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Barracuda Serum 20" Alloy Boys 20" Bike £59.99 at Wilkinson (online)
Barracuda Serum 20" Alloy Boys 20" Bike £59.99 at Wilkinson (online)

Barracuda Serum 20" Alloy Boys 20" Bike £59.99 at Wilkinson (online)

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Good price for a lightweight alloy frame bike compared with the steel framed heavyweights from Toys r Us and Argos.

Lightweight alloy full suspension frame. Zoom ch-381 front suspension fork. Front disc brake, alloy v-style rear. Shimano gears with microshift. Fully adjustable rear suspension unit. Steel alloy chainset. Ages 5-8years

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Bargain. Just ordered, thanks very much

Fantastic......Just ordered one, another pressie off the list. :-D:santa:

It's showing as 119 pounds:?oops i didn't see the bit about checkout lol

is that correct, 5-8 yr old with a 20" frame ?????

If a child is 6 and a half is this suitable,i know it says upto 8 yrs but i'm wondering if a bigger one should be purchased,anyone any ideas?

My little boy is nearly 7 and we took him to Halfords at the weekend to get him measured for a bike and 20" was perfect...should last him.

Have just ordered ......great price, thank you

teddy2;6779568

My little boy is nearly 7 and we took him to Halfords at the weekend to … My little boy is nearly 7 and we took him to Halfords at the weekend to get him measured for a bike and 20" was perfect...should last him.Have just ordered ......great price, thank you



Cool,thanks:thumbsup:

...seems ok however it seems a bit strange to have disc brake only at front and normal brake at rear?? Surely this will; mean the front brake is stronger. Other bikes i've seen with disc brakes such as dunlop at sports direct have 2 disc brakes...

curtlyb;6779501

is that correct, 5-8 yr old with a 20" frame ?????



20" Wheels not frame, adult wheels are 26".

jj584143;6779800

...seems ok however it seems a bit strange to have disc brake only at … ...seems ok however it seems a bit strange to have disc brake only at front and normal brake at rear?? Surely this will; mean the front brake is stronger. Other bikes i've seen with disc brakes such as dunlop at sports direct have 2 disc brakes...



This used to be the norm on cheap adult bikes. The front disc is only cable operated so isn't a huge upgrade over rim brakes (except they don't rub when you buckle a wheel, which is harder on a 20" wheel than a 26"). Cable discs, unlike hydraulic, require frequent adjustment and aren't as powerful. Most of the weight of the bike shifts to the front under heavy braking so a front only disc does almost make sense when cutting costs, heavy braking on the rear will more likely result in locking the wheel which isn't helpful. The modulation on a disc brake is better, ie it's less "on" and "off" than a rim brake, so going over the bars when the front wheel locks is less likely.

That said, if it was me I'd get my child a cheap BMX bike, easy maintenance, bullet-proof wheels, single gear makes them exercise more, and it encourages the learning of skills like hops, manuals, drops and jumps which will stand them in good stead later. Don't be blinded by the rear suspension on this bike, it is virtually useless, reduces pedal efficiency and is incorporated at the expense of the other components. Less is often more.

Thanks OP, had been looking for a bike for my son's birthday which is on Christmas Eve (nightmare working out what we give him for Chrimbo and what for his birthday!!!), Great price, just ordered one.
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