This question has probably been asked before - my apologies if so, I can't find an answer through searching!
My daughter is nearly 5, and the 12" wheel bike she has been riding is way to small, but she didn't quite make it off stabilisers before the start of the winter last year.
We're now looking for the next size up for her - seems like the 16" standard next size up is a bit small though, but the 20" versions are a big jump up, being a bit too big, and involving suspension forks and derailleur gears! I want a practical, no-frills bike of decent components (i.e. weight), so she takes to cycling and keeps at it for life!
I know Isla Bikes are supposed to be great, but the price is high too. Does anyone have any useful tips for bridging the gap between 16 and 20", without spending a fortune?
My younger daughter is 2 and a half, so any bike we buy will at least have another user before long!!!
Visited Holburn Cycles in Aberdeen to discuss today and it seems like a great place, and their advice got me part way there - but any further pearls of wisdom?!