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    Light Extra-Small Hardtail recomendations?

    My 10 y.o. son is ready to move to 26" wheels.

    I want to spend under $2K for his bike. Weight is important to me, as I feel it makes a big difference for kids.

    Any recommendations?

    A quick search through the main manufacturers pointed me towards a Specialized Stumpjumper HT Comp or a Scot Scale 40. But the Specialized has a much better fork (Fox F90) and brakes (Elixir SL) for lower price .

    The selection of XS frames is somewhat limited.

    Not a true weight weenie project, but I thought you guys might be able to help.

    Thanks!

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    Check the trek 8000 series out, we have had a few young blokes get onto the smaller frames comfortably and they are an awesome bike for that age group around 24-25 pounds outta the box

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    find a used bike.

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    Order Creig 26 Islabike directly from UK. Or splurge for a 14" Fantom Pro titanium from bikesdirect. You can move all the parts on a bigger frame later on, I bet you will be able to sell the frame to some smaller sized lady.
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    Jamis does hardtails down to 12" and FS down to 13". Rocky Mountain makes ladies models (which consequently also suit small kids well) in 13.5" size frames. Look at a Vertex maybe.
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    I have a 2008 stumpjumper ht and it's great, I'd say get the stumpjumper.

    Are you the same flafonta from dorba?

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    Quote Originally Posted by COLINx86
    Are you the same flafonta from dorba?
    Yep, that would be me.

    Thanks for the input.

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    If two grand is your limit for your ten year old son, I wish you were my dad when I got into the sport back in elementary school I would agree with the Trek 8000 recommendation though. Sure mine is a little bit older than current model, but I love it nonetheless and would recommend it to anybody.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbnozpikr
    If two grand is your limit for your ten year old son, I wish you were my dad when I got into the sport back in elementary school I would agree with the Trek 8000 recommendation though. Sure mine is a little bit older than current model, but I love it nonetheless and would recommend it to anybody.
    A guy around here just got his 12 year old son a brand new 2009 sworks stumpjumper ht.

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    Wow! That's amazing. I guess that it would be kind of funny if the kid decided that he didn't like the sport after all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheers!
    find a used bike.

    Guy says he wants a bike for 2k and you tell him to get a used bike? An extra small used bike for around 2k? Haha! Good like with that hunt.

    An extra small Stumper jumper comp will come int at or below 24lb's. My 2009 Stumpjumper Comp Size Large was 24.3lbs with crappy plastic pedals (no cage). XS should be sweet for the youngster.

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    what a lucky little guy!!!! lol i wish i had a stumpy!

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    see my post in riding with families

    See my post in riding with families...Performance access 14.5" frame
    Decently light aluminum frame. I'm real happy with the cost/quality/colors

    Good value.
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    I have three very nice xtra smalls setting here that my girlfriend races

    I'd day try to to get and American Eagle Zebra 3.0 frame... cost like 159$ frame weight is 1179 grams... I am currently switching alot of might lite stuff to this for a friend of hers to start training with her...

    I am positive you can get them in the US

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