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Giant MTX 225 Kids

4/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $220.00

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jeff Mayo a Weekend Warrior from La

Date Reviewed: June 19, 2010

Strengths:    Adjustable seat, rails to keep chain on sprocket, easy gear change.

Weaknesses:    Easier access for water bottle.

Bottom Line:   
This bike is a great starter bike for my 8 year old son who is just getting into being a rider. He can transition from using it around the yard to the local Tammany Trace which is a paved trail on the old rail syatem in our area.

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Favorite Trail:   Tammany Trace

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   Wally Worls BMX

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Werner from Walnut Creek, CA

Date Reviewed: July 14, 2007

Strengths:    Well built. Gives my 8yo the ability to learn gearing. The grip shift is a big plus. Easier for him to deal with I think than triggers. Real components vs. a WallyWorld POS.
Adjustable stem allows for changing in setup as he grows. 24" wheels decent enough for trails

Weaknesses:    A little heavy but not bad considering its a "real" bike. Weight is relative when comparing to the intended rider's weight. Bolt on wheels can become tiresome when traveling with bike (fork mount rack system)

Bottom Line:   
Fully rigid is a good way to train the little ones on picking lines. I think the bike was a good starter bike. Its gone up and down some Tahoe trails, even around Rockville CA. Of course bike path cruising.
Kid is very happy with it and that's what counts.

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Favorite Trail:   Rockville

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   Danville Bikes

Similar Products Used:   Prior bike was a Giant 16" BMX

Bike Setup:   Fully rigid, 21 speed, flat pedals, Mostly Shimano.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Matt a Weekend Warrior from Yardley, PA, USA

Date Reviewed: March 18, 2005

Strengths:    Light weight aluminum frame, good geometry, no heavy suspension fork, surprisingly nice saddle and solid construction.

Weaknesses:    No quick release on wheels. Decals on fork and stays applied on top of paint instead of underneath clearcoat. Miniaturized water bottle cage.

Bottom Line:   
Just purchased for my 7 year old son. At this age and size the heavy weight of a suspension fork negates any benefit. I'm glad this has a standard fork. Bike is very well constructed with light but rock-solid frame and compact wheelbase. My son loves how it handles and he's easily learning to use gears with the GripShift. He should do very well on our weekly rides up the canal. Paint job is very nice though cheapened a bit by the exposed decals on the fork and stays. Quick release wheels and a full size bottle cage would be nice and should have been included. This is a perfect bike for a 7-12 year old for general purpose riding. For heavy duty mountain biking or downhilling, the benefit of a suspension would outweigh the increased weight and you should upgrade to the 250 or 260.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $159.00

Purchased At:   Performance

Similar Products Used:   Department store Schwinn that's too heavy.

Bike Setup:   Stock

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