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I took my 5-year old riding around the Lost Lake area a couple months ago on
his Haro 16’’ BMX. I felt bad spinning an easy gear while the little guy
ground it out. I was also getting questioning looks from the fully armored
adults that we passed. Shortly thereafter, I picked up this exact bike. I was
uncomfortable shelling out 1k. But, many of my son’s mates play ipad/video
games (which we constantly bag on), so I decided to throw him a bone.
In the end, I’m extremely happy with the purchase. We’ve been on a plethora of
4-7 mile rides in the endowment lands and it pedals really well. In fact, my
son fixates on the climbs the same way he does riding little features. I’ll be
crushed if he asks for a road bike next.
He’s average size for a 5-year old, so the bike is definitely on the big side.
As a result, even with the reach adjust on the Tektro, the lever is a stretch
for him (especially on steeper sections). Though, that’s more about him being
small and ditching the coaster.
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