5 year old bike

Agent009
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5 year old bike

Postby Agent009 » Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:28 am

My wife was just about to buy this for our 5 year old son's birthday:

https://wildcatbikes.com/products/copy- ... 3626101859

I stopped her at the last second and told her not to (but I'm not sure why).

Would this be suitable for a 5 year old? My wife thought because it was close to the ground with big tyres, it would suit him nicely (he's been riding a balance bike for last 2 years).

But for some reason I think this could be a bad option. Plus the handlebars look too high.

Thoughts? Thanks.

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MattyK
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Re: 5 year old bike

Postby MattyK » Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:50 am

It's a stunt bike. Does your 5yo ride half pipe or skate parks regularly? If not, it's the wrong bike.

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Re: 5 year old bike

Postby Agent009 » Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:06 am

Thanks! I'll rule it out!

Any suggestions for a bike then?

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Re: 5 year old bike

Postby find_bruce » Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:01 am

Agent009 wrote:Any suggestions for a bike then?

I have moved your post the Children's Bikes forum as there are plenty of recommendations & quoted you so you will get a notification that points to where it has moved..

I got the byk 350 for my boy when he was 5, its light, simple & robust. A 5 yo will outgrow the bike long before any part wears out & the only thing you need to be careful of is rust. No need to spend a lot of money - I picked the 350 up from Gumtree for $50 + a new chain due to rust. Gumtree search for byk

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Re: 5 year old bike

Postby ValleyForge » Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:15 pm

Absolutely another vote for Byk. Not cool for teenagers, but great bikes to get started on.
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Re: 5 year old bike

Postby Tamiya » Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:36 pm

Agent009 wrote:My wife was just about to buy this for our 5 year old son's birthday:

https://wildcatbikes.com/products/copy- ... 3626101859

I stopped her at the last second and told her not to (but I'm not sure why).

Would this be suitable for a 5 year old? My wife thought because it was close to the ground with big tyres, it would suit him nicely (he's been riding a balance bike for last 2 years).

But for some reason I think this could be a bad option. Plus the handlebars look too high.

Thoughts? Thanks.


Mini BMX aren't sized for little kids, they're more for BIG kids :lol:

They ride crap if you're hoping to sit on the saddle, that "seat" is mere padding to prevent your butt hitting the wheel :wink: miniX riders ride them on the pedals.

Could be fun if you've got a Pump track to ride on.

They're crazy expensive for what they are... :?


For kiddie bikes ByK has good name locally, but most brands offer decent 16" or 20" too.

Though Kids at kinder seem to value pictures of cartoons &/or superheroes on their bikes more than a fancy brandname... :P

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Re: 5 year old bike

Postby 10speedsemiracer » Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:20 pm

How about a Jamis for $219:

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https://www.pushys.com.au/jamis-laser-16-kids-bike-2018-gloss-black.html, also comes in Victory Red.

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Re: 5 year old bike

Postby Agent009 » Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:41 am

Thanks, the Jamis looks the goods!

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