Kids DH Bike Part 2: Specialized SX Trail

Kids DH Bike Part 2:  Specialized SX Trail

What are you going to do when your little shredder is picking up the speed, needs a bit more bike, but still needs 24" wheels?  While there are some complete build options out there these days - you may want to consider a more personalized approach instead.  You may also be able to find a great deal on a 26" wheel trail bike or frame and build out the right spec from there.  Part 2 details our 2011 Specialized SX Trail build.

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Kids DH Bike Part 1: Kona Stinky 24

Kids DH Bike Part 1:  Kona Stinky 24

Based on my experience - it's never too early to start enjoying the sport of downhill mountain biking. So how do you find the right bike for someone new to the sport? At this point in a rider's experience - it is important to be conservative and look for what you can get starting with a complete bike (24" wheel) versus building something custom.  This post details the 2011 Kona Stinky 24 and our experience making minor modifications to get the suspension dialed in for a beginner 4'5" tall weighing in just over 70 lbs. 

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