• 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...

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  • 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.

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  • And the Vitus arrived lunchtime today.

    Seems pretty well put together and doesn't feel a huge amount heavier than his old beinn 20.

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  • 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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Mini-smashers - kids bike escapades - Forme Calver Junior and Vitus Nucleus 24

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