They remember their first bike forever!
So here are some key points to help you choose the model that is best for 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 enables longer rides once they've got the hang of it. The stabilizers bring confidence to try.
To see the different variations of pedal bikes for little ones, head to the "First pedal bikes" section.
To see the different variations of balance bikes for little ones, head to the 'Balance Bikes 12 and 14' section.
If you're in need of a pedal bike, you've come to the right place.
We have two wheel sizes available: 14 inches (for a child measuring between 95cm and 110cm) or 16 inches (between 105cm and 120cm).
All our small pedal bikes are designed to fit with the body shape and level of young kids:
- The upper frame tube is low for an easy leg-over.
- All our pedal bikes have disc brakes to guarantee easy and quiet braking so they can get the real feel of their first downhill runs.
- For the little ones, shortened cranks and a lighter and more refined chain guide than on previous ranges. It helps fingers or objects from getting stuck in there.
- Plastic protectors: improved finish, plus reduced noise and marks on the frame.
As for the components, they are all carefully selected according to three criteria: more reliability, ergonomics for small children and our global strategy to provide high-end parts for all. Therefore, there are 3 different points:
- Grips have an internal diameter of 19 mm. They must be appropriate for the body shape of the child so that they feel comfortable holding the handlebars properly
- Frames feature new extruded tubes instead of the classic round tubes for a completely revised aesthetic and significant weight saving.
- Knobbly tyres that are like those used by the adults. The gain in comfort, grip and safety is undeniable.
- A brand new plastic 'race plate' located on the top tube that means the child can stick their favourite number on it using a sheet of stickers supplied with the bike, like a real mini-racer.
Find all our 2022 RAMONES 14'' and 16'' models with pedals available to pre-order.
FRAME2022 RMNS 16
FORK2022 RMNS 16
16", alloy 6061
STEMCOMMENCAL Alloy, 30 mm
30 mm extension, 25,4 mm
BARRIDE ALPHA Kids
25.4 mm, 500 mm width, 25 rise, tapered (for 19 mm grips), Alloy 6061
19 mm grips (ID), kids hands specific
BRAKESTEKTRO Aries, Mechanical disc brakes, with kids specific Tektro levers and Jagwire cables
Rotors: TEKTRO 160 mm, 6-bolt
BOTTOM BRACKETNECO B-910
BSA 68 mm, ball retainer
CRANKSETCOMMENCAL Kids, 114 mm crank arms
Chainring: 28t, External chainguard
28h, Alloy 6061-T6
HUBSRear: COMMENCAL - Front: COMMENCAL
Rear: 28h, loose balls, disc ready - Front: 28h, loose balls, disc ready
SPOKES / NIPPLES2.0 mm
TYRESRear: VEE TIRE CO. CrownGem - Front: VEE TIRE CO. CrownGem
Rear: 16''x2.25'', MPC Compound, Custom "Send It" patch - Front: 16''x2.25'', MPC Compound, Custom "Send It" patch
27,2 mm, Alloy
WEIGHT8 kg / 17.63 lb
Without pedals. Weight may differ slightly due to manufacturing tolerances.
ACCESSORIESPedals, bell, lights
BICYCLE TYPEKIDS MTB 16
FRAME MATERIALAl 6061 T6
SHOCK LENGTH / STROKE-
PIGGY BACK SHOCK COMPATIBLE-
RECOMMENDED / MAX. FORK HEIGHT270 mm - 285 mm
HEADSET DIMENSION1 1/8 externe
HEADSET TYPEZS44 ZS44
MAXIMUM TYRE DIMENSION (ETRTO)53 mm
DISC BRAKE STANDARDIS
REAR ROTOR MAX. SIZE160 mm
SEATPOST / SEAT CLAMP DIAMETER27,2 mm - 31,8 mm
BOTTOM BRACKET TYPEBSA 68 mm
FRONT DERAILLEUR TYPE-
REAR HUB COMPATIBILITY115 mm x 3/8"