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    Trying to decide what to get my 4 year old any help

    My son will be 4 in a month. He currently rides a specialized hotrock 12”. It has the flat bars like a mountain bike and coaster brakes. He isn’t big for his age but the bike looks extremely small for him. He is about 39”’. I was looking at getting something like a 14” kink but I think he would like to go ride on the trails with me from time to time.. There isn’t a shop within hours of me to actually go check something out other than trek spesh or giant. The searching I did showed the specialized 12” to be smaller than most 12” bikes. It looks like the spawn yoji is the top recommended but I hate to drop 400 on something he’s gonna have to upgrade soon. Any advice on what I should get.

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    He's pretty solidly in the recommended height range for the Yoji 16.

    It's a great little bike - Spawn also sells a set of taller riser bars for another $35 that would make it closer to a bmx and get you a little longer life out of it as he gets taller.

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    Yojiiiiii. Those are great bikes. My 4yo (now 5) has ridden the heck of it. He is doing about 7 to 8m shuttle rides up mellow greens with some mellow blues in there too.

    Its kind of like a Rigid Dirt Jumper and should be ridden like it when they are this little and developing bike handling skills. There are times when he should def be riding more of a MTB but he does pretty dang good. I think the bike would be a bit more capable/less twitchy if they HTA was 69d instead of 72d tho and still plenty nimble. Its super light weight as well.

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    Is that a kids bell super helmet? I haven’t seen a kids version. That’s a awesome picture for a 4yo

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    It's a size small adult Super 2R helmet. It's still a little big but def fits better than a small Proframe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by svinyard View Post
    Yojiiiiii. Those are great bikes. My 4yo (now 5) has ridden the heck of it. He is doing about 7 to 8m shuttle rides up mellow greens with some mellow blues in there too.

    Its kind of like a Rigid Dirt Jumper and should be ridden like it when they are this little and developing bike handling skills. There are times when he should def be riding more of a MTB but he does pretty dang good. I think the bike would be a bit more capable/less twitchy if they HTA was 69d instead of 72d tho and still plenty nimble. Its super light weight as well.

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    Spawn Yoji. It's a fantastic kids bike.

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