Computers on kids bikes?
walkingbootweather Posts: 2,443
edited November 2012 in Family & kids cycling forum
My 7 year old is badgering me for a bike computer just like his Dad. Do I get him one and if so which one?
Nobody told me we had a communication problem
Computers on kids bikes? 12 votes
A terrible idea - kids need to just have fun without measuring their performance
33% 4 votes
A great idea - we all like to know how fast we are going and how far we have been
66% 8 votes
How else are they going to develop good cadence and know if they working at their target heart rate?
0% 0 votes
I put a computer on my son's bike when he was four, and all he did was stare at the computer to figure out if he were going faster than before, paying less attention to the road.
After a couple of near misses, I decided to remove the device and he started looking where he was going, rather than down on the handlebar.
If it doesn't move and should, use the WD40.
If it shouldn't move and does, use the tape.
If it means he's motivated to cycle, and to cycle further I figure it's money well spent! Cost far less than a computer game ;-)
Completely agree... fun for them, and inexpensive. Just remind them not to keep looking at it and to concentrate on where they are going.
You'll know when they are ready for GPS and a Strava login, but it won't be for a while yet.
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