I bought a Mongoose 20" Boys Scan R30 Bike for my son for his eighth birthday a few months ago and he loves it. He rides it everywhere. It's lightweight and easy for him to move and maneuver on his own. He's just a little bit too short for him but I figure he'll grow into it in no time. The only problem I had with it was when it arrived. The box had been damaged and there were a few scratches on the bike. I'd recommend buying it in a store rather than online.It was also a huge pain in the neck to assemble. The photos in the instructions barely even looked like the bike, making it much more difficult and time consuming. I ended up assembling parts of it without using instructions at all. It rides great though. After putting it together it was fine.