Great Value in this 3 spd belt driven/grease free almost maintenance free little bike. Sell them on buy/sell or craigslist. actually available now? Im in a doubt between Woom Off 4 and Early Rider Seeker 20. You guys need to get your hands on the whyte 203, proper 20 kids mountain bike ! }); I also have a Giant STP 20 FS near me but I wish it was the rigid model, a 21 Kona Makena or a Trek Roscoe. If he is just on neighborhood trails, Ide look at Prevelo Alpha or Pello Rover /Spawn Raiju for awesome sub 600 dollar bikes to tackle trails. $.post("/API/Product/CustomBikeRequest", { Name: $.trim($("#customBikeName").val()), setTimeout(function(){ $(".brand-bottom-content").show(); }, 3000); My grandson is on an Early Rider Belter 16 now and loves the bike. function loadSeatpost(letter){ Thanks for your advice Colin. The Nexus 8 is factory-equipped on the Belter 24. Come join the discussion about bike parts, components, deals, performance, modifications, classifieds, trails, troubleshooting, maintenance, and more! $(function() {

Found a Lower Price? I hadnt thought about a 24. I need to keep it under $400. For more information please visit Weight: 18.7-20.7 lbs | MSRP: $ 339-439 US | Min-Max seat height: 20.8"-26.8" | Where to buy: Guardian. What are your thoughts on the Pello Rover and adding their spinner grind air fork? 5) The cost of returning the item to us is your responsibility. The Beinn 20 has the skinnier tires as well. Weight: 21 lbs | MSRP: $299 US | Min-Max ride height: 3'5"-4'3" | Min Seat Height: 21.4" | Where to buy: Bikes Online.

} Always wear a helmet. 18 and 19.5 inseams. Have Fun!

The ER belter is more a neighborhood bike compared to more MTB BMC and Orbea. window.gapi.ratingbadge.render(ratingBadgeContainer, {"merchant_id": 17229, "position": "BOTTOM_LEFT"}); loadSeatpost(null); Seem like the Beinn may be a bit more versatile, taking 1.9 tires if necessary in the future. Weight: 22.3 lbs | MSRP: $629 US | Standover: 20.4 in | Where to buy: Chain Reaction. Its a great bike. My son is 6 yo, 44 tall and weighs 38 lbs. $("#closeForm").click(function(){

Hi Gavin, Cujo too heavy at 22 lbs and wide tires are sluggish on anything but downhill dirt trails. } //setInterval(function(){ clearBikeDates(); }, 1500); Or is it easy enough to change and upgrade? It washes out quickly on down slopes. $.fancybox("#customBikeMessaging", { autoSize: true, maxWidth: 600, minHeight: 700 }); ER EXTERNAL CUP, THREADED, SEALED CARTRIDGE BEARING, 20 X 24H FRONT, 28H REAR, DOUBLE WALLED AL6061, 560MM RITCHEYOS DOUBLE BUTTED AL6061, 18MM RISE.

Looking to ride on footpaths, roads (some hills), occasionally rocky paths and generally around the place. }); Kiddo just turned 6, 20.5 inseam (w/ shoes on), riding mix 70% pavement, 30% light trail packed fire road type stuff with an occasional trip to pump track. Yep, looks good for a neighborhood/light trail use bike. The lightweight fat Maxxis tires reduce rotational weight and give a level of passive suspension which helps the rider keep everything under control when the going gets tough. Are there any 20 inch bikes that you think would I mostly want to see the 3 geared internal hub version. We ride mainly forest paths near the house and a pump track in the city. If you'd like to receive news, views and the occasional very special offer, just enter your details below to subscribe to our mailing list. Obviously availability is an issue.

The paint job is beautiful. You are responsible for the cost of returning the goods and suggest that you use a signed for service to have proof of returns. Similar bike would be the commencal Ramones but that bike almost 5 lbs heavierIde snap up the Rocky Edge if you can find one.

She seems pretty into biking and fairly aggressive, but shes going to be transitioning from coaster brakes to hand brakes as well. Our neighborhood is filled with small, steep hills. Considering the following now none of them are in stock, so still have plenty of time to decide , scott roxter 20 A characteristically lightweightbuild, comfortable geometry and effortless belt drive it makes light work of those backpack laded rides to school. $(function() { Islabike 20 Can it really weigh 6 kg? It looks like a few other hubs can do the job, notably the Shimano Nexus Inter-3 (0.73/1/1.36) and Nexus 8 (awesome gear range but expensive and heavy, plus it needs to be modified to fit 120 mm dropout spacing). }); Looking at the BMC Blast 20. He has a Woom 3 and it has been an awesome bike.

$("#sendEmail").click(function(){ Weight: 22.3 lbs | MSRP: $419 US | Min/Max Rider height: 45-53 in | Where to buy: Ready Set Pedal. But Im struggling to do that in this situation. Right now the kiddo is about to outgrow the Gecko (hes short for a 6yo) and the brake levers on the clearly bikes seem way easier for a kid than most of the other 20 Ive seen. Oh, and avoid rear coaster brake at all costs. We will happily exchange the goods or issue a refund. It works best for him on slight uphills. { Our nephew next door has the Woom 5 and does fine with the grip shift.

Best stick to a rigid fork and use air low tire pressure to dampen the ride. The Prevelo Alpha would be great if she will just be starting out on light trails. This is for estimation purposes only. Ive narrowed my Search for a 20inch bike to Raiju 20 and the Orbea MX 20 TEAM-DISC 19.

The quickest option is to drop the stock back to us in store along with a copy receipt but alternatively we have made the online returns process as simple as possible for you. Id rather buy once cry once but Im not sure if thats too big of a step up? document.body.appendChild(ratingBadgeContainer); You should be able to sell at 70-80% value. Details seem limited at this point. Short reach V Brakes, freewheel and light weight great geometry frame ticks all the boxes. One thing Im concerned about is his maturity in handling gears/brakes, so simplicity is important. All bikes are built, tested, tuned, and ready to ride upon shipment. He currently has a Byk e350. We do lots of neighborhood bike rides and shes really comfortable riding now, but shes growing like a weed and her 16inch is extended as much as possible and looks too small on her. Would you recommend just sizing up to a 16 inch bike? If you would to like to check our Privacy Policy, then click here, 72 High Street West, else{ This bike will be handed down multiple times with ease. // bike customization modal Whats your opinion on the 2021 Rocky Mountain Edge 20? Registered Office: One Arleston Way, Solihull, B90 4LH. With Pre-Order, you can purchase the latest items added to our store in advance of them arriving with us. The nice thing about the Pello is it ships with rigid fork too! Looking for a 20 mountain bike for my almost 6 year old daughter who is currently riding Islabikes CNOC 14. // ]]> I dont see any listed here but they seem to be popular among the 5+ crowd.

I sold my belter for the price bought. Just In case you werent aware of another Canadian company making a bike of this this type. Shock definitely not necessary for his age/size and only recommended if you get a really good air fork which is expensive. } We are looking at moving up our daughter from a Woom 3 to a 20 bike, and trying to decide what to get. This is complemented by sealed FSA headset and low maintenance internally geared hub.


The bike retains Early Rider's beautifully slick belt drive married to the robust proven 3 speed SRAM rear hub - giving broader range for really active families. I would probably look at the vitus 20Plus and change the seat to something with lower profile rails. if($(".container-account").length > 0){ if($(".bike-custom-button-container").length > 0){ Would love to stay under $600 as he is a boy and while he doesnt destroy his stuff he does just drop it down when he is done. $("body > main > div > div.grey-block.order-details > div > div > span:nth-child(4)").remove(); We have tested the older version of this bike with v-brakes and can say the geometry is bang on. That said, Guardian, Pello and Cleary all make a great single speed bike in a 20 inch. The carbon woom fork is really stiff so little harsher on the landings of back alley jumps. His climbs are impressive for 6 and the descents are great even for dad. Im thinking the mid fat tires will be more effective over the tree root-laden trails we have in Florida when compared to coil sprung front suspension. Crank length in the 130mm range would be beneficial as well. Check this article on how to size. document.getElementById( "ak_js_1" ).setAttribute( "value", ( new Date() ).getTime() ); Your email address will not be published. Ide look at Giant ARX 20 over the two you mentioned. Please note this offer is only available to physical shipping addresses in the 48 continental United States (no PO Boxes), and oversize charges still apply on some heavy/large items. For more information, go to Mechanical disc brakes and wider 2 inch kenda small block tires really separates this bike as trail oriented beast. }); The main difference aside from price and subtle geometry is the Isla 24 comes with a bit skinnier more road oriented tires. We will replace or refund goods which don't fit or are unsuitable provided the goods are returned unused and in the original packaging within 28 days of delivery. As with all our 20" bikes, the Trail 3 features aRitchey finishing kit and sealed bearings throughout.

Weight: 19.2 lbs | MSRP: $ 430 US | Min-Max inseam: 19"-23" | Where to buy: Cleary Bikes. Im trying to find her a decent 20 inch, but Im having trouble finding anything single speed. I would also add the Pello Rover 20 to the list which beats them all on weight and build spec. OUR FULL REVIEW HERE, Weight: 19.3lbs | MSRP: $520 US | Min Seat Height: 23" | Where to buy: Competitive Cyclist | Backcountry. if (c.indexOf(name) == 0) { In the short term, that is a benefit as he hasnt got the bug to take it off road yet. Actual finance application is completed during checkout. [CDATA[ Sharing the same lightweight aluminum frame as the Urban 3, the Belter 20" Trail 3S features the addition of a Spinner Air suspension fork with 50mm of travel, knobby tires, disc brakes and a belt-driven 3-speed internally geared rear hub.

Everything is perfect here from weight to crank length to brakes to geometry.

We want to give him a bicycle with gears for his birthday. $("#shopping-cart-container").before(""); Cost is becoming an issue as we have starting ripping up the trails in our neighborhood so Im looking at bikes more versed for this task. Great quality build as we have come to expect from Early Rider. Typical gear ratio difference in a 10 speed cassette is 10-15%. Cheers. $("#seatPostGraphic").attr("src", ""); Stock Status

Think anti-locking front brake that is actuated by a single lever (rear is activated first followed by front brake). I went ahead and ordered the Beinn 20 large. We are planning to start taking him mountain biking on light trails this summer too.

Any insight would be much appreciated. FWIW we have a frog 52 that we got because at the time WOOM thought my daughter (had just turned 5, tall for her age) would be a little too small for the 4 and so we didnt order it.

We have heard its a pain in NZ to get bikes. Have you had any experience with the Raiju? // ]]>. }); Weight: 24.5 lbs | MSRP: $369 US | Min seat height: 25.5" | Where to buy: REI. }

7 Speed grip shift, Kenda Small block 1.5 tires, V Brakes and a freewheel make this a very good option. Weight: N/A lbs | MSRP: $399 US | Standover: 20.15 in | Where to buy: EVO | Jenson USA. Great site. 1) Give us a call on 01952 763274 or email us to say you're sending something back, 2) Pop a note in, together with a copy receipt, with the item to say whether you'd like a refund or an exchange for a different product, 3) Post it back to us at Plush Hill Cycles, Unit 9A, Birchfield Way, Lawley, Telford, TF3 5BZ and make sure you get a proof of postage.

The newer bikes are shipping with a 20x1.85" tire.

} Carbon Fork, amazing compound 2.25 in Schwalbe tires let you dump tire pressure out on the trail for a little bit of squish. It helps me to understand my options for my 5yo. 70 degree HA, 298 mm reach and 380mm chainstays. Win-win! A 16 inch would be great for him. When returning goods, if no fault is found we do not refund delivery charges and may charge for collecting the goods if they are not brought into our store. speed: 300,

My 5 year old son is growing out of his Woom3. OUR FULL REVIEW HERE, Weight: 16.1lbs | MSRP: $499 US | Min-Max seat height: 22"-28" | Where to buy: Woom, A high quality little Shimano 6spd speed bike that offers the same unique stopping mechanism for novice and new riders as the small version. The word is out now and there is a huge market for good used kids bikes.

Credit is provided by V12 Retail Finance Ltd, a trading name of Secure Trust Bank Plc. You can also throw a derailleur and cassette on it for trail riding (Its an awesome taill bike too). Hi guys, great info on your sitethanks! The 2021 Trek Roscoe 20, Cannondale Cujo+ 20, Scott Contessa 20, REI Rev COOP 20+, or a Specialized Riprock 20 (used)? His inseam is not long enough to fit the minimum seat height with flat feet which is needed for most 4 year olds to be comfortable and safe riding trails. Happy new year to you and the Bike Dads family. Hi Susan, both are great bikes for cruising the neighborhood and light trial use. The 2022 model also has trigger shifters, which seems to be a nice bonus. According to Islabikes sizing guide, hed need another two inches of inseam to fit the Beinn 24. });

How about this one? Thoughts? Just choose Standard Shipping during checkout. He has been riding it for 9 months and has learned to shift fairly well. Read and follow all product instructions and warnings including information on the manufacturers website. $(".seatPostElement").on("mouseover", function(){ There are only a couple of 20 inch air forks that work for kids in the 20 inch category and even then they are just taking out the big hits (jumping/drops). Unfortunately, its out until the fall.

Weight: 20.3 lbs |MSRP: $499 US | Min-Max seat height: 22.5"-27.5" | Where to buy: Pello Bikes. Same kids specific parts, freewheel and two versions: a premium alloy and budget friendly steel version. Have avoided looking at anything with a shock as my son is pretty light. //$("a.button-default:contains('Guest Checkout')").hide(); He loooves that bike and it is truly a work of art. Cant seem to find out if theres enough clearance to swap out some chunkier 2.0s or if the Vee Speedsters are good as is. The Belter 20 elevates the ride to school to a whole new level as style meets functionality. Were in Canada and Ive been looking at second hand, as Im sure you are aware its pretty difficult to find available bikes right now. Also, knowing hes on the Belter now, any other suggestions of bikes to consider? You are responsible for returning the items safely to us. 32 T front chaining with a 8 speed Altus derailleur, 11-36 T rear cassette. The Kenda 2.6 tires on the Cujo are actually a decent weight and the total weight of the bike is very respectable. The air fork on the 2.1 is terrible, heavy and doesnt function well. TheSturmey hub is remarkably smooth too and with 4 gears insideits bombproof shell, it goesas well as it looks. The lighweightt fat Maxx Daddy tyres reduce rotational weight and give a level of passive suspension which helps the rider keep everything under control when the going gets tough. This is a true mountain bike for dirt oriented kids 6-9 years old. geometry or weights? Weight: 17.8 lbs |MSRP: $549 US | Min-Max seat height: 18.5"-23" (small) and 20.5"-24.5" (large) | Where to buy: Isla Bikes. Trying to find something comparable for our 5 year old.

Very useful site for research.

Mostly as I said because of availability. Hard to speculate on weather he will be able to jump from 20 to 26My experience is you can get 3 years out of a 24 compared to 2 years out of 20 (generalization here). You can notify us by email at or by post by writing to Stows Cycles, 72 High Street West, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 1EL or calling us on 01753 520 528. I would snap it up.

Thanks! What do you think?

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Hi Natalie, unfortunately, no size bike will last 2-3 years for growing kids. And I should say we are transitioning from a 16 Cleary and mostly riding trails. $("#priceMatchContainer #comments").removeAttr("id"); // IPI comments fix function getCookie(cname) { I think for 2018 Early rider will be releasing the 20 Hellion with a 9 speed X5 drivetrain. Im interested in a Commencal Ramones and was thinking of upgrading the forks to an air sprung. Cannondale has a nice light weight bike with alloy parts and good geometry (69.5 HA, 72 STA). Our budget is between $500-$950, but we dont know if the more expensive bikes are worth it for his age or necessary. He currently rides his bike heavily around the neighborhood with hills and we go to an outdoor dirt bike park that he loves to ride on. $(".delivery-cost:not(:contains('FREE'))").parent().parent().remove(); Its a versatile little machine that can handle proper trails and ripping around the neighborhood in equal doses. Whenever we get updated information from our suppliers we will endeavour to update the Estimated Delivery & Collection Dates provided on product pages. Would this be a mistake assuming he will be approx 48 tall by the time of the upgrade? }); setTimeout(function(){ ER makes great quality light weight bikes with very good geometry and builds. $(".cart-item-detail-proditemnum").each(function(){ } Again it retains our beautifully slick belt drive married to the robust proven 3 speed SRAM rear hub - giving broader range for really active families. Im from Australia and we unfortunately we dont have many options. We have two Frog 40 (14) bikes that we bought for our boys first bikes last year. Any undamged items being returned must be unused and in their original packaging to prevent any further damage and in a resaleable condition. $(".store-pickup-opts").after("

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Is it too early for her to be on a geared bike? Appreciate such a quick response. N, ** total_quantity ** | ** unit_price ** / ** unit_measure **. We guarantee to replace or refund faulty products covered by manufacturers warranty subject to inspection of goods and manufacturers approval. //clearBikeDates(); I ordered the new Belter 20 with the 4-speed SA hub for my oldest. } Do you recommend a more all-around bike or a full mountain bike with suspension for my daughter?

My 6 y/o daughter is outgrowing her 16 Specialized Hotrock and am looking for something she can take into the dirt periodically, along with handbrakes and a trigger shifter (sounds like this is superior to grip shift). // ]]>, //

Secure Trust Bank Plc is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority with registration number 204550. Rental fees can be applied to any bike purchase (up to 3-days rental can be applied). Not sure if they match the value and spec of the others listed however. Really like the geo but would want to know the weight of 3spd version and how it performs with the kids. The comparable bike would be the woom 4.The cleary owl 3 spd is heavier than most at 21 lbs.

Also considering the 16 cleary. Here she is goofing off this weekend: Unfortunately they can jump a wheel size every 12-16 months. }

My daughter is 6 1/2 now and has mastered the gears well, but I do think the triggers were a bit hard for her hands last summer. With Pre-Launch, the date when we expect to receive the product ourselves is still a little too hazy to be confident in accepting Pre-Orders. Which of these bikes are the better value and may be upgraded down the way. Free UK Shipping over 50 on parts and accessories. They are confident on a pedal bike already (they learned on a tiny heavy 10 joystar). And, when it comes to bikeability,the custom Ritchey controls willcertainly provide a much appreciated level of confidence. Trigger shift instead of Grip, we have had good experiences with both styles of shifters for kids and prefer trigger in mountain bikes for kids. Weight: N/A lbs | MSRP: $415 US | Min/Max Rider height: 45-51 in | Where to buy: Giant. Also curious if you have ever tried or reviewed Frog bikes? }); What are your thoughts on the Giant ARX 20? Weight: 19.5 lbs | MSRP: $379 USD | Min-Max seat height: 22"-12.8" | Where to buy: Priority Bicycles, Specialized has upped their game for kids bikes. This bike is also available with a suspension fork but its a heavy coil one (we advise against coil forks for kids, better rigid). Likely towing kids uphill at this age so grab a tow rope. Considering trying out the Park Cycles 16 inch bike since its a little more reasonably priced and he likely will need a 20 inch sooner rather than later. Its lighter. TODAY - FREE Shipping on all Frog Bikes! Better than most bikes Ive ever had. You riding several hundred in elevation, riding downhill, or mainly tame trails and neighborhood? PLEASE NOTE:

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He will turn 6 this spring. Thanks again! All Custom Builds and 'Made to Order' items require a 20% deposit on order, with the balance payable at pick-up/delivery and are, unless faulty, non-refundable.

This product has been discontinued, but we can help! Nice little 8 spd alloy bike with disc brakes, 2.6 inch Kenda Slant six tires, mechanical disc brakes and 127mm cranks. The low gear offers quite a comfortably high cadence when climbing. Now that I'm in the market for a 20" I am a little concerned about the 3 speed since most of the bikes I am looking at are running a 7/8 speed drivetrain. I was considering the Belter 20 but I think the Hellion will provide a much better gear range. But because of his weight, I think it needs to be lightweight. Those 2.8 inch tires and wheel combo on the Trek are heavy and sluggish for the kids to pedal around. My son is able to change gears without a problem. Thanks for your help! I would keep him on a 16 inch for trails. Are these 20 bikes are good for my kids like 5-7years old? Given kids are so small/light that fit 20 inch bikes you may wan to run it with the rigid fork and see how junior goes. Very light and excellent part spec.

Thanks Colin. S. No really an improvement but it is a tad less maintenance as you dont have to oil the chain. It is shipped with only the handlebars and pedals to add. Great for rolling around the neighborhood and light trail use with 1.5 inch tires and nice short cranks. A 7 speed Sram X4 grip shift equipped speed demon, you can nail the fit with 2 sizes of this 20 inch bike.

}); TheSturmey hub is remarkably smooth too and with 4 gears insideits bombproof shell, it goesas well as it looks. Weight: 21.5 lbs | MSRP: $550-$750 US | stand-over height: 20.6" | Where to buy: REI, These super light weight bikes are fantastic. Those 2 bikes are not really comparable as the Woom Off is a hydraulic disc brake mountain bike and the Owl is a hybrid bike. The main difficulties were connected with a large number of pine cones, tree roots and small areas with sand.

Dont know much about the Serious Superlite but it looks pretty good. He is on a Woom 2 right now and we are debating a 16 in bike to bridge the gap to 20 or go straight to 20. We picked up the islabike today and she already loves it so much, calls it the fun bike!

Light weight, Box drivetrain, mechanical disc brakes and wide 2.25 Vee tires make this a great trail bike. The following options are available in stores: 1) early rider belter 20; 2) bmc blast 20; 3) orbea laufey 20 h30.

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Following the trend, Prevelo's 20 inch bike is a perfect build for 6-9 year olds. If kiddo is ripping descending mountain bike trials, go for it. If you are just on MTB trails and towing them up and riding down descending trails with gravity on your side, it might work OK. c = c.substring(1); It actually looks pretty good. }, 500); What is the best bike out of those three? We were looking at the specialized riprock 20, and the trek precaliber 20 but they seem quite heavy so was thinking of moving away from the suspension as I have doubts it will do anything anyway.

We are moving to a mountain biking hotspot (Methow Valley, WA) next week, so Im wondering if she will need something more aggressive. We arent sure what bike to get him. 2.6 inch is as wide as we would go for tires and even then our preference is light weight 2.2-2.4 inch tires for this category of Rigid MTB, plenty of volume for kids to use tire pressure to dampen trails.