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    I'm the first to admit I'm not a fan of Specialized, but this is a pretty nice idea.
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    Little more than the other 24 inch FS at $2200, but it's designed to convert to 26 inch wheels, so the cost technically is lower since it will last much longer.

    That said, I still prefer the Marin for a 24 inch because the chainstays are 1 inch shorter than anything else I've seen
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    When the time comes to move from 20" upwards this is probably the route I'll take.
    Thats assuming they show up in the uk as they are not listed on Specialized UK pages

    Theres some additional info posted on the forum here along with alternatives:
    http://forums.mtbr.com/families-ridi...om-925322.html
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    Their Status Grom looks nice too for DH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoTone View Post
    I'm the first to admit I'm not a fan of Specialized, but this is a pretty nice idea.
    Specialized Bicycle Components

    Little more than the other 24 inch FS at $2200, but it's designed to convert to 26 inch wheels, so the cost technically is lower since it will last much longer.

    That said, I still prefer the Marin for a 24 inch because the chainstays are 1 inch shorter than anything else I've seen
    Honestly I think the Transition Ripcord is a better FS bike with the 380mm chain stays, though looking at the specs both have pretty crappy and heavy components. Each fork, (both 26") for instance is over 2000 grams each!

    Anyone have a weight? Wouldn't want to pedal a 34x36 uphill if you are a 50 pound kid.

    Also, note the 24.5" standover on the Specialized. Not a deal breaker, but you don't transition (no pun intended) a kid from a 20" bike onto this bike. My son for instance was 50 pounds coming from a 20" to 24" and no way would do well on this bike out of the gate. Too big, too heavy. Your kids' mileage may vary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GSJ1973 View Post
    Honestly I think the Transition Ripcord is a better FS bike with the 380mm chain stays, though looking at the specs both have pretty crappy and heavy components. Each fork, (both 26") for instance is over 2000 grams each!

    Anyone have a weight? Wouldn't want to pedal a 34x36 uphill if you are a 50 pound kid.

    Also, note the 24.5" standover on the Specialized. Not a deal breaker, but you don't transition (no pun intended) a kid from a 20" bike onto this bike. My son for instance was 50 pounds coming from a 20" to 24" and no way would do well on this bike out of the gate. Too big, too heavy. Your kids' mileage may vary.
    My biggest issue with all the brand name high end bikes- I'd still replace most of it. Wish I could get just the frame from Ripcord.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoTone View Post
    My biggest issue with all the brand name high end bikes- I'd still replace most of it. Wish I could get just the frame from Ripcord.
    True enough! I know several people on this forum with 1200 gram SID 26" forks on their kids 24" bikes I am sure on this forum would just cringe.


    I think the concept is good with these bikes, but the execution is really poor. $2200 for a Specialized you will spend another $500-$1000 to make truly xc ride worthy for most young kids with decent fork, cranks, wheels, etc. Because how many people will use these exclusively as park bikes? If I wanted a park bike, I'd buy a Lil Shredder and dial it from the beginning.

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