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Saracen MST Freewheel 2018 Balance Bike


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Saracen MST Freewheel Balance Bike

Learning to balance on a bike is the first thing a child needs to master. This lightweight alloy balance bike is easy and simple to use making those first steps to scooting unaided just a few short strides away. Your future World Champion starts here, with a limited edition Madison Saracen Team graphic, be sure to stand out!

  • Madison Saracen Team graphic frame
  • 6061 lightweight alloy tubing
  • Only supplying a rear brake makes it easier to learn how to safely stop the bike
  • Semi-slick 12" tyres with Schrader car valve inner tubes, alloy rims and domed wheel nuts
  • All moving parts (headset and wheel hubs) move on proper steel ball bearings (cheaper kids bikes often use less robust plastic bushings instead)

Balance Bikes
It's generally recognised that practicing on a balance bike is the easiest way for a child to learn that fundamental life skill - riding a bike.

A balance bike has no pedals, cranks or chain. This means that the youngster learns how to steer and balance without fear of dunking their wee ankles on the pedals.

The absence of pointy chainrings makes the balance bike an intrinsically safer introduction to cycling. The absence of an oily chain makes the balance bike a cleaner initiation too.

Present a 2 or 3 years old with a balance bike and they almost always instinctively know what to do - jump on the saddle and scoot along the pavement, hobby horse style.

Once the youngster gains confidence, he or she can rest their feet on the wider chainstays and experience one of life's most enduring pleasures, freewheeling (or, as Americans put it, just coasting along). If they need to slow down or stop, it's equally instinctual for kids to realise when it's time to get their feet back on the ground.

When it's time for the youngster to graduate to the next level - their first bike with pedals - they're already almost there. They can balance. They can steer. Pedalling is then a natural progression that the young rider quickly adapts to.

We obviously believe that balance bikes are an all-round good thing. Check them out and we're sure you'll agree. Enjoying life to the full is simply a matter of finding the right balance.

Here's how Saracen describe the Saracen MST Mantra HT 2.4


Technical Specifications

**Saracen MST Freewheel 2018** 
FrameSeries 1 6061 lightweight alloy tubing / junior running bike / Madison Saracen Team graphic
ForkRigid steel unicrown
RimsSaracen alloy black 16h
HubsSaracen black nutted front/rear
SpokesSteel 14g
TyresSemi Slick 12 x 1 .75"
BrakesAlloy v-brake rear
Brake leversAlloy 2-finger / reach adjustable
HandlebarsSaracen alloy 460mm wide / 15mm rise / 6 degree bend
Grips / TapeJunior mushroom grip
StemSteel quill
SaddleSaracen custom Freewheel
SeatpostSteel / 31.8mm


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