Bikes for jam eaters?

the ferry
the ferry Posts: 258
edited October 2007 in Road beginners
My 7yr old lad is enjoying his cycling, he's now getting out tucked up behind me on the road - 6 mile to his nana's and then back after a little rest.
Thing is i'm sure i can remember junior road bikes as a kid (i had a lovely raleigh olympus)

He's currenyly on a single speed mountain bike 'style' bike.

Any recommendations for decent junior road bike or even a decent sports bike?


  • BeaconRuth
    BeaconRuth Posts: 2,086
    I've seen and heard a lot of very positive feedback about Isla Rowntree's bikes here:

  • crackle
    crackle Posts: 216
    My son has a beinn 20 and it's very good. I've also seen the rest of the range at a bike show and they are all good bikes, no knobs or whistles just good componentry on a suitable and lightweight frame

  • gkerr4
    gkerr4 Posts: 3,408
    people from workington?
    haven't heard that term for a while!

    the islabikes get a great writeup and seem to be of a high quality. pricey mind, but if he enjoys it then I guess it is to be encouraged.
  • Here you go.

    €1,100 to you Sir.

    My Bikes:

  • the ferry
    the ferry Posts: 258
    isla bikes looks the best bet,
    recall reading in 'put me back on my bike' some LBS sold kids bikes on condition they were brought back to be resold after they were outgrown.
    -enriches the spirit!
  • My little one wants a bike for Xmas (well, she wants one now, but that's when she's getting it). What, if anything, is the difference between a Spesh Hotrock 16 (which she's tried and likes, probably because it's pink-ish and has a relatively low seat- she's not yet three, but tall) and an Islabike, which costs the same?