Kid Powered Fun
Our Kids series consists of two styles of bikes. Mountain bikes for younger cyclists and 16” wheel bikes for first time riders. All four utilize the custom EDGE aluminum tubing found in our high end adult bikes. The result is a collection of unusually lightweight kids bikes which makes riding much easier and more enjoyable for you and them.
7005 double-butted aluminum, 20" wheel, Edge II top and down tubes
a Weekend Warrior
from Scottsdale, AZ, USA
Date Reviewed: December 20, 2009
Weaknesses: in my mind expensive for a kids' bike
I got this for my 7 year old. It was this or the Diamondback Cobra. The Marin is WAY lighter than the Dback, the components are better, although the cost is a bit more I feel it is worth it. It seems like kids bikes tend to be on the heavy side but not this one. I guess the most important thing is that my son likes it.
Am about to start building a 20" Marin for my 5 y/o and fancy ditching the current fork for a lightweight rigid one (it is currently a Spinner Grind). Any one recommend a fork, or a suitable axle to crown length?
Will post detais of build once started!Read More »
My son Cameron, age 6, has been riding with me for most of this year. He's on a Giant MTX-125 20" 7-speed rigid, hand-me-down from his older cousin. This bike is pretty comparable with the other mainstream 20" mtbs, and kind of heavy (about 26 lbs).
I picked up a Forte carbon handlebar off Cra ... Read More »
The other day I took my son for his first mtn bike ride on his BMX race bike. I thought I would just give it a try and see how things went. I geared it down to the lowest setting I had the gears for a 35/16 or 133" roll out. He usually races on 37/14 or 161" roll out. He did well for his first t ... Read More »
Been quite a few threads on kids' geared mountain bikes lately, and ideas on how to get their weights down, so I thought I'd present my own project.
A little background: I have a 6 y/o son who started racing BMX shortly after his 5th birthday in 2008, and quickly accumulated local and state wins, e ... Read More »
Sorry for yet another "what should I get thread." I need to buy a new bike for my 6 year old -- he has outgrown his 16" BMX style Wal-Mart bike, and I'm planning on getting a brand name 20" mountain bike.
I assume that in the $300 range, the brands are quite similar. I'm considering the Gary ... Read More »