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Help with a bike 4 year old

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mummc2 Tue 30-Aug-11 09:40:24

My daughter has a balance bike at the minute and we are looking to buy her her first proper bike for her 4th bday but am really unsure of what to buy.

I want a alloy frame cos they are lightweight but dont know what sort of handlebars to get straight or bmx style??? her balance bike has straight so am i best getting her one with same riding position??

The only one Ive seen that I like is the cuda blox 14". I dont want to spend a fortune and would like to get it for around £100

Any one got a favourite or any ideas to help me choose??

Sleepwhenidie Fri 02-Sep-11 08:08:22

Our DS has a specialized bike which has been great. He went straight from balance bike to that without using stabilisers and never pedalling anything, even a trike. It was good because the pedals don't rotate backwards, often a problem when teaching kids to pedal right round IYSWIM? Islabikes are also supposed to be great but I think a bit more expensive.

Sure there are old threads on this too, have a search...


mummc2 Fri 02-Sep-11 09:46:14

yeah I saw the specialized and I really like but they only do a 12" or a 16". she has sat on the 12" and its too small but think the 16" is too big a jump. Also its 160 bit more than I wanted to spend for a 4 year old

nocake Fri 02-Sep-11 14:06:30

Ridgeback do a 14" bike, the MX14, which is just about in your price range. My commuting bike is a Ridgeback (albeit a little large grin) and the build quality is very good.

I've just checked the Evans website and they do a girlie version of the MX14 called the Honey, if your DD is into pink.

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