How Cleary Bikes makes kids' bikes fun

May 02, 2016 How Cleary Bikes makes kids' bikes fun

Lighter, brighter and stronger could mean more riding

Want to get your little one excited about riding? Well, you're in luck. Cleary Bikes makes really cool kids' bikes featuring bright colors, catchy names and low weight. Perhaps more important, though, the five models are built with thoughtful geometry, proportional components and quality construction.

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Based in Sausalito, California, Cleary Bikes applies the lightweight goal for which nearly every cyclist strives to kids' bikes. Oftentimes, kids are riding (or rather pushing) bikes that can weigh a large percentage of their body weight. To combat this, Cleary's bikes start at 12lb /  5.4kg for the Starfish balance bike, and top out at 24lb / 10.9kg for the geared Meerkat, which Cleary claims is 50% lighter than some competitors. 
In its high-performance, kid-centric approach, Cleary is quite similar to IslaBikes, the UK-based company that recently began selling its lightweight bikes online in the US.


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