This bike really is a thing of beauty and has been a fantastic bike for my son. It is very light but you rarely need to carry it because your child will prefer to ride it. I am sad to see it go but I can no longer squeeze him onto it!
They are 300 new and often sold out because they are so popular. Because it is made of aluminium with rubber belt aside from cosmetic scratches it is as good today as it was when we bought it.
Pick up only from Tunbridge Wells, but could also take it in to London to pick up during working hours from Finsbury Circus.
The Early Rider website says:
The Early Rider Belter 16 Urban, our best selling bike, the stalwart of our range. Arguably our most rewarding bike as well as one of the hardest to develop. At a little over 5.5kgs the Belter sets the standard. It’s worth bearing in mind that every kilo on a 3 year olds’ bike is the equivalent of 4 or 5 on an adult bike. At 5kgs lighter than most 16″ bikes, that’s a big difference to a child.
It’s not just the weight however, everything is designed low rolling resistance. The high thread count high psi tyres, the cartridge bearing hubs and even bespoke full bearing aluminium pedals all play a part. But it is the belt drive that steals the show, a belt will never stretch like a chain, it’ll never be gunked up by dirt and grease and it will be as good the day your kid has finished with it as the day they first rode it and dad doesn’t have to worry about maintaining it.
Spec:Wheel Size: 16″Age: 3.5-6 yearsInside leg: 45cmApprox child height: 105cmFrame: Narrow gauge AL6061 brushed aluminiumFork: AL6061 Forks and steererCrank: CNC’d aluminium 105mmBottom bracket: ER external threaded sealed cartridgeFront Wheel: CNC’d aluminium hub 16″x20H aluminium rimRear Wheel: CNC’d aluminium 4 bearing hub 16″x20H double wall, aluminium rimBelt/Chain: Gates 800-8MBrakes: Tektro BX1VFront Sprocket/Cassette: 22T CNC aluminiumLevers: Tektro JL350Seat Post: Aluminium 25.4mmFront Tyre: Kenda Kwest 16×1.5″Rear Tyre: Kenda Kwes 16×1.5″Headset: 1 1/8″ conventional sealed cartridgeStem: Ritchey OS forged AI6061, 60mm reachBars: Ritchey OS double butted AI6061, 480mm, 20mm riseGrips: Early Rider mushroom gripSeat: Early Rider faux leather riveted saddleSeat Clamp: Early Rider seat clamp 28.6mmWeight 5.6kg Adjustable seat heightWinner: Eurobike Award 2012Winner: Red Dot Product Design Award 2013
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