The Perfect Kids Mountain Bike and How to Build it…

This article presents the results of numerous hours of forum and internet search to design an asymptotically perfect kids mountain bike (MTB). It summarises the design concept, decision making, and some building peculiarities. It addresses parents and experts that would like to get familiar with the unique requirements kids bikes have, such as weight and ergonomics aspects. The result is a 14" frame, 26" wheel-size, 8543g, 100mm suspension fork, ultralight custom kids MTB at a material cost of approximately $1800.

Design Concept

Weight

Wheels

Fork (Suspension)

Rear suspension

Frame

Brakes

Crank Arms

Drive Chain

Saddle

Cockpit

Tires

Bling

The Bike

Holds a P.h.D. in bioelectromagnetics, leads the research & development of a Zurich based enterprise, and speed-climbs the summits of the alps.