Me and my partner Kellie have been married for... well, neaerly a year now. We're both Real Estate agents. As partners, I believe we offer our clients services that only a 'married team" can provide. Well, sorry, all of that is 'off topic.'
Kellie's oldest son just turned 17. Frankly? He's a Big Boy. Even for his age, he's over 6'... and heavy. Well over the range for his height, etc. He also has 'learning issues' - that our local school is addressing via their 'Speical Ed' program. Bless them.
In the recent past, we've bought him bicycles so he could get around, visit friends, etc. But realize this: the current rage in bicycles is BMX and Mountain Bikes. All of these have special suspensions, brakes and etc that encourage a teenage boy to ... well, do what Mountain Bikes do. Jump over curbs. Pound them over bumps in the road. Pop 'Wheelies" off of driveways. You get the idea. And all of these bikes have ended up broken; and broken badly at that. To the point of pitch-and-toss into the dumpster.
It's been a rough few years since this boy hit Puberty, and got big, large, and heavy... like really fast.
For his coming birthday (Sept 20), Kellie and I shopped. We found him a "cruiser bike" - made in the style of the mid-50's. Big tires and wheels. Big handlebars. A big and wide seat.
More important: coaster brake and simple 3-speed control on the rear carrier.
None of this fancy caliper brakes, front-and-rear suspension, small wheels, and latest-rage carp that will encourage a kid to go jumping sidewalks at full-tilt-boogie.
To me, this bike looks sturdy-solid. Time will tell. Have you ever bought a similar bike for your kid? Giving them what they NEED, instead of the latest BMX stump-jumper-de-luxe?
Let me know! As usual, our website is at PreviewHomePro.com