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Time for another kids bike feature. The bike pictured above is a 16″, which is the smallest standard size for kids (for comparative sake many push bikes – the ones without pedals – are 12″).
It’s a basic affair, with a single gear and coaster brake. It has an awesome basket attached to the front bar and a matching chain guard to make sure your little one doesn’t get a pant leg full of chain grease.
Cost is $270 plus taxes.
In our final ‘simple bike’ Feature this week we’re looking at the Lochside Step Thu design, pictured above in two colours we have in stock at the time of this posting.
Generally called “Dutch Style” bikes these offer fairly neutral pavement riding with a comfortable, upright position. They have a internally geared rear hub that allows you to select between 5 gears using a simple throttle style grip shift adjuster.
Although the set up is simple this bike does offer a few additional features, like colour matched full chain guard and fenders, and an integrated rear rack.
Come down to the shop anytime to take one for a test ride.
Yesterday we featured a Marin Pine Mountain because, in part, we like its simplicity. With large volume 27.5+ tires it can run a rigid fork and still eat up a lot of trail and road bumps, and with a 1x drivetrain the shifting is simple too.
Today we’re featuring a similar bike made by Surly. The Krampus was one of the very first ‘plus’ bikes on the market. It was called a plus bike but was really intended as a bike with slightly less tire volume than a FatBike (but more than a conventional 29er cross country tire). The result is a bike that rides on 3″ wide 29er tires, providing more volume than the aforementioned Marin Pine Mountain but less than a FatBike with 4-5″ wide tires.
It’s a great bike for almost all local trail riding, and it doesn’t feel as big as a full-on FatBike on the road or lighter trail as you connect the dots between more technical terrain.
Originally $2250 plus taxes we have one 15″ Krampus on sale now for $1900 plus taxes.