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I don't have Kids yet but wanted to find a birthday present for a 5 year old cousin.
Of course I thought about getting him his first bicycle.
I went to 3 shops that had kids bikes and have to say I was quite dissapointed with what was on offer.
The big majority were flashy very cheap looking plastic bicycles (Often full of disney or whatever stickers), these sometimes almost looked dangerous to ride.
I ended up finding him a Pucky bike which seemed OK (not so cheap though) but it wasn't anything really special about that bike.
So I wanted to hear from you what would you wish to see in future kids bikes?
Ex. what could be done to increase (Safety, easy riding for kids....
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Really powerful brakes
No accessories or other junk (though my own 5 year old just wants a bike with training wheels and pink and tassels and etc)
There are a few good makers. ByK, Islabikes, Frog, and they are starting to move the more mainstream brands forward it seems. Mini or micro race bmx bikes are also a lightweight high spec option but they aren't cheap.
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They definitely need shorter cranks though, as was pointed out to me recently. Most are disproportionately long compared to the height or leg length of the intended rider.
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Lighter weight, decent brakes (kid sized levers) decent cranks are a good start... oh ... and some way of preventing the bike from being dropped sideways to the ground and killing the grips that isn't a stand that pushes straight through the grass please.
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