Posts in the category Kids’ Bikes

Weekend RoundUp: GoPro Mount by Rokform, KEEN Strider Sandals, Luxury Lazer Street Helmets, Colorful BMX Tires, and More

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New GoPro Mount Turns Smartphone Into Viewfinder: Rokform, maker of smartphone mounting systems for your car, motorcycle, or bicycle, is introducing a new aircraft grade aluminum, made in the USA GoPro Mount to ensure users capture quality images and video every time by turning your phone screen into a view finder. It is available alone or in a kit including one of its protective cases. There is also a version compatible with its existing v3 cases for iPhone or Samsung devices. Rokform.com READ MORE ->

Trailcraft crankset offers upgraded drivetrain for kid’s bikes

Trailcraft 152mm crank arms upgrade for kids bicycles with 104bcd

One of the toughest parts of a kids bike to upgrade can be the crankset, with many shipping with the older square-hole mount and triple chainring clusters with all of the rings permanently pinned together. The former means you can’t just slap one a high end crankset on it (which would probably be too long anyway), and the latter means it’s all but impossible to convert it to a 1x or 2x system to save a little weight.

Fortunately, upstart premium youth mountain bike brand Trailcraft is now selling their own cranksets separately, making it easy to upgrade your kids bike to a proper crankset that comes with 32/22 chainrings and an external bash guard, which helps with outboard chain retention. Once you’ve got ’em, you can slap any 104BCD chainring down to a 30-tooth on them, including the Race Face narrow-wide chainrings used on their complete 1×10 Pineridge bikes.

They mount onto the standard tapered square spindle bottom bracket commonly used on kid’s bikes. Weight is 448g (cranks, rings, bash guard and bolts), length is 152mm and retail is $79.99.

Found: Custom 14.3lb Skyde 246 youth mountain bike for builder’s daughter

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If you’re a parent and regular Bikerumor reader, there’s no doubt you’ve been vexed by youth bike offerings. Things are getting better thanks to lighter weight, impressively spec’d bikes from brands like Trailcraft, Culprit, Priority, Transition and Trek (among others) but it’s still few and far between.

But, what do you do if you’re a frame builder and want to take things to extremes? You build your own and enlist the help of your industry partners to make it wicked light, of course!

Here the story of this project, as told by Ronnie Calvet of Skyde Cycles in France…

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Priority Bicycles Brings Sensible Simplicity to Kids Bikes With The Start

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Last year Priority Bicycles was launched with a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign for their first bike, the Priority Classic. The Classic was designed as a simple no-maintenance commuter, and since it sold extremely well the company is back this year with their new kids bike, the Start.

Company founder and CEO Dave Weiner is a father of two who decided to revisit the design of kids bikes, which haven’t seen much innovation in quite a long time. Weiner set out to create something that would be easy to maintain, always ready to ride and will last for generations.

Intended for children aged 2-8, the Start comes in two models with either 12” or 16” wheels, and is built with durable, no-fuss components like rust-free aluminum frames, non-inflatable tires, greaseless belt drive and tool-free adjustable (and removable) training wheels.

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Trailcraft adds 1x drivetrain build to premium youth mountain bike lineup

Trailcraft Pineridge 24-inch 1x youth mountain bike with Race Face chainring

Launched in November and already moving through several shipments of their premium 24″ youth mountain bikes, Trailcraft Cycles has jumped on the 1x drivetrain movement for kids, too.

Shown above on the founder’s daughter’s bike, they’re now offering a complete bike with a 1×10 option using a Race Face narrow/wide chainring on their own cranks with a Shimano Zee rear shifter/Deore derailleur.

The rest of the spec remains, including the custom Stan’s NoTubes Crest 24 rims with Schwalbe Rocket Ron tires and kid sized alloy cockpit. The bike above is built with Trailcraft’s titanium rigid fork, which is one option alongside the RST air suspension fork. Prices, weights and closeup below…

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Berliner 2015: Euro Kids Bikes, from Pushing to Shredding

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At the Berlin Bike show we spotted several unique bikes for getting kids on two wheels, including a company or two that we had never seen before. Most of the bikes were actually of the balance bike or push bike variety, but even there a little variation made for some cool products. The Pink Stripe Vespa replica above, aptly named Scooter, is one of several laminated plywood options from UK company Kiddi Moto. This one includes footboards that help train the push-and-balance motion, and retails for 170€ in either pink, red, or a Union Jack themed BritPop option.

Lean in after the jump for some more ways to get the little ones rolling…

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Transition Announces the Ripcord 24” All-Mountain Bike for Young Shredders

Transition Ripcord 24" all-mountain bike, action

A lot of birthday or Christmas lists are going to get started as soon as young mountain shredders lay their eyes on Transition’s latest bike. The Ripcord is a 24” do-everything mountain bike with kid-specific ergonomics and a solid build of quality components, aimed at young riders who would otherwise be thrashing lesser bikes to pieces as their skills develop.

“We wanted to build a kid’s bike that provided the same killer riding experience as the rest of our line, and the last thing we wanted to do was create a product that required immediate upgrades due to sub-standard components,” said Transition Bikes Marketing manager Lars Sternberg. “The young riders these days pick mountain biking up so quickly they can easily outgrow their equipment, and we wanted to be sure our bike was going to go the distance. The Ripcord is meant to do that and much more.”

Curious to see what your kid could do with a bike like this? Keep reading…
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SOC15: New aluminum Mongoose gravel grinder, fat bikes and 27.5+ are well spec’d & consumer direct

2016 Mongoose Selous Expert gravel grinder road bike

Mongoose is, perhaps surprisingly for us North Americans, still making well spec’d, high quality alloy-framed bikes, but you won’t find them in bike shops anymore. No, like many boutique and foreign brands, they’ve gone consumer direct.

Leading the charge is the Selous Expert, a brighter-side-of-celeste-green gravel grinder with a double butted aluminum frame that’s running thru axles and disc brakes front and rear. There are also adult and kids fat bikes and a new 27.5+ hardtail…

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SOC15: Morpheus Offers 2 Kids’ Bikes in 1 with Vimana Jr, Vimana Gen 2 & V-Slope on the Way

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More riders than ever are looking to pass down their love of mountain biking to their offspring which also means more riders are looking for kids’ mountain bikes. As we all know, quality bikes are pretty expensive which is even worse when your kid will outgrow it right before your eyes. That’s exactly what makes the new Morpheus Vimana Jr. so interesting. Taking full advantage of their adjustable chainstay design, the Vimana Jr. can grow with your little one as they progress from 20″ to 24″ wheels.

While the Vimana is certainly skewed to the DJ/park side of the spectrum, the build should make for a bomb proof bike that young rippers can use to hone their skills…

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