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by jayptrp
Sun Sep 08, 2019 09:08 am
Forum: MTB Beginners
Topic: Derailleur size for a newbie
Replies: 15
Views: 1325

Re: Derailleur size for a newbie

Decision made, bike now bought. Voodoo Sobo 20 it is. As we'll be using trails more than roads I guess the extra 2 kilos over hoy/frog/isla is a reasonable compromise as this bike is still 5 kilos lighter than my son's old one. He's given it a go and so far he's really enjoying it.
by jayptrp
Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: MTB Beginners
Topic: Derailleur size for a newbie
Replies: 15
Views: 1325

Re: Derailleur size for a newbie

Hi all. Right, following your advice I'm now looking for a lightweight bike and my choices are Voodoo sobo Specialized hotrock Carrera blast These are not as light as frog/hoy/isla but they're still a lot lighter than his current bike and not as expensive. I've convinced my son to not have a bike wi...
by jayptrp
Mon Sep 02, 2019 18:53 pm
Forum: MTB Beginners
Topic: Derailleur size for a newbie
Replies: 15
Views: 1325

Re: Derailleur size for a newbie

Being beginners we'll build up gradually. It also doesn't help that I havent got a circle of friends who are into cycling so this is an entirely new world for me :) We're only cycling for leisure at the moment but I can see this becoming a regular hobby especially we live close to Betteshanger Park.
by jayptrp
Mon Sep 02, 2019 18:48 pm
Forum: MTB Beginners
Topic: Derailleur size for a newbie
Replies: 15
Views: 1325

Re: Derailleur size for a newbie

Makes sense buying lightweight second hand bikes in those brands. But let's not forget I'm a newbie at this, only started to read more and more about bikes 2 months ago after buying my son's first mtb. He went for what seemed cool and I went along with it as he was happy. He wanted the apollo xpande...
by jayptrp
Sun Sep 01, 2019 07:44 am
Forum: MTB Beginners
Topic: Derailleur size for a newbie
Replies: 15
Views: 1325

Re: Derailleur size for a newbie

Thanks. I have already changed the gripshift to a thumb shifter and my son loves it. I'm just having difficulty looking for a smaller front ring that would fit his bike.

As for the weight, hi bike is 66% of his weight whereas mine is 19% of my weight :(
by jayptrp
Sat Aug 31, 2019 15:48 pm
Forum: MTB Beginners
Topic: Derailleur size for a newbie
Replies: 15
Views: 1325

Re: Derailleur size for a newbie

My son spends most of his time on 2nd and 1st so I think you're correct, changing the front ring would make more sense as this will give him more access to the other gears. It will be cheaper too I guess.
by jayptrp
Sat Aug 31, 2019 14:24 pm
Forum: MTB Beginners
Topic: Derailleur size for a newbie
Replies: 15
Views: 1325

Re: Derailleur size for a newbie

Thanks, that was my alternative plan. Although downsizing the front ring will compromise (a little bit) his speed on level ground. Seems like a good compromise, thank you.
by jayptrp
Fri Aug 30, 2019 17:05 pm
Forum: MTB Beginners
Topic: Derailleur size for a newbie
Replies: 15
Views: 1325

Derailleur size for a newbie

Hi everyone! My 6 year old son has a 20 inch MTB with a single chainring upfront, and 6 speeds in the rear. I'm thinking about upgrading his freewheel to a 6/7 speed with a 34t.... Only because its quite hilly where we live and having a lower ratio will certainly help my son on the steep uphills. I ...

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