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    Default Bike for a 10 year old?

    I ran over DSís bike a couple of weeks ago. It wasnít anybodyís fault. He had put it away, but there was an incident.... Anyway, heís been riding my bike, but his birthday is coming up, and my mom is eager to get him a new bike for his birthday, which means the budget is decent. Weíve been using quality hand-me-downs, so I havenít done any research. Whatís a good bike for a 10 year old whoís about 53Ē tall? His destroyed bike was a 20Ē, but heís been riding mine. I donít know how big mine is, but Iím 5í2Ē. Any suggestions?


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    Default Bike for a 10 year old?

    No recommendations for bike brands or things to look for/avoid?


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    Mommy_Mea is offline Emerald level (3000+ posts)
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    We have always bought Specialized Hot Rocks, first second hand, and then DS1 got a new 24" for his birthday this year. He is 51" tall. It is a great bike!
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    m4nash is offline Silver level (200+ posts)
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    My kids ride Specialized or Trek bikes; some bought new and some second hand. Both are quality brands that hold up nicely and have good resale value. My 9 year old just inherited his older brother's 24" Trek this past summer. He's ~54" tall now.

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    WatchingThemGrow is offline Pink Diamond level (15,000+ posts)
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    Sounds like he may be able to ride an adult XS or S. My DD got a Specialized Hardrock (now the model is called Pitch) from a bike shop in 5th grade. She got a size small.


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    My 9 year old has a Giant. I think specialized, trek, and giant are all good brands.


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    Thank you all!!!


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    Tenasparkl is offline Sapphire level (2000+ posts)
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    We also really like Specialized bikes. We bought one new and one used and both have held up really well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by georgiegirl View Post
    My 9 year old has a Giant. I think specialized, trek, and giant are all good brands.


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    Our local bike store buys these three based on price. They like them the best for kids but say to look for best price.


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