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Old 07-11-2016, 08:18 PM
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I'm starting to look for a MTB for Bridger. He sat on a really nice Scott race bike today http://www.scott-sports.com/global/e...Junior-24-Bike. But a nearly a grand that is hard to justify.

Found this Cannondale online today. http://www.cannondale.com/en/USA/Bik...5-97440bab95a0 I have some parts laying around that might make converting this to a single ring drivetrain pretty easy. So far I think it the top contender unless I can find something used.

Both are obviously full rigid bikes. I want to keep the overall weight down. I like the idea of discs. And generally all my shop experience with kids suspension forks is that they seize up quickly making them even more useless than when new.

What are your kids riding? Bridger will continue to race BMX so $600 is pretty much the ceiling price as I'll be upsizing race bikes regularly as he grows too.
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Old 07-11-2016, 08:47 PM
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I need the same for wyatt. I've been looking at the trek superfly with v brakes as it's pretty inexpensive and by far the lightest i've looked at ~430. The other is the kona shred but it's like 750. good luck, post up what u find.
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Old 07-11-2016, 10:05 PM
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The other two that make my maybe list are the Trek Precaliber 24 http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/bi...p/1581600-2016

Islabike Beinn 24 http://www.islabikes.com/product/bikes/beinn-24-age-7/

Neither of which I can get very excited about. But the Trek is cheap leaving money for a set of custom wheels and other mods. The Islabike is claimed at sub 20lbs but looks so 80's with that raked fork?
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Then if I win Powerball there is always stuff like the Lilshredder Phenom. http://lilshredder.com/lil-shredder-phenom
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I'm starting to lean towards the Trek Precaliber now as its cheap but looks like a solid platform to upgrade. Keep the frame, fork, headset, brakes & tires. Replace the rest with lighter go fast stuff. It will be hard to keep in under $600 but I have a pretty good stash of stuff already I could use. And Durango is full of used parts floating around. The cranks and rear hub would probably be the hardest to source.
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Another local option for me. 23.9lbs as weighed today. $365. http://www.norco.com/bikes/youth/24-...storm-43-boys/
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