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From firsthand experience I would say weaker front brakes and stronger rear brakes. When I was about 8 years old I was riding very fast and stopped short with the front brake, I went flying over the handlebars headfirst into the pavement (I wasn't a light kid either, I was actually one of the huskier kids), my helmet may have saved my life that day, I still ...


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With young children is very rare for them to have the hand strength to cause a problem with brake strength. Their hands are small and weak, giving small reach hence low level action in the brake handle. Children bikes are built using cheap components (Even the components on the best children bike rate just above BSO adult bike components) The bikes for my ...


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You have to make a distinction between the front and rear brakes. Strong rear brakes aren't dangerous, but strong front brakes (when in inexperienced hands) can cause a crash. For a bike that small, I'd go with a weaker front brake. The kid won't be going fast enough to warrant big stopping power. The rear brake isn't as important. I would leave it ...



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