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How to buy a Downhill Bike for your child – guide and list

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How to buy a Downhill Bike for your child – guide and list


When a young child comes to the world, his parents want him to do their best. They are accompanied by heavy choices. Which stroller should We choose? Which car seat? And then … which bike? If you want to instill your passion in your children, we can advise you on the purchase of bikes for your kids.

When looking for a bicycle for your child, we must pay attention to the size of the wheels and the frame, our young player must feel free and have control over the bike. All bikes on this list have 20 or 24 inch wheels, in the future we will also write about bikes for the youngest ones.

Table of wheel sizes depending on the height:

  • 115-135cm  – 20″
  • 128-150cm  – 24″

Choosing a bicycle for young rider it is best to choose an aluminum frame, it will ensure lightness and durability of the bike and, of course, will ensure safety. Of course if You could go for carbon frame, it would be also amazing!

We recommend looking for bikes with good suspension and a jump travel of over 130mm. It is true that one of the bikes on the list has less of it, we think that he will also manage on the trails.

Selected bikes by us:

Meekboyz Mega Beast

Photo: MeekBoyz

The full carbon 24” Beast, with titanium spokes and 180mm of travel retails online for $7,500 USD and its older brother the MiniBeast retails for $6,800 USD.  Recently the biggest brother of the MeekBoyz bike range also arrived on the scene, the 26” MegaBeast. It is designed for riders aged approx. 13- 15 years old. Learn more about them in other article: “The world’s smallest downhill bikes for kids

Price & Where to Buy:

Commencal Clash 20

Photo: Commencal

Commencal knows hot to build bikes for youth. Clash 20 has 130mm of travel and 20″ wheels. This bike looks like a legal one freeride machine but in a reduced version. Just look at it!

Price & Where to Buy:

Propain Yuma

Photo: Propain

This bike is looking pretty aggresive, it’s ideal bike to ride some bike park laps. The Yuma boasts 140 mm travel, Sram GX drivetrain, and Schwalbe Rocket Ron tires and You could convert it to 26″ with “Grown Up” kit.

Price & Where to Buy:

Kona Process

Photo: Kona

Kona Process comes up with 100mm of travel. It’s actually an enduro bike for kids but it’s plenty big to handle bike park days for lil shredder.

Price & Where to Buy:

Commencal Supreme 24″

Photo: Commencal

Another bike from Commencal on this list but he is not a coincidence here. This 24″ bike is an ultimate downhill rig. It has Rock Shox suspension which has 150mm of travel. The bike has great components and the ability to be a really good bike for small rippers!

Price & Where to Buy:

We hope that our guide will be useful to you and you will find the perfect bike for your child! We have chosen a few bikes for you, but there are many other offers on the market. We will write about them soon.


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