Thought I would do a CP for my 2 boys bikes, as they are both in need of new bikes. We decided a while back not to do the bikes at birthdays thing, rather to just buy them when they need them, as they ride so much and watching them struggle with a too small bike for months just seems unfair - I wouldn't want to wait if my bike didn't fit....
Currently, eldest has a Giant TCX Espoir24 and youngest an Isla Bein 20 small.
Youngest doesn't want the Giant - wants a mountain bike, eldest is insistent that he wants another CX bike (he had got really into racing before Covid)
I have ordered a Vitus Nucleus 24 for the youngest: https://www.wiggle.co.uk/vitus-nucleus-24-youth-hardtail-bike?sku=105155750
And a Forme Calver Junior frameset for the eldest...
Ooh TA kids bike. Like the black and yellow. Sub'd
looks great, I need a bike for my soon to be 8 year old daughter, she wants to ride on a bmx track
do you think the wiggle is okay for that?
The 24" up there will ride nicely on a bmx track. Unless it's actual coaching/training sessions you're thinking of.
Yeah, bmx track should be fine, unless as psg1ben says she wants to race / do proper bmx.
It's by all accounts a pretty sorted mountain bike - with decent modern geometry, something a lot of kids bikes struggle with.
Will report once they arrive - Wiggle are saying about a week for the Vitus and I have just had a dispatch notice from Paul Milnes for the Forme...
Going to be on the lookout for cheap parts for the CX bike.
Have a set of STIs, seatpost, saddle, pedals and probably a rear mech and cassette
Need cheap 12mm thru axle wheels, flatmount shimano hydro calipers, 150/155mm cranks and bb, stubby stem - 50mm probably and short reach drop bars.
Forme frame arrived today - I am pretty impressed, especially that it came with liners pre routed for the cables and a little bottle of touch up paint.
And the Vitus arrived lunchtime today.
Seems pretty well put together and doesn't feel a huge amount heavier than his old beinn 20.
How old is your son on the Vitus please?
I’m looking at this and the Frog 62 MTB
He will be 7 in just over a month but is fairly tall for his age.
I make the Vitus 11.6kg - will be looking at whether I can run the wheels tubeless to save a bit of weight there first I think.
Picked up some cheap wheels which arrived today and have some 152mm trailcraft cranks on their way.
Slowly getting there
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