Children's Bikes - 24" Mountain Bikes

Shopping Advice (scroll down past the advice to the products if you like)

 

 

Overview - These are for seven to ten year olds who want to ride from A to B with both wheels on the ground. If riding without parents, riding only short distances, or if hooning around is the main purpose for the bike, a BMX bike could be a better choice.

Gears - They'll have from 3 to 21 gears, supplied either by combining, six or seven sprockets at the back with a single or triple chainring up front, or by having internal hub gears (often combined with a back-pedal brake). More gears means smaller jumps between gears and a 7(or 21) speed drivetrain will usually be of higher quality than a 6 (or 18) speed, giving smoother and more reliable shifting..

Gear Levers - Small hands cope well with twist grip style gear levers. Also, thumbshifters are simple and reliable, but not quite a s easy to use with small hands.

Brakes - Most will come with V-brakes. These are powerful, giving plenty of stopping power. Bikes that have internal hub gears will often have a back-pedal (coaster) brake, which is great for simplicity and intuitive braking.

Brake Levers - Make sure the brake lever reach is OK, so the rider can comfortably reach and operate them. Many brake levers have adjustable reach. Adjusting the lever reach will mean readjusting the brakes. It's difficult to adjust brakes to a very short reach lever; slight brake rub on the wheels can be difficult to avoid.

Weight - All else being equal, a lighter bike will be faster, easier and more enjoyable to ride than a heavier bike.

Tyres - If the bike will mostly be in the dirt, a knobbly wide tyre will be good. If it'll usually be on sealed roads, consider a narrower, smoother tread tyre. If the bike doesn't have suitable tyres fitted, don't worry, they can easily be changed.

Bike Size - The rider not only needs to be able to stand comfortably over the frame with feet flat on the ground, they also need to be able to steer comfortably while seated. Check this before buying.

Alloy Rims - Alloy rims don't rust, and brakes work reasonably well in the wet on alloy rims. Steel rims rust, and give hopeless braking performance when wet.

 

Malvern Star Roxy 24" Tangerine

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The Roxy is designed with adjustable saddle and stem height for a better fit, low gearing for easy pedalling and adjustable brake levers for those small hands, all designed to grow with your child.

24" wheel; Rider Age 9 to 12 years, height 135-155cm. Hi-tensile frame, 40mm suspension fork, Shimano Revoshift shifter and rear derailleur, Alloy V-brakes and alloy rims.

Malvern Star Roxy 24" White

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The Roxy is designed with adjustable saddle and stem height for a better fit, low gearing for easy pedalling and adjustable brake levers for those small hands, all designed to grow with your child.

24" wheel; Rider Age 9 to 12 years, height 135-155cm. Hi-tensile frame, 40mm suspension fork, Shimano Revoshift shifter and rear derailleur, Alloy V-brakes and alloy rims.

Malvern Star Mustang 24" Black

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Get your young one onto larger 24" sized wheels with these fantastic bikes. Low standover design frames with suspension forks to smooth out the ride and easy-to-use and understand twist stye gearing, with adjustable brake levers for small hands.
Low standover frames are easy to get on and off. Simple twist style gearing is easy and intuitive to understand. Adjustable height seats and bars ensure a perfect fit as they grow. Brake lever reach can be dialled in for small hands.

Malvern Star Mustang 24" Green

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Get your young one onto larger 24" sized wheels with these fantastic bikes. Low standover design frames with suspension forks to smooth out the ride and easy-to-use and understand twist stye gearing, with adjustable brake levers for small hands.
Low standover frames are easy to get on and off. Simple twist style gearing is easy and intuitive to understand. Adjustable height seats and bars ensure a perfect fit as they grow. Brake lever reach can be dialled in for small hands.

Giant XtC Jr 1 Disc 24" 2017 Blue

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Big-time off-road features in a mini package. With front suspension and disc brakes, this bike is ready for big-boy terrain.

Lightweight and durable ALUXX-grade butted aluminium frame. 50mm travel suspension fork with lockout. Shimano 3x7-speed drivetrain with Giant mechanical disc brakes. 24-inch alloy rims, alloy hubs, stainless spokes, bell and kickstand. Size: 24" wheels.

More information: GiantXtCJr1Disc24

Giant XtC Jr 2 24" 2017 Black

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Boasting design inspiration from Giant’s adult mountain bikes, XtC Jr. is perfect for getting young trail riders stoked on riding dirt. Featuring a lightweight aluminium frame, fast-rolling 24-inch wheels and trail-ready tyres, XtC Jr. is ready for adventure.

Alloy suspension fork, 2" travel for comfort and control. 3-piece alloy cranks for efficient pedalling. 7-speed drivetrain to get the young rider over hilly terrain. Size: 24" wheels. Colour: Blue.

More information: GiantXtCJr224

Liv Enchant 2 24 2017 White

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What makes trail riding fun for kids? It starts with the right bike. The Liv Enchant ensures smooth sailing, even on bumpy trails.

Lightweight and durable ALUXX-grade butted aluminium frame. 50mm travel suspension fork. Shimano 7-speed drivetrain with V-brakes. 24-inch alloy rims. Colour: white

More information: LivEnchant224.pdf

Liv Enchant Street 24 2017 Purple

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The enchant street 24" will get her excited about riding the streets.

Featuring an easy to ride, lightweight frame and internal shifting, enchant street promises freedom and adventure to the up and coming young cyclist.

More Information: LivEnchantSt24.pdf