The Fixed Wheel is an independent boutique bike shop located in Bowral in the Southern Highlands. We are passionate about cycling and enjoy the lifestyle that our area provides with beautiful Highlands and an ethos of health and life balance.
THIS NEW MODEL HAS THE ADVANTAGES OF BOTH MOUNTAIN AND ROAD STYLES.
450MTR | AGE: 6 – 9 YEARS | HEIGHT: 115 – 145 CMS
Ability Level: Able to ride, developing major skills.
This new model introduces a range of bikes that has the advantages of both Mountain and Road style. Fitting the potential of riding on gravel paths and narrow tracks but also just as easily ridden to school and around the bike paths.
Optimising both ease of riding and added strength, features abound like the 7 speed Shimano gears, curved CRM forks, All purpose tyres, protective chain guard, adjustable headstem and the added practicality of a polished Aluminium frame. The new MTR range starting with the E450MTR is versatile, light and strong and above else extremely relevant to today’s modern rider.
The new MTR range starting with the 450MTR is versatile, light and strong and above else extremely relevant to today’s modern rider.
Like the entire ByK Range, this is not a scaled down adult bike. Every single component has been considered, tested, custom sized and tuned to suit our rider’s profile. Our unique ergonomic riding position and geometry offer a range of riding positions and adjustability unexpected at this size.
Fitting the potential of riding on gravel paths and narrow tracks but also just as easily ridden to school and around the bike paths, this model has a 3 speed internal gearing system with footbrake, and is aimed as a Mountain and Road style, hence MTR.
Little Details Count:
True cartridge bottom bracket for straighter chain alignment.
7 Speed Cassette Gears.
Dynamic Advantage Tall Alloy Wheels.
Calibrated V-Brakes for progressive braking.
Full grip pedals for added safety.
Machined surface rms for predictable braking.
Custom sized grips.
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.