Children's cycling is experiencing a boom

08.06.2022

Which is good news. Opportunities are expanding, equipment and education are improving. And the children's bikes themselves are also improving. There are more options for parents, and above all, there is a growing interest from the children themselves. Geometry + weight Next to the geometry and shape of the frame, weight is the most important aspect of a child's bike, even for parents loading it into the car or carrying it upstairs. If a sixteen-pound child rides a thirteen-pound bike, it costs them a similar amount of effort as an eighty-pound person riding a seventy-pound bike. "That's why we make so-called superlight bikes, and for a 16-inch bike we've got down to 5.3 kilograms," Roman Blažek points out. HEAVY BIKE KILLER KILLS KID'S INTEREST IN CYCLING THE HIGH WEIGHT NEGATIVELY AFFECTS THE BIOMECHANICS OF THE WHOLE SEAT. HEAVY BIKE = OVERLOADING THE CHILD ON THE BIKE AND POSSIBLE DISINTEREST Design While parents look at features when buying a bike, children are primarily interested in appearance. For a designer, a child's bike is a challenge. "In my experience, from size 20 onwards, children are more mature than before and don't want pictures and figures, they want a sporty design similar to their parents'; for example, the combination of white and orange is popular with older girls, but it's hard to talk about trends. Children are relentless critics, they don't beat around the bush like adults, and they speak up when they don't like something," says Roman Blažek.

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Children's cycling is experiencing a boom

Which is good news. Opportunities are expanding, equipment and education are improving. And the children's bikes themselves are also improving. There are more options for parents, and above all, there is a growing interest from the children themselves.

Geometry + weight

Next to the geometry and shape of the frame, weight is the most important aspect of a child's bike, even for parents loading it into the car or carrying it upstairs. If a sixteen-pound child rides a thirteen-pound bike, it costs them a similar amount of effort as an eighty-pound person riding a seventy-pound bike. "That's why we make so-called superlight bikes, and for a 16-inch bike we've got down to 5.3 kilograms," Roman Blažek points out.

HEAVY BIKE KILLER KILLS KID'S INTEREST IN CYCLING

THE HIGH WEIGHT NEGATIVELY AFFECTS THE BIOMECHANICS OF THE WHOLE SEAT.

HEAVY BIKE = OVERLOADING THE CHILD ON THE BIKE AND POSSIBLE DISINTEREST

Design

While parents look for features when buying a bike, children are primarily interested in appearance. For the designer, a child's bike is a challenge. "In my experience, from size 20 onwards, children are more mature than before and don't want pictures and figures, they want a sporty design, similar to their parents'; for example, the combination of white and orange is popular with older girls, but it's hard to talk about trends.

Children are relentless critics, they don't beat around the bush like adults, and they speak up when they don't like something," says Roman Blažek.

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