Any parents of groms with an opinion on bikes for thier little shredders?
My 5 y/o is outgrowing his Hotrock 16" and I wanted to buy him a Riprock 20" with disc brakes and a suspension fork. Alas, it sold out. So all I am finding (under eggregious amounts of money) are rigid forks and disc brakes or suspension forks and rim brakes.
My first impulse is the fork because he’s too light to stress rim brakes. But then again, there’s the mechanical advantage of disc brakes for hands with less grip strength. He’s also used to his pedal brake and apprehensive about the idea of losing that feature.
Pretty much 6/7 gears are offered across the board so that’s kind of a constant.
We’ve done some real trail riding, couple of blues in Utah, Wyoming and his major challenge is climbing. So the gearing and a NOT 30lbs bike are likewise priorities.