BYK E-540x3i Kids Bike

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  • Regular price $499.00

The perfect fit bike for fast growing kids

540x3i | Age: 7 - 11 years | Height: 130 - 160 cms

A totally innovative bike - never before has a bike at this level offered so much dynamically, efficiently and safely. We have considered every component to increase strength and lower the overall weight.

Features the super cool SRAM i-Motion 3 speed internal gears with a footbrake, and the incredibly lightweight ByK RGO frame. Just 11+kg.

Ability Level: Confident rider, with the safety of internal gears and added footbrake.

ByK E-540x3i Kids Bike Features

Design:

The lightweight Alloy frame is customised to reduce weight and improve handling. We have also fitted the strongest wheels we could find, with more spokes for strength - 36 per wheel, eyelit rims and excellent quality stainless steel spokes. We know it won't completely remove problems with buckled wheels, kids are kids after all, but this will save time for fix-ups!

Performance:

We have considered every component to increase strength and lower the overall weight. Another crucial design ingredient to the clever design is the improved control and bump dampening ability of our CRM forks - giving a dramatic advantage in handling and comfort. Add ot that the super cool SRAM I motion 3 speed internal gears, without a footbrake.

Safety:

To make a children's bike safe, the rider needs to be able to brake efficiently and confidently. The custom-sized V-Brakes we have used are calibrated for age, ability and ergonomic fit. And they are made of non-flexing, strong and light alloy. Our light weight alloy rims ensure pedalling is easier. But more importantly alloy rims are a more efficient braking surface than cheaper, chrome-plated steel rims, and are therefore safer.

Little Details Count:

  • True cartridge bottom bracket for straighter chain alignment.
  • SRAM I-motion internal gears forleast resistance, ease of change and durability.
  • CRM forks for extra comfort and improved handling.
  • Long rear stay length for best possible gear shifting
  • Super tough alloy wheels for reduced maintenance.
  • Calibrated V-Brakes for progressive braking.
  • Full grip pedals for added safety.
  • Machined surface rms for predictable braking.
  • Custom sized grips.

Specificiations

Weight: 11+kg
Minimum Seat Height: 66cm
Frame : Butted Alloy Frame, Low Gravity Concept Design, CRM Forks
Gears: SRAM I motion 3 speed internal gears
Wheels: Dynamic Advantage Tall Alloy Wheels, Reinforced 36 Hole with Toughnut Eyelets
Tyres: Low-Profile, Low-Resistance Design with Tough Tubes
Brakes: Alloy Tektro Front & Rear Calibrated V brakes
Brake Levers: Alloy Tektro Custom Sized Levers
Saddle: Adjustable, Comfort XL Midi Deluxe
Handlebars: Custom Width Low Rise V-Bars
Safety Reflectors: Included
Bells: Included
Kickstand: Included

How to Choose the Right Size Kids Bike

When it comes to choosing the right size kids bike, our over-riding advice is 'smaller is better than bigger'. Children learn to ride with greater ease, have more control on the bike and have a lot more fun if they are the master of their domain.

Our overall advice on choosing the right size kids' bike is based not only on Age and Height, but Ability and Personal Confidence.  

It is all too common to see parents using height as the only key measurement for a bike's correct size. Be careful: it can easily be misleading as an indicator. As most kids' balance develops at roughly the same speed, using age with ability is far more relevant. If you can add age, with height, and ability (ability is a hard one to measure but as a parent you must be honest and realistic) and confidence, than you have a really good indicator.

A bike is the right size when your child can:

  • Sit on the saddle and rest the balls of both feet on the ground.
  • Straddle the top bar with a comfortable clearance and with both feet flat on the ground.
  • Reach the handlebars with a slight bend in the arms when sitting on the seat.
  • If there are handbrakes, your child should be able to grasp them and apply enough pressure to stop the bike. 

The most common reason kids have to move up a size on a normal bike is because of the lack of knee room between the seat and handlebars. This forces you to put up the seat and then your child loses interest or confidence in riding because the centre of gravity is really high and hence the bike becomes even more difficult to ride.

ByK bikes have more knee room than other bikes, which helps to lengthen the life of the bike and make the bike handle in a more predictable way.