Here at Chevin Cycles we have a fantastic range of children’s bikes to suit all ages and abilities – whether that is for a young child to take their first pedal strokes off road, or for someone a bit older and looking to ride further afield, we have the bike for you.
With Chevin Cycles Christmas club, you can secure the bike you want with just a 10% deposit and then we will look after it until the day that you choose to collect it. We are also offering a free helmet with any children’s pedal bike bought this Christmas, so you know your child will be comfortable and safe on that magical first Christmas day ride!
Here is a little look at a few of the bikes that we have to offer...
The Orbea MX range is designed for kids who are ready to take their first steps into the world of mountain biking – perhaps they’ve honed their skills in the park or on the street and they are itching to try something more exciting, or maybe they are feeling the urge to head out and ride through some big, muddy puddles – Orbea have a bike that will suit their needs.
The XC bikes are named very appropriately indeed – XC meaning cross-country, these bikes are designed to go anywhere.
The lightweight aluminium frames are paired up with Suntour suspension forks to enhance control and comfort over the bumpy stuff. These bikes are equipped with a wide Shimano gear range for ease of pedalling heading uphill and powerful V-brakes for increased confidence when descending.
The Team line of bikes is the more performance orientated offering from Orbea. These are designed for children who have already done some off road riding and have already developed some of the skills required.
Ideal for a child who has built some experience and has some of the necessary skills in order to negotiate lumps and bumps, rocks and roots without needing a suspension fork. This provides the benefit of a drop in weight from what is already a light kid’s bike, perfect for tackling the more challenging climbs and rides. These are available in either a V-brake with Shimano Altus 8-speed gears or a fantastic hydraulic disc brake version, which comes with Shimano Deore 10-speed shifting.
Whyte’s 403 line is the perfect transition from kid’s to adult’s mountain bikes. The masterstroke of equipping these small frames to 26 inch wheels has a similar effect as an adult moving from 26 to 25.7 inch wheels – these smooth out bumps in the trail and hold their speed better than a smaller wheel would do.
Whyte supply the 403 with a Suntour air suspension fork with lockout – the benefit of this being the ability to easily stiffen the suspension right up when it’s not needed, for a more efficient ride while climbing or on less technical terrain, ensuring all of a young riders effort is used to propel the bike forward.
The lightweight aluminium frame also has internal cable routing, this means that the hydraulic housing for the disc brakes and the brake cables for the 9-speed set up at the back are kept neat and tidy, which shows the level of attention that Whyte pays to the small details of their bikes.
The Marlin range is Trek’s entry level line of mountain bikes but don’t let that fool you – they are an exceptionally versatile bike at a very budget friendly price. The Marlin is actually part of the adults mountain bike offering, but with frame sizes coming down to 13.5 inch and options for both a mainline and a women’s specific design, they are perfect for those teenagers who have outgrown the children’s and youth sizes. Chevin Cycles Skipton store has the widest selection of Marlins in the area so come on in and see the numerous options for yourself!
Trek have a system called Smart Wheel Size – this means that the frame size that fits the rider also comes with an appropriate wheel size – 13.5 and 15.5 inch frames come with a 27.5 wheel while the larger sizes are equipped with a 29 inch wheel. This keeps the geometry of each bike at an optimal level and reduces the risk of toe-overlap for smaller riders.
All 2019 Marlin’s now come with internal routing as standard, keeping those cables free of dirt and grime that is bound to get picked up from hitting the trails. Stopping power comes from hydraulic disc brakes, while suspension on most models is provided by Suntour forks, with the top of the range Marlin 7 coming with the more advanced Rockshox forks. Comfy ergo grips limit the risk of any discomfort for a riders hands over those longer rides, while a Shimano triple chain set ensures an ample spread of gearing to get you up the steepest of climbs.