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Proper mountain bike for a 5 year old

Advantages: Aluminium Frame and wheels, looks like a proper mountain bike, good brakes and tyres, handles well
Disadvantages: Paintwork a little fragile, steel nipples rust

My eldest son cracked cycle without stabilisers just after his 4th birthday and his first little bike, a toys 'r' us £40 special was getting quite small for him and also a bit rickety. As he had shown a huge amount of talent on a bike and amazing stabilit ...

sirodar 26.11.2014 · Read full review
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Review of Ridgeback MX16

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A basic, but extremely good value mountain bike.

Advantages: Excellent value for money, well built, good quality components for the price
Disadvantages: Twistgrip gears and weight

This bike was a replacement for my Giant Sedona DX hybrid bike (see http://sports.ciao.co.uk/GiantSedonaDXGents6836483) which was unfortunately stolen. I couldn't afford to spend that much on another bike, so was looking for a cheaper alternative. As ...

drewish 05.02.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Raleigh Manic

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Orange ? ? (The horror) . . . . but . . . I like Orange . . . .

Advantages: price, all rounder, quality and finish, Giant reputation
Disadvantages: worth the extra money over Giants own "lower spec" models?

So much choice My friend is a self confessed mountain biking "snob", Ohh , there's no off the shelf mass produced bike for him. He builds them all up himself from the best his money can buy; frame, wheels, pedals, gears etc. So he ends up wi ...

exup35 24.01.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Giant Revel 3

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Making Trax

Advantages: Price, it's basically a mountain bike in mini
Disadvantages: Ours was a little damaged, seat design

So our first bit of good weather this year and we decided to get the kids bikes out of the shed and get them out in the fresh air. It was a beautiful day at the park and lots of my boys friends were also riding bikes. It was at this point that we realis ...

mum2boys82 05.04.2012 · Read full review
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Review of Trax TFS.20 Boys Mountain Bike

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Trax TFS.20 Cheap Sturdy Boys Mountain Bike and RED

Advantages: Cost, It's RED
Disadvantages: Gears, Brakes Average

My little Lad has been looking for a new bike for several months now so when I got mine last week he had to have one. We looked around at kids bikes and got stuck with the mindset more expensive means better bike. Then we sat down and actually thought a ...

jearl70751 23.08.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Trax TFS.20 Boys Mountain Bike

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