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Nothing bike related. The older one isn't interested and the younger one has enough bike stuff already.

My son got a pair of Merril cross-training shoes from his grandparents for free-running. They look pretty cool for MTB so I asked for a pair too. hehehe
 

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Specialized Hotrock 24. Looks pretty sweet and the little one is stoked. I wasn't sure how well he would do since his new bike is about twice the size of his old one but he sure surprised me.
 

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Got my oldest son a used Giant mtn bike (I think it's a Yukon). 26" wheels, 14" aluminum frame, Hayes cable discs, Shimano 8sp drive train. The bike is a few years old and cost me 240.00. I found a 2007 SID fork used for 150.00 and swapped that for the cheap Suntour junk that came with the bike. Then swapped out the stock wheels for some Mavic crosslands that I had collecting dust. Total investment was 390.00 for a very trail worthy kids bike.

He's 9 and was riding a 24" wheeled Specialized Hot Rock. The Hot Rock costs the same as his new/used bike did.

Now he has disc brakes, a frame he can grow into, Mavic wheels with UST tubeless tires and a fancy SID fork. The fork is fantastic and the dual air allows it to be adjusted to suit his ultra lightweight.

400.00 is a lot to spend on a kids bike that he will outgrow in a few years. But we don't mind because he loves riding with dad and I have 2 younger kids who are waiting in line for the hand-me-downs.
 

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Early?

Santa brought her her first bike. Maybe a bit early she was only 15 mo.
Yesterday she used it for the first time:

She is now 15.5 months old, LOL. Hoping she will we able to sit on the seat by spring.
 

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Maida7 said:
400.00 is a lot to spend on a kids bike that he will outgrow in a few years. But we don't mind because he loves riding with dad and I have 2 younger kids who are waiting in line for the hand-me-downs.
But he won't outgrow the fork or wheels, so when he grows just get a cheap frame and slap those on.
BTW Dirtrag had a kids feature a while bakc and they found that for most of their kids (6-8 yrs I belive) A really low tire pressure was best, like 15psi or so.
 
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