Kids Downhill Mountain Bikes
Some people might consider downhill mountain biking to be much too dangerous a sport for a young child to engage in. However, downhill muontain biking can be tailored to fit the ability of any athlete - young or old. Downhill mountain bike frames can be similarly adjusted to fit young children. Many large-scale retailres, such as Wal-Mart, Target, and K-Mart boast a wide variety of kids mountain bikes; however, the quality of these bikes is dubious, as they have all been manufactured on a large scale basis, and not by smaller, more involved companies that emphasize hand-tuning and quality.
When buying your child a downhill muntain bike, you want to ensure that the frame is not too big for them, that the handlebars stretch a managable distance away from the frame, and that your child's hands are big enough to work the brakes while still steering the bicycle. It is of the utmost importance that you stress bike safety to yuor child - always have them wear a downhill mountain bike helmet, and teach them to evaluate the relative danger implicit on any downhill mountain bike trail.