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    WTB good kids 24" bike

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    Well... you didn't really give any idea of what your price range is, but I was in the same position at the beginning of the season. I couldn't talk my wife into springing for a Trailcraft Pine Ridge but I wanted something better than what I was seeing from the big bike brands. While looking at the REI website, I saw the Early Rider Limited Trail 24" hardtail - disk brakes, 11 speed drivetrain, air fork up front. Basically, it was everything I wanted. I had my member dividend and a $200 gift card for REI, so it ended up being a reasonable purchase for a really nice bike. The only thing that had to be upgraded were the pedals - we bought a pair of Wellgo's from ebay to replace the plastic ones that came on the bike so that my daughter's feet would stop slipping off of them.

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    I'm hoping to spend about $500.

    He is on a GT Stomper 20" right now. I thought about just getting a Stomper Ace 24". But if I can find something with a bit better components it would be nice. He is turning 8, I think it will be slightly big until the next growth spurt. I'm thinking he will get 3-4 years on this bike so if I can find one with a 1x9 drive train, disc brakes, maybe a little better fork (not much in that size range) it may be nice. I don't mind spending a bit more as he should be on it for a while.

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    I just looked up those trail crafts. I wasn't expecting that lol! Looks like $1800 Shimano Deore, front suspension. Maybe I could push a grand..... Even there page says 3-4 years on it.

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    The Spawn Yama jamma 24" looks promising at $1300 also. Looks like I'm gonna try and be around or a little over $1000. I'm kinda thinking about something that will be 2.5-2.6" ish tire friendly. We have rocks lots and lots of rocks.

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    I have a Rocky Mtn Reaper hanging in my garage... Older Saint Brakes, 10sp X0 Drivetrain, original wheels and fork were never used (built it up custom originally). I also have a lot of of other fancy bits I could add... Geometry allows for a real fork (have that too, just not a 24” wheel for it).

    If you’re interested PM me, sub $500 will not be a problem.

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    I'm thinking really hard about pulling the trigger on a new spawn yamajamma. It will be nice to move to a 26" wheel when he is ready.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jakerfreese View Post
    Looking for a good 24" bike for my kiddo. Looking for a disc brake bike with front suspension.

    Thanks!

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    North Texas SW of Fort Worth. I'm rearranging current bikes between the 3 of us. I'm going to try to find a 26" yamajamma, or trail craft kids frame only. Looks like I'll just have to buy a frame, fork, and cranks. I got enough parts to fill in everything else.

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    Bought a frame and cranks from trail craft,

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    In the same boat. Looking for a good mt bike for my soon to be 11yr old. Wanted to stay below $1,000 but those Spawn YamaJamas look pretty good! Anyone actually have one that can chime in on their quality?

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    My boy is barely tall enough and long legged enough to fit on the 26" bikes. It was a toss up between the Spawn and the special build Trailcraft. I bought the Trailcraft 26 Timber special built
    Build that is on the winter special. At #22 it's going to be hard to beat. Spawn wouldn't get back to me on the weight of the 26 Yamajamma or other questions I had., with fork alone being #2 heavier I think it's pushing #26+ lbs. I was going to just buy the frame, fork, cranks, and put my XT drivetrain, wheels, brakes from my 26" but I might save a couple hundred at the most and be heavier than the built bike.

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