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#1 out of 9 Kids Bikes
Brand: Specialized



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  • Likz2bikeOkc
    ****

    Once you change the Shimano SIS derailleur and grip-shift for rapid fire shifters, you'll have immediate improvement.
    Get a more aggressive knobby tire.
    Change out the handlebars and stem with aluminum.
    In time replace the bottom bracket with a cartridge bb. It will all last for a long time trouble free.

    Pros
    Perfect height for the smaller riders.
    Two different models. 6 speed and 21 speed.

    Cons
    Bars and stem are steel and heavy.
    SRAM Gripshift
    Tires are more for street than off-road

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  • Michael Lemieux
    *****

    Fits my 7 year old. I'd buy another

    Pros
    Lighter than most options, looks cool, doesn't have the useless suspension fork

    Cons
    Not the lightest

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  • wrestle203
    ****

    yes for the beginner rider

    Pros
    great starter bike for kids or smaller people

    Cons
    could have better stock componants

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  • jmick
    *****

    Awesome bike for kids if they are doing any trail riding. Frankly, steel bikes from big box stores are kinda cruel on the trail. Two boys, 7 and 10, riding 20" and 24" respectively. 24" ok over roots but 20" borderline. Gripshift a little hard to twist (I've found that hit and miss with different bikes). We're rocking 1 X 8 setup which I prefer. Bottom line, if you want your kids to enjoy mountain biking, to spark an interest, to develop a lifelong hobby you can do together, then this is a perfect bike to get started on.

    Pros
    Real bike

    Cons
    Grip shift

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  • Corey Maddocks
    *****

    We have two of these, one for each daughter. The bikes have held up extremely well and they look and work just like my Specialized Rockhopper.

    My older daughter has rocked some pretty serious trails with hers, first on the 20" wheeled version and now the 24" one.

    If you have kids who want to ride with you, do them a favor and get them a real bike. It makes a huge difference in their enjoyment level.Pros"Real" mountain bike in a kid's size.
    Decent components.
    Excellent build quality.
    Durable.ConsA little heavy.
    Stock tires are good on pavement but pretty weak for serious off road.

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