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Old 09.06.2020, 15:59
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Online store for kids bikes?

Both Chainreaction.ch and Wiggle are out of stock (as are lots of others) for many bikes including kids bikes with 24" wheels which is what I want.

Any more ideas for webshops or real shops (but with a website which bothers to actually show the sort of range they sell)?

I want a low end real bike - 'the less features' the better as the weight will be lower.

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Re: Online store for kids bikes?

gonser.ch, jumbo.ch, bikester.ch, decathlon.ch, coop bau und hobby


jumbo.ch has now some deals for bikes (also kids) and there is a 'gutschein' for -15% on top of that this month: 2044000013033
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Re: Online store for kids bikes?

I have bought kids bikes from bikester.ch in the past, never had a problem with them.
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Old 09.06.2020, 16:20
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Re: Online store for kids bikes?

Decathlon has been gaining a name for selling reasonably specced bikes. I've no idea about kids bikes but they could have stock.

https://www.decathlon.ch/ch_en/more-...html?cat=14130

Of note is that bike sales have rocketed during the last few months. Might have affected kids bikes as well.
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Old 09.06.2020, 16:28
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I have bought kids bikes from bikester.ch in the past, never had a problem with them.
Don't they ship from Czech Republic or somewhere?

People on here have had problems in the past I seem to recall.

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Decathlon has been gaining a name for selling reasonably specced bikes. I've no idea about kids bikes but they could have stock.
I looked at one from Decathlon - it was 16.5Kg ! For a kids bike!
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Old 09.06.2020, 16:37
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Re: Online store for kids bikes?

Okay, thanks for the help. Bikester has one which is only 10.47Kg, Shimano gears and no cheap front forks with suspension to go wrong.
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I looked at one from Decathlon - it was 16.5Kg ! For a kids bike!
but with the money you save you could get a nice angle grinder and have your dirty way with it. Their MTB range appears to be steel, the triban road bikes appear to be "lighter" at around the 10kg mark.

Steel bikes are great, if you're not competing and riding up hills.
What height is the kid? Would an xs or xxs adult frame work? Then you might be getting shimano/sram components that are somewhat better known other than the rather mysterious "shimano 7 speed" and a bunch of tektro.
Women specific bikes usually come with smaller frame options and a shorter stem/different saddle.
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Steel bikes are great, if you're not competing and riding up hills.
What height is the kid? Would an xs or xxs adult frame work? Then you might be getting shimano/sram components that are somewhat better known other than the rather mysterious "shimano 7 speed" and a bunch of tektro.
Women specific bikes usually come with smaller frame options and a shorter stem/different saddle.
There are only hills where we live!


There's nothing wrong with Shimano Altus.
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Re: Online store for kids bikes?

Hi Tom


How about checking in your neighborhood ?


https://velomarkt.ch/veloboerse/luze...es/kindervelos


Saves postage, possible return problems, and keeps bikes out of the scrap.
Prices can be very reasonable, then you don't worry as much when you get a few scratches or scrapes.


Good luck with your search.
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Old 09.06.2020, 17:02
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How about checking in your neighborhood ?


https://velomarkt.ch/veloboerse/luze...es/kindervelos

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Thanks - I have been checking secondhand bikes for some time and every child's bike I have bought so far here have been from Veloborses (apart from one Puky).

Anyway, I've bought one now so that's one job done.
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Re: Online store for kids bikes?

Yes, Velobourse and Winterbourse are superb sources for kids gear, when they are growing up. As you always need the next size up every year.


I thought of them as more of a 'rental' purchase, as you could always sell the old gear the following year.
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Old 09.06.2020, 17:22
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Re: Online store for kids bikes?

I saw a headline in the news just the other day that was about bikes becoming sold out (people buying them up more than usual), but that was in the US.

We've actually bought the last two bikes for our son used, on tutti.ch or ricardo.ch. But that was in part because he outgrows them after a couple of years. They've all worked out really well.
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Re: Online store for kids bikes?

I have 2 Serious Rockvilles (from bikester.ch) for sale, just waiting for my kids' new bikes to arrive before putting up the ad. The bikes are about 2 years old. PM me if you would like more details.

Ah, just saw that I am too late.
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Don't they ship from Czech Republic or somewhere?

People on here have had problems in the past I seem to recall.



I looked at one from Decathlon - it was 16.5Kg ! For a kids bike!
We didn't have problems with them tbh, but you have to take into account the borders are not so....fluid anymore.

Also, do you want each of them new? We're done with buying new stuff for kids.

You might want to check this out

https://www.pro-velo.ch/de/angebote/veloboersen/
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Weight and brakes were the two critical factors when buying my boy's bikes, I would not consider buying a kid's bike without disc brakes. It is foolish to rule out second hand bikes as there are some great options available when wealthy people buy their kid's bikes that are barely used. I bought a Merida for my son, RRP Chf1950 here, 27.5 wheels, disc brakes, 120mm forks, 11kg, my 9yo has piloted this down black runs in 3 countries. I need to replace the wheels this summer but given the beating it has had amazing buy for Chf350.

Comencal and Merida are two brands that have good quality light weight bikes.
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Don't they ship from Czech Republic or somewhere?

People on here have had problems in the past I seem to recall.
FWIW I've been using them for years and have had no issues. I've had a couple of orders since shutdown which took a couple of days longer than usual but otherwise no problem.
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Re: Online store for kids bikes?

I bought all the bikes on galaxus.ch, good price, fast shipping!
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Weight and brakes were the two critical factors when buying my boy's bikes, I would not consider buying a kid's bike without disc brakes. It is foolish to rule out second hand bikes as there are some great options available when wealthy people buy their kid's bikes that are barely used. I bought a Merida for my son, RRP Chf1950 here, 27.5 wheels, disc brakes, 120mm forks, 11kg, my 9yo has piloted this down black runs in 3 countries. I need to replace the wheels this summer but given the beating it has had amazing buy for Chf350.

Comencal and Merida are two brands that have good quality light weight bikes.
where would you buy such a bike? Veloborse? Tutti? Traildevils?
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where would you buy such a bike? Veloborse? Tutti? Traildevils?
Tutti.ch is best when you search locally using a brand name, Specialized ect.
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Re: Online store for kids bikes?

i've bought a number of kids bikes here:

https://www.islabikes.co.uk/childrens/

delivered to switzerland cheaply and quickly.

they are so much better than any other kids bikes i've ever seen.
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