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Hi
Just after some advice on riding gear for my son.
He's 9 and getting into bikes and is really keen on going on the back of my bike.

We had a look at J & S today but there wasn't much there for kids, although we did find a helmet that fit him.
We didn't buy anything as I thought I'd just get him sized up then trawl eBay for second had stuff ( he'll probably grow out of it soon and need replacing).

Has anyone found a decent store/we'd site that sells kids gear as eBay is doing my head in.
Type in "Kids Helmet" Boys motorbike jacket" and it shows 31,567 items, all men's.

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Cycle Gear has some stuff as well. I kinda sorta lucked out as my kid has, as stated by the guy working in the ski shop, "A huge dome" so he wears an adult small helmet since he was 8. Kinda not lucked out as kids helmets would be cheaper.

I hear ya on the growing out of stuff. Bought him some new dirt bike boots because he outgrew his old ones. Had a period we couldn't ride, they are still NIB and he doesn't fit them anymore. Ugh.
 

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My 9 year-old daughter rides in the dirt. She's all about Fox gear and I'm happy because her helmet is ECE and DOT certified. You could snap the visor off and hit the streets. Most of that dirt gear could serve double-duty for street protection. I think the challenge will be finding a proper set of pants and jacket.

https://www.foxracing.com/moto/youth/

FWIW, my daughter hasn't outgrown most of her gear. Helmet, knee and elbow pads, roost all fit after 2 years. Every kid sprouts different though. I have replaced her boots every year. She's gotten taller but not bigger, so it's really been about length of her legs and torso.
 
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Cycle Gear has some stuff as well. I kinda sorta lucked out as my kid has, as stated by the guy working in the ski shop, "A huge dome" so he wears an adult small helmet since he was 8. Kinda not lucked out as kids helmets would be cheaper.

I hear ya on the growing out of stuff. Bought him some new dirt bike boots because he outgrew his old ones. Had a period we couldn't ride, they are still NIB and he doesn't fit them anymore. Ugh.
Hahahaha, massive dome.......cheeky f*!+er, but funny.
 
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My 9 year-old daughter rides in the dirt. She's all about Fox gear and I'm happy because her helmet is ECE and DOT certified. You could snap the visor off and hit the streets. Most of that dirt gear could serve double-duty for street protection. I think the challenge will be finding a proper set of pants and jacket.

https://www.foxracing.com/moto/youth/

FWIW, my daughter hasn't outgrown most of her gear. Helmet, knee and elbow pads, roost all fit after 2 years. Every kid sprouts different though. I have replaced her boots every year. She's gotten taller but not bigger, so it's really been about length of her legs and torso.
That's a good point, I was mainly looking at road gear but he has mentioned about having a scrambler so gear that can be worn doing both would be the way to go
 

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J&S stuff is actually realy good value, but do expect to pay over £100 for jacket and trousers. I am fortunate the the eldest, now 13, is much bigger built than his 11 year old brother so i get double time use out of his stuff when handed down. Depends on the size of your 9 year old depends on what size stuff he needs. Both now out of the Smaller set, I'll see if I can get them from their mothers next time I am out. your welcome to them even just to check for size wise.
 
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J&S stuff is actually realy good value, but do expect to pay over £100 for jacket and trousers. I am fortunate the the eldest, now 13, is much bigger built than his 11 year old brother so i get double time use out of his stuff when handed down. Depends on the size of your 9 year old depends on what size stuff he needs. Both now out of the Smaller set, I'll see if I can get them from their mothers next time I am out. your welcome to them even just to check for size wise.
Hi Grumpyfrog

He is quite tall for his age (4"10) but quite skinny, although he did try on a large boys jacket that wasn't too bad.
 
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