Picking My 7-Year Old a New Bike
Me and my partner are currently looking for a suitable bike for our 7-year old son and want to ensure we make the correct purchase, not in regards to the price, we just want something that's going to keep his posture correct, is going to be comfortable for him to ride and that doesn't weigh too much. From the articles I have read so far on posture etc, it is best to have a bike with the correct height of seat and handlebars to suit your child's size and riding style. Our boy does have what you'd probably call an aggressive style with the top part of his body quite forward. Am I right in thinking then that we should get him a bike with lower handlebars to suit his style? I guess then you'd have a lower saddle to compensate for this. The recommended tyre size is something else I'm unsure on, it seems as though the recommendation for this age group is around 16". As I've mentioned, having a bike that is light-weight would be preferable. He is a strong little lad but some of the bikes are heavy for even me to pick up. Can anyone suggest a model of bike that may suit a 7-year old based on some of the things I've mentioned? Again, price isn't the biggest issue here, its more about getting the right bike for him and if that costs more, so be it. It will be a combined birthday and Christmas present anyway. There's a good website that I've come across called http://www.easyprices.com/cars-bikes-parts where you can buy bikes online at cheaper prices. Once I've found a good model, I might check back there to see if they are doing it cheaper, depends on the brand though I suppose.