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Guess the weight of a Kmart kids bike:

Postby thecaptn » Mon Dec 24, 2012 9:16 pm

A friend of ours bought a 40cm bike for her 4yo grandson from Kmart and I offered to assemble it for her. Including training wheels: 11.805 kg.
Would make a good boat anchor.
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Re: Guess the weight of a Kmart kids bike:

Postby Comedian » Mon Dec 24, 2012 9:51 pm

Yep. Kids bikes are often heavier than their parents bikes. Lucky they don't ride them much... I mean I wonder how much they would if they were decent...
Once you can climb hills on a bike it's all downhill. :mrgreen:

Hopefully I'll know what that's like..... one day. :shock: :lol:

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Re: Guess the weight of a Kmart kids bike:

Postby munga » Mon Dec 24, 2012 10:26 pm

i wonder how much would a carbon barbie/buzz lightyear 12" frame might weigh?
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Re: Guess the weight of a Kmart kids bike:

Postby munga » Mon Dec 24, 2012 10:27 pm

i wanna see a sub-3kg kids bike for $1500
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Re: Guess the weight of a Kmart kids bike:

Postby thecaptn » Tue Dec 25, 2012 6:32 am

munga wrote:i wanna see a sub-3kg kids bike for $1500



Including aero bars.
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Re: Guess the weight of a Kmart kids bike:

Postby Wal42 » Tue Dec 25, 2012 6:49 am

thecaptn wrote:A friend of ours bought a 40cm bike for her 4yo grandson from Kmart and I offered to assemble it for her. Including training wheels: 11.805 kg.
Would make a good boat anchor.



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Re: Guess the weight of a Kmart kids bike:

Postby Bobbybobson » Tue Dec 25, 2012 7:28 am

I just fixed up a hard rubbish find for my nephew (5 y.o.) on behalf of my in-laws, and I swear it weighs as much as my 62cm steel roadie.
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Re: Guess the weight of a Kmart kids bike:

Postby jasonc » Wed Dec 26, 2012 5:19 pm

my daughter's 16" avanti weighs more than my roadie...
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Postby visrealm » Wed Dec 26, 2012 5:59 pm

Funny, my kids' bikes also weigh more than mine. That's like me riding a 50Kg bike!!! Crazy!
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Re: Guess the weight of a Kmart kids bike:

Postby jacks1071 » Wed Dec 26, 2012 7:20 pm

Comedian wrote:Yep. Kids bikes are often heavier than their parents bikes. Lucky they don't ride them much... I mean I wonder how much they would if they were decent...


They arn't all rubbish.

Like everything you get what you pay for. Never ceases to amaze me that parents will spend $4k plus on a bike for themselves but wouldn't spend a quarter of that to get a decent bike for junior.

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Re: Guess the weight of a Kmart kids bike:

Postby Snicks » Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:46 pm

@Jacks, that could well be because kids change size so rapidly, somewhat defeating the purpose of buying a 'keeper' bike.

That being said I tend to see many teenagers riding bikes that they probably should have gotten rid of when they were 6...
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Re: Guess the weight of a Kmart kids bike:

Postby jacks1071 » Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:31 pm

Snicks wrote:@Jacks, that could well be because kids change size so rapidly, somewhat defeating the purpose of buying a 'keeper' bike.

That being said I tend to see many teenagers riding bikes that they probably should have gotten rid of when they were 6...


Most adults I know would change their bikes over quicker than the kids would grow out of them :-)

Resale on a decent kids bike is also very good compared to an adult bike.
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Re: Guess the weight of a Kmart kids bike:

Postby Xplora » Sat Dec 29, 2012 2:45 pm

Yep, I was horrified how heavy my 3yr old's Kmart special was, especially after picking up a Madone 5.2 earlier that week. :shock:
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Re: Guess the weight of a Kmart kids bike:

Postby ft_critical » Sat Dec 29, 2012 3:56 pm

jacks1071 wrote:They arn't all rubbish.

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Where are the 16"and 20" models then? It is easy to get 24" at a light weight.

Giant wrote: How much does this bike weigh? It’s a common question, and rightly so. But the truth is, there are no industry standards for claiming bike weights—and this leads to a lot of misinformation. Variances exist based on size, frame material, finish and hardware. And as bikes get lighter, these differences become more critical. At Giant, we believe the only way to truly know the weight of any particular bike is to find out for yourself at your local retailer.


Most manufacturers of kids bikes, i.e., below 24" won't publish the weights of their bikes for fear...
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Re: Guess the weight of a Kmart kids bike:

Postby KenGS » Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:03 pm

ft_critical wrote:Most manufacturers of kids bikes, i.e., below 24" won't publish the weights of their bikes for fear...

I thought it was because there were no scales that could handle them :lol:
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Re: Guess the weight of a Kmart kids bike:

Postby Mulger bill » Sat Dec 29, 2012 11:09 pm

KenGS wrote:
ft_critical wrote:Most manufacturers of kids bikes, i.e., below 24" won't publish the weights of their bikes for fear...

I thought it was because there were no scales that could handle them :lol:

Call BS :P
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Re: Guess the weight of a Kmart kids bike:

Postby Mustang » Sun Dec 30, 2012 6:07 pm

My wife recently came home from a garage sale with a kids bike for $10.00., perfect, could'nt buy the tyres for that, but why have they got two top tubes????
I would estimate it weighs 10/12kg plus???????????????? Grandson had one ride & went straight back to his undersize lightweight :lol:
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Re: Guess the weight of a Kmart kids bike:

Postby MattyK » Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:02 pm

Should this be in the kids bike forum?
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