Full Suspension Mountain Bikes are the ultimate in mountain bike performance, boasting suspension at the front and rear of the bike - in the form of a rear shock and front suspension forks. It's no surprise then, that bike manufacturers have begun to create a brilliant range of full suspension bikes for use by kids, following the same designs and technology as adults full suspension mountain bikes.
Although there are incredibly cheap full suspension kids bikes for sale, these bikes are not true full suspension bikes - with the suspension usually being for show purposes only, with no travel in it. These cheaper full suspension bikes, usually also weigh an absolute ton - so performance of any kind on these bikes is massively restricted. Proper full suspension bikes for kids, manufactured by the likes of Scott, Giant and Cannondale - do not come cheap, but you are getting a hell of a lot of bike for your money.
Of course, there are some parents and mountain bike enthusiasts who will scoff at a child being bought a full suspension mountain bike, instead arguing that a hardtail mountain bike is a right of passage at a young age. For others, a full suspension mountain bike is the ultimate tool for your child to enjoy the broadest possible range of mountain biking, helping them fall in love with the sport, even more.
It’s very tempting, when parting with a lot of money to skip buying a kid’s bike - and purchase an adult bike instead. There are however, a few problems with this - junior bikes are designed to be ridden by junior’s, meaning their geometry has been amended and adapted for smaller bodies, hands and legs - making a more comfortable journey. Choosing an adults bike for a junior rider, is more than likely going to result in an uncomfortable ride, which ruins confidence - with the rider feeling like they are riding a bike, which is far too big for them.
If you are going to make the jump, towards a junior full suspension bike - then here is our pick of the bunch:
At Westbrook Cycles, we stock and supply a great range of Kids Full Suspension Mountain Bikes, all of which provide an unbeatable platform for enjoyable and high performance rides.
You can view the full range across our site, and as always - if you have any questions about the range, please do just get in touch and we will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.