Ideally, GG riders have bikes with disk brakes, 5-7 gears, and wheels that are 20" or 24". The tires are no larger than 2.5" wide and the weight is less than 24 lbs. At this age, front suspension is not recommended because it adds unnecessary weight.
Disk brakes are preferred, but cantilever brakes can work fine at this weight. We like to have a geared bike, but if your child is ripping on a single speed that is not a major issue. The key is to have a light bike that works well – something your child feels confident riding.
A well-fitting, appropriate bike can go a long way towards having your child enjoy a fun and ultimately a positive camp experience. All Middle Ring (MR) kids ideally have 26-29" wheels that are 2.2-2.7 wide, front suspension, disk brakes, and ideally, a dropper post. many riders will have dual suspension, but it is not mandatory. Your child's weight and skill level help determine dual suspension and flat or clip in pedals.
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