XDS Swift 8s Girls Bike
These days most bikes have suspension, at least 21 gears and are quite heavy. It's not always what a young girl would prefer, its simply what the manufacturers think is desired.
Xds have gone against this trend, as have Byk and built some models with younger kids in mind. This bike has an extra light frame, a good quality gear system with strong light wheels. The emphasis is clearly on simplicicty and ease of riding. And it works. This bike simply rolls along easily, and it is light to lift, simple to manouver and very easy to pedal up hills or along the bike paths. It is so light and easy the kids will love it.
Kids frames are usually made from cheaper aluminium, which is fine, it is more than adequate for anything most kids will do. But it can be a little heavy. These frames are made of higher quality aluminium, which makes a lighter frame that is just as strong.
The handlebars have lots of adjustment, so that you can raise them as your child grows, or, for less cofident kids the handlebars can be kept relatively high, so that they can sit upright.
The tyres have less rolling resistance than those generally fitted to kids bikes, just to help them roll easier. Just makes it a little easier for the kids to keep up with stronger riders.
Paintwork is simple, just a high quality baked enamel,that appeals to kids(hopefully) and is ideal for those times our kids forget to put their bikes away. Not that your kids would do that!
FRAME XDS Alloy X6 26" x 17" HT 50×44×125mm RC 435mm
FORK XDS Alloy 26 28.6×24.6×203mm quill
HANDLEBAR XSD Alloy W 640mm H 25mm 5°
GRIPS Rubber L 110mm
STEM XDS Alloy 28.6mm E:70mm H:40mm 7°
SEATPOST XDS Steel 31.6×350mm blk
SEAT CLAMP Steel
PEDALS Nylon 9/16 w/ball
GEAR SHIFTERS Shimano , SL-M315-8R, RIGHT, 8-SPEED RAPIDFIRE PLUS W/ OPTICAL GEAR DISPLAY
REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano Tourney TX 7/8-SPEED DIRECT ATTACHMENT TYPE 11-34T
FRONT BRAKES Alloy V-brake L=102mm
REAR BRAKES Alloy V-brake L=102mm
BRAKE LEVERS Alloy L/R
FREEWHEEL 11-32T 8-SP Cassette Index
CHAINWHEEL & CRANKS Alloy / steel 3/32""×40T×170mm
CHAIN KMC 1/2" x 3/32" x 110L
BOTTOM BRACKET BC1.37" x 24T L=116mm
HEADSET 28.6×44×30mm H=22.3mm
FRONT HUB Solon Alloy 14G×32H M9×100×108mm w/ QR-02
REAR HUB Solon Alloy 14G×32H 3/8?×135×180mm L=R 8/9/10-SP cassette
SPOKES SS 14G×259mm/14G×257mm/14G×260mm
TYRE Kenda 26" x 1.75" 60TPI
TUBE 26" x 1.75" A/V
RIM XDS Alloy 26"x20x14Gx32H A/V H=16.3mm
KICKSTAND H 250mm (+2/-0) 100°