The CTC did a review of the Islabike and Dawes in September 2011. The article gives both bikes a favourable review, but the Isla comes out on top.
Interesting point for me was about the frame size. Looking at the bikes you would think the Espoir would suit a smaller rider, as the frame is dropped more than the Luath. However CTC reckon that because of the length and the bottom bracket height you need to be taller to ride the Dawes.
A Father of two keen cyclists, both members of Palmer Park Velo, who wanted their own road bikes. This blog will record the problems I had finding road bikes for children, how I fixed up battered eBay purchases, what bikes are on the market, and more. Bike descriptions are posted for information only, and are not reviews unless stated otherwise.