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Spawn Cycles Kids Zone

The dedicated Kids Zone at the GT Bicycles Malverns Classic will be open from Dawn till Dusk with all facilities and entertainment provided for free! Here is what you can expect from the Spawn Cycles Kids Zone at the 2018 Malverns Classic.

-Balance Bike Racing. Free to enter, we will be replicating the adults racing with dual slalom, cross country, quad eliminator and downhill for the young guns and superstars of tomorrow.

-Junior Pump Track. Free to use throughout the event weekend, please make sure helmets are correctly attached.

-Beginner and Junior Test Zone’s which will feature some cool obstacles to help your child gain those basic skills to tackle the trail ahead.

-Qualified Coaches to help each child progress with their riding skills, be that onto a Balance Bike or to their first Pedal Bike.

-Bouncy Castle Slides, Trampolines, Merry-Go-Rounds and much, much more. All for FREE!!

-Demo Area where you can try out Spawns 20” and 24” bikes including their super cool Rokkusuta full suspension bikes.

-Full Display of all Spawn bikes with an exclusive Malverns Classic discount code for bikes purchased over the event weekend.

Entry to the GT Bicycles Malverns Classic if you are 12 years old or younger is FREE!

Spawn Cycles, ‘We are happy to be the official kids bike of the 2018 Malvern Classic, this is a very exciting time for us now we are able to offer Spawn Cycles “The world’s best kids bikes” to the UK and Europe. Bikes are available exclusively through their website www.spawncycles.com and are in stock ready to ship for Christmas!

About Spawn Cycles:

www.spawncycles.com

Spawn Cycles is a family owned and operated company based in Squamish, BC, Canada in the heart of the famous Sea to Sky corridor between the mountain biking meccas of Vancouver’s North Shore and Whistler.

In 2011, we began searching for a high quality, lightweight bike for our son who was 2 years old at the time and ready for his first pedal bike. What we found was disappointing – nothing seemed to have changed in kids’ bikes in decades. They were still the poor quality, heavy monstrosities that existed in the 1980s when the founder, Max, was first learning to ride and then progressing into freestyle BMX. Max’s father was a mechanic, machinist, welder and had fabricated parts for Max and his friends when they couldn’t find what they needed.

Armed with the knowledge that better bikes were needed and possible, we launched Spawn Cycles.

 

Contact Details for Spawn Cycles: email [email protected], [email protected]

Telephone +44 (0)345 350 3773

 

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24 INCH FULL SUSPENSION BIKES

Unfortunately i have never posted a comment on here but really, you guys have done a fantastic job for us parents to show us whats available out there. I have 5 girls that are great riders and the 2 oldest need a 24″ full suspension bike. So I ended up ordering 2 Slater Mobster frames.

As a word of warning to anyone looking at the Slater Mobster, I would recommend flying down and seeing them in person or at least figure out a way to talk to Bj on the phone. Just because he is quick to take your money and slow to respond to emails. Like, 3 -4 weeks and with no proof of shipment and no real information about what is going on with an order. I am still hopeful that they may arrive, however my money is on no.

This is just a word of caution from me, I didn’t want to bring this out in the open but I know how hard it is raising kids and keeping them riding with good gear, and i just dont want anyone else to get taken advantage of.

Thanks!

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The Spawn Yoji 14 is a wicked little bike packed full of features that your child most likely won’t notice but that will delight mountain biking parents. Read our review!

3 year old riding down a ramp at the skatepark on the Spawn Yoji 14 inch bike

Spawn Yoji Overview

RATING: Exceptional

MSRP: $385

BEST FOR: The smallest but most eager balance bike grads who have parents with a passion for mountain biking.

SEAT HEIGHT: 14.5″ – 18″

WEIGHT: 14.25 lb.

BRAKES: Tektro Dual Hand, No Coaster

FRAME: Aluminum Alloy
GAIN RATIO: 3.67
TIRE SIZE: 14″

PROS:

  • Kid-specific geometry and design for a comfortable and efficient ride
  • Dual hand brakes and no coaster brake
  • Short-reach brake hand levers are easy to engage
  • Wider, aggressive-tread tires for better stability and tackling any terrain
  • Handlebar can be adjusted for more room in the cockpit as kids grow
  • Five bright and fun colors to choose from

CONS:

  • Very expensive due to high-end components that aren’t always necessary
  • Professional assembly may be necessary

Spawn Yoji 14 Review – Results of our Test Rides

The Spawn Yoji 14″ is one wicked little bike. Built for the tiniest groms-in-training, the Yoji 14″ is packed full of features that your child most likely won’t notice but that will delight mountain biking parents who have visions of the future full of tackling technical single track as a family. We haven’t had a chance yet to try out the bike on rugged terrain, but we’ll update the review when we do!

Young girl standing up while riding the Spawn Yoji.

Size

Seat Height

The newest model of the Spawn Yoji 14″ has a minimum seat height of 14.5″.When we originally reviewed the bike in 2018, the seat height only went as low as 16.5″. While we haven’t measured the new bike ourselves, Spawn has assured us that 14.5″ is the new minimum seat height. This makes the Yoji the pedal bike with the lowest minimum seat height on the market!

The Yoji comes with both a long and a short seat post. In order to achieve the 14.5″ minimum, you will need to attach the shorter seat post to the saddle.

Yoji’s Standard and Taller Seat Posts, Swapped Out Through Top of Saddle

Spawn Yogi's short seatpost vs the much longer seatpost, and top of saddle which shows the hole to unscrew the seat post

Handlebar Adjustments

Through a combination of multiple headset spacers and a handlebar that can be flipped, the handlebar height can be adjusted to accommodate growing kids. We flipped the handlebar to test this out, and it didn’t make a huge difference. But if this is an important feature for you, just know it’s an option!

Weight

Weighing in at 14.25 lbs., the Yoji is lighter than the previous Furi model (about 15 pounds) because in addition to the aluminum frame, Spawn swapped out older components with hollow axles and a hollow bottom bracket spindle to shave weight off the bike.

14.25 lbs. is pretty on-par with most other high-end 14 inch bikes. The Yoji has a lot of high-end components that we don’t really think are necessary, but that add weight to the bike, so they’ve taken other measures like the hollowing out the bottom bracket and adding a 3-piece crankset (which also costs you more money!) to keep the weight down.

Tires

The Yoji’s tires are exclusive to, and developed by, Spawn cycles. The 14” x 1.90” Spawn Cycles Loam Stars are wider than most 14″ tires (which are normally 1.5″ wide) and feature aggressive tread  for better traction and stability on all-terrain rides.

They also come with puncture protection, which is a small strip inside the tire that helps prevent punctures, but not in all cases, and is often seen on higher-end brands. However, the Yoji’s tires offer an additional layer of puncture protection that is exclusive to Spawn.

As should be expected for a high-end 14″ bike, the front and rear hubs have sealed bearings for smoother rolling.

  Spawn Yoji’s Short-reach Stem, Headset Spacers, and All-terrain 14″ Tires

Spawn Yogi 14's high-end components - including headset with spacers and tires

Geometry

The Spawn Yoji is a pretty impeccable specimen of a tiny bike. It’s hard not to be impressed with the obvious attention to kid-specific details and design.  You’ll be hard-pressed to find a bike more perfectly suited for the youngest groms.

Young girl leaning into turn on the Spawn Yoji.

That said, no bike is actually perfect and there are a few elements of the bike that we weren’t totally in love with. For the price, you’d kind of expect this bike to be perfect. For a mountain bike brand, the Yoji actually pushes the rider up into a more upright position more than we expected it to.

3 year old riding Spawn Yoji at the skatepark

There’s not anything wrong with an upright position – in fact, most young riders prefer this! But for all of the hype about a mini mountain bike, we did expect the body positioning to be more leaned in and aggressive. We even flipped the handlebars to produce a slightly more leaned-in stance, but the difference was negligible.

Our rider in this review has the seat height maxed at 18″. At the Spawn’s maximum seat height, there’s not a ton of room in the cockpit for the rider to move around. There’s definitely enough space, but as said above, for the price of the bike, we expected there to be more space to allow for better maneuverability and comfort.

Obviously, if this rider were smaller and the seat height were set to the minimum seat height, there would be a lot more room. The company’s website does state that the handlebar can be adjusted for more room in the cockpit as kids grow, but once again, we didn’t really find this change to offer a significant amount of additional space.

Crank Arms

With short cranks (89mm), the Yoji once again shows that’s it’s built from the ground up just for kids, similar to the high-end Islabikes CNOC 14″ 90 mm cranks, and the Prevelo Alpha One‘s 85mm cranks.  The crank design also features a narrow q-factor which allows a child’s narrow frame to sit naturally on the bike with their feet placed and spaced comfortably on the pedals. Aligned with their hips, a child doesn’t have to splay their legs out awkwardly to pedal and gets more power and efficiency with each stroke.

In order for a bike to have a short crank arms and a narrow q-factor, a bike company must spend quite a bit of additional time and money to manufacture or acquire kid-specific parts. This means Spawn is serious about creating a bike just for kids!

The Yoji features a 3-piece crank set set which is typically lighter, easier to install, and easier to repair. In our opinion, besides the weight, the 3-piece is really just for show as young riders don’t ride hard enough to break bike components.

Spawn Yoji’s Short Cranks and 3-Piece Crank Set

Spawn Yogi's short cranks and three-piece crank set.

Brakes

The Yoji’s hand brake components are just as impressive as any of its other components. Tektro mini v-brakes are easy for the tiniest hands to reach and engage, and the Brood Tenderiderz grips make for a comfy grip.

As this will likely be your child’s first experience with high-quality hand brakes, please take the time to have them walk the bike and engage the brakes so they understand their stopping power. We’ve had kids stop so quickly they fall over the first time they used high-end brakes!

The Spawn Yoji does not come with a coaster brake. This is definitely an advantage for kids first learning to pedal. Kids (and adults!) naturally pedal backwards when they begin to lose their balance. When bikes have a coaster brake and kids try to pedal backwards, instead of maintaining momentum and balance, they come to a sudden stop and often fall over.

The one disadvantage of the Yoji’s brakes is that the front brakes don’t come assembled at all so they required an extensive and full adjustment. We even had to crimp a brake cable and put on a faring. Some bike-centric parents may not mind or may even enjoy making these adjustments, but the average parent won’t have the know-how to do this and will have to take the bike to a shop for assembly.

Spawn Yoji’s Dual Tektro Mini V-brakes

Spawn Yogi's short-reach break levers and v-pull brakes

Gearing (Gain Ratio)

The Yoji 14″ comes standard with a pretty average gain ratio of 3.67 for aggressive riders (that’s who this bike is designed for!) – it’s not too difficult to get started pedaling and can reach decent speeds.

For timid riders, this gain ratio is a little high as it would be more difficult for a less confident rider to get started and initially reach sufficient speeds for maintaining balance. Our confident but slightly timid tester did have difficulty riding up inclines as a result.She would stop and put her feet down, walking the bike instead. Our aggressive tester had no issues.

For ambitious parents with serious bike-know-how, the common 64mm BCD (bolt circle diameter) chainring size makes it easy to swap out the front chainring to change the gain ratio of the bike. The true cassette hub with Shimano compatible cog in the rear also allows you to swap out the rear cassette as another way to change the gain ratio to your preference.

Let’s be real here, though. Very few parents even know what this means! But I guess if you’re still reading at this point, you are one of the few that might! Unless your 3-year-old is some crazy rider though, there’s no reason for swapping any of this out.  These features do, however, greatly increase the cost of the bike.

Ease of Assembly

You know the saying “Don’t try this at home”? Yeah, well, don’t try this at home. The instruction booklet actually states that you should have a professional bike shop assemble the bike. We thought it was just a CYA statement, but they’re serious. It took us a good hour and a half to assemble and adjust a 14″ kid’s bike and required more tools in more sizes than other bikes we traditionally assemble. Your average parent will not have the right tools and will NOT be able to assemble the bike and adjust it properly for a safe ride. If you’re a bike guru though, you might be in bike assembly heaven.

Among other things, the front brakes don’t come assembled at all so they required an extensive and full adjustment. We even had to crimp a brake cable and put on a faring. The rear wheel was out of true (most likely from shipping) and was rubbing the brake pad, which then added to assembly time with some pretty time-consuming tweaks.

As a comparison, other high-end kids’ bikes like woom and Prevelo come with all the tools you’ll need to assemble the bike and also come almost entirely assembled already.  It takes 5 – 10 minutes to actually put them together.

Bottom Line on the Spawn Yoji 14

The Spawn Yoji 14″ truly is an exceptional first bike for kids in a bike-obsessed family. It does, however, come with a hefty price tag – starting with a high MSRP, along with the $15 seat post, $40 in shipping, and potentially paying to have it assembled, it’s a very expensive option for a bike that your child will grow out of pretty quickly.

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“My bike makes me brave,” a little girl tells me after she’s been shredding around the kiddie pump track at the Sea Otter bike festival in California. Not only is she one of the best interview subjects I’ve ever talked to, she’s actually a pretty excellent bike handler, thanks in part to her dad’s coaching on the sidelines ("Stop pedaling through the first corner, but push hard into the second"). She can’t be more than four years old, and she’s rocking a dress and a pink helmet and kicking other kids’ butts all around the track. She's a part of the next generation of riders—a demographic that deserves some seriously sweet bikes. Thankfully, there are some solid options available. We rounded up a few of our favorites.

Trek Fuel EX Jr

The adult-sized Fuel EX has been one of Trek’s most successful bikes. For the kids' model, the company developed a unique geometry that takes children's proportions into account.

The suspension is tuned for kids between 50 and 80 pounds, and from bar stem to brakes, the parts are made for kiddie shredders. The Fuel EX Jr should be available in June.

Trek Fuel Ex Jr, $1980.00

Trek Farley 24

The Farley 24 is the newest addition to Trek’s growing fat bike line. Company engineers chose 24-inch wheels over 20-inch versions because they felt the size offered a smoother ride. The bike will be available in October—just in time to get your little one up to speed before the winter fat-bike season begins.

Trek Farley 24, $1210.00

Cleary Owl Singlespeed

If you’re looking for the least expensive bike in this lineup (and you want to prepare your little ripper for the singlespeed world championships), look no further than the Cleary Owl 20-inch mountain bike. It only has one gear, which helps it clock in as one of the lightest bikes in the roundup at 19.1 pounds. This bike is ready for just about anything: the half-pipe, the trail, and everyday riding. The smaller saddle, grips, levers, and handlebars make this bike child-friendly, and internal cable routing makes upkeep and bike washing a breeze. It comes with a 32x19 gear ratio.

Cleary Owl, $345.00

At a Glance

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  • large grips
  • single-speed

Kona Shred 20

This year at Sea Otter, Kona took a unique approach to bike demos. Instead of providing a range of adult bikes for testing, the company opted to bring only kids' bikes with the hopes of inspiring the next generation of die-hard riders. The smiles on every kid who wheeled a bike back into the demo area showed that they approved of Kona's decision. The company has bikes for kids in all sizes, from a teensy balance bike up to a 24-inch model.

The Shred 20 is a hardtail with great parts designed for kids between 5 and 8 years old. Complete with disc brakes, wide bars, seven speeds, and a sweet bright-blue color scheme, this bike looks like a mini-version of an adult bike. It’s trail-ready, but won’t look out of place at the skate park. 

Kona Shred 20, $549.00

Kona Stinky 24

While we were checking out the Shred, a kid walked into the Kona tent and headed straight for the company's Stinky 24 full-supsension model. The 24-inch wheels were too big for the little guy, but it illustrates a key point: Some kids know what suspension is—and they want it.

To make those riders happy, Kona made this year's Stinky 24 even more supple than previous versions. And because kids crash—a lot—Kona gave the bike an easy-to-replace derailleur hanger, a feature that many kids' bikes don’t have. A Shimano 1x9 drivetrain with an E*13 chainguide and a RockShox 100mm fork give the Stinky 24 all the performance of its full-sized sisters.

Kona Stinky 24, $1799.00

Islabikes Creig 24 and 26

Islabikes focuses exclusively on children's bikes, and the company’s love of the tiny details (literally) shines through. Founder Isla Rowntree is a smaller woman, and tells me that she started making the small bikes because she knew how hard it was to find a bike that fit her and figured it must be even worse for kids. The company’s bikes start from the tiniest balance bike and run to a 26-inch hardtail that could be a mountain bike for even some smaller adults.

The Creig line of hardtails consists of two sizes, with 24- and 26-inch wheels. It’s made for riding trails, and it’s lightweight compared to many of the other kids' hardtails on the market. At 23.8 pounds, the aluminum frame boasts an adjustable fork spec'd for lighter weights, and SRAM DB1 hydraulic disc brakes with short-reach levers. It’s a 10-speed, and the Isla components, from grips to saddle, are designed with small riders in mind.

Islabikes Creig, $1099.00

Norco Fluid 4.3

The Norco Fluid 4.3 isn’t a kid’s bike: It’s just a mini version of the popular Fluid dual suspension lineup. However, it was designed around its intended uses and respective wheel size. Similar to the other dual suspension options in our roundup, it has 100mm of travel, with a 100mm Rockshox front fork and Rockshox Monarch R rear shock. This is a bike for a serious rider, especially if you’re hoping he or she will be riding Norcos for a long time to come, since you can continually size up in the same model.

Norco Fluid 4.3, $1485.00

Commencal Supreme 20 and 24

You may remember these shredding toddlers from a Commencal promotional video last fall. Well, balance mountain bikes aren’t the only kids' mountain bike options from the French company, and at Sea Otter, we checked out their dual-suspension options in both 20- and 24-inch wheel sizes. While the argument can be made that a small child doesn’t need a dualie, we saw a few kindergarteners actually stroking the bikes on the stands in the expo area and just about drooling. Did they need suspension? Probably not. Did they want it? Desperately.

The 20-inch version comes in at 25.1 pounds, pretty light considering the setup. It comes kitted out with an 80mm Alpha Kids fork and the RockShox Monarch R rear shock with custom settings, fitted for lightweight kids. This bike is a singlespeed, though it’s possible to add a rear derailleur.

The 24” model weighs in at just under 30 pounds, and the frame is built on the basis of Commencal's Enduro META SX, with a whopping 140mm travel. The X Fusion suspension is set to handle lighter riders, and the shock contains special mini-rider settings to improve its functioning. An X9 drivetrain completes the package.

Commencal Supreme 20, $1800.00

Transition Ripcord

The Transition Ripcord is a 24-inch dual-suspension mountain bike ready to handle any kind of trail condition you can throw at it. It’s designed to be comfortable for pedaling with size-appropriate front end height, and a 67-degree head angle and short 381mm chainstay for better handling. The bike is built with a 100mm travel 26-inch fork and a standard size shock, both of which are easily tuned. The gearing is 1x9, and the bike weighs in at 30 pounds, standard for what we've seen of 24-inch dualies.

Transition Ripcord, $1700.00

Lil Shredder Phenom and Prodigy

The Prodigy is arguably the most adaptable of the bunch of bikes here. It can hold either 16- or 20-inch wheels, so it can grow with your child. And yes, it’s a dual-suspension model. It’s designed to be ultra-adaptable, so it’s made to take on any trails, and comes in two sizes (16-inch and 17-inch top tubes). It’s designed for kids from three feet to four and a half feet tall, so the range of years they can ride it is fairly wide. Bonus: You can opt to make it singlespeed or geared.

The Phenom is the next step up, a dual suspension model with 24-inch wheels. It's built for kids 4-foot-3 to 5-foot-3 and up, and it’s ready for trails or gnarly downhills.

You can buy the bikes fully built up, or if you’re interested in making the Lil Shredders into your own custom build, they’re available as just frame and fork packages—a great option, especially for kids on the Phenom who can likely use some of your old MTB gear.

Lil Shredder Prodigy, $1350.00

Spawn Cycles Savage 2.0 20 and Shojo 24

If you’re hoping to get your kid a bike that none of the other neighborhood mountain bikers has, a Spawn Cycles Savage hardtail is a great introduction to lesser-known brands. The brand’s color schemes are bright and fun, and the logo is pretty badass.

But the bikes themselves aren’t just for show or bragging rights. The hardtail 20-inch Savage 2.0 comes with a lightweight aluminum frame and a Spinner Air air/oil fork. It’s equipped with Tektro Draco hydraulic disc brakes, 10 speeds courtesy of a SRAM X7 short cage rear derailleur and SRAM X7 trigger shifter, and Kenda Small Block Eight tires. It weighs in at a reasonable 22 pounds.

Then, in the 24-inch range, there’s the Shojo for the 8- to 12-year-old set. It comes with two-piece thru axle cranks and external bearing bottom bracket, a SRAM X7 type 2 rear derailleur, and an integrated headset. The frame is the same alloy as the Savage, and comes with a Spinner Air fork and Tektro Draco hydraulic disc brakes.

Spawn Cycles Savage 2.0, $960.00

Specialized Fatboy 20 and 24

Fat bikes keep growing in popularity, and Specialized has two models, 20” and 24”, for your youngsters. If you live in an area with plenty of sand or snow, these fatties are a fun choice.

The Fatboy 24 combines a lightweight aluminum frame and fork with 4.0 with the Fat 24-inch disc wheels, which are designed to handle all types of terrain, thanks to their Specialized Ground Control Fat 24x4.0 tires. A 100mm spindle is just the right size for kids, with Tektro Aries mechanical disc brakes and a SRAM X4 9-speed rear derailleur rounding out the package.

The smaller Fatboy 20 is virtually the same model, just with a slightly smaller frame size and 20-inch wheels and tires.

Specialized Fatboy 20 and 24, $1000.00

Felt F24x

If your kids love the trails, but aren’t ripping over rock gardens or hucking off jumps, a kiddie cyclocross bike could be a bit more versatile. The F24 takes its cues from the adult F-series of 'cross bikes. This bike is a serious kids' bike for racing 'cross or even on the road with a tire swap. The 6061 FLight aluminum frame and carbon-fiber fork makes the bike as light as possible for those times when a kid needs to hop barriers, and the F24x has Felt’s own short-reach bars and levers for small hands, along with top-mount brake levers to offer as much control as possible. Cyclocross-specific wheels with 24-inch Kenda Happy Medium tires round out the package, so your kid is ready to tackle almost any course conditions.

Felt F24x, $800.00

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Spawn Kotori 24"

FAQ

Q: How much is a 2019 Spawn Kotori 24"?

A 2019 Spawn Kotori 24" is typically priced around $1,175 USD when new. Be sure to shop around for the best price, and also look to the used market for a great deal.

Q: Where to buy a 2019 Spawn Kotori 24"?

The 2019 Spawn Kotori 24" may be purchased directly from Spawn.

Q: How much does a 2019 Spawn Kotori 24" weigh?

A 2019 Spawn Kotori 24" weights 22 lb oz (9,979 g).

Q: What size 2019 Spawn Kotori 24" should I get?

The 2019 Spawn Kotori 24" comes in sizes One Size. After measuring your height, use the below size chart to find the correct size Spawn Kotori 24" for your height.

Rider Height (cm)Rider Height (in)Frame Size
148cm - 158cm4'10" - 5'2"XS
158cm - 168cm5'2" - 5'6"S
168cm - 178cm5'6" - 5' 10"M
178cm - 185cm5'10" - 6'1"L
185cm - 193cm6'1" - 6'4"XL
193cm - 198cm6'4" - 6'6"XXL
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Spawn Cycles Kotori 24” – Bike Assembly

Spawn Cycles: Time To Get Your Kids On Proper Bikes


I love riding my mountain bike… though I can say there are many mountain bikes I have not loved riding… in fact there have been some I really believe that should be consigned to a special hell realm… you know one reserved for those who text message constantly through a movie at the cinema… yeah, those people!

So I want to know why it is that it’s seen to be okay to sell kids really horrible bikes?

Bikes that are too heavy, have rubbish components, uncomfortable, poor brakes, made of compromised materials etc. it’s just all wrong, because if you want your kids to become passionate about something, it’s got to be fun and it’s not fun mountain biking if you are hauling about a bike that weighs more than you do. I’ve been there and done that and I’m an adult.

Of course I’m told repeatedly that in ‘retail’ customers just want ‘a bike for my kid/s’ and do not want to think to hard about it… well that’s just fucking nonsense and they can spend some time in that special hell with the movie texting wankers and riding a bike made of shitty steel, non-functioning cable brakes, mis-shaped rims, blah blah.

Meanwhile if you care about what your kids ride, there is now a new option available if your local bike shop is not co-operating, Spawn Cycles.

Based in Canada, Spawn Cycles came about because of the lack of good fun bikes for kids and wanting to do something about it. Their range covers starts with a 12” balance bike and covers the wheel sizes up to 24”. Whilst the bikes are manufactured in Taiwan, all the design and development has been done in Canada by the Spawn team and the result is a range of bikes that have been well thought out and are built to make riding fun for kids.


Spawn Cycles Shojo: 24” Bike

Spawn Cycles Shojo: 24” Bike

Once you have considered the Shojo as a bike for your kids, you’ll never look at what you find in most bike retailers the same ever again.

The Shojo features a 6061 T6 aluminium alloy frame matched to an all alloy construction 65mm travel Spinner Air shock with lockout. A drive chain of SRAM X7 Type 2 rear derailleur matched to X7 shifters for 1x10 speeds. Tektro Draco hydraulic disc brakes and ISCG-05 chain guide tabs.

Complemented with a set of all alloy components, rims and Schwalbe Black Jack 24x1.95” tires the Shojo would set up any kid for moving on to a adult sized mountain bike when they are ready. This lightweight bike would be fun to ride and that’s what translate to a lifetime of great memories and a love of mountain biking.

Spawn Cycles Savage 2.0: 20” Bike

Spawn Cycles Savage 2.0: 20” Bike

Right… it’s time to get serious with the Savage 2.0, the 6061 T6 aluminium frame is matched to an all alloy construction 50mm travel Spinner Air shock, SRAM X4 derailleur and shifters running 1x10 speeds, Tektro Draco hydraulic disc brakes and ISCG-05 chain guide tabs.

Running alloy components, Kenda Small Block Eight tires this is a proper hard-tail mountain bike coming in at 22 pounds (under 10 kilograms).

Spawn Cycles Savage 1.0: 20” Bike

By the time your kids are ready for a bike of this size, they are ready to starting riding family orientated trails with their parents, so they need a bike that will not drag them down.

The Savage 1.0features the Spawn Cycles designed 6061 T6 aluminium frame set up with a light-weight chromoly fork and Tektro Aqulia mechanical disc brakes. Continuing on the theme that it’s a proper mountain bike is the choice of SRAM X4 rear derailleur and shifters to create a 1x7 speed beast. Again the focus is on great components, featuring alloy and not steel, along with 20” Kenda Small Block Eight tires.

Spawn Cycles Banshee: 16” Bike

Spawn Cycles Banshee: 16” Bike

Like the Furi, the Bansheefeatures extensive use of alloy components and again a 6061 T6 aluminium alloy frame and chromoly forks. At 15 pounds it’s keeping the family tradition of light and strong.

Spawn Cycles Furi: 14” Bike

Spawn Cycles Furi: 14” Bike

The original Spawn Cycles, the Furi bike was designed and built because there was no alternative. It features a 6061 T6 aluminium alloy frame, chromoly forks and Tektro V-brakes. The extensive use of alloy components, where competitors use steel brings the weight of the Furi to 14 pounds, generally half the weight of the typical kids bike.

Spawn Cycles Tengu: 12” Balance Bike

Constructed with 6061 T6 aluminium alloy frame and chromoly (chromium and molybdenum, high carbon steel) forks, the Tengu is designed to get toddlers moving, to understand they can balance and turn.

Right now if you are outside of Canada, you can purchase Spawn Cycles direct, however you’ll be on your own regarding assembly, warranties etc, as they are currently committed to their local market and you may have some red tape to negotiate… be warned!

Looking at the Spawn Cycles range, and then wandering through a local bike retailer you have to wonder if they have any passion about getting kids on bikes that are fun to ride… so rather than become depressed consider equipping out your spawn with something from their range.


Source: Spawn Cycles / NSMB

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