Looking for advice.
Narrowed it down to these two bikes for my 7 year old boy. Fluid 4.2 and Ripcord
Probably will change gear ratios to improve climbing.
We ride and build in Squamish and that other place south of town.
Boy is seven and been riding a Norco Charger. Gear ratio is wacky on that bike and I have not been impressed by the Spinner fork.
Boy wants to ride technical trails - he loves the plunge, loves long rock slabs, and loves roots. He likes half nelson, but prefers other trails. So jumping is not as important as pedalling up then pointing it down.
I think bikes run on spinny things and magic, so while I pretend to understand geometry, gear ratios, and other things - I am actually clueless (bike shops love me).
Already read the NSMB review on the ripcord, and trust Omar. He understands spinny things.
Oh, and looking at the bikes - tell me what I should immediately swap out, while walking to the bike till.
I dont have much to offer other than reps but promise to build more hiking trails (cough).