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by macbikes
Tue May 19, 2015 12:10 pm
Forum: Family & Kids cycling forum
Topic: Kids knee/elbow pads
Replies: 7
Views: 3064

Re: Kids knee/elbow pads

Just noticed the soft shell bit. The knee fox peewee knee are hard, but the elbows are soft.
by macbikes
Tue May 19, 2015 12:04 pm
Forum: Family & Kids cycling forum
Topic: Kids knee/elbow pads
Replies: 7
Views: 3064

Re: Kids knee/elbow pads

Just noticed the soft shell bit. The knee fox peewee knee are hard, but the elbows are soft.
by macbikes
Tue May 19, 2015 12:03 pm
Forum: Family & Kids cycling forum
Topic: Kids knee/elbow pads
Replies: 7
Views: 3064

Re: Kids knee/elbow pads

The fox peewee ones are good
by macbikes
Sat Dec 06, 2014 08:54 am
Forum: Family & Kids cycling forum
Topic: Kids cycling gloves
Replies: 7
Views: 682

Re: Kids cycling gloves

Look at motorcross ones, and also Polaris.
by macbikes
Mon Dec 01, 2014 18:28 pm
Forum: Family & Kids cycling forum
Topic: Racing on a Specialized Hotrock - any recommended upgrade?
Replies: 4
Views: 611

Re: Racing on a Specialized Hotrock - any recommended upgrad

I can't remember off the top of my head - the specialized website has an archive section which might have the info :)
by macbikes
Mon Dec 01, 2014 11:49 am
Forum: Family & Kids cycling forum
Topic: Racing on a Specialized Hotrock - any recommended upgrade?
Replies: 4
Views: 611

Re: Racing on a Specialized Hotrock - any recommended upgrad

My son's Hotrock had steel bars, I swapped them for aluminium ones 2nd hand from ebay. Lighter seatpost I had lying around. Tyres is a good one. Could you get hold of a rigid fork?
by macbikes
Fri Nov 28, 2014 15:05 pm
Forum: Family & Kids cycling forum
Topic: Light Balance Bike
Replies: 5
Views: 1519

Re: Light Balance Bike

Loads out there now. Strider or a new brand Cruzee which sells from bike shops. Watch out for the size of the wooden ones - some are too big for a 2 year old.

6 months on a balance bike and he will be on a pedal bike with no stabilisers.
by macbikes
Sat Nov 22, 2014 13:18 pm
Forum: Your Mountain Bikes
Topic: Kids 24" Full suspension build
Replies: 59
Views: 21679

Re: Kids 24" Full suspension build

Great to see this. I having been looking at the 20" version of one of these bikes wondering if it would be a good base for a build.
by macbikes
Tue Oct 21, 2014 10:52 am
Forum: Family & Kids cycling forum
Topic: Balance bike to peddles transition?
Replies: 8
Views: 4366

Re: Balance bike to peddles transition?

Mine started on a balance bike at 19 months and 3 months later he was on a pedal bike. He was so tiny he couldn't touch the ground for a long time. He is almost 4 now and still likes to ride a balance bike occasionally.

So as soon as you like for the transition :)
by macbikes
Sun May 18, 2014 14:24 pm
Forum: Family & Kids cycling forum
Topic: Trail Angels
Replies: 20
Views: 16446

Re: Trail Angels

Great photo :)
by macbikes
Fri May 09, 2014 17:54 pm
Forum: Family & Kids cycling forum
Topic: Alternative to Islabike
Replies: 3
Views: 915

Re: Alternative to Islabike

by macbikes
Tue May 06, 2014 18:48 pm
Forum: Family & Kids cycling forum
Topic: Balance Bike to Pedal Bike – Rothan to Cnoc 14
Replies: 11
Views: 570

Re: Balance Bike to Pedal Bike – Rothan to Cnoc 14

We don't get the same :shock: looks anymore now he is bigger (3) until he does something like this:
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by macbikes
Thu May 01, 2014 14:18 pm
Forum: Family & Kids cycling forum
Topic: Trail Angels
Replies: 20
Views: 16446

Re: Trail Angels

I gave up using a trailgator by the time my son was 3. Much easier to just push up the hills (either riding or pushing bikes) . Mind you we don't ride for much longer than 5 or 6 miles.
by macbikes
Tue Apr 29, 2014 10:51 am
Forum: Family & Kids cycling forum
Topic: Balance Bike to Pedal Bike – Rothan to Cnoc 14
Replies: 11
Views: 570

Re: Balance Bike to Pedal Bike – Rothan to Cnoc 14

Oh yes I had forgotten how much running beside him I did! I was like a deranged person running everywhere as he was so small that when he learnt to ride he couldn't actually get his feet to the ground when he stopped! Even when we upgraded to a Specialized Hotrock 12 for his second birthday he still...
by macbikes
Mon Apr 28, 2014 14:48 pm
Forum: Family & Kids cycling forum
Topic: Balance Bike to Pedal Bike – Rothan to Cnoc 14
Replies: 11
Views: 570

Re: Balance Bike to Pedal Bike – Rothan to Cnoc 14

Sounds like he is doing really well. I used to love the :shock: expressions on people's faces as a baby* rode past them on a bike with no stabilisers.

* ok he wasn't quite a baby but he is small for his age and didn't have much hair.
by macbikes
Tue Apr 22, 2014 14:53 pm
Forum: Family & Kids cycling forum
Topic: Balance Bike to Pedal Bike – Rothan to Cnoc 14
Replies: 11
Views: 570

Re: Balance Bike to Pedal Bike – Rothan to Cnoc 14

Awesome, well done!! Balance bikes are ace!
by macbikes
Mon Apr 07, 2014 15:53 pm
Forum: Family & Kids cycling forum
Topic: Sizing
Replies: 10
Views: 251

Re: Sizing

I think the wooden ones tend to be bigger than the metal ones. The smallest bikes are Strider and Puky LRM
by macbikes
Mon Apr 07, 2014 13:56 pm
Forum: Family & Kids cycling forum
Topic: Sizing
Replies: 10
Views: 251

Re: Sizing

Have you thought about a balance bike?

14" would probably be fine with stabilisers, or even a 12".
by macbikes
Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:59 am
Forum: Family & Kids cycling forum
Topic: Islabike, Strider or firstBIKE for my boys balance bike?
Replies: 19
Views: 13398

Re: Islabike, Strider or firstBIKE for my boys balance bike?

I would go for the Rothan. Don't have to have a Strider to do the Strider training/races I think
by macbikes
Tue Jan 07, 2014 16:25 pm
Forum: Family & Kids cycling forum
Topic: Growing pains
Replies: 1
Views: 174

Re: Growing pains

Well done, I feel your pain! The smallest boy this year got a bigger balance bike and I built him a bigger pedal bike. The middle boy got through the year without any new bikes (but he did have 2 new in 2012...)

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