View Full Version : WTB Islabikes 26" bike

04-28-2019, 08:48 PM
Hi everyone, since Isla Bikes stopped US sales, we're a bit stuck for a new bike for my son (really, this is for kid #3, which means #1 and #2 need to move up a bike :)). I'd really like a 26" Beinn in good condition. I would be willing to consider similar bikes too. Anyone have one to sell?

Budget - ca. $400


04-28-2019, 10:24 PM
I came very close to getting my boys a pair of Luaths for quite the premium price - even closer to a Frog 56 & a 58.

In the end it just seemed like a lot of money.

I got them Raleigh Rowdys in the 20 and 24 inch sizes. $420 for both.

I'll admit to doing some upgrades before giving them, but they were still under $600 together.

I, and they, couldn't be happier.

04-29-2019, 04:29 PM
I've considered doing something like that, but it's pretty hard to find parts in the kid's sizes (e.g. finding light 24" wheels or handlebars is tough). The big bike offerings are getting better, so that the gap between Islabike and the mainstream is not as great as it used to be.