The Rookie 12 weighs just 2.9 Kg.
Rookie 12 is also lighter on your pocket, as our bikes come straight from us to you, which helps keep costs down. We are that confident; we will give you a Lifetime Warranty.
Fully adjustable – Grows with your child!
Also, our low step-over frame makes it easier to get on and off, so kids feel confident. Finally, the wheelbase length we stretched out to lower the centre of gravity to help the child maintain balance. Doing so also gives your child more room in the “cockpit” as they grow.
12″Air-Filled Tyres on Alloy Rims offer a more comfortable ride.
Some brands will use plastic/ foam/rubber tyres as they are lighter and cheaper to manufacture, but they wear out quickly, offer little grip and are bumpy to ride. Equally, we don’t use smaller wheels, as although it allows for a lower seat position, it does not offer good performance for the child as the rider grows taller. Are they going racing? The Rookie 12 is super fast for the racers amongst you!
Kids stop the bike using their feet.
When wishing to stop, the kids instinctively just put their feet down. This method is safer for little ones as they find front brake levers hard to pull and challenging to control, and we have seen them take their hands off the grips to reach them, which can be dangerous. The Integrated Footrest is built into the frame to rest feet. – As confidence grows, kids start using the footrest for feet up coasting and tuning in their skills. You will find our footrest at a slight angle, rather than horizontal, and found slightly further forward than most. Putting it under the seat offers a more natural position and mimics where the pedals would be.
Our experience has taught us children do better without steering limiters as they learn to steer independently. Steering limiters are typically used, to prevent the bike handlebars from spinning 360 Degrees and damaging brake cables. As this bike doesn’t have brake cables, they aren’t required. However, by understanding the turning circle for themselves, little ones learn to steer much quicker