24 Apollo Neo Girls 7 Speed
Many parents ask why kids Bikes are so heavy. It seems unfair that the child has to work harder than their parents to ride any distance. That is changing as more parents make time to ride with the kids and get such pleasure from their time together.
If you wish to ride 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, and in a greater variety.
The Apollo Neo is one of the lightest 24" kids mountain Bikes available (possibly the lightest. 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 11 or 12 years of age. So it may be quite possible to get 4 years of use from just one Bike. Great value for money in most peoples 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 many 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 the most kids Bikes. This is because cheap suspension flexes, so that steering is less responsive. Rigid forks are also much lighter, suspension often adds a couple of kilos. The other less obvious point is that the Bike is lower, allowing a younger child to ride the Bike with ease.
This Apollo Neo has a 7-speed gear system. The Neo has simple controls, with a light action gear lever that kids can manage easily.
There are a couple of reasons there are only 7 gears.
- First, most suburban terrain does not require a huge number of gears.
- Next with 7 gears, only one gear lever is required, so there is less confusion.
- Last is the point that it considerably reduces the overall weight.
So, it is fitted with a gear range adequate for almost any terrain that you will tackle, the gears are not complicated and the Bike is really light. It really is an impressive Bike!
Of course, all the normal quality 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 improving your child's riding pleasure.
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