I just layby-ed one of these for Miss almost 10, sized very small. She is a very happy little girl. Or rather, will be - when I've paid off the layby. That will just in time for her birthday.
Miss almost 10 has had a steel heavyweight from Kmart for a few years. Is now sick of the single speed and desparately wanted a bike with gears. Also sensibly did not want a "kids" mountain bike with redundant compression forks... "what's the point of them? I don't ride mountains". Plus my favourite comment..."they are so chunky & ugly. The road bikes are pretty".
Got it at Goldcross Richmond - were very helpful guys. Nice specials too.