Found: It’s Never Too Early for Carbon With Mores-Design Petitpierre Running Bike


If you’re the type of parent that thinks nothing but the best is good enough for my child, you may want to have a look at the Petitpierre running bike. Created by Mores design, the goal for the Petitpierre was to elevate the design and technology of children’s bicycles, and what better way to do that than with a carbon frame and fork? There is even an integrated tail light and a rear brake with internal cable routing!

Just how much will this carbon wonder running-bike set you back? Click through for more.

Mores design - exclusive carbon run bike for kids, petitpierre

As you might expect, matching the high end frame and parts is a staggeringly high end price tag of €1,499 or about $2,000. That price tag brings a lot of features like a monocoque carbon frame with 1 1/8 integrated headset with 31.8 stem and bar, quick release wheels, and a carbon seatpost, but still – $2000! At least at that price you are getting an impressively light running bike with complete bikes weighing just 6.6 pounds (7.5 with brakes)! Also you’re probably getting one of the safest running bikes with LED lights built into the saddle and grips, and the ability to stop or slow down with the brake.

Mores was founded in 2011 by Sebastian Mores in Munich, Germany.The Petitpierre is the result of a collaboration with a product designer and a child ergo therapist that joined together to create the ultimate children’s bike.


Darryn - 06/17/13 - 11:46am

Where’s the tapered steerer? The thru axles? The laterally stiff yet vertically compliant seat stays?

Way behind the times.

Velo Zephyr - 06/17/13 - 12:02pm

Will a disc brake model be available?

JMG DC - 06/17/13 - 12:09pm

Stupid, stupid, stupid!!! Plus, kids on running bikes generally lack sufficient hand strength to operate a hand brake. I know, as I’ve taught all 3 of my kids to ride on a Kettler running bike.

plum - 06/17/13 - 12:09pm

31.8 stem and bar

thank god junior’s watt will not be wasted

earlybird - 06/17/13 - 12:15pm

Non driveside fail

Gabe - 06/17/13 - 12:30pm

I might cry if I saw a kid lay one of those down on concrete… Still, awesomesauce! Needs an ax-lightness stem, saddle and post, and schmolke bar. Silicone grips are a must. Are those tires kevlar bead? I hope so. Could possibly drop under 5lbs? Haha! I picked up a strider this weekend, couldn’t have been much heavier than 7lbs. Still, props to those who have the money to mess around with toys like this.

Xris - 06/17/13 - 12:34pm

I want to see a set of mad fibre wheels and carbon siccc disc rotors on this thing. Maybe make an adult size

uglyyeti - 06/17/13 - 12:48pm

My kids both learned to ride on a Skuut running bike with laminated composite frame and fork – plywood.

ccolagio - 06/17/13 - 12:50pm

so you make a custom carbon kids run bike and put an…adult seat on it?! wow, this company is freaking terrible

for reference from…an actual bike company:

Justin Walsh - 06/17/13 - 12:57pm

Striders come in 0.2lbs lighter than this at 6.4lbs. That said, I’d buy one in a heartbeat if $$$ were no concern.
Major style points.

plum - 06/17/13 - 1:35pm

Saddle size is not an error, junior has a massive backside as his lifestyle of opulence affords him calorie-rich indulgences

ASG - 06/17/13 - 1:51pm

Why isn’t it aero?

two hoops - 06/17/13 - 2:20pm

@ccolagio – another Hotwalk, this one customised with a 1 1/8″ stem and 31.8mm handlebars.

pmurf - 06/17/13 - 2:20pm

I think this product is far more for the parent than the kid, haha. But despite its failure to be as light as its materials should allow, there’s probably a market for this, and Sebastian will undoubtedly make money off of it.

cyclocross - 06/17/13 - 2:36pm

Great, so future Biebers can get these and then run all the stop signs just because they’re on a fancy bike. Justin’s right – a Strider is lighter and at 1/20th the price. That’s a lot of pit bikes for the future cyclocrosser.

brraap - 06/17/13 - 2:48pm

Is it tubeless?

Jim - 06/17/13 - 3:15pm

No point in hand brakes on a running bike. Never run into a kid who needed a running bike who had the strength for it.

Steve M - 06/17/13 - 3:52pm

Developed by a ‘child ergo therapist’? please tell me that is a typo and it is ‘ego’.

Ryan - 06/17/13 - 3:53pm

Where is the carbon fiber bottle cage and magic water?

David - 06/17/13 - 4:26pm

For the parents with everything, except common sense.

wasatch - 06/17/13 - 4:40pm

To be really cool this strider should be asymmetrical.

Are there any XS 24″ or 26″ wheeled carbon mtb frames suitable for 9-11 year olds? Kids bikes are TANKS!

Mindless - 06/17/13 - 5:35pm

My kids operated hand brakes just fine on a run bike (had BMW’s model, convertible to pedal bike). Yeah, it was $350, but it worked for two years for each one, almost daily, and they liked to ride it, and then I sold it for $80.

How many folks here buy $2K carbon wheelsets that would not see as much use, deliver as much fun (nor do they have any actual need for it).

Mindless - 06/17/13 - 5:37pm

..and if I could find a nice 24″ carbon frame (at direct from China prices preferably), would buy it right away.

Many kids bike are atrocious, and they are used more than many adult ones.

Pete - 06/17/13 - 6:21pm

@plum- You won sir.

ant1 - 06/17/13 - 6:47pm

does it come in a 58cm?

Sean - 06/17/13 - 9:44pm

Will this be the new wheel size for ultimate acceleration and flickability?

Xris - 06/17/13 - 10:24pm

Where are the carbon tubular wheels?

Greg - 06/21/13 - 11:04pm make carbon balance bikes too. A LOT cheaper and better looking IMO

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