Viewing 6 posts - 1 through 6 (of 6 total)
  • Child’s Bike with 18 inch wheels
  • Premier Icon hot_fiat
    Full Member

    Small_Fiat #2 has outgrown her small Islabike Cnoc 14. She could progress to a cnoc 16, but is way too fast and needs something with gears. The Cnoc 16 is actually a little small for her anyway. So I tried her on her brother’s Beinn 20, which is the small version. She looks like she’s been plonked on a farm gate & could barely pick it up. Crank-to-seat length are fine, but even with the seat post down to the stops it was too big.

    So the question is this: apart from the hideous contraption that looks like a scaffolder has run into a bike shop and gone “nah I can do better than this“, does anyone produce a capable, light weight, 18” wheeled, kid’s bike with gears that isn’t a BSO?

    Premier Icon tomd
    Full Member

    Dawes do the Blowfish 18. Singlespeed though, seems to be pitched well above BSO but cheaper than Frog, Isla etc.

    Squish do an 18″ kid bike. Pricing seem Frog-esque. Singlespeed though.

    Our little one went Isla Cnoc 14 to Frog 48. It’s OK but kind of like you it will soon be outgrown but I think it will last long enough to get her to a 20 with gears. Second hand Frog or Hoy as a cheap interim measure?

    Premier Icon WillH
    Full Member

    Can you get Byk bikes over there? The E350 is very good, my eldest has outgrown his and it’s waiting for the youngest to grow a bit. Byk only make kids’ bikes, rather than small versions of their main range. The standard E350 is a single speed, but I think they also do a three-speed.

    Premier Icon lister
    Full Member

    You just need some custom 18” disc wheels to go on this:

    Mini Beast Downhill MTB – 20″

    Job done; thank me later.

    Premier Icon RamseyNeil
    Free Member

    Trek and Cannondale both do lightweight 20 inch wheel bikes with small frames which may be a better option . Trek wahoo has trigger shifters , Cannondale quick has twist shifters . Other than that they are very similar .

    Premier Icon Harry_the_Spider
    Full Member

    I’ve got a Carrera Blast 18 that you can have for £50.

Viewing 6 posts - 1 through 6 (of 6 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.