Kids DH Bike Part 3: XS Specialized Demo 8

Kids DH Bike Part 3: XS Specialized Demo 8

This XS 2013 Demo 8 is the ultimate downhill machine for the little shredders that need more than a trail bike for the terrain they ride.  We started with an XS Specialized frame and carefully picked each component to make this bike optimal for a small rider.  Our goal was to get this bike to work for three years, from age 9 (4'5", 85lbs.) to age 12 (5'6" 125lbs.). This took creativity, attention to detail, and a solid understanding of the options available for each component.

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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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