Re: LEM 50cc Condor for 3yr old ???
I agree with Shano that the suspension on the mini is nothing compared to the full size 50's and 90's. However, the bike is very small at only @110 pounds. Used for riding around the yard and on trails, the bike is fine. My son climbs hills and flies over smaller hills that I usually go air-born over on my 400ex. The rear drum brake has worked well, but I would have loved it, if it had the front drum brakes too. Bone stock, the mini is very slow. For a 3 year old I'd leave it that way. At those slower speeds, the suspension and brakes are fine. As you step it up when the kid gets older, more caution is advised. But when your kid is 3, 4, 5 or 10 .... would you not always supervise them? The mini is a great little starter bike. This is what Kasea had in mind designing the mini, a place for the 3-6 year olds to get started. I'm glad I didn't get the bigger Skyhawk 50 for my son who just turned 5. The larger youth bikes are just too big for a kid his age, size and weight. He loves riding it and with every minute of seat time, he gets better and better at controlling the bike. When he gets older, the transition to the Skyhawk 50/90 will be a breeze. On another note, I've had several people offer to buy it off me when my son steps up. You will have no problem selling it when you're ready and the resale value is just as impressive. Like raptor720 told me when we talked about the mini, know your limitations and what the bikes intended use is for.