Bike Size for Child

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Bike Size for Child

#1 Unread post by MikeMc » Tue May 30, 2006 12:30 pm

I've been racing motox since '85 but now it's time to get a bike for my 12 y/o and I'm clueless. I'm not going to let him race so this will be a trail bike and I don't want him to out grow it in a year. How do you figure out what the right size is for a child? I'm biased towards Honda CRFs but 70/80/100/150. I have no idea.

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#2 Unread post by Ladymx » Fri Jun 02, 2006 6:04 am

Its hard to say if he will grow out of a bike in a year or not depending on how confident he ends up being on it and how much he grows in the next year. If he has never ridden, he will most likely want to be able to touch the ground, but it is also a good age to get started with a bike that is a bit tall for him too. Has your son sat on any of the bikes? What does he feel comfortable on?

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#3 Unread post by High_Side » Fri Jun 02, 2006 10:36 pm

He is at the age that he is going to grow. The 100 could be enough for this year and maybe a couple of more....then he is going to want more! Can't blame him :laughing:

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#4 Unread post by MikeMc » Mon Jun 05, 2006 11:49 am

He's never rode beside on my bike with me. He doesn't know about this yet so he hasn't sat on any bike. He's a little bit small for his age but we'll see how he feels sitting on the 150. Thanks.

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#5 Unread post by icariz83 » Thu Jun 15, 2006 10:09 pm

If he can get his foot down on one side he should be good. If he hasn't grown yet then he will soon so find something he can get at least a foot down on and it will last more than 1 summer.

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