Hellion is a new sub-brand of Early Rider that hopes to bring aggressive full-suspension and hardtail bikes to young riders.
Last year, Early Rider bought the popular kids bike brand Lil Shredder, and at the same time took on the Lil Shredder team to create a new Early Rider sub-brand. Called, Hellion, the company aims to bring aggressive, hard riding bikes to young riders. In fact, if you have been out to Whistler at any time over the past few years and was overtaken by a kid on a full-suspension bike, she or he was probably on one of these.
The Hellion range is made up of both hardtail and full-suspension bikes, all with the signature Early Rider raw finish, and all with the types of features we have come to expect from enduro and freeride bikes designed for us big kids.
We’re waiting for an email to arrive with the full specifications and geometry details of these bikes, but what we saw on at the booth at Eurobike are frames with stealth dropper routing, slack geometry, and sliding dropouts.
A few of the bikes are able to take either 24in or 26in wheels so that they can grow with their riders, and the full-suspension bikes use a simple single pivot system with custom made DNM shock, although the bikes on display had ex-Atherton Fox shocks installed!
We also learned that Hellion hopes to offer custom Hope bikes under the Hope Academy program too.
Once we have more details we’ll pop them up, but in the meantime just check these bikes out and wish you were small enough to shred them.
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