New Trek kids’ bikes open up a world of cycling for the whole family

Are you ready to unleash your little one’s inner shredder? Look no further than the newest addition to the Trek stable: the Roscoe Kids’ bike! Roscoe Kids’ simplifies your budding star’s trail experience, letting them ride with confidence, build skills, and above all, have a whole lot of fun while they’re at it! It’s the perfect introduction to trail riding, we’ve put a lot of thought in the details. The choice of mid-fat 2.8” tyres help kids stay balanced, roll over obstacles, and scamper up tricky climbs in a jiffy. Roscoe Kids’ is easy to set up, with a simple 1x drivetrain that allows kids to focus on what they need to: the ride. The lightweight, trail-tough Alpha Aluminium frame with sloping top tube makes it easier to hop on and off. Available in striking quicksilver, Roscoe Kids’ is being released in a 24” version, making it suitable for children aged around 8 to 10.

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Roscoe 24 is a mid-fat kids' mountain bike designed to build confidence on the trail.

 

Trek Kids’ Bikes for all …. Because their future looks better on a bicycle!


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At Trek SA we now stock an ample range of kids’ bikes, for children from as little as 3 years of age. For you as parents, we know you only want the best for your kids, and when it comes to exercise and outdoor activity, your checklist includes a safe, comfortable, reliable bike that won’t break the bank.

 

Kick up their learning experience a notch with the Kickster


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From that very first riding experience you want your children to love cycling, and at Trek, we only build bikes that we’d happily put our own kids on. Balance bikes have become all the rage in recent years, as parents have grown to realise that balance, rather than pedalling, is the most important aspect of riding a bike. Trek’s Kickster is a great choice for the littlest riders, teaching them to balance early, and helping the transition to a bike with pedals, that much easier. The low saddle lets little legs reach the ground and zoom along. A built-in steering limiter prevents them from turning too sharply, increasing confidence. A foot rest lets them try balancing as they get better. And the best part is that the contact points are dialled to fit the kids right from the start.

 

All-round fun for all kids on the Precaliber


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Mountain bikes remain a hot favourite among our young South African cyclists, and the Trek Precaliber kids’ line-up delivers on all levels. We’re talking kid-friendly styling: an in-your-face look, knobby tyres that’ll take them to the park or see them conquering light trails with ease. The frame and fork are made to fit kids from the start and keep up with them as they grow. Trek’s Dialed Fit system ensures a custom fit on all contact points: the saddle, grips and pedals are Dialed for comfort. The Alpha Aluminium frame, hand brakes and durability make Precaliber the bike of choice if you want your purchase to ‘grow’ with your kids.

 

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Precaliber is now available in 16”, 20” and 24” size curves, so kids as young as four could feel at home on their first pedal bike. The Precaliber 24 is offered in either a simple 7-speed version or a 21-speed model for both boys and girls.

 






12 Comments

BaGearA, Jul 04 2018 07:00

how about A fork ? These won't suddenly turn the average kid into some kind of trail shredder 

herrowpreeze, Jul 04 2018 07:06

looks like any other child bike you get titan or makro

Skinnyone, Jul 04 2018 09:45

how about A fork ? These won't suddenly turn the average kid into some kind of trail shredder 

You mean suspension forks? My thinking and personal experience is that a suspension fork will make the kid lazy and not pick the faster line...learn to ride first and get the line choice right before suspension - THAT will make them into a shredder later in life....

 

looks like any other child bike you get titan or makro

Again from my personal experience with kids bikes, the "Makro" type bikes break or fall apart within a year and the kids don't like riding them because the brakes/gears don't work the hubs wear out and the wheel wobbles etc...

gummibear, Jul 04 2018 10:29

You mean suspension forks? My thinking and personal experience is that a suspension fork will make the kid lazy and not pick the faster line...learn to ride first and get the line choice right before suspension - THAT will make them into a shredder later in life....

 

Have to agree with you on this.Kids need a simple bike with 1X gearing and rigid fork.

Wil6, Jul 04 2018 01:29

Have to agree with you on this.Kids need a simple bike with 1X gearing and rigid fork.

+1, saw a kid the other day, could not have been older than 12, with a bike worth over 130k new....

Adr!@n, Jul 04 2018 02:14

"Open a new world" ? Did kids bike not exist before this?

Hairy, Jul 04 2018 02:18

+1, saw a kid the other day, could not have been older than 12, with a bike worth over 130k new....

Seen plenty of riders, some younger than 12, in stellies rocking big ticket bikes!

ChrisF, Jul 04 2018 06:08

Almost the correct kids bike ....

 

for playing about ... okay.

 

 

For TRAIL riding I wont buy it without a front shock !

 

1x : YES !!  At this age they still struggle with the concept of the gears at the back !!  Introducing front and back gears is too much too quickly !!!

 

 

Photo would suggest it has a trigger shift ... really HOPE so  .... the rest of the TREK kids range use grip shifts.

 

 

 

PS - comments regarding costs .... come have a look at any of the schools cycling events .....

ChrisF, Jul 04 2018 06:16

Beginning to wonder if I should "buy" a 24'' bike for Maritz .... 

 

versus

 

 

starting with a 2nd hand bike and building the correct bike for him :

 

- decent front shock

- better brakes (wonder what could do, based on a standard kids frame... )

- 1x in front

- decent rear cluster with proper derailure and trigger shifter ....

 

 

 

 

ag nee man .... nou jeuk my gat vir n projek ...  :)

BaGearA, Jul 04 2018 07:42

Almost the correct kids bike ....
 
for playing about ... okay.
 
 
For TRAIL riding I wont buy it without a front shock !
 
1x : YES !!  At this age they still struggle with the concept of the gears at the back !!  Introducing front and back gears is too much too quickly !!!
 
 
Photo would suggest it has a trigger shift ... really HOPE so  .... the rest of the TREK kids range use grip shifts.
 
 
 
PS - comments regarding costs .... come have a look at any of the schools cycling events .....


Exactly !! Don't advertise it as some magic bike that'll have your kid shredding all day long on gnar ... when its just A glorified kiddies bike

Pure Savage, Jul 04 2018 09:44

I was expecting a kids gravel bike. Having to make a 16inch stigmata for little Savage, loves his Giro Frog bike!

 

Come on Trek, everyone knows gravel is where its at!!

ChrisF, Jul 05 2018 07:28

the email sent to TREK clients have a lot more detail :

 

https://www.trekbike...oe Kids Appoved

 

proper trigger gear shift

 

disc brakes

 

lightweight frame

 

pity it does not have suspension up front ....

 

 

uhm jaaaaa .... decent price tag for a bike they outgrow in 18 months ....