Kids DH Bike Part 4: Canfield Brothers finishing touches

Kids DH Bike Part 4: Canfield Brothers finishing touches

There are a couple things that can really make it difficult to ride when you're little. Riding downhill doesn't make it any easier.

  1. The crank arm length is too long (for their little legs) and the rider has to po-go up and down to pedal
  2. The handlebar is too high (above their center of mass) and they can't get weight on the bars when they need to

There are solutions, but in all likelihood your answers are going to be found via research like reading this Blog not at your local bike shop! So, unless you live in Bellingham, WA or you're already a Canfield Brothers fan, this post is for you.  

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Kids DH Bike Part 3: XS Specialized Demo 8

Kids DH Bike Part 3: XS Specialized Demo 8

This XS 2013 Demo 8 is the ultimate downhill machine for the little shredders that need more than a trail bike for the terrain they ride.  We started with an XS Specialized frame and carefully picked each component to make this bike optimal for a small rider.  Our goal was to get this bike to work for three years, from age 9 (4'5", 85lbs.) to age 12 (5'6" 125lbs.). This took creativity, attention to detail, and a solid understanding of the options available for each component.

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