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toastedonetoastedone Posts: 838
HI, sorry if this question has been repeated 100 times before, I am looking to by my 3 year a Specalized hotrock for his 3rd birthday, it is obviously his first bike, the issue is with sizing I don't want to take him to a shop to be sized for the bike as it is a birthday present, he is of average size for a 3 year old what would be better a 12 or 14 inch?

TIA

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  • wolvesdugwolvesdug Posts: 25
    My 3 year old rides a Cnoc 14 and he is a short censored !!
  • toastedonetoastedone Posts: 838
    So you think a 14inch would be better?
  • wolvesdugwolvesdug Posts: 25
    Yes i would think so

    According to my wife my 3 year old has little legs and a bigger body.
    You could measure his inside leg and check it against the bike.
  • baudmanbaudman Posts: 757
    3yo? The 12". But, the Hotwalk. ;)

    Take a look here, if you haven't already.
    http://www.bikeradar.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12694331

    And yeah, sure, all kids are different, and progress at different stages and have comfort with different things yadda yadda.
    Commute - MASI Souville3 | Road/CX - MASI Speciale CX | Family - 80s ugly | Utility - Cargobike
  • Daz555Daz555 Posts: 4,040
    First bike? I'd go for a balance bike.
    You only need two tools: WD40 and Duck Tape.
    If it doesn't move and should, use the WD40.
    If it shouldn't move and does, use the tape.
  • wolvesdugwolvesdug Posts: 25
    Daz555 wrote:
    First bike? I'd go for a balance bike.

    We did this first from 2 years old and got him riding just after Christmas on his Cnoc 14 at 3years and 2 months old

    But agreed Balance bike first.
  • White HorseWhite Horse Posts: 167
    If cash is an issue, just get a bike that he can touch the ground on with the saddle at its lowest point and take the pedals off. When he can balance, put the pedals back on.
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