24-Inch (7+ yr. old)
Keep that fun meter pegged with Cannondale's Quick 24. Built on a lightweight and durable C2 aluminum frame and fork, it boasts a 7-speed drivetrain to make hills a breeze. Powerful linear pull brakes deliver solid stopping power, while aluminum wheels spin easily, rolling on grippy Kenda Small Block 8 tires to keep the rubber side down. Cannondale even spec'd an ergo saddle for all-day comfort and a kickstand to keep the bike upright for easy, safe parking.
Cannondale's Trail 24 is your young rider's ticket to adventure. An awesome, lightweight aluminum frame with an SR Suntour suspension fork and tough 24-inch wheels roll through neighborhood alleys and over wooded trails with ease. Eight crisp-shifting gears are controlled by a twist grip shifter for easy gear changes, and sure-stopping mechanical disc brakes help them stay in control. Comfortable kid-sized saddle and grips and an included kickstand are the details that will make the Trail 24 their favorite mode of transportation.
Diamondback’s Clarity 24 is an upright speedster as capable on the pavement as it is on bike paths and gravel roads. It sports a lively handling aluminum frame and lightweight aluminum wheels with quality tires, so it accelerates with ease and is nearly effortless to ride. They'll also love the 14-speed drivetrain that lets them cruise up the climbs and the linear-pull brakes that provide excellent speed control.
Jamis' lightweight and durable aluminum X.24 frame is easier to pedal than steel and it's spec'd with a replaceable rear derailleur hanger for increased frame longevity. Disc brakes provide super-responsive stopping power so kids feel secure. That suspension fork isn't just for cool looks. It's 45mm of bump-eating travel means greater control and safety for young riders. Compared to bigger 26” wheeled bikes, the smaller diameter 24” wheels and shorter 12” frame of the X.24 provides more standover clearance and a lower center of gravity for enhanced control and safety, so young aspiring mountain bikers can learn to ride both on and off road comfortably, securely and safely. The double chainring crankset offers increased gear range (14-speeds) with an alloy outer rock guard to protect the chainrings from contact with curbs or logs. It helps keep pants and legs clean too! Bolt-on hubs and seat post clamps ensure that wheels and seats remain securely and safely attached to the frame and fork.
$279.99 - $290.00
Raleigh's Cadent 24 takes your young ripper to the next level of riding by introducing them to a bigger bike that still handles like a smaller bike. Its lightweight aluminum frame and fork roll on 24-inch wheels, which ensure easy handling and fun speed. The 7-speed Shimano drivetrain gives your small cyclist the gears to keep up with mom and dad, and the twist shifter is simple to use with smaller hands. Top it off with easy-to-reach linear-pull brakes, and you've got an ideal rig to get your growing rider to the next level.
Your little one might love to ride, but that doesn't mean they'll be doing Trans-Provence this summer. That's why Specialized made their Hotrock 24 with plenty of gear range to tackle the neighborhood hills, and enough front end travel to ride beginner's trails confidently. Of course, it also features a lightweight, yet durable, A1 Premium Aluminum frame that's designed to take a hit while they find their legs on the pump track. Chatter and bumps, meanwhile, are handled by the coil-sprung SR Suntour fork's 50mm of travel. Then there are a whole host of other components that are plenty tough enough to stand up to your little ripper, so you can rest assured that you'll be spending more time riding with your kid and less time waiting in line at the repair counter. - Tough, light, and durable, the A1 Premium Aluminum frame is built to stand up to years of tough riding. - SR Suntour suspension fork offers 50mm of coil-sprung travel that smooths out bumpy, rough terrain. - The 8-speed Shimano Tourney shifts smoothly and is tough enough for abuse.
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