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24 Inch Dilemma

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I need to change our youngest daughters bike before 27th May due to week away in Cornwall planned by my wife. My daughter currently has a Scott Contessa 20 Inch so time to move up. So my focus has been a light mountain bike preferably without suspension fork, I have been waiting for an Early Rider Seeker 24 unfortunately we will not get one prior to trip so have been looking at available alternatives and just wanted your opinions, suggestions, or other recommendations.

1. Early Rider SEEKER 24 - https://earlyrider.com/products/seeker-24?variant=31167266160727 Not aavailable
2. MERIDA MATTS J24 PLUS KIDS BIKE GREY-GREEN 2021 https://www.jejamescycles.com/product/56817/buy/option/ Available
3. BERGAMONT REVOX 24 LITE https://www.bergamont.com/gb/en/product/bergamont-revox-24-lite-boy?article=281103179 Available

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  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 9,284
    Cant commenting the early riderbut my youngest had the merida Matt's. The bergamont is a brand I only became aware off last year when a colleague got one on C2W, doesn't seem to bad TBH. Other options to look at are frog and hoy.
    Looking at the bergamont its twist grip shifter so no go in my book. Trigger shifters are a must in my book. Good luck on getting something at the minute.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • loltorideloltoride Posts: 416
    oxoman said:

    Cant commenting the early riderbut my youngest had the merida Matt's. The bergamont is a brand I only became aware off last year when a colleague got one on C2W, doesn't seem to bad TBH. Other options to look at are frog and hoy.
    Looking at the bergamont its twist grip shifter so no go in my book. Trigger shifters are a must in my book. Good luck on getting something at the minute.

    Thanks Oxo I did not check the bergamont has grip shifters certainly avoiding these like the plague daughter has never liked them on current bike. I look at the Frog Bikes but they seem more hybrid focused and the MTB has a suspension fork. Its certainly looking like the Matts at the moment (well I need to show young lady later) and I also will benefit with saving some money. I have managed to find a few dealers with stock and the nearest is only 30-40 Miles away.
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  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 9,284
    Merida are much underrated, youngest loved his till he outgrew it.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
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