My brother is 11 years old, he wants to be like his big brother (me) so he (mum and dad)bought him a cheap mountainbike to see if he enjoys riding properly.
They went to Halfords and got an Apollo XC 26se. Now, i know that the spec is awful compared to properly branded bikes so i don't need slating for that, however, the frame itself seems fairly reasonable. It's aluminium with IS disc mounts (currently has unbranded mechanical discs) and appears to have 1 1/8th headset.
So, now for the question, has anyone ridden or even seen an Apollo frame that has been upgraded and being ridden hard? It looks like it might just cope.