interesting. Rapidfire shifters, very good.

    I am not familiar with that fork, I will have to do some research.

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    My kid has the 50 mm version on his 20 in. Marin hidden canyon:

    SPINNER IND. CO., LTD.

    I believe its a coil-sprung fork......good enough for a kid's bike......
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    Have you tried looking at your local classified adds on craigslist?

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    Quote Originally Posted by geek81 View Post
    It's a 26" dirt jump/park bike. It's heavy, 30-35lbs. It's not what should be targeted for a kid that weighs 50-60lbs.

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