Nimble 6061 aluminum frame and chromoly fork are lightweight and stiff for efficient cycling and a lively feel
FSA Tempo compact crankset provides youth riders a better fit and feel than a full-size road bike, allowing for more-efficient pedaling
Shimano 2300 shifters provide quick, crisp shifts through 16 speeds to tackle varied road terrain
Kalloy road handlebar and 26 in. wheels with quick-rolling Kenda tires add up to a fast road machine
Velo Junior Race saddle comfortably fits small frames
Specs on our Novara Pulse bike are subject to change
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by Pop CyclefromGreat BikeI was looking for my 9-year old's first road bike. As you may have already determined, there are not a lot of choices out there for kid's road bikes. But this bike was exactly what I was looking for. It's a little more money than I was planning on spending, but realized that paying the extra money was worthwhile. Besides, quality kids road bikes have a good resell value.
My son just fits the bike, so he will get years of use on it. It is well-designed and components are good quality. One nice and important feature not mentioned here or at the store, is that the reach of the brake levers is adjustable -- making it easier to brake for smaller hands to brake. There are micro-adjustments on the derailleurs and front brake - although not on rear for some reason. But that minor issue is the only thing I would change on this bike. It really is a great bike and my son loves it!
Date published: 2010-11-20
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