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  • Suggested age 3.5 to 6 yrs.
  • 6061 aluminum frame
  • Handlebar brakes get kids ready for more grown-up bicycles
  • Belt drive will never stretch like a chain or be gunked up by dirt and grease, making maintenance next to nothing
  • Pneumatic wheels
  • Sealed cartridge bearings
  • At 5kgs lighter than most 16" bikes, that's a big difference to a child.


All bicycles sold at REI include a free warranty tune-up. New bikes go through a normal break-in period, after which readjustment is important for longevity and performance. Bring your new bike in to your local REI for its free tune-up within 20 hours of use or 6 months from purchase, whichever comes first. Contact your nearest REI bike shop to schedule this important service.

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Best Use Mountain Biking
Mountain Bike Style Cross-country
Frame 6061 aluminum
Fork Aluminum
Crankset ER aluminum
Bottom Bracket Sealed cartridge
Rear Cogs Continental belt drive
Number of Gears 1 gear(s)
Brake Type Rim Brake
Brakes Tekra rim brake
Brake Levers Tekra
Rims Alloy
Wheel Size 16 inches
Tires Kenda
Handlebar Shape Flat Bar
Chain Belt
Weight 12 lbs. 7 oz.
Gender Girls', Boys'
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Kid's Starter Bike This bike is awesome. It took our child about 30 minutes to grasp the concept of pedal biking. This bike is far more lightweight than it's counterparts. For a small child this enables them to really get a handle on the balance aspects as well as building confidence because they can lift it and maneuver it before actually getting on the bike to ride it. The brakes are easy to use even with small hands. Additionally, the belt drive is clean. Little ones are always touching the chain and getting crud from it all over. Plus, it seems less likely to take off a finger! The price seems high to many. I feel that it's an investment in healthy living. The next kid that gets to ride this bike will be as stoked as the first!
Date published: 2016-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best kids bike ever We bought 3 peddle bikes for our ready to ride 3 year old. they are all too heavy that he couldn't balance any of them but he was an expert on his balance bike. The DAY we bought this bike within less than 10 minutes, he was peddling everywhere. it weighed less than him so its only logical that it would be easier to balance and peddle on it straight away. Best purchase ever. The handle brakes and belt are amazing for kids as well. This has been a pleasure to own and our second child is getting his now at age 3 as well. Highly recommend their push bike first as well
Date published: 2016-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bike for 4+ year olds with real hand brakes This bike is the perfect bike for 4-ish year olds. We purchased this bike for our trips to Northern Wisconsin (we live in CA). Our son had the Specialized bike 16" at home. After his experience with this bike on trails in the northwoods of Wisconsin, we decided to bring it home with us and retire the Specialized. The big difference is the hand breaks sized for 4-ish year old hands. This makes a huge difference in being able to control the bike on downhills and just generally. It was so much more natural for our son to use the hand brake than the back pedal. In addition, so many people (Dad's, Mom's, older kids) comment on how cool the bike looks. We highly recommend this bike.
Date published: 2017-01-31
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Where do you get belt replacements for the belted bike? I live in Phoenix and anything like rubber overtime drys out and is not any good. We want this to last 2 kids, so hand it off to the baby when he gets old enough,.

Asked by: Patti
​We recommend checking with your local bike shop for a replacement belt.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-03

what inseam would a child need to be able to stand over the cross-beam?

Asked by: Bigmac123
​The Limited Belter requires a minimum inseam of approximately 19.5".
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-05
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