The number of gears also plays a significant role when choosing a bike for your child as, to some extent, it influences how much your child enjoys cycling. However, it does not mean that more gears are always for the better.Read more
If you are still unsure about the number of gears your child should have on their bike, this article will help you make the right decision.
3-speed rear hub
The 3-speed rear hub offers a 177% speed range, which is well enough for cycling adventures with friends and short bike rides with parents. Such bicycles present an ideal choice for children who cycle occasionally.
5 & 7-speed rear hub
5 and 7-speed rear hubs provide about an extra quarter of the speed range. This will help children climb more easily and go faster on the flats or downhill. Therefore, it suits slightly hilly profiles. It is suitable for children who spend more time on their bikes and manage longer trips.
9 & 10-speed cassette
The advantages of a chain drivetrain include greater gear range and smoother steps between the cogs. Bikes equipped with a chain are therefore ideal for active young cyclists. They will be most appreciated by children for whom cycling has become their favourite activity.
11 & 12-speed cassette
More ambitious young riders, who like to indulge in mountain biking, should however reach out for a fully equipped mountain bike from the Rascal MTB series.
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