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I am looking for some where online that sells decent childrens bikes. I need to buy a bike for my daughter who is 11, but all the bikes in the size for her are 30lbs and above. Anyone know of someone making somthething a little lighter?
 

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I am looking for some where online that sells decent childrens bikes. I need to buy a bike for my daughter who is 11, but all the bikes in the size for her are 30lbs and above. Anyone know of someone making somthething a little lighter?
Kona - makes a great bike with a story behind the name
 

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Try you LBS

Almost all the shop brands make a decent alum. mtb bike for kids (24" or 26").

At this price point you can only save so much online. Unless you have a bit of experience working on them yourself, the money you save won't be worth it.

If you really want or need to get it online try an IBEX

http://www.ibexbikes.com/Bikes/2004/ALP-440K-Details.html
 

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Last Fall I bought my 11 YO daughter...

.. a Giant Boulder SE. It is a bit on the heavy side. The alternative to a heavy bike would be buying a XS "real" bike, which she would outgrow in a year's time.

This bike was $30 more than the bottom of the line bike, but that extra $30 bought a much better front shock. She's ridden it in Moab and many rides around here. It works well for her. If she shows real interest in MTB, I'll get her something real when she stops growing. If I wanted to I could easily shave 5 lbs off it by changing the cranks/pedals, wheels and seatpost, maybe brakes.

I'll never pass up an opportunity to post a shot of one of my kids riding:
<img src="https://gallery.mtbr.com/data/mtbr/512/234598emdrop.jpg">

John
 

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Ibex!!

i'd advise getting an ibex. nicely made, good value, good components and a great company to deal with. they have 20 and 24 inch variants, a good hardtail and fs rig depending on what you want. pretty light with decent shimano components...here's my son on his ibex (shameless proud dad!!).....
 

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