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He's 4. Anyone seen anything good? I think he needs a 14" frame. TIA. Read More
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6y, 9m agoPosted 6 years, 9 months ago
He's 4. Anyone seen anything good? I think he needs a 14" frame.

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6y, 9m agoPosted 6 years, 9 months ago
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#1
Also, I am now unsure now what is the right size. We don't want to take him to halfords as this needs to be a real surprise. The Argos one says it's 14" wheels, 10" frame??!??, good for 4-6 year olds, but it looks small to me. Hes a heavy set/well built 4 year old, and whilst I don't want something too big and dangerous for him, I don't want something he'll outgrow in 6 months. Any advice much appreciated.
#2
We used this site not long ago for two adult bikes and I was more than happy with them.
http://www.bikes2udirect.com/
#3
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We used this site not long ago for two adult bikes and I was more than happy with them.

http://www.bikes2udirect.com/


Thanks for that. There's good info on there about the sizing too. I think I'm back on the 14" wheel, anyone else got any personal experience?
#4
I would say a 14" frame should be alright, we got our 4 year old a 14" Disney Princess bike for Christmas last year and got our 6 year old a 16" one, best thing would be to maybe take a trip to Halfords and actually have a look at the bikes yourself, that's what we did before deciding on what sizes to get.
#5
Also don't forget that you adjust the seat and handle bars for height, I'm guessing this is a first bike so you don't want it to be too heavy for him, definitely go and have a look at them all built up though, it gives you a much better indication of what he'll need.
#6
Thanks for the advice. I'll go and look myself, but I REALLY don't want him to know, so can't take him with me. Maybe there'll be someone with a bike at the park later I can let him have a sit on!
#7
we bought a 4.5yr old a 16' bike which he rides really well with the seat and handle at lowest. ..and i think at 5yrs old, it will be fine- so more for the money.

but saying that, his neighbour has a 14' wheeled bike and its much, much more comfy for him- but at the time it looked like he'd have grown out of it pretty quick. infact, the neighbours kids are 6 and 8 and it looks like the boy could do wi' a bigger bike...

so after all that, a 14' wheel may be better. has he just turned 4, or is he nearly 5 if you get what im saying..
#8
He's about to turn four - it's for his birthday.
#9
Try Tescos as there bikes were on offer , we got our 6 year old boy a 16inch in June for £49 and its like bmx style and he will ptobably get a couple of years out of it , so i would deffo only go for a 14 inch at 4 years old (_;) and if it is too small then take it back , tesco are pretty good with returning especially if its exchanging
#10
what about this ? http://www.sportsdirect.com/dunlop-hero-jnr-bike-94-935053 we ordered our daughter a disney princess bike from there... i ordered teatime and it arrived the next day!

We have just bought our daughter a 14" bike for her 5th birthday but she has really short legs (age 3-4 in trousers) and the seat is at the very bottom at the moment and her feet only just touch the floor..


Edited By: CuteKitty26 on Sep 01, 2010 07:51: .
#11
I bought 2 bikes from sports direct yesterday for my 2 for christmas.My son is 5 and I have ordered him the 18 inch football one. He is quite tall though. How about this 16 inch one http://www.sportsdirect.com/avigo-shoot-bike-jnr-03-934006. If he is average size I would go bigger and go for at least a 16 inch
#12
Thanks for that guys, that site is really good. I've measured his inside leg and it's 16", the 16" bike says reccommended for a min 17" leg - so I'm still undecided! Might try measuring him again after dinner - see if he's grown. Some super prices on there too!
#13
I've plumped for the 14" one, having read all the details it says that the 14" is good for legs 16-20" while the 16" is good for legs 17-21" - so not much difference. I think he'll be safer on the smaller one, for learning and then hopefully will progress to a bigger one quicker so his younger brother can adopt this one in still fairly good nick. All in he's getting the Dunlop Hero bike, with matching helmet and pads, and a puncture repair kit for £60.97 delivered from the site mentioned in the above couple of posts. Thanks guys - another great deal found.

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