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Posted: 10/18/2016 5:10:21 PM EDT
I know nothing about bicycles really. I am getting back into casual neighborhood cycling and want my kiddos to ride with me and the missus.

Does such a bike exist that she can sort of grow into as she gets older but still ride comfortably now? She has outgrown her little Disney bike with the training wheels.

I want a bicycle that will last her, but I don't want to dump a bunch of coin into a bike that she will outgrow in the next year or so.

Advice?
Link Posted: 10/18/2016 5:11:17 PM EDT
Probably should start in the 50-75CC range
Link Posted: 10/18/2016 5:13:28 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By EdgecrusherXES:
Probably should start in the 50-75CC range
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Hehe. We had an accident not too long ago, my truck vs. a motorcycle. After that whole mess, I doubt the kids will ever want to touch a motorcycle.
Link Posted: 10/18/2016 5:14:32 PM EDT
At 9 she's probably too small for the bicycle she'll use as she grows into her teens. Huffy makes some bikes that are good for girls and not too expensive.
Link Posted: 10/18/2016 5:17:19 PM EDT
If she is big enough for a 20" bike, it should last until teenaged easily.
Link Posted: 10/18/2016 5:49:53 PM EDT
I'll need to figure this out in a year or two.
Link Posted: 10/18/2016 5:54:55 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/18/2016 5:59:00 PM EDT
Get her a cruiser, they can be pretty inexpensive at 200-400 for a quality one.

Here is a 3spd from electra as an example, this one is a 20" youth, this one is higher end at $380msrp
http://www.electrabike.com/bikes/kids/sweet-ride-3i-20?g=girls


Link Posted: 10/18/2016 6:16:51 PM EDT
try bikesdirect, thats where i got both of my bikes. they were excellent, still riding


or maybe CL , lol
Link Posted: 10/18/2016 7:24:17 PM EDT
You might want to ask President Obama; I understand he's familiar with girl's bikes.
Link Posted: 10/18/2016 7:28:00 PM EDT
A CBR 1000RR , You don't want to start her on a Hyabusa . You want her to start smaller and work her way up
Link Posted: 10/24/2016 3:00:43 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/24/2016 3:06:15 AM EDT by Fugger]
I am feeling pretty awesome!

I scored a Specialized Hotrock 20" 6-speed for my daughter just yesterday at my Goodwill. The tires were deflated and the bike was muddy as all getout with a busted gearshift cable housing and no handlebar grips. I gave it about an hour of TLC with soap and water, cloth, and a little oil then drove on down to the local bike shop for a new gearshift cable+housing. They couldn't find the different-length handlebar grips this bike needed so they hooked me up with some take-offs from a freshly-upgraded Giant.

The best part: the bike cost me $6.75 out the door! My kiddo now has a fully functional, very nice bike for less than $20 invested. She loves it and it should last for years. I can't believe someone just gave this away, LOL.

Will post pics mañana.
Link Posted: 10/24/2016 3:03:53 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Fugger:
I am feeling pretty awesome!

I scored a Specialized Hotrock 20" 6-speed for my daughter just yesterday at my Goodwill. The tires were deflated and the bike was muddy as all getout with a busted gearshift cable housing. An hour or so of TLC and $12 of parts and it looks and functions like new.

The best part: the bike cost me $6.75 out the door! My kiddo now has a fully functional, very nice bike for less than $20 invested. She loves it and it should last for years. I can't believe someone just gave this away, LOL.
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You're a dirty thief That's a screaming deal.
Link Posted: 10/24/2016 3:07:31 AM EDT
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Sportster, perfect girls bike. Unless she's big boned, in which case an Hayabusa is not unreasonable.
Link Posted: 10/24/2016 11:18:43 AM EDT
When my daughter was 9 I got her a bike with 20" wheels. She's 11 now and outgrew that bike, so back in June got her one with 24" wheels. She ought to be able to get a couple years out of this one before moving to an adult-sized bike.
Link Posted: 10/24/2016 11:27:21 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/24/2016 6:33:27 PM EDT by TruckinAR]
Originally Posted By Fugger:
I know nothing about bicycles really. I am getting back into casual neighborhood cycling and want my kiddos to ride with me and the missus.

Does such a bike exist that she can sort of grow into as she gets older but still ride comfortably now? She has outgrown her little Disney bike with the training wheels.

I want a bicycle that will last her, but I don't want to dump a bunch of coin into a bike that she will outgrow in the next year or so.

Advice?
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Whatever Swignset rides
Link Posted: 10/24/2016 11:28:05 AM EDT
gsxr1000
Link Posted: 10/24/2016 11:52:09 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Fugger:
I am feeling pretty awesome!

I scored a Specialized Hotrock 20" 6-speed for my daughter just yesterday at my Goodwill. The tires were deflated and the bike was muddy as all getout with a busted gearshift cable housing and no handlebar grips. I gave it about an hour of TLC with soap and water, cloth, and a little oil then drove on down to the local bike shop for a new gearshift cable+housing. They couldn't find the different-length handlebar grips this bike needed so they hooked me up with some take-offs from a freshly-upgraded Giant.

The best part: the bike cost me $6.75 out the door! My kiddo now has a fully functional, very nice bike for less than $20 invested. She loves it and it should last for years. I can't believe someone just gave this away, LOL.

Will post pics mañana.
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Nice.
Link Posted: 10/24/2016 6:14:05 PM EDT


Link Posted: 10/24/2016 6:19:41 PM EDT
Take her to the bike store.....she'll sort it out.

Aloha, Mark
Link Posted: 10/24/2016 6:31:56 PM EDT
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Take her to the bike store.....she'll sort it out.

Aloha, Mark
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Best answer
I bought my kids Specialzed hard rocks. They were kept in the garage and after they out grew them I got over half my money back and bought new ones.
Link Posted: 10/24/2016 6:32:26 PM EDT
Specialized S-Works Enduro?
Link Posted: 10/24/2016 6:32:57 PM EDT
GT Performer Bike
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