Mountain bikes. I am looking for a mountain bike for my 10 year old son.?
Can anyone give me any advice on a mountain bike for a 10 year old. I dont know anything about full suspension or hardtail! All i know is i want something that is pretty light so that he doesnt struggle with lifting it. Any information about what i need and how much i can expect to pay would be great. Cheers.
Go in any decent bike shop, they will have a range for kids. You don't say how tall he is, but assuming he's pretty average height then he'll want a kids bike. Don't worry about suspension at all, any kids bike isn't going to come with anything worth a damn anyway, just get to the shop and ask them to help him pick a bike.
Don't go to Halfords, they're invariably not very knowledable, and any but the bigger stores don't usually stock any decent bikes.
is he going up a mountain???
if not then he dont need one!!!
theres a mountain bike shop on top of Ben Nevis try them.. cheers
if it's for your son buying a big box store big is your best bet like walmart of k mart, http://www.walmart.com/search/browse-ng....
DON'T buy bikes from a big box store. They have cheap parts, are poorly built, and break down more often. These are a rip off, as well as a safety hazard.
Check your phonebook, make a list of nearby small bike shops, and go with your son. If they're any good, they're ask you how much you're willing to pay (a decent bike starts at $250) and what kind of riding he will be doing (no point in buying a mountain bike if it's all flat where you live)
Your son should ride as many bikes in the price range as possible, so he can find one that fits just right. They should adjust the seat and bars for him. Now is the time to invest in a good lock and helmet.
My final point is, a bike will slowly lose performance if it's not kept in regular repair. the same shop where he bought it SHOULD be able to service it as well, often for a reduced price. Walmart or Kmart will not.
I promise he'll get something that he likes, that has a "coolness" factor, and will last for a few years.
I rode department store bikes for years, It was frustraiting and disapointing.
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