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.


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

    Way behind the times.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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!

  10. 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).

  11. ..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.

What do you think?