Looking for FS bike for my 12 yo daughter

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Looking for FS bike for my 12 yo daughter
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Posted: Dec 4, 2018 at 6:01 Quote
My daughter is really getting into riding and starting to do some technical, steeps. It’s totally awesome! She’s 4’11” and growing. She needs a small or XS bike now. I want a good fitting bike so she feels comfortable pushing herself. I’m lookong at couple of lightly used small 29 inch wheeled bikes. Does it make semse to get her a 29er wheeled bike or is that probably too big of wheels. Should I look for 27.5 or even 26?

Any help is appreciated.

Dad of a aggro girl

Posted: Dec 14, 2018 at 18:09 Quote
tauren58 wrote:
My daughter is really getting into riding and starting to do some technical, steeps. It’s totally awesome! She’s 4’11” and growing. She needs a small or XS bike now. I want a good fitting bike so she feels comfortable pushing herself. I’m lookong at couple of lightly used small 29 inch wheeled bikes. Does it make semse to get her a 29er wheeled bike or is that probably too big of wheels. Should I look for 27.5 or even 26?

Any help is appreciated.

Dad of a aggro girl

For reference, I’m 5’ 2”and I find most small 27.5 too big for me, so 29 are likely going to be too big for your daughter.

Posted: Dec 15, 2018 at 0:21 Quote
tauren58 wrote:
My daughter is really getting into riding and starting to do some technical, steeps. It’s totally awesome! She’s 4’11” and growing. She needs a small or XS bike now. I want a good fitting bike so she feels comfortable pushing herself. I’m lookong at couple of lightly used small 29 inch wheeled bikes. Does it make semse to get her a 29er wheeled bike or is that probably too big of wheels. Should I look for 27.5 or even 26?

Any help is appreciated.

Dad of a aggro girl

What's your budget? I would go 27.5 in extra small for sure. She will grow into it I'm sure. 29 Geo gets wack at smaller sizing so I would avoid that. No reason to buy a 29er since she is smaller. Small deal with travel. No need to buy a 160mm enduro bike for someone that can't use all of the travel.

Posted: Dec 21, 2018 at 10:09 Quote
Thank you for the tips, I will avoid 29ers and look hard at finding a 26inch or 27.

Cheers!

Posted: Jan 2, 2019 at 22:59 Quote
I totally agree with both posters... I'm 5'2 and am happy on an extra small in most makes. I would look at the Liv Intrigue or Hail as a first bike!
Good luck!

Posted: Jan 12, 2019 at 16:16 Quote
I have recently been taking my 12 year old daughter out on the bikes, same height. Bit of park and downhill. We have been using a Specialized Rayne, small. its basically a Stumpjumper. 27.5 and works well for her.

Posted: Jan 12, 2019 at 16:26 Quote
Another option, a little bit different which has worked for my daughter and some of her friends is a Slope style bike. 26" and they can take a beating. great for jumping and some of the rough stuff. usually shorter travel though.

Posted: Feb 6, 2019 at 11:33 Quote
Thanks for the helpful reply’s! I found a used small specialized Safire comp full suspension bike with 26” wheels that should work great. I want to see her really get the bug before I throw down big bucks for a bike for her. I’m interested in the LIVs and Giant Reign for the future!

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