View Single Post
Old 06-14-20, 08:10 AM
Juan Foote
LBKA (formerly punkncat)
Juan Foote's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Jawja
Posts: 3,676

Bikes: Spec Roubaix SL4, GT Traffic 1.0

Mentioned: 12 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1184 Post(s)
Liked 161 Times in 117 Posts
The only suggestion I have would be along the line of finding the smallest model of drop bar road bike available from some manufacturer and then adding specific parts to assist fit as she grows into it.

In my own case, my son wanted to join on rides during a time that his growth cycle would have resulted in three different bikes in as many years. We made some changes to a rigid mountain bike with a drop top (mixte-like) bar that was too big for him, and he grew into it up to the point that growth slowed down enough to buy a decent starter road bike. Smooth tires, clips, and a slightly more aggressive rear cluster did the trick for a couple of years.
Juan Foote is offline