The MX24 will suit a child of between 8 to 11 years old, depending on their height. Gears arrive on the scene in a big way at this age with 21 of them. A light frame with loads of clearance, suspension, tough wheels and cool understated colours. It may represent the last stop before 'Kevin the Teenager' moves in. Enjoy it while it lasts.
Silver or black
Ridgeback kid's bikes are simple, high quality and dependable machines which will encourage confident and competent cycling from the earliest age.
Starting with pedal-less balance bikes, they are all based on on a strong and very light aluminium frame. Specification is reassuringly simple, but high quality where it matters. For example, mini V-brakes are used across the range instead of the ineffective plate steel calipers seen on many rival brands.
He or she will also be able to reach the brake levers in the first place as we pre-adjust them as appropriate. More gears as they get bigger, but not too many.
As with the adult bikes, colours are simple and unfussy.