How to buy the best mountain bike for your child - whatever their age

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Rich Owen

Rich has been frantically riding mountain bikes since the early nineties, worked as a journalist for almost 20 years and is a former editor of What Mountain Bike magazine. Like editor Jon, he originally hails from North Wales and has spent a lot of time chewing mud on the vast number of trails there. Rich now lives in North Devon’s more clement climes where he can be found riding trails near and far, hitting his local surf spots and conducting cider research – but not usually all at once.


2 years 1 month ago

What, 2 suggestions for my 8 year old: 200 quid or nearly 3000?! Nothing in between?!

4 years 3 weeks ago
4 years 3 weeks ago

Just to point out that the child on the left in the picture has his helmet so far back on his head that if he fell forwards his face and forehead would be as exposed to damage as if her weren't wearing a helmet at all. Please make sure that children know how to wear helmets properly. Also applies to some adults.

4 years 4 weeks ago

Article in need of an update!

Whyte and Nukeproof have some great new kids bikes, and there's a new junior specific Neuron from Canyon.

Islabikes discontinued the Pro range a long time ago, but they have a slacker new Creig.