Is this spec any good for 1st MTB for 14 year old

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Heltor Chasca
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Re: Is this spec any good for 1st MTB for 14 year old

Postby Heltor Chasca » 31 Mar 2017, 1:40pm

[XAP]Bob wrote:29 is likely to be very large for a 14yo I'd have thought


You would have thought

My 15 year old daughter is over 5'10" now. Her Dawes Super Galaxy would be perfect as an Audax bike for me. Only her bike is bigger than I can fit comfortably.

What is in the water these days that grows the kids so tall? Good luck with your purchase. I love 27.5 flavoured MTBs. (without starting a debate)

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Re: Is this spec any good for 1st MTB for 14 year old

Postby Kojak » 31 Mar 2017, 2:06pm

Wayneb71 wrote:The plus points for smaller wheels are purely based on handling ability for the terrain he will be mainly using it on.

He is average height for his age, probably around 5`7, but still growing of course.

Thanks


I see thanks for the explanation.
I have a giant Tough Road that I bought to replace a substantially heavier Gary Fisher mountain bike.
The Fisher had smaller wheels (I think they were 26") I use both on similiar terrain of grass, gravel tracks, occasional tree roots and small pot hole like ditches on either flat or inclines and haven't noticed any change.