Propain have been doing hardtails and full suspension kids bikes for a while, along with a range of components for children, that we’ve covered before, but news just came in that they’re launching a redesigned Yuma for 2018. It’s a fully featured bike designed around modern components and multiple wheel sizes, letting it grow with your kid.
Thanks to the latest trunnion mount shocks, they can keep the top tube nice and low, meaning a lower jump in standover height from the Frechdax (a 16″ – 20″ wheel full susser aimed at younger kids ranging in height from 100cm to 140cm). Before, there was a pretty big jump but the new frame design evens things out.
Price is €1,799, and weight of the build shown is 12.3Kg. Read down to see geometry. Recommended sizing between both wheel sizes covers kids from 130cm up to 160cm. It’s available from Propain’s website now.
Propain really aren’t fooling around when it comes to designing and making bikes for kids – they recognise that talent starts young, and the better equipped those kids are, the more it can be developed. The Propain Gravity Kids team is for ages 8 – 14, and rather than force them into racing or competitive settings, it’s simply focussed on developing and supporting such kids as riders. Check them out!
Here’s the geometry of the 2018 Yuma: