Children's Bikes

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.

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FAQs About Childrens' Bikes

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Here's what we carry:

Jamis Trail XR
(For ten & eleven year olds)

$360

(Price includes assembly, sizing, kickstand, Intown water bottle, and 6 months free adjustments.)

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 blue.

Jamis Trail XR Mtn Bike

24" Kids Bikes
(For eight & nine year olds)

Raleigh Cadent 24
(Out of Stock)

$315

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. Seven gears lend it simplicity of operation. This is really a great bike for riding around the neighborhood, going to school, or for going wherever a guy need to go. Also available in white.

Raleigh Cadent 24

Raleigh Alysa 24
(Out of Stock)

$315

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.

Raleigh Alysa 24

Jamis X 24

$335

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 slime green and twilight.

Jamis X24

Jamis Capri 24

$335

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 pearl white.

Jamis Capri 24

20" Kids Bikes with Gears
(For six & seven year olds)

Raleigh Rowdy
(Out of Stock)

$265

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.)

Raleigh Rowdy

Jamis X 20

$295

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 pure white and lilac.

Jamis X 20

Jamis Capri 20

$295

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 plum purple.

Jamis Capri 20

Boys 20" Single Speeds
(For six & seven year olds, but not just for boys.)

Jamis Laser 20

$235

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.

Jamis Laser 20

Girls 20" Single Speeds

Electra Hawaii

$275

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 Hawaii 20

Electra Black Betty

$275

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.

Electra Black Betty

Jamis Starlite

$235

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 ultra violet.

Jamis Starlite

Boys 16"
(But not just for boys. For ages 4 1/2 to 6.)

Electra Mini Rod

$260

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.

Electra Mini Rod

Jamis Laser 16

$200

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 gloss black.

Jamis Laser 16

Girls 16"
(For ages 4 1/2 to 6.)

Electra Hawaii 16

$260

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)

Electra Hawaii 16

Jamis Miss Daisy

$200

The Miss Daisy sports a sturdy steel frame, a low stand-over height for easy mounting, pedal brakes, and training wheels. Also available in pearl white.

Jamis Miss Daisy

Raleigh Lil Push

$130

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.

Raleigh Lil Push

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