The Boy® had Thursday and Friday off from school this past week. So along with the Well Kept Wife we all decided to take a much deserved break from the rigors of corporate life.
On Friday afternoon, the Boy® and I headed to the place that holds most of my money...Gear West...as we were looking to upgrade him from his 20" clown bike to the real deal: a 24" bike with no coaster brake and 21 gears of impending daredevil-death-defying acts of pure speed and exhilaration.
I love bike shopping. Almost as much as looking at next year's BMW models. And this was no exception. I had done my homework and conferred with some local experts (thx Mario!) and we immediately dialed in on the Trek line of kids bikes.
We settled on the Trek MT 220, in nice blue with rich Corinthian leather. What is seriously great about this line of bikes is Trek's Dialed for the Ride setup. With its durable aluminum frame and front suspension, the MT 220 is ready for all the fun a kid can shell out. The Dialed crank has two pedal positions for growing legs.
The frame is aluminum....still heavy by our tri-bike standards but it seems lighter than the 20" clown bike he just grew out of. The quality Bontrager, Shimano and SRAM components should keep the ride going for a few years, at least.
And the smile this kid had on when they put him on a wind-trainer for his fit was something only a Dad can understand. Now he wants a wind-trainer so he can ride alongside Dad this winter. Now, I'm getting verklempt! Talk amongst yourselves for a moment. Or just check out this video of a boy and his first real bike.