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:
Jamis Trail XR
(For ten to twelve year olds)
The Trail XR is our offering for that little guy (or girl) that's too big for a children's bike, but not quite big enough for a full size adult bike. With a 13" frame, it's basically an extra small adult bike. We carry the Trail XR in only the 13" 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. Also available in black.
24" Kids Bikes
(For eight & nine year olds)
Raleigh Cadent 24
The Cadent 24 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.
Raleigh Alysa 24
The Alysa is the girls version of the Cadent 24 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 pure white, and lilac.
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 easy to mount and allows for smaller kids and more growing room. Seven gears make it easy to pedal, but simple to operate. The styling speaks for itself. This is a great little girl's bike. Also available in plum purple.
20" Kids Bikes with Gears
(For six & seven year olds)
Electra Tiger Shark 3i
What can you say? This bike simply speaks for itself. It is cool with a capital C! It easily negotiates the neighborhood hills with three easy to operate gears, and it stops on a dime with a front hand brake and rear coaster brake. What kid wouldn't want one of these?
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 electric blue or raspberry.)
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.
Boys 20" Single Speeds
(For six & seven year olds, but not just for boys.)
Raleigh MXR 20
The MXR is a fine little bike. An aluminum frame makes it light-weight and easy to handle for little people. The single speed and foot brakes make it easy to operate, and an auxiliary rear hand brake allows stopping whether their feet are on the pedals or not. Top that off with the good looks, and it's a hard bike to resist. Also available in orange.
Jamis Laser 20
The Laser 2.0 is very similar to the MXR above. It too features a light weight aluminum frame, single speed, foot brakes, and an auxiliary rear hand brake. It's a fine little bike in red or 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.
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. Plus, an auxiliary rear hand brake allows stopping whether their feet are on the pedals or not. This is a great little bike. Also available in violet.
(But not just for boys. For ages 4 1/2 to 6.)
Electra Straight 8
Yeah! That's what I'm talkin' about. The Straight 8 features a sturdy steel frame, pedal brakes, and training wheels. It's a good, high quality, little bike, but of course the best thing about it 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 lime green.)
Raleigh MXR 16
The MXR 16 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 red. Training wheels included.
(For ages 4 1/2 to 6.)
Electra Water Lily
We couldn't resist the Water Lily. She comes with a sturdy steel frame, coaster brakes, and training wheels, but more importantly, she's as cute as a button. But wait. There are more designs available.
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)
Raleigh Jazzi 16
The main thing about the Jazzi is the light weight aluminum frame. That's a really good thing, especially for little people. It makes the bike easy to handle and easy to pedal. Add the flashy looks and you can't go wrong. Also available in purple.
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.
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