bike for 3+ year old

M6TTF
M6TTF Posts: 602
edited November 2009 in MTB buying advice
my son needs his next bike - he's had a balance bike for 12 months and seems pretty ready for the next step up.

got 3 bikes in the short list

the Isla bike cnoc16
http://www.islabikes.co.uk/bike_pages/c ... large.html

the ridgeback MX16
http://www.ridgeback.co.uk/index.php?bi ... _bike=TRUE

and the dawes blowfish 16
http://www.dawescycles.com/p-206-blowfish-16.aspx

anybody got any experience of them? I know the isla bikes get great reviews, but they are pricey - £30+ more than the others

standover height looks pretty much the same on them all.....

Comments

  • daniel_b
    daniel_b Posts: 11,761
    I expect you will get more joy in here: http://www.bikeradar.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=40032
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  • verloren
    verloren Posts: 337
    I'd buy any islabike without hesitation. I got my daughter a Beinn 26 (small) that was lighter than the bike she'd just grown out of - that's a big factor when you're kid-sized.

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  • M6TTF
    M6TTF Posts: 602
    doh! missed the kids section - can a mod move this thread please?!?!?!
  • The ridgeback looks awesome! - I want one!