Misfit Psycles has started production of their diSSent KD 26″ kid’s mountain bike. Shown earlier as a singlespeed, the images here are still prototype but thankfully gain gears. The bike has 26″ wheels with kid-frendly geometry to give it a feel of a 29er for smaller riders, letting them crush trails and leave their 20″ riding friends in the dust. The laser powers are just icing on the cake (lazer powers may vary by child and are not guaranteed).
The bike will be manufactured in North America, like their dissent ALC, with availability starting around December 15 or whenever founder Peter Keiller gets around to packing boxes and shipping your order. Which means you may need to print one of these pictures and stick it under the tree to avoid a meltdown.
His eloquent description of the bike and more pics after the break…
We asked if the image above was a production model or just more evidence that Keiller doesn’t do any real work. Here’s his reply, with images at the bottom:
What happened from proto to production:
A LOT of time passed.
SAME geometry and design.
SAME 26″ wheels used to achieve 29″ performance for wee peoples.
SAME low weight, high quality and complete compatibility as the diSSent AL and ALC. Meaning parents can poach their components for use on this frame UNLIKE any other junior/kids frame.
CHANGED tubing selection. Fully custom and hand selected domestic tubing. The prototype required parents utilize common-sense and not ride the frame themselves…it was going to have a weight capacity of 150lbs…but as was seen at Corporate Psycles, adults love bicycles of all sizes, even the wrong sizes. Furthermore many adults are generally stupid…so we beefed up the diameter of tubing to match those of the diSSent AL and ALC…in the event they do ride it…they won’t die.
CHANGED gearing. Now with guides for a rear derailleur. All frames are stock set up as 1×9 BUT will still use our scientifically designed Mk.iv slider system of infected death…so they can run single speed very easily.
CHANGED colour options. Now NOT only black, although black is standard and not as limited. White and Pink have also been added.
CHANGED manufacturing. The diSSent KD will now be entirely DOMESTIC. Tubes, machining, welding the works. Same as our diSSent ALC.
CHANGED price point. Obviously. The SRP is 750$ with no apologies…mostly. We are offering a 100$ rebate on pre-paid orders, otherwise a (non-refundable) deposit of 50$ is required.
The compatibility of this frame (68mm bb, std headset, 27.2 seatpost) make this the ideal garage bike…parents can (finally) make use of previously rendered useless 26″ wheels and build a sub 19lb bike worthy of even themselves…costs beyond the frame (in theory at least) are negligible.
The diSSent KD is in production NOW. Click here to order.
Scheduled for Corporate Psycles delivery of December 15.