Buying MTB for kid

concorde Posts: 1,008
edited November 2016 in Family & kids cycling forum

Looking to get the little lad a bike for Xmas. He's 12 and 4 foot 10 so too small for an adult bike in small I'd say!

Any idea? Budget is £500, ideally.

Have seen a few Orbea that I like. But none seem to have rebound damping at that price. Have found one Orbea model which does but it's 600+.

Riding will be mostly xc and trail, can't see him fancying the natural stuff with me just yet.

Any help much appreciated.