Their first bike sticks in everyone's memories. So, here are some key points to help you choose the model that best suits your child.For the smallest (under 95cm) we always recommend opting for a balance bike. For slightly older/taller kids (over 110cm) we normally recommend a pedal bike. However, for those who measure between 95cm and 110cm, both options are a possibility.The balance bike allows kids to learn to balance on two wheels. It clearly gives confidence to the child; they feel safe and can progress at their own pace. The pedal bike has other advantages. It makes the child feel like a grown-up and also enables longer rides once they've got the hang of it. And stabilizers mean it's safe to try. To see the different variations of pedal bikes for little ones, head to the "First pedal bikes" section.If you're in need of a balance bike, you've come to the right place! We have two wheel sizes available 12-inch (for a child measuring between 90cm and 105cm) or 14-inch (between 95cm and 110cm).All of our balance bikes are designed to evolve alongside the child. First and foremost, thanks to the foot platform shape, the child can fully put their feet up when they start to gain confidence. It has been specifically designed to leave room for their calves during pushing. All the while leaving necessary space for the feet when they are placed on it. It's also evolutionary as it's possible to mount a disc brake on the back, useful for when things get serious! They might as well learn the right reflexes and rules from the start.With the components, all have been carefully selected in accordance with three criteria: 1) They must be specific to the shape of a child, their size and weight. The handlebars for example, have an external diameter of 22mm so that the child can hold them securely. 2) No short cuts on solidity. It's impossible to ask the young ones to take care of their bikes. We therefore use fewer plastic parts as possible, unlike bikes sold in supermarkets for example. It's good to know that our bikes can be used by their little sibling(s), and that they will resell well on the second-hand market, even after several years of use. 3) They must have real mountain bike parts so that the child has a safe and fun first experience of riding MTB. For example, we chose knobbly tyres that resembled those on our adult bikes the most. The gain in comfort and grip is indisputable. It will surely prevent a few bumps and sores ...
Frame2021 Ramones 12, Alloy 6061, extra-wide platform with skateboard grip, disc brake ready
Fork2021 Ramones 12, 12, steel
SeatpostCOMMENCAL, 27,2 mm, integrated saddle, Alloy
SaddleCOMMENCAL Kids, Soft padding, integrated handle
HandlebarRIDE ALPHA Prodigy, 25,4 mm, 460 mm width, 1 rise, tapered (for 19 mm grips), Alloy 6061
StemCOMMENCAL Alloy, 30 mm, 30 mm extension, 25,4 mm
GripsRIDE ALPHA Prodigy, 19 mm grips (ID), kids hands specific
Headset1-1 / 8, external cups, Loose balls
WheelsCOMMENCAL 12, 16h, Alloy 6063
Wheel Size2.0 mm, ED black
HubsRear: COMMENCAL - Front: COMMENCAL, Rear: 16h, loose balls, disc ready - Front: 16h, loose balls
Mountain bike pricing and specifications are ever changing. This info was last updated August 16, 2021.
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