Canyon launches kids' mountain bike range
More great rides for young shredders
Canyon has today launched its first ever range of kids' bikes.
The range incorporates three bikes and is designed to have a bike for every child between 98cm and 153cm tall.
Canyon have done more than just shrink their current bikes though, we love how some real thought has gone into these rides. For example, Canyon has designed 19mm bars with soft, flared grips to keep a young rider's hands in place. They've also put rubber bumpers on the stems of the bikes to prevent bruised knees in case of an accident. Clever stuff but is it bad to say that's something we'd want on our bikes too!
The kids will be helped by proper hydraulic brakes in the form of SRAM Levels, low standover, long wheelbases and a relatively slack head angle of 68°.
Offspring AL 16 - £449
The Offspring AL 20 is the smallest bike in the range designed for kids between 98 and 110 cm tall. It has a 16 inch rear wheel in combination with an 18 inch front wheel. This gives manoeuvrability for the rear without sacrificing rollover in front.
It comes with a SRAM Automatix 2 speed hub that changes gears automatically based on your speed using a centrifugal clutch. Perfect for kids who already have a lot to think about while out on a ride.
Offspring AL 20 - £559
Designed for riders between 110 and 125 cm, the AL 20 shares a lot of the same features as the AL 16. It does have 'proper' gears though with a SRAM X4 1x9 groupset.
Grand Canyon AL 24 - £699
This shrunk version of Canyon's current Grand Canyon is the only bike in the range to feature suspension - a Spinner Grind air fork pumps out 65mm of travel at the front.
It seems like kids have never had it so good with bikes. Canyon now join the likes of Hope and Commencal in putting out a really solid range of bikes for them to find their feet in the world of mtb.