Children's bikes are sold in a lot of places, but the best ones come from bike shops.
For your child, that means their bike will be easier to pedal and easier to operate; for you, "no assembly required" and fewer visits to the bike shop for repairs.
These are the kind of bikes that you can pass down from child to child. They last for years. Then, when you're finally done with them, you can sell, donate, or trade them in to us for the next size up. Plus, with bike shop bikes, besides the expert assembly, you get free break-in adjustments for six months. Now that's a deal that's hard to beat.
Here's what we carry:
Raleigh Talus 2.0
(For ten & eleven year olds)
The Talus is our offering for that little guy (or girl) that's too big for a childrens' bike, but not quite big enough for a full size adult bike. With a 12" frame, it's basically an extra small adult bike. We carry the Talus in only the 12" frame size, but we can order any size you'd like. It's a good value, and it's a bike you can pass around the family as the kids grow in and out of it.
24" Kids Bikes
(For eight & nine year olds)
Raleigh Mountain Scout
The Mountain Scout is one of our favorite kids' bikes. It comes under the less-is-more category, less weight and fewer gears. The aluminum frame makes it light weight, the fewer gears, seven, lend it simplicity of operation. This is really a great bike for riding around the neighborhood, to school, or to wherever little guys need to go.
The Ivy is the girls version of the Mountain Scout above, only prettier. It too has a light-weight aluminum frame and seven simple to operate gears for easy pedaling. Gets a girl where she needs to go.
Jamis X 24
The X.24 is more of a trail bike. It handles that rougher terrain with more gears and a front suspension. This is a rugged bike, good for that rough and tumble kid that lives with you. The cool factor is a bonus. Also available in pearl white, and ocean mist.
Jamis Capri 24
This is Jamis's 24" bike for girls. The aluminum frame makes it light-weight and easy to handle. The low stand-over height makes it especially easy to get on, and seven gears make it easy to pedal, but simple to operate. The styling speaks for itself. Also available in plum purple.
20" Kids Bikes with Gears
(For six & seven year olds)
The Rowdy has a light weight aluminum frame, six easy pedaling gears, and hand brakes for quick, safe stops. This is a neat little bike. (Price includes kickstand.)
Jamis X 20
The X.20 is a very cool little mountain bike sporting a light weight aluminum frame and front suspension. It comes with six simple to operate gears for easy pedaling, and hand brakes for quick, safe stops. It's a great little bike for the seven or eight year old at your house. (Also available in lime or raspberry.)
The Lily is the girl's version of the Rowdy above, just cuter. It too has a light weight aluminum frame, six gears for easy pedaling, and hand brakes for safe, quick stops.
Jamis Capri 20
The Capri is Jamis's 20" girls bike. It has a light weight aluminum frame, a low stand-over height for easy mounting, six simple to operate gears, and hand brakes for safe stops. Also available in sugar lavender, and pink.
Boys 20" Single Speeds
(For six & seven year olds, but not just for boys.)
Jamis Laser 20
The Laser 2.0 features a light weight aluminum frame, single speed, foot brakes, and an auxiliary rear hand brake. The light weight frame is a particularly good feature because it makes the bike much easier to handle for a little guy (or girl). Also available in gloss black.
Girls 20" Single Speeds
Made by Electra, the Hawaii is a beautiful 20" girls bike. The steel frame makes it durable, and the high quality finish gives it a lustrous look. It's very pretty. Also available in pink and other designs.
Electra Black Betty
Like her sister the Hawaii above, the Black Betty features a steel frame, single speed, and pedal brakes. She's tough, but in a feminine kind of way.
The Starlite features an aluminum frame, stylish lines, and a comfortable seat. The low stand-over height and compact frame make it easy to mount and allows for a little smaller rider. Also available in celery.
(But not just for boys. For ages 4 1/2 to 6.)
Electra Mini Rod
The Mini Rod features a sturdy steel frame, pedal brakes, and training wheels. It's a good, high quality, little bike, but the best feature of all is the high "cool factor". Also available in black.
Jamis Laser 16
The Laser 16 sports a sturdy steel frame, pedal brakes, and training wheels. It's an easy-pedaling, last-for-years, neat, little bike. (Also available in race yellow.)
Raleigh MXR Mini
The MXR Mini is a tough little bike featuring a light weight aluminum frame. That's good because it trims the weight and makes the bike a little easier to handle for little people. Also available in green. Training wheels included.
(For ages 4 1/2 to 6.)
Electra Hawaii 16
The Hawaii 16 features a sturdy steel frame, pedal brakes, and training wheels. It's a beautiful bike with a lustrous finish. (Also available in purple)
Jamis Miss Daisy
The Miss Daisy sports a sturdy steel frame, a low stand-over height for easy mounting, pedal brakes, and training wheels. (Also available in raspberry)
Sturdy little bikes for itty bitty people, like 2 1/2 yrs. old. All have pedal brakes and training wheels.
Raleigh MXR Micro
Jamis Lady Bug
We think these are the new training bikes. In general, we see kids get the hang of pedaling at about three years old, maybe three and a half to figure out the brakes. With balance bikes they learn their balance before having to negotiate the pedals. Skip the training wheels. When they do hop on their first pedal bike, they learn to ride quickly.