Dawes Academy Bullet LT Kids Bike- 26 inch £194 @ JEJames
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Dawes Academy Bullet LT Kids Bike- 26 inch £194 @ JEJames

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Found 1st May
Lighter 26 inch hybrid bike, i got it delivered last week for my 9 year old and she could not be happier.
This 26 model weighs just 10.8kg, .

Size: 26" Wheel, 13" Frame.Frame: AlloyFork: CromolyHeadset: 1 1/8" AheadsetShifters: Shimano SL-M310 Rapidfire 8spd
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It's not really a good deal. The bike will be heavy and have a very basic setup. At this price point your better of looking for a second hand bike from eBay. You will get a much better bike for your money . Yes you state it's light BUT that's because it's only a 13" frame.
winter_zombie26 m ago

It's not really a good deal. The bike will be heavy and have a very basic …It's not really a good deal. The bike will be heavy and have a very basic setup. At this price point your better of looking for a second hand bike from eBay. You will get a much better bike for your money . Yes you state it's light BUT that's because it's only a 13" frame.


You're right, you can get better second hand, you can also get something dangerous and/or in need of many replacement parts. Many parents won't have even basic mechanical skills and the ability to discern if what they've bought is safe or worth the price paid. <£200 for a bike that was put together by a competent mechanic is decent enough. Don't think this is light by any means though, it's heavier than all my adult bikes, least the kid will be getting a better workout.
Going to push both sides of this argument...
For a kid's bike it seems pretty good. I've always had Isla bikes for mine. Bought second hand (always well looked after by previous owners due to the type of people who buy them) and then sold for what I paid for them (pretty much).

My daughter just got her latest Isla; Beinn 26 large (comparable to this) used for around £300 (they go for £300 - £350). It's 9.5kg so a bit lighter than this but not much.

Second hand value for this one is going to be next to nothing.

Even if you bought a brand new Isla (£440 ouch!) you'd get £300 minimum back resale, total cost of ownership of £140

If you can afford the initial outlay then Isla take some beating.
spongefactory6 h, 49 m ago

Going to push both sides of this argument...For a kid's bike it seems …Going to push both sides of this argument...For a kid's bike it seems pretty good. I've always had Isla bikes for mine. Bought second hand (always well looked after by previous owners due to the type of people who buy them) and then sold for what I paid for them (pretty much).My daughter just got her latest Isla; Beinn 26 large (comparable to this) used for around £300 (they go for £300 - £350). It's 9.5kg so a bit lighter than this but not much.Second hand value for this one is going to be next to nothing.Even if you bought a brand new Isla (£440 ouch!) you'd get £300 minimum back resale, total cost of ownership of £140If you can afford the initial outlay then Isla take some beating.


This makes very good sense. I nearly pulled the trigger on a second hand very good condition isla beinn 20" for £200 but had to go for a 20" carrera from halfords. The family were paying and didn't want a second hand bike. Very pleased with he carrera though for £180. Very light and looks the biz.
spongefactory6 h, 53 m ago

Going to push both sides of this argument...For a kid's bike it seems …Going to push both sides of this argument...For a kid's bike it seems pretty good. I've always had Isla bikes for mine. Bought second hand (always well looked after by previous owners due to the type of people who buy them) and then sold for what I paid for them (pretty much).My daughter just got her latest Isla; Beinn 26 large (comparable to this) used for around £300 (they go for £300 - £350). It's 9.5kg so a bit lighter than this but not much.Second hand value for this one is going to be next to nothing.Even if you bought a brand new Isla (£440 ouch!) you'd get £300 minimum back resale, total cost of ownership of £140If you can afford the initial outlay then Isla take some beating.


You must have very good kids who've been taught to look after things - most I see just throw their £500 bikes on the ground and wreck them in a short while! Parents with money (or at least credit) and no parenting skills.
Besford4 h, 21 m ago

You must have very good kids who've been taught to look after things - …You must have very good kids who've been taught to look after things - most I see just throw their £500 bikes on the ground and wreck them in a short while! Parents with money (or at least credit) and no parenting skills.


It's a shame that this is your experience. My kids (and the others we ride with) understand that they are lucky to have these bikes and take care of them. That said, ours get raced and there's a big difference between dumping the thing on the ground ("go and pick it up and park it correctly") and breaking them in a race ("At least you overtook him first!").

Care for it like it's your brother, but ride it like you stole it :-)
daern2nd May

It's a shame that this is your experience. My kids (and the others we ride …It's a shame that this is your experience. My kids (and the others we ride with) understand that they are lucky to have these bikes and take care of them. That said, ours get raced and there's a big difference between dumping the thing on the ground ("go and pick it up and park it correctly") and breaking them in a race ("At least you overtook him first!"). Care for it like it's your brother, but ride it like you stole it :-)


What if you hate your brother and beat him up?
spongefactory7 h, 1 m ago

What if you hate your brother and beat him up?


Then, I'm afraid life dealt you a bad hand, but it's still no excuse not to care for your bicycle...

You just need to get out and ride it a bit more now, Mr Spongefactory ;-)
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