The Cycle Show is a place to find the first bike for your kid. See and try the latest Cube kids bikes.
Cube has ploughed all their expertise into a range of kids’ bikes to enthrall, delight and build their skills, whatever their age and experience. From first forays on two wheels to budding racers, Cube has ensured that every detail from handlebar diameter to brake lever reach is dialled in to your little rippers’ needs.
CUBE’s engineers started with a geometry designed specifically around a child’s needs, blending the fun of responsive handling with the safety of stable, predictable steering – just like on the adult range. Sturdy and lightweight 6061 aluminium tubes build into a structure that’s tough enough to stand up to enthusiastic use, but light enough not to be off-putting. Smooth edges and corners wherever possible help minimise the risk of injury, and a choice of paint finishes means there’s a kids bike that’ll capture every child’s imagination.
Start them right, start them young. Designed with safety and fun in mind. The thrill of two wheeled freedom in its purest form. Get them started with the Cubie 120 WALK, it is designed to ease your little one into the wonderful world of bikes, building confidence in a fun and safe way. Despite its simple appearance, it’s stacked with CUBE’s usual attention to detail. A special heatset setup – with integrated steering angle limite – helps prevent accidents caused by over-enthusiastic steering. There’s a carry handle integrated into the seat, so that you can scoop up the Cubie 120 WALK and carry it easily when your child’s adventurous spirit has waned. CUBE has even included a second seatpost and saddle combo, to allow for plenty of growth. Proper pneumatic tyres provide comfort, roll easily and help make the ride fun. The aluminium fork is light and strong, just like the frame. As for the lack of brakes… well, experience has shown that kids this young don’t have the finger strength and coordination required to brake safely, which is why this is a bike that’s both propelled and stopped by your child’s feet. It’s the ideal way to discover the fine art of balancing, to build confidence and to generate enthusiasm for the joy of riding bikes.
CUBIE Kid 160
With looks borrowed straight from CUBE’s mountain bike range and a design tailored specially for young riders, the CUBE Kid 160 is the ideal introduction to the joys of pedal power. We selected sensibly proportioned, child-friendly components that are designed to last the course, so you can rest assured that the rough and tumble of learning to ride won’t result in broken dreams. The simplicity of a coaster rear brake, combined with a smooth rim brake controlled by a lever tailored for small hands at the front, means your child can learn how to control their speed as their confidence grows. New CUBE tyres offer plenty of grip, a comfortable ride and all the rugged looks of a full size mountain bike, but in a compact package. An enclosed chain keeps transmission grime and moving parts away from little legs, while the rear mudguard’s cool motocross-inspired looks help reduce splatter from the rear wheel.
CUBIE 180 SL
The all new Cubie 180 brings the V brake system of a real mountain bike to a perfectly proportioned, lightweight aluminium frame designed especially for budding little rippers. With features like the complex profile down tube borrowed from our adult range, you can be sure that this is a real mountain bike… just in miniature form. An alumumium fork complements the frame perfectly, and we’ve carefully selected the components to provide a comfortable fit and perfect function for young riders. From new width CUBE tyres to the brake levers designed for small hands, we’ve taken care of all the details. A singlespeed setup means all that’s needed is to get on and pedal, while a Hebie Chainlooper encloses the chain and keeps it away from your youngster’s legs.
Children get more adventurous as they get older – it’s part of the natural process of growing up. They may, for example, want to venture off-road rather than being restricted to the pavement. And that means they’ll need a bike that’s up to the job. The Kid 200 is every inch a junior version of its adult counterpart, from the Shimano 7 speed transmission to the front and rear V brakes and new width CUBE tyres. We tailored details like the brake levers for small hands, so your junior rider will be tackling the trail and not equipment that doesn’t fit them. There’s even a power modulator on the front brake, so over-enthusiastic stopping is less likely to result in tears. And when the climb starts to get too steep, the large 36 tooth bailout gear will lend a helping hand for tired little legs. Add it all up, and it’s the ideal introduction to reall off-road fun.
Why wouldn’t a young rider want to ride a bike in the colours of their favourite team? The Kid 240 in action team grey is the deal choice for growing riders who want to keep up with their friends and parents. We gave it all the features of a ‘real’ mountain bike because, quite rightly, that’s what a keen young rider would expect. So there’s a Suntour suspension fork, to improve comfort and control on rough surfaces. We fitted a Shimano 3×7 speed gear system with Velo grip controls to bring every hill, up or down, within reach. The V-Brakes are powerful and easy to control, thanks to levers that are specially designed for small hands and a power modulator on the front. And, of course, the heat-treated 6061 aluminium frame is built with the same attention to detail that we lavish on every bike that we make. With a bike like this, there’s nothing standing in the way of off-road adventures for your little riders…
There are also models available equipped with disc brakes for maximum safety.
CUBE Reaction 240 SL
Light, strong, simple, versatile – and perfectly proportioned for a keen young rider to get the best from it. That’s the Reaction 240 SL, our new junior hardtail. Featuring a heat-treated 6061 aluminium frame and matching aluminium fork, our design team took a minimalist approach to build the lightest, most reliable and capable kid’s mountain bike they could imagine. The powerful V-Brakes are easy to control, thanks to brake levers designed to accommodate a child’s shorter reach – and a power modulator on the front to help reduce the chance of an unscheduled over-the-bars incident. Sram’s slick-shifting NX 11 speed gears cover a huge range, putting even the steepest of climbs within reach of a determined youngster. And big volume, super lightweight folding Schwalbe tyres offer loads of grip and comfort, for confidence-inspiring handling in the dirt, whilst wheels with a reduced spoke count save even more weight.
It’s a first come, first served basis – so make sure you pop by and see them! Buy your Family Ticket to the Cycle Show here.
Bring your kids to the Cube Kids Test Track to try the latest bikes for kids age 3-12.
Also check Cube at their Stand J51.