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Giant MTX 250 Kids

3.8/5 (5 Reviews)
MSRP : $260.00

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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by mattkeisling@comcast.net a Weekend Warrior from Fredericksburg, VA, USA

Date Reviewed: October 24, 2010

Strengths:    24" wheels right size for my growing boy.
Curving top tube gives ample stand-over.
Bike store quality frame, fork and components.
I like the rigid fork (older model.)

Weaknesses:    Grip Shifters can be hard for smaller hands to turn.
I wish the bottle cage was not under the down tube.
Bolt-on wheels.

Bottom Line:   
Great bike for a kid who has outgrown the 20" bike. It is light enough with sufficient gears for climbing and trail riding, if needed. On the other hand, for the child graduating from a single-speed, you can set a medium gear and let him/her learn to shift as they need it. Parent should take a little time to make sure the rider knows how to handle hand brakes, as opposed to coaster brakes.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   Second hand/online

Similar Products Used:   Many Trek MTB
Some department store "Schwinns"

Bike Setup:   Stock. I replaced damaged brake levers with identical levers.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Rab7950 a Racer from new york,washington,taiwan

Date Reviewed: October 6, 2009

Strengths:    Great hardtail MTB i just love the brakes in my top 3 bikes this ones second

Weaknesses:    The original seat isnt very comfy not that big of a problem but still... oh and the tires naeed replacement if your gonna drift/slip alot because these tires are pretty bad for drifting

Bottom Line:   
i would recommand this bike for beginners and people who have used BMX's,if you are very familiar to racing/trekking bikes i do not recommand this bike.

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Favorite Trail:   -

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   erckens

Similar Products Used:   -

Bike Setup:   -

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jake stokman a Weekend Warrior from wakite valley, rotorua, NZ

Date Reviewed: April 15, 2007

Strengths:    everthing

Weaknesses:    nothing

Bottom Line:   
Its a great beginners bike and all around bike

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Favorite Trail:   red wood

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $295.00

Purchased At:   rotorua cycles

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Mick a Weekend Warrior from Skipton, N. Yorks

Date Reviewed: October 17, 2006

Strengths:    Solid and lightish frame. All round generally a good kids bike and my daughter has had hours of fun

Weaknesses:    The twist grip for the front derailler is too stiff and is not adjustable. Therefore my daughter cannot use her full gears without my help. Also she sometimes gets shoulder ache when riding on level ground for over 10 minutes. This may be to do with the high handle bars due to fittng a 24inch wheel on a childrens bike. However it's ok when on undulating terrain.

Bottom Line:   
This seemed to be the best buy for my budget and the age of my daughter (8 years) but the two product weaknesses mentioned above have now doubted my decision.

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Favorite Trail:   Gisburn Forest

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   All Terrain

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Stuart a Cross Country Rider from San Diego

Date Reviewed: November 7, 2004

Strengths:    Sturdy aluminum frame and good quality components. Brake levers are sized for kid's hands. Twist grip shifters are easy to use and more intuitive than trigger shifters.

Weaknesses:    The front fork is way to stiff for light kids and has no adjustability

Bottom Line:   
This is my second Giant kids bike. The MTX 250 is a great bike for kids who want to keep up with their dads on real trails. The bike shifts well and has a granny gear low enough to let kids climb the steep stuff.

I really like the bike's frame and low standover height, it allowed my son to graduate to a 24" bike much earlier than traditional frame. I don't think its worth spending the extra money for the full suspension model because the kids don't weigh enough to really work the suspension.

The bike is a great value. I'm going to sell this one as soon as my son fits a 26" full suspension. I'll end up getting at least $125 for it. 2 years of constant use and no troubles for only $125 is a bargain.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   Black Mtn Cycles

Similar Products Used:   20" Giant MTX 125

Bike Setup:   all stock

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