The Dust Hero off-road steadiness bike is a scaled down enduro machine, designed particularly for MTB youngsters who need to get off the driveway and onto the grime.
In the event you’re a dedicated mountain biker then it virtually goes with out saying that you just’ll be eager to your youngsters to get out and be part of you within the grime. In the event you can go on only a tiny little bit of your off highway ardour and encourage them to leap aboard two wheels then you might effectively get a brand new using buddy for the years forward.
Again within the August difficulty of MBR, we lined all of the fundamentals wanted to get your youngsters rolling… Fi Spotswood characteristic talked via how you can nurture their expertise, encourage development, make the rides work, develop ladies mountain biking and – above all – have enjoyable.
When your son or daughter is prepared for his or her first two-wheeler, and also you’re in search of a steadiness bike that’s truly appropriate for off-road use, discovering one which’s truly applicable and succesful is now a complete lot simpler.
Children Experience Shotgun, a model that’s well-known for its modern youngster seats, launched an all-new steadiness bike – the Dust Hero – earlier this yr. It’s designed to develop together with your youngster, making it a sound funding and the model confidently refers back to the Dust Hero as scaled down enduro machine designed for toddlers.
“We’ve seen a rising variety of steadiness bike households hitting the paths, however we all know it may be onerous for folks to discover a runner (steadiness) bike that’s as much as the duty,” explains Children Experience Shotgun co-founder Dan Necklen. “That’s why we got down to create a motorcycle that may open up using off-road for steadiness bike youngsters, enabling them to expertise the stoke of mountain biking from an earlier age.”
- Designed for teenagers aged 2 – 5 years
- 12 – 14” convertible (further wheel kits offered individually)
- 2.25” Vee Tire Crown Gem pneumatic tyres
- Magura hydraulic rear disc brake with youngster secure rotor guard
- Path prepared mtb geometry & construct high quality
- 3 x mtb skins included
The really helpful age vary is 2 to 5 yr olds, and the wants of younger riders has been completely thought of, in addition to a complete load of options that may be at residence on a grown-ups bike.
This consists of off highway centered geometry, a sealed headset, via axles and a detachable footpad. The Dust Hero steadiness bike is obtainable with both 12″ or 14″ wheels.
Replaceable drop-outs imply that the bike could be tailored to swimsuit a rising youngster, extending the attain and permitting the bike to take 14″ wheel measurement. It might even be arrange with combined wheel (mullet) sizes… with a 14″ on the entrance, 12″ on the again.
12 inch wheels:
Age 2 – 3 years, min saddle top 317mm, min urged inseam 337mm
14 inch wheels:
Age 3 – 5 years, min saddle top 346mm, min urged inseam 367mm
Magura brake choice:
Sure, you learn that appropriately… you may tick the Magura MT4 brake improve field when ordering and profit from gentle motion, hydraulic rear disc brake.
“We selected Magura for the Dust Hero due to the ability, reliability, and most significantly, class-leading lever attain adjustment,” explains Stu Munro, product supervisor. “The MT4, paired with the HC1 lever, is ideal for little arms. Additionally, the 12″ – 14” convertibility helps youngsters keep away from the large leap from 12” to 16” pedal bike, making a smoother transition, and giving them extra time on a motorcycle they’re comfy with in order that they love using.”
Children Experience Shotgun says the Dust Hero steadiness weighs in at 4kg for the 12in model, which comes with out brakes. The 14in wheelset is obtainable as an optionally available additional. It additionally comes with three customisable top-tube skins so youngsters can resolve on their favorite look.
Fashions and costs
Dust Hero, 12 inch wheel: £290
Dust Hero, 12 inch wheel, Magura brake: £360
Dust Hero, 14 inch wheel: £296
Dust Hero, 14 inch wheel, Magura brake: £379