Old 06-18-18, 06:25 PM
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Is your boy going to be riding this bike on real mountain bike terrain or will it be mainly on paved roads and similar surfaces? When our daughter was 10 I bought her a 26" wheel Trek mountain bike under the assumption that she would be riding it almost entirely on paved surfaces where having a frame slightly on the large side wouldn't be a problem - and it came in a color she loved. I did have the bike shop take off the standard knobby tires intended for trail riding and substitute lighter and easier rolling street tires. It worked out fine as a bike for her to ride to/from school and around the neighborhood and it was the bike she took with her to college where it was her main transportation.
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