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  1. #51
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    Quote Originally Posted by VTskibum View Post
    Thanks guys, will explore the other options, may dial in the reach on my good brakes to see if she can reach. Maybe she’s getting some m980 series XTR race brakes!


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    We have our kids on 20” lil shreader & 26/24” mullet Transition ripcord & coach youth biking out of Pine Hill / Killington area..... getting at least SLX level would be the way to go for giving confidence to the type of riding stuff we’ve got. Kids who show up w mech brakes never gain the confidence & often fatigue out thier smaller hands.

  2. #52
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    Finally got my 5 year old on a 20” geared bike and we’re starting to do actual mtb rides. The plastic flat pedals his Spec. Hot Rock came with just aren’t cutting it, especially for when he stands up and slips on the pedals. Any solid kids’ pedals that that won’t gouge his shins with sharp pins?

    I know Chromag makes kids’ flats but they’re too pricey and are sold out.


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  3. #53
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    My daughter (8) is on the Odyssey in her color of choice that have been decent along with kids 5-10s. Think they may be end of life, planning on replacing them with the SDG slater 90 kids flat pedals, which have pins, but they seem broader/wider/duller than most adult pins.
    https://rascalrides.com/best-kids-bike-pedals/

  4. #54
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    I feel weird recommending some rando import shit off Amazon, but, these are super thin, kid-proportional, and stupid cheap. I think I paid more like $15 for them. Little Danny Jr sheds on em.

    They also show another style that's a bit more normal shaped, no experience w those tho.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B08C9...b_b_asin_title

  5. #55
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    Quote Originally Posted by dannynoonan View Post
    I feel weird recommending some rando import shit off Amazon, but, these are super thin, kid-proportional, and stupid cheap. I think I paid more like $15 for them. Little Danny Jr sheds on em.

    They also show another style that's a bit more normal shaped, no experience w those tho.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B08C9...b_b_asin_title
    I was going to recommend the SDGs, but that's a nice find.

  6. #56
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    Quote Originally Posted by dannynoonan View Post
    I feel weird recommending some rando import shit off Amazon, but, these are super thin, kid-proportional, and stupid cheap. I think I paid more like $15 for them. Little Danny Jr sheds on em.

    They also show another style that's a bit more normal shaped, no experience w those tho.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B08C9...b_b_asin_title
    SDGs do look pretty slick but hard to pass up these for $15. Ordered, thanks for the links.


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    Any reason you couldn't use a file to round out the edges on metal pins for kids when they're little, and replace them with fresh pins when they get older / better?

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    Picked up a pair of pink SDGs for my 8 y/o daughter (via local shop) and put a shop backorder for Red SDGs for my son, supposed to be here in Sept. In meantime picked up those Alston which look pretty good w/ the wider pins, worth a try for $17.

    Edit - Alston's came which are really nice! Pins are pretty broad rounded, think it'll work out well. Will be a good comparison between those and the SDG

    Also follow-up from earlier brake question. Ended up pulling trigger on some NIB e-bay Shimano MT200s for $100 for F/R pair. I have experience&tools for bleeding Shimano brakes and they have a pretty good reach adjustment. Would be hard for me to drop $300+ on a brakeset for a 48lb 8y/o riding a rigid bike on green/blue rated singletrack w/o any extended descents.
    Last edited by VTskibum; 08-02-2021 at 05:52 AM.

  9. #59
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    We had the littlest on a lil shredder. Damn choked at the price but what a change in her riding. And sold it for about what I bought it for.


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    I rip the groomed on tele gear

  10. #60
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    Quote Originally Posted by detrusor View Post
    We had the littlest on a lil shredder. Damn choked at the price but what a change in her riding. And sold it for about what I bought it for.


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    We have one now for our youngest- it will be up for sale at end of season.changed our kids riding.

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    I don't think I've ever seen someone buy their kid a nice bike and regret it. The price hurts, but it's not actually a purchase, it's a long-term rental with a large refundable deposit.

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    Instead of some 69$ POS from a big box store my buddy got his 3 yr old kid a Spawn which is 650 $, he sez it was totally worth the $$$ cuz the kid digs it and is riding further

    I seen kid way up the road with his Coach
    Lee Lau - xxx-er is the laziest Asian canuck I know

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