17th June 2015

Kids’ bikes – fast, fun and liberating!

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Kids love cycling. You can understand why. It’s fast, fun and liberating. When they ride, kids are no longer passengers. They’re in the driving seat. Talk about rite of passage.

At the Bike Co-op, we select our kids’ bikes with the same care we devote to choosing our adult bike ranges. To make the most of its potential, every kids’ bike we sell is thoroughly assembled and checked over in our own workshop before you collect it (or have it delivered) to ensure its safety. With a little care and maintenance, any children’s bike you buy from the Bike Co-op should be fit to pass on to a wee brother or cousin in years to come.

specialized-hotrock-12-15Specialized Hotrock 12 Boys
£150

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Thanks to its aluminium frame and components, the 12 inch wheel Hotrock is noticeably lighter weight than the majority of first bikes for 2-3 years olds.

Why is this cool?
Its light weight makes the Hotrock more controllable and manoeuvrable. The result is a safer bike, virtually guaranteed to offer more pleasure.

What gives this bike the edge?
When you’re 3 years old, you’ll probably find the coaster (back pedal) brake easier to operate than a brake lever. Identically spec’d girls’ version also available.


specialized-hotrock-16-girls-15Specialized Hotrock 16 Girls
£170

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This larger Specialized bike with 16 inch wheels is made for 3-4 year old girls and is often not outgrown till they’re 7.

Why is this cool?
Being made to a Specialized quality spec, this bike will offer years of pleasure – and will then be fit to pass on to the next rider.

What gives this bike the edge?
The coaster rear brake and the removable stabilisers are tribute to Specialized’s intelligent design. Identically spec’d boys’ version also available.


frog-52Frog 52
£250

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As well as coming with the most alloy rich (and steel light) spec, the Frog 52 stands out for coming equipped with 20×1.5 inch hybrid tyres and Shimano Alivio Rapidfire Plus 8-speed gear shifter

Why is this cool?
The smoother, lighter weight tyres make the Frog 52 easier rolling and easier to ride on the pavement than any kids’ mountain bike. Shimano Alivio shifters are usually the preserve of £500 adult bikes.

What gives this bike the edge?
Frog are obsessed with ensuring their bikes fit. That’s why they do two 20-inch wheel models: this Frog 52 for smaller 5/6 year olds and the Frog 55 for longer legged boys and girls.


frog-road-58Frog Road 58
£400

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Another standout feature of this British company is that they produce this superb first 20-inch-wheel road bike for youngsters as young as 6-7 years old.

Why is this cool?
The all-alloy frame and fork and the 9-speed Microshift dual-control brake lever/gear shifter make the Frog 58 easily a match for any similar priced road bike in terms of quality.

What gives this bike the edge?
The Frog comes fitted with slick 20 x 1 1/8 inch road tyres, and supplied with 20 x 1 3/8 inch tyres for quick conversion to cross mode.


ridgeback-destiny-girls-15Ridgeback Destiny
£249

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This is the 2015 version of Ridgeback’s ever-popular 24″ wheel mountain bike for girls from as young as 8, up to around 14years old.

Why is this cool?
Its SunTour suspension fork, its 3×7-speed Shimano gears and its alloy V-brakes mark the Ridgeback Destiny out as a sound introduction to the pleasures of mountain biking.

What gives this bike the edge?
This 2015 version of the Ridgeback Destiny is sharper looking than ever.

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