Giant has launched a new ARX kids’ bike range for 2019.
The Taiwanese brand has said it’s the lightest in its category, and is designed with stable geometry that "makes it easy for young riders to get going”.
The ARX is built using Giant’s Aluxx aluminium and is available in three wheel sizes, 16 inch, 20 inch and 24 inch.
The brand said: “Most youth bikes are constructed with heavier frames and materials, but we designed the all-new ARX to be lighter, quicker, and more fun for young riders.
“Fact is, smaller riders can benefit even more from a lighter bike.
“With its Aluxx aluminium frame and fork, ARX is the lightest bike in its category – which makes it more fun to ride.”
The frame features a lower bottom bracket for a lower centre of gravity and added stability.
It comes in three different wheel size choices for different heights, and has tyres that the brand has said can "handle rough roads, paths and even some dirt”.
The frame is fitted with lightweight components that are sized specifically for younger riders, including cranksets and cockpit components.