There’s been no shortage of new full suspension kids bikes hitting the market lately. In recent memory, there’s been the Rocky Mountain Reaper 20in and 24in mountain bikes built around the Thunderbolt trail bike platform, and we also spotted some high-end kids bikes from Propain during this years Eurobike show. Closer to home, we’re also seeing a lot more Isla Bikes around the trails, including the Pro Series Creig 26 that Jason and Rachael Miles just reviewed yesterday.
While high-end kids bikes may still seem to puzzle some (“Now when I was a kid, we didn’t even HAVE a bike to ride, we just had sticks that we had to pretend were bikes…”), many enthusiastic parents are more than happy to get their kids hooked on the sport with a properly fitting full suspension mountain bike. Sure, you’ll spend more money on them than you would on a crappy supermarket bike, but given the price of some T.V’s, computer consoles and mobile phones lately, perhaps that money could be better spent on something to get the groms outside and onto the trails?
Commencal has already jumped into the high-end kids bike market, with their range of Supreme kids bikes that come in 20in, 24in and 27.5in wheelsize options. We haven’t covered them before, so we thought we’d take a wee look at what they’ve got to offer. Plus, they sent us an adorable video of kids shredding their bikes, so there’s that too.
Commencal SUPREME 20
- 20in Wheels
- Shock: RockShox Monarch R
- Fork: Ride Alpha Kids 80mm
- Transmission: RIDE Singlespeed, 34t x 15t
- Brakes: SRAM Level 160mm/160mm
- RRP: 1699€
Commencal SUPREME JR
- 27.5in Wheels
- Shock: RockShox Monarch RT
- Fork: RockShox Yari RC 160mm
- Transmission: SRAM NX 1*11
- Brakes: SRAM Level 200mm/180mm
- RRP: 2299€
What do you think about high-end kids mountain bikes? Is this a good thing? Or too much of a good thing? We’d love to hear your thoughts if you have any comments.
Otherwise, kick back and enjoy this wee little edit of wee little people riding bikes better than I ever will. Want to get your kids inspired on mountain biking? I’d highly recommend they check this out – it is brilliant!