Malvern Star 24" Attitude 3s (Red)
Now AU$329 AU$419
Brought to you by Ivanhoe Cycles Hallam
As more parents make time to ride with the kids and enjoy their time together, it becomes increasingly important to ensure that the kids enjoy cycling. A heavy, cumbersome bike that actually weighs more than the parents bike makes this harder to achieve. The kids simply are not as strong as the parents, and struggle to keep up. Frustrating for everyone. Hence lightweight, ergonomically designed kids bikes are becoming increasingly popular.
The Malvern Star Attitude 24i is one of the lighter 24" kids mountain bikes on the market. While the bike is lighter, often a couple of kilos lighter, it is the whole design that makes it so appealing.
Naturally the appearance has been made appealing to most kids, as this can be a major stumbling block, but it is the comfort that will probably win them over. Because the bike is designed for kids, it is made to fit a wide range of sizes, and has a greater range of adjustments than most kids bikes. It will take a smaller child than most, yet adjust up to take a child of around 12-13. So it is quite possible that you can get 4-5 years of use from just one bike. Great value for money in most people's opinion. The riding position is excellent. Your child can sit relatively upright, which of course increases their confidence level as they are not stretching forward feeling a little unbalanced. When they sit upright, firmly positioned on the saddle, kids feel more in control, so have more attention on where they are going, less on the operation of the bike.
While the tyres are wider than most lightweight bikes, they are a higher quality tyre that reduce rolling resistance yet can cope with a wide variety of surfaces. Anything from paved surfaces to gravel or even off-road tracks. No matter where you ride the tyres will grip safely, leaving the rider in total control.. Of course a bike without front suspension has several advantages for kids. Rigid forks improve control, particularly on a kids bike which of necessity have lower quality suspension (good suspension forks would cost more than most kids bikes). This is because cheap suspension flexes, so that steering is less responsive. Also it is lighter, often suspension adds a kilo or more. The other less obvious point is that the bike is lower, allowing a younger child to ride the bike with ease.
The 24i has a 3 speed gear system with a back pedal brake. A major advantage of the 3 speed system is that your child does not have to anticipate which gear is required before stopping, as they can change gear when stationary. It also has tyres that roll easily and simple controls, with a gear range adequate for almost any terrain that you will tackle with the kids. A really impressive bike!
Of course all the normal Malvern Star kids features are incorporated. Brake levers made for smaller fingers, gear levers that have a lighter action for small hands, and all controls easily reached and managed for improved confidence.
Overall great bikes made to improve your child?s riding pleasure.
Frame 6061 Superlight Alloy formed
Fork Superlight alloy Ahead
Wheelset / Rims Alloy 28H
Hubs Fr: Steel 28H QR, Rr: Shimano Nexus 3sp with coaster brake and 20T cog
Spokes Stainless Steel
Tyres Smooth rolling street style 24 x 2.3"
Shifters Shimano Nexus 3-Speed twist shift
Front Derailleur N/A
Rear Derailleur N/A
Crankset 3-piece steel, with 38T chain ring & double chainguard
Bottom Bracket MTB Std BB
Chain KMC Z-410A
Brakes Alloy V-Brake front only
Brake Levers Alloy adjustable lever with new short reach design
Handlebar Steel MTB 30mm rise
Handlebar Stem Zoom Alloy ahead, w/alloy cap
Headset 1 1/8th Ahead
Grips MTB Soft Kraton comfort
Pedals Resin youth platform with ball bearings
Saddle MTB boys
Seat Post Steel 27.2mm x 300mm, alloy QR
EXTRAS Rear derailleur guard and kickstand
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