This afternoon i took my sons to local bike store and they both prefer the look of the hybrid bikes to the mountain bikes. I was quite surprised and so was the man in the shop as he said most boys go for the moutain bikes and he doesnt sell many hybrids to kids.
The one we are thinking of is the claud butler urban range..http://www.bikes2udirect.com/B3261.html
Are we right in thinking the hybrid bikes should be suitable. The boys are usually on the road or on tow path, footpaths etc, Typical example would be going round rutland water for the day. we think this would be a bit quicker than a mountain bike. Also probably lighter for our price range.
The man in the shop said it would be ok except if you were in too uneven ground particularly when it was wet. To be honest we rarely use the bikes in winter unless we go to center parcs. Would this bike be a good choice.
The link is to bikes2udirect but i know my local shop have it but I would have to haggle them down on price to get it nearer the internet price. Thanks