Holiday Kids Bike Buying Guide

Kids BikesShopping for a kid’s bike can always be a challenge. If you bring them along you risk ruining the element of surprise, but you want to have the right gift under the tree too. We’ve put together some things to help you shop and hopefully put your mind at ease.

Brands and Guarantee

We proudly offer Trek kids bikes that are assembled at Mellow Johnny’s by the very same mechanics that work on every bike that we sell.  Trek bikes are well thought out, durable, and look great. Just like every new bike we sell, our kids bikes come with a tune-up during the first year of ownership at no charge and unlimited brake/derailleur adjustments for the life of the bike. Along with the lifetime frame warranty, we stand behind everything we sell, so if you take the bike home and have a problem, just bring it back in and we’ll make it right.

The Right Size

Figuring out the right size is one of the most daunting challenges. Let help you determine what size is right. You can give us your kid’s height and inseam, as well as any growth “trends” you’ve seen so that we can allow for a spurt. Our kids bike guide will tell recommended ages for bikes. Use these age markers as a starting point but also know that if your child is on the bigger or smaller percentile, they could possibly go up or down.

Often, parents want to get there child a bike to last them, we’ll do our best to pick the bike that fits for years, but is still safe to ride now. Again, if the bike goes home and isn’t right just come back in and we’ll get the right size.

The Fit

After getting the appropriate overall size, we can make adjustments to the saddle and bars to get the best riding fit. Same goes for the helmet. We’ll make sure it fits for safety.

Trek Kid’s bikes feature their “Dialed Fit” meaning the grips are sized for their hands, cranks are the right length, saddles the right size—in other words they took the time to put kids bike size components on kids bikes.

The Rest

The kiddo’s gift fun doesn’t end at just the bike. We’ve got the perfect accessories too, like helmets,  bells, horns,  streamers, saddle bags, water bottles, and Camelbak hydration packs.

The Bikes

Strider Balance Bikes:
Recommended Age 2-4

Designed to teach children the principles of balance on wheels, these crankless bikes have become one of the most effective ways to eliminate the frustration of teaching a child to ride. The balance bikes sit naturally low to the ground allowing children to push with their feet and maintain control. Balance bikes are intuitive to the child and once they’ve mastered them the transition to riding without training wheels is a natural one.

Strider St-4

Boys Trek Jet
Training wheels included on 12″ and 16″, 20″ can accept training wheels for additional charge.

Jet 12; 1 Color Red/Blue $189.99
Recommended Age 3-4

• Removable Training wheels included
• Size Appropriate Grips, Saddle, Cranks, Handlebars and
• Pedals for proper fit
• Front and Rear Fenders
• Coaster Brake

Jet 16;  Black Green or White/Red $209.99
Recommended Age 4-6

• Removable Training wheels included
• Size Appropriate Grips, Saddle, Cranks, Handlebars and Pedals for proper fit
• Front and Rear Fenders
• Coaster Brake

Mirraco Notch 16 in Green Or Black
Recommended Age 4-6

Coaster Brake AND Hand Brake
Training Wheels
3-Piece Pad Set

Jet 20 S; Grey/Green $209.99
Recommended for smaller 6-9 year-old

• Lower Stand over height for ease of fit and upsizing riders on size cusp between 16” and 20”
• Size Appropriate Grips, Saddle, Cranks, Handlebars and Pedals for proper fit
• Front and Rear Fenders, Kickstand Included
• Coaster Brake & Rear hand brake
• Training wheels can be added for $26.99

Jet 20; 2 Colors Grey/Green or Raw/Orange $229.99
Recommended Age 6-9

• Size Appropriate Grips, Saddle, Cranks, Handlebars and Pedals for proper fit
• Front and Rear Fenders, Kickstand Included
• Coaster Brake & Rear hand brake
• Training wheels can be added for $26.99

Mirraco Notch 20 in Blue Or Black

Girls Trek Mystic
Training wheels included on 12″ and 16″, 20″ can accept training wheels for additional charge.

Mystic 12; 1 Color Pink 189.99
Recommended Age 3-4

• Removable Training wheels included
• Size Appropriate Grips, Saddle, Cranks, Handlebars and Pedals for proper fit
• Front and Rear Fenders
• Coaster Brake

Mystic 16; 2 Colors Pink/Rasberry and Mint Pearl $209.99
Recommended Age 4-6

• Removable Training wheels included
• Size Appropriate Grips, Saddle, Cranks, Handlebars and Pedals for proper fit
• Front Basket and Tassels Included
• Coaster Brake

Mystic 20s; 1 Color Lilac Purple $209.99 Recommended
Smaller aged 6-9 year-old

• Lower Stand over height for ease of fit and upsizing riders on size cusp between 16” and 20”
• Size Appropriate Grips, Saddle, Cranks, Handlebars and Pedals for proper fit
• Front Basket and Tassels Included
• Coaster Brake
• Training wheels can be added for $26.99

Mystic 20; 2 Colors Misty Jade/Seagrass and Pink $229.99
Recommended Age 6-9

• Size Appropriate Grips, Saddle, Cranks, Handlebars and Pedals for proper fit
• Front Basket and Tassels Included
• Coaster Brake
• Training wheels can be added for $26.99

Trek MT 60 20” Mountain Bike 6-speed with Front Shock (No training wheels)
Recommended Age 6-9

• Suntour 40 MM Front Suspension Fork
• Aluminum Frame
• Size Appropriate Grips, Saddle, Cranks, Handlebars and Pedals for proper fit
• 6-Speed Shimano Shifting
• Front and Rear Hand Brakes (no coaster)
• Trek Dialed Adjustable Crank 120-140mm

MT 60 Boys—1 Color Blue $329.99
MT 60 Girls—1 Dusty Rose $329.99

• 7-Speed Shimano Revo Twist Shifting
• Front and Rear Hand Brakes (no coaster)
• Size Appropriate Grips, Saddle, Cranks, Handlebars and Pedals for proper fit
• Trek Dialed Adjustable Crank 127-152mm

Mt Track 200 24” Boys—1 Color Orange $309.99
Mt Track 200 24” Girls—1 Color White Sour Apple $309.99

Track 220 24” 21-Speed Mountain Bike WITH Front Shock (No Training Wheels)
Recommended Age 9-12

• Suntour 40 MM Front Suspension Fork
• Front and Rear Hand Brakes (no coaster)
• Size Appropriate Grips, Saddle, Cranks, Handlebars and Pedals for proper fit
• Trek Dialed Adjustable Crank 127-152mm
• Aluminum Frame
• Shimano 21-Speed Revo Twist Shift Drivetrain

Mt Track 220 24” Boys—2 Colors Black/Blue/Red and Green/Blue $379.99
Mt Track 220 24” Girls—2 Colors Black/Flaming Rose or Rage Red $379.99

Superfly 20 469.99 and 24 Disc Kids MTB $659.99

• Suntour 50 MM Front Suspension Fork WITH Lockout
• Front and Rear Hand Brakes (no coaster)
• Size Appropriate Grips, Saddle, Cranks, Handlebars and Pedals for proper fit
• Trek Dialed Adjustable Crank 127-152mm
• Aluminum Frame
• Shimano 24-Speed Drivetrain and Disc Brakes on 24″

Trek Kids FX 24” 7-Speed Hybrid Style Bike
Recommended Age 9-12

• 7-Speed Shimano Shifting
• Front and Rear Hand Brakes (no coaster)
• Size Appropriate Grips, Saddle, Cranks, Handlebars and Pedals for proper fit
• Low Rolling Resistance Pavement Oriented Tires

FX 24” Boys—1 Color Black/Green 469.99
FX 24” Girls—1 Color  White Step Through Frame 469.99

For more pics and details, visit the Trek and Giant web sites:

http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/collections/kids