Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Where to find the Best Children's Bike

Where do you buy your children's bike at?  Adults that are interested in triathlon, mountain, or quality cruising usually choose to shop at at reputable bike shop.  But, what about children's bikes?
Well, not too long ago I bought a cute princess bike for my daughter at a popular department store.  It was almost $100 with tax and I regretted this purchase only after a week.
Here 's why:
*assembling took almost 2 hours
*the little bike was too heavy and not easy to pedal
*it easily tipped over
*a pedal fell off after 2 weeks

This is when I visited The Bike Shop Hawaii to buy a Specialized HotRock bike.  Yes, it costs a bit more but well worth it!  She will be riding this size for the next 2 years so it better be good. 

Why I like it:
*12" A1 Premium Aluminum coaster-style frame is light and low to the ground, with forward BB for an easy transition from a tricycle or bigwheel

*Alloy blade fork keeps the weight down and looks like a big kid's bike
*Lightweight alloy rims are tough enough for any curb-hopping adventure
*Specialized Rhythm Lite Sport tires will take a kid from the driveway to the dirt confidently
*BMX-style, 2-piece lightweight alloy handlebar puts kids in a comfortable and confident position
* Customer Service! They assemble it and will educate you. 
* Warranty for 1 year
*Free adjustments!
*Oh, and yes, it's pink and very stylish!
For all of my Hawaii readers are is some more about the Bike Shop Hawaii:
They have 3 locations in Honolulu, Kailua, and Aiea. From high-end road bikes streamlined for speed to reliable commuter bikes built for running errands or getting to work, you'll find these ends of the spectrum and everything in between.

Shipping your Bike to or from Hawaii?
If you live in the US you can ship your bicycle or bring it with you on the airplane. Most bicycle shops can box your bicycle and arrange for UPS or FedEx to pick it up. Once it arrives they will assemble, check and adjust it.
Bicycle rentals are also available 24 hrs a day.
Visit them at one of their locations today.  I would love to hear about your Bike Shop experience so let me know. 


  1. Hi Patrice,

    What a wealth of information here:) Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm your newest follower.

    Kind Regards,

  2. Thanks for the info! My soon to be 4yo's uncle bought her this as her Birthday present.. hoping she likes it!!


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