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    You know what'd be really a good idea...

    A kids bike that is adjustable throughout the kids growth, say from 8-13. When my kids get old enough I'd like to get them some nice bikes, but don't want to have to buy them a new bike every 2 years. It'd be nice to have a bike that was more adjustable (maybe more seating adjustment, adjustable stem hieght reash etc.)

    Geez maybe there already is something like this?

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    Trek

    I bought my son a Trek MT220 a while back. Adjustable crank arm length and adjustable height and reach stem.

    It's still a boat anchor weight wise but he has fun on it.

    There may be others too. Look around.

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    Giant and Trek both offer bikes which can be adjusted to accomodate kid's growth, my personal recommendation is the Trek offering though.

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    Yeah that's a nice bike, and the right idea. But why don't they offer a nice, light, simple bike for kids? No suspension, 1 chainring, you know what I mean, they do make these things heavy. I guess you could make one yourself buying a small frame and components.

    That's a sweet ride for a kid though nice.

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    trek makes a MT 200 which is a 24" with no shock and i think only a double
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    I wonder if there's a way to add gears to these. They certainly are light.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KRob
    I wonder if there's a way to add gears to these. They certainly are light.

    Probably, what about those derailler hangers you see on cheap dept. store bikes.

    Looking at some sites, I came across a Giant kids bike, it looked pretty much perfect: Aluminum frame, rigid, aluminum components (even the rims). Unfortunatley their website is down right now.

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