Mini me bikes - BikeBiz

Mini me bikes

Kids' bikes are going upmarket. Here's some micro machines spotted at Interbike, Las Vegas.
Author:
Publish date:
full1452_3TrekStingray.jpg

Is this a trend yet? Condor has a 20-inch beauty. Giant has a 24-inch Jan Ullrich wannabe bike. Raleigh has joined the likes of Trek and Specialized in offering 'lightweight' children's bikes made from aluminium not oil pipeline tubes.

And, at Interbike, BikeBiz.com spotted even more upmarket mini machines, including a Lance Armstrong replica, a cute Pinarello and a Redline cyclo-cross bike for ten year olds. There are also scaled-down cruisers for kids, a great new learning bike, and the Sweet Pea from Dahon, a folding bike for children.

But is the fly-in-the-ointment the McKids bikes from the folks that bring us Ronald McDonald? Or does the new McKids bike range show that the food giant is warming to physical activities?

The KDR 1000 features an aluminum 43cm frame and fork, 24-inch wheels and a kid-sized mix of Shimano Sora and Tiagra 16-speed gears, plus Bontrager components.

Featured Jobs

BE2016_googlelogo

Senior Sales Executive

BikeExchange I UK I Salary TBC Depending on level of experience I Date published Tuesday 31st July 2018

bespoke biking promo

Bike Project Manager

Bespoke Biking CIC I The Bike Hub Winchester I Salary: £20-25k DOE I Date Published Tuesday 24th July 2018

Canyon_Logo

Technical Service Mechanic

Canyon Bicycles UK Ltd I Kingston upon Thames I Competitive Salary I Date Published Monday 6th August 2018

webuycycle promo

Business Manager

Bikeworks Derby/Webuycycle I Derby I Salary: Competitive but Negotiable DOE I Date Published Wednesday 15th August 2018

giant promo

Credit Controller

Giant Bicycles I Leicester I Salary: Competitive Salary Experience Depending I Date Published Wednesday 8th August 2018