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Hey guys I am looking for some long trails with very little steep hills near north Jersey. My daughter is a new rider and needs some more seat time to build confidence. She does a great on moderate hills but she needs more time riding and less time on the brakes. Her hand gets fatigued because it's a hilly wooded ride. Some open space would be nice.

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Hey guys I am looking for some long trails with very little steep hills near north Jersey. My daughter is a new rider and needs some more seat time to build confidence. She does a great on moderate hills but she needs more time riding and less time on the brakes. Her hand gets fatigued because it's a hilly wooded ride. Some open space would be nice.

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Thanks for the idea. Hills are kinda unavoidable here. I'm looking at Lost Trails in PA.

In a couple years the brake lever will be easier to pull and local is good to go.

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Take the brake lever off and have someone cut and reweld so its closer to her hand size... did this when my little one started riding made a world of difference to her

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Take the brake lever off and have someone cut and reweld so its closer to her hand size... did this when my little one started riding made a world of difference to her

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Great idea thanks.

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Never understood why kids quads had adult levers on them. How can a kit ride when the lever is such a stretch

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Never understood why kids quads had adult levers on them. How can a kit ride when the lever is such a stretch

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Agreed. My daughter is tall and athletic. She plays goalie for soccer and pitcher in softball and gripping the handle is an issue.

If it wasn't for the foot brake I wouldn't trust her riding it.

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When i did ours the first time i was heating and bending but alum is to fragile to bend and when i got it to the point i wanted it i broke it. so i just took my alum welder and put it where i wanted it and worked perfect...
 

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I think I found a better path. I am going to just replace these cable driven drum brakes with a hydrologic disc system or a hydrologic clutch conversion on the drums.

This way the brakes are vastly improved and the lever can actually be adjusted for easier squeezing.

To change to a disc setup is only 120 so it's not bad at all.

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