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Tips for fat biking with children

If your family, like ours, welcomed a few new fat bikes over the holidays, it’s time to get outside and ride. Here are a few tips, and photos, from our recent fat biking fun: Other tips Keep it short – Don’t try to take a multi-hour trek your first time out. Start small – 30 minutes to an… Continue Reading Tips for fat biking with children Continue Reading Tips for fat biking with children
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Bike size is just one factor

Since last spring, our daughter has been riding a 24″ youth road bicycle from Farrier Bicycle Works. While on paper the bike should have fit her, we noticed she was having difficulty during rides – specifically, the stand over the bike was too high, causing her significant pain when she banged into the top tube. After some… Continue Reading Bike size is just one factor Continue Reading Bike size is just one factor
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Death by a thousand cuts

This morning I stumbled across a listing for a “Boy’s All Terrain Fat Bike” from Mongoose which had me wondering – why was it a “boy’s” bike and not just a  bike for kids? The product specifications and description only added to my confusion: “Mongoose boy’s bike gearing: 7 speeds with Shimano rear derailleur for all… Continue Reading Death by a thousand cuts Continue Reading Death by a thousand cuts
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Saddle Height For Kids

I constantly see kids riding with their saddle’s too low.  As a reminder, bike seats are called saddles since they are straddled and not meant to carry all your weight which is actually shared by your arms and legs.  However, the part that holds the saddle is still called a seat post. Smaller kids riding… Continue Reading Saddle Height For Kids Continue Reading Saddle Height For Kids
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Dangerous Brakes Warning – Bad Caliper Brakes

There are many topics to cover with kids bikes and I will try to cover many in future posts.  For today, I’m going to focus on one of the biggest issues and problems with kids bikes (and some adult bikes) – the brakes.  Judging by the empty racks in places like Target, there were a… Continue Reading Dangerous Brakes Warning – Bad Caliper Brakes Continue Reading Dangerous Brakes Warning – Bad Caliper Brakes
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