CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Dec. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Performance Bicycle®, the #1 choice for people who love to ride, has unveiled the brand new Performance brand kid's bike collection. The new collection features models for kids of all ages and skill levels, and includes a variety of styles, colors and sizes ranging from balance bikes for the youngest cyclists, to 26" wheel bikes for "tweens" and teens. Designed by experts, all bikes include features and frame-designs that are chosen to match the abilities for the age each bike is intended.
"The new Performance Kid's Bike collection is incredible. Our team developed bikes that are the ideal size, weight and spec to fit the gross motor skills and abilities of the rider. When kids get on bikes that are age appropriate it can help make their learning and riding more enjoyable," said Performance Bicycle's Divisional Merchandise Manager for Bikes, Bo Glenn. "We want kids to have a great experience on our bikes. The bike's the starting point for their lifelong adventures and great family outings."
To help parents understand which bike is right for their young cyclist, Performance created the How To Buy A Kid's Bike Buyer's Guide. Located in the Learning Center on PerformanceBike.com, this rich resource provides parents with insights on sizing and fit.
For kids 11 and older, and 62" tall or more, Performance's 26" wheel kid's bike models are the perfect fit. The boy's Roost and girl's Thrush mountain bikes both feature alloy frames, 75mm travel suspension forks, SRAM shifters and Shimano 7 speed derailleurs. Both the Roost and Thrush are designed for smooth riding on road and are durable enough for off road adventures.
Performance's 24" wheel kid's bikes are available in 14 speed pavement and 21 speed mountain models. Both are perfect for kid's ages 9 – 11 and 55" – 62"in height. The 14 speed boy's Dash and girl's Lark feature Shimano Tourney shifters and pavement friendly tires for a smooth ride. The 21 speed models include the suspension fork equipped girl's Raven and boy's Holeshot, and rigid fork girl's Bluejay and boy'sTailwhip. All 21 speed models feature SRAM MRX shifters, wide 24x2.0 mountain tires and lightweight alloy frames. Girl's models in the 24" wheel collection feature frames with lower, step-over top tubes, while boy's bikes feature traditional diamond frame designs.
The 20" wheel kid's bike models are available in 7 speed twist shifting for more advanced riders, as well as single speeds for beginning cyclists. Performance's 20" wheel bikes are intended for kids 44" – 56" tall and ages 4-8. Boy's models feature diamond frames, while Girl's models feature frames with lower, step-over top tubes. The new 20" wheel Performance kid's bike collection includes the single speed Boy's Downforce and Girl's Piper for beginning cyclists. For more advanced cyclists, the boy's Burnout and Girl's Starling Mountain Bikes feature seven speed Shimano shifting, suspension forks and linear pull brakes with adjustable levers for smaller hands. Rounding out the 20" wheel models are the Boy's Dash and Girl's Lark. Perfect for neighborhood riding, the Dash and Lark feature alloy frames that make riding fun and efficient for longer rides, 6 speeds to smooth out hills and durable wheels and tires.
The 16" wheel Performance kid's bike models are designed for kids 34" – 44" in height and ages 3-6. The Boy's Thrasher and Girl's Sparrow feature alloy frames and steel forks that are durable and can be passed on from rider to rider, training wheels that can be removed once the child is ready to learn balance and chain guards to keep pants legs clean. Most importantly, both models serve as a great platform to learn pedaling and how to use a coaster brake.
The 12" wheel kid's bikes feature designs that are perfect for boys and girls 26" – 34" tall and ages 2 – 4. Both the Boy's Boost and Girl's Chickadee feature wide tires that grip well and are excellent for beginners, removable training wheels and coaster brakes for reliable, age and development appropriate stopping. Also important for parents, both models feature durable steel frames and forks that enable the bike to be passed down to younger brothers and sisters.
New Performance Balance bikes come in three eye-popping colors that are sure to please the youngest, most finicky cyclist in the household. Balance bikes omit the pedals and drive train and are the key to teaching young children how to balance on two wheels. A handle behind the seat gives parents the ability to provide gentle guidance as needed. Each bike includes a 4 pack of exciting stickers for decorating the frame to make the bike more inviting for young riders.
Performance Bicycle offers complimentary, professional assembly on bikes purchased in-store and for bikes ordered online and shipped to store. Bikes ship totally free to store – no standard or oversize/overweight shipping charges. Bikes can also be shipped to home or office for a flat shipping rate of $19.99. Every bicycle Performance sells comes Free Lifetime Adjustments for as long as the family owns the bike.
Where to Find Performance Bicycle
Performance offers three great ways to shop: in store, by phone and online at PerformanceBike.com. Follow the Performance brand on facebook.com/performancebike, twitter.com/performancebike, instagram.com/performancebike, youtube.com/performancebike and blog.performancebike.com.
About Performance Bicycle®
Performance Bicycle, the retail division of Advanced Sports Enterprises (ASE), has been the No. 1 specialty bicycle retailer in the U.S since 1982. Performance Bicycle caters to both the avid cycling enthusiast and the recreational rider. Performance provides an omni-channel cycling experience through 106 stores nationwide, its contact center and its ecommerce site performancebike.com.
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