Raleigh MTN Scout XC 24 in. kids' bike is ready for the trails, thanks to a cushy suspension fork and sturdy build.
Butted aluminum frame delivers stable handling and durable performance; sloped top tube accommodates a short stand-over height
Suspension fork delivers 50mm of travel to take the jolts out of bumps, roots and rough trail features
21 gears handle all sorts of grades, making easy work of the ups, downs and arounds; chain ring guard helps protect clothing from getting caught in the crankset
Shimano Revo twist shifters control the Shimano derailleurs for precise shifts
Promax V-brakes supply reliable stopping power; the brake levers are sized for small hands
Specs on the Raleigh MTN Scout XC 24 in. kids' bike are subject to change
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Comments about Raleigh MTN Scout XC 24'' Kids' Bike - 2012:
I struggled trying to find reviews on this bike, so I hope this helps. I bought this bike for my son's b-day gift, he's turning 8, knowing that it might be a bit large at first, but wanting to skip the 20" from his present 16" kiddie bike. But my son was just too small for this 24". The bike is a GREAT value, it has nice entry level components and is worth upgrading through the next several years of wear and abuse. It's relatively lightweight too. After sizing it up and seeing my son struggle with it's size (he's about 60lbs, 4"6") I decided to get the 20" Rowdy; which I think is a fine bike, but doesn't give you the value of this Scout XC. I think that if your Son/Daughter is a bit bigger and has been riding longer this bike will work, but my son just took off the training wheels last year and this is just too big of a leap for him to make safely. Also, the finish/paint of the bike was very unexpected, the photo looks great- I thought it was a nice matte metallic silver/grey, but in actuality its a gloss grey with more red highlights than appear in the photo, so I was actually a bit disappointed seeing it in person. The 20" Rowdy will probably last him until he's 10, when I'll see whether he can make the jump into a quality 26", small, MTB. I expect to probably be able to sell the Rowdy at that time and get 1/2 my money back, as I think the demand for the 20" aluminum MTB with shifters exists.
Was this a gift?:
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend