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Their first bike sticks in everyone's memories.
So, here are some key points to help you choose the model that best suits your child.
For the smallest (under 95cm) we always recommend opting for a balance bike.
For slightly older/taller kids (over 110cm) we normally recommend a pedal bike.
However, for those who measure between 95cm and 110cm, both options are a possibility.
The balance bike allows kids to learn to balance on two wheels. It clearly gives confidence to the child; they feel safe and can progress at their own pace.
The pedal bike has other advantages. It makes the child feel like a grown-up and also enables longer rides once they've got the hang of it. And stabilizers mean it's safe to try.
To see the different variations of pedal bikes for little ones, head to the "First pedal bikes" section.
If you're in need of a balance bike, you've come to the right place!
We have two wheel sizes available 12-inch (for a child measuring between 90cm and 105cm) or 14-inch (between 95cm and 110cm).
All of our balance bikes are designed to evolve alongside the child.
First and foremost, thanks to the foot platform shape, the child can fully put their feet up when they start to gain confidence. It has been specifically designed to leave room for their calves during pushing. All the while leaving necessary space for the feet when they are placed on it.
It's also evolutionary as it's possible to mount a disc brake on the back, useful for when things get serious!
They might as well learn the right reflexes and rules from the start.
With the components, all have been carefully selected in accordance with three criteria:
1) They must be specific to the shape of a child, their size and weight. The handlebars for example, have an external diameter of 22mm so that the child can hold them securely.
2) No short cuts on solidity. It's impossible to ask the young ones to take care of their bikes. We therefore use fewer plastic parts as possible, unlike bikes sold in supermarkets for example. It's good to know that our bikes can be used by their little sibling(s), and that they will resell well on the second-hand market, even after several years of use.
3) They must have real mountain bike parts so that the child has a safe and fun first experience of riding MTB. For example, we chose knobbly tyres that resembled those on our adult bikes the most. The gain in comfort and grip is indisputable. It will surely prevent a few bumps and sores.
So that future little champions can feel like real champions, we matched the paint jobs of our two famous DH teams with their RAMONES.
This version features the colours of the COMMENCAL 100% Team, where Hugo FRIXTALON and Thomas ESTAQUE are always on hand to provide us with brilliant performance and perfect style.
FRAME2021 Ramones 12
Alloy 6061, extra-wide platform with skateboard grip, disc brake ready
FORK2021 Ramones 12
HEADSET1-1 / 8, external cups
STEMCOMMENCAL Alloy, 30 mm
30 mm extension, 25,4 mm
BARRIDE ALPHA Prodigy
25,4 mm, 460 mm width, 1 rise, tapered (for 19 mm grips), Alloy 6061
GRIPSRIDE ALPHA Prodigy
19 mm grips (ID), kids hands specific
16h, Alloy 6063
HUBSRear: COMMENCAL - Front: COMMENCAL
Rear: 16h, loose balls, disc ready - Front: 16h, loose balls
SPOKES / NIPPLES2.0 mm
TYRESRear: VEE TIRE CO. CrownGem - Front: VEE TIRE CO. CrownGem
Rear: 12 x 2.25, MPC Compound, Custom Send It patch - Front: 12 x 2.25, MPC Compound, Custom Send It patch
27,2 mm, integrated saddle, Alloy
Soft padding, integrated handle
WEIGHT4,5 kg / 9.92 lb
Without pedals. Weight may differ slightly due to manufacturing tolerances.
COLOURPearl White / Electroplate Lagoon
BICYCLE TYPEKIDS MTB 12, PUSH BIKE
FRAME MATERIALAl 6061 T6
SHOCK LENGTH / STROKE-
PIGGY BACK SHOCK COMPATIBLE-
RECOMMENDED / MAX. FORK HEIGHT206 mm - 220 mm
MAXIMUM TYRE DIMENSION (ETRTO)57 mm
DISC BRAKE STANDARDIS
REAR ROTOR MAX. SIZE160 mm
SEATPOST / SEAT CLAMP DIAMETER27,2 mm - 31,8 mm
BOTTOM BRACKET TYPE-
FRONT DERAILLEUR TYPENo
REAR HUB COMPATIBILITY104 x 9 mm