Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Sister Lakes, MI
If you are staying on dirt roads, then the Wee would be fine to start out with. I spend a lot of time exploring dirt backroads and even moderately well-maintained trails around my area on my Wee, and it has been fine. The only things that can get tricky are deep, loose sand or mud, and I am sure that the more street oriented tires are a big contributor, and knobbies would help - but it's a pretty heavy (and front-heavy) bike for that kind of terrain.
If you plan to get into significantly rougher stuff, the Wee isn't that well-suited for it to begin with, let alone as a "learning bike".
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