Inspyre Kodiak 26" Kids MTB Bike

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This is the Baribal, the 26'' from the Inspyre Bicycles Kids Bike range. A mountain bike adapted to the morphology of children while being equipped like an adult bicycle.... Read More

This is the Baribal, the 26'' from the Inspyre Bicycles Kids Bike range. A mountain bike adapted to the morphology of children while being equipped like an adult bicycle. It's intended for young riders measuring 145cm to 160cm who want to take on the most rugged trails.

The Kodiak will accompany your child on all terrains from the cycle path to rugged trails or even in the bike park. It has been designed around a 6061-T6 Aluminium frame and a SR Suntour XCM32 120mm fork. This is the perfect combo for a responsive, lightweight, easy-to-maintain bike with excellent pedalling performance.

This MTB will allow your child to progress in complete safety. Forward hydraulic disc brake kit offering progressive, precise and powerful braking, Vee Tire Crown Gem 26''x2.25 tires for comfort and excellent grip. It is equipped with a child-friendly transmission, Shimano Alivio 9 speeds, Shimano Alivio Rapid-Fire Plus shifter with a flexible and easy-to-use twist grip for easy shifting. The sprocket is protected by an aluminium guard.

Features:

  • Rider Size: 1m45 To 1m60
  • Visual On The Top Tube
  • 26'' Aluminium 6061-T6 Frame
  • Sr Suntour Xcm32 27.5’’ 120mm
  • Hydraulic Disc Brake - 160mm Front - 180mm Rear
  • Vee Tire Crown Gem 26’’ X 2.25 Tires
  • Shimano Alivio Rd-M4000 9 Speed - Shadow
  • Shimano Alivio Sl-M4000 Rapid-Fire Plus
  • Aluminium Chain Guard
  • Aluminium 31.8mm Bar-Stem Combo

Specification:

  • Frame: Inspyre Baribal 26'' - Aluminium 6061-T6 - Tapered Headtube 3d Forged Dropout - Drop Post Holes
  • Fork: Sr Suntour Xcm32 27.5'' 120mm
  • Headset: Semi-Integrated - Zs44-28.6 | Zs56 -30
  • Handlebar: Inspyre Mtb Aluminium 31.8mm - Rise 25mm - Width 700mm
  • Grips: Krayton 130mm Thin Diameter Stem Inspyre Mtb Stem Aluminium 45mm
  • Bottom Bracket: Square Taper - Sealed Bearing Sprocket 32t With Aluminium Chain Guard
  • Crankset: 3pcs Crankset -104 Bcd - 160mm
  • Pedals: Pc 9/16 With Mega Pins Cassette 9 Speed 11-36t - 1/2'' X 3/32''
  • Derailleur: Shimano Alivio Rd-M4000 9 Speed - Shadow
  • Shifter: Shimano Alivio Sl-M4000 Rapid-Fire Plus
  • Chain: Kmc Z-9 - 1/2'' X 3/32'' Front Hub Aluminium 32h - 15mm - Ball Bearing
  • Front Hub: Aluminium 32h - 15mm - Ball Bearing - 15mm Thrue Axle
  • Rear Hub: Aluminium 32h - Quick Release - Full Sealed - 10 Speed Compt.
  • Rims: 26'' - 21mm Aero Style - Aluminium 32h Double Walls - Tubeless Compatible
  • Front Tyre: Vee Tire Crown Gem 26'' X 2.25
  • Rear Tyre: Vee Tire Crown Gem 26'' X 2.25
  • Brake: Forward Hydraulic Disc Brake 180mm Front 160mm Rear
  • Colour: Black
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New Rider?
FREESTYLE VS RACING BMX BIKES?

Choosing the correct bike for your discipline is extremely important, and sometimes for those new to the sport it can be difficult to know or decide, so we’ve broken down the main differences to help you make a decision. 

Freestyle bikes are designed for the skatepark, the streets or the trails.  They are constructed from strong, hard wearing materials and usually feature Steel or Chromoly frames.  This means that the bike can stand up to a certain amount of impacts and hard landings, but remember no bike is indestructible.  For riders looking to learn tricks and stunts, then a freestyle bike is the correct choice.

Race bikes are designed specifically with the track in mind, they are nimble lightweight machines for putting down quick lap times.  Typically, they are constructed from lightweight materials like aluminium and carbon fibre to keep the weight down and the rider at the front of the pack.  These bikes are strong enough for smooth landings on race and pump tracks but will not take the abuse that a freestyle bike would in concrete skateparks.  If you’re looking to set fast lap times or begin your competitive career on the track, a race bike is the right choice. 

WHAT SIZE BIKE WOULD I NEED?

Choosing the correct size BMX bike is very important, bikes that are too large will be cumbersome and hard to manoeuvre and bikes that are too small can feel cramped and hard to keep under control.  

Youth freestyle bikes are sized depending on the diameter of the wheel staring at 12” all the way through to 18”, at a 20” wheel the bike is considered an adult size.  Adult freestyle bikes are sized on top tube length, a 18.5” top tube is extra small for younger teenagers who have just moved up to an adult bike, a 20” top tube is small, 20.5” a medium and anything over a 21” is considered large.

Race bikes feature 20-inch wheels on all models, but the components and frame are sized dependent on age and height.  Youth race bikes start from a Micro size for very young riders and offer a range of sizes through to expert XL.  Pro size and upwards are considered adult bikes and are usually offered up to a Pro XXXL or larger for very tall riders. 

We recommend consulting our height charts from the link below to help you choose your perfect sized bike:

FREESTYLE HEIGHT CHART

RACING HEIGHT CHART

WHAT LEVEL DO I NEED?

Choosing the right level bike for your riding ability is important.  Components that are not suitable for your level of riding can wear or fail much sooner than expected.  Although BMX bikes can look very similar, under the surface components and materials used can vary greatly. 

All our bikes are cherry picked from the very best BMX specialist brands, and all our bikes are designed specifically for use at the skatepark or on the track. 

FREESTYLE BIKES

For first time riders new to the sport our entry level bikes, priced from £200-£400, are perfect, most of these are made from high tensile steel which means they are still relatively strong, but can be slightly heavier than higher end models.  You might find you’ll want to upgrade to something lighter sooner than you’d think.  If you are planning on using the bike in rain or bad weather, we do strongly advise choosing a model with fully sealed bearings all round. 

If you are already confident on a bike and have some experience in skateparks or performing tricks and jumps then we would recommend choosing a mid-range bike, priced from £400 to £700, with a full Chromoly frame, fork, and bars.  This will be lighter and stronger than an entry level model.

 For an experienced person that is already capable of performing most tricks and has previously owned BMX bikes then a high-end complete bike, or full custom would be suggested to meet the demands of this rider, these bikes are priced from £700 plus. 

RACE BIKES

Our range of entry level race bikes are perfect for first time racers, usually priced between £200 and £400 most of these are constructed of heavier steel rather than aluminium. These are great to get a feel for the sport but would not be able to keep up in a competitive environment. 

Our mid-range race bikes are the perfect for riders who are beginning their path to competitive racing.  Priced between £400 and £800 these are not quite the high-end steeds you see at national level races, but they all feature lightweight aluminium frames and are designed specifically with the racetrack in mind.

For experienced riders who are already racing confidently at a competitive level we offer a small range of high-end complete bikes.  These are usually priced between £800 and £1500 and feature many aftermarket components like carbon forks, disc brakes and folding tyres.  However, at this level we highly recommend building a full custom bike, usually costing between £1500 and £3000 all components can be chosen specifically with the rider in mind.  For help on building a custom bike give us a call or drop us an email!

CASSETTE OR FREECOASTER

One of our most frequently asked questions in freestyle is, which rear hub do I want, a freecoaster or a cassette?  Most experienced riders know their preference, but if you’re new to the sport it can be difficult to know which choice to make. 

The main difference between the two is the way the bike performs when going backwards.  A traditional cassette hub requires the rider to pedal in time with the rotation of the wheel while travelling backwards, while a freecoaster allows the rider to travel backwards while keeping the pedals level in the same position as riding forwards.

Although this may seem like a brilliant feature, it does come at a price!  Freecoaster hubs feature a “Slack” before engagement while pedalling forward.  This means that you can turn the crank a set amount (Usually an adjustable amount) before the drivetrain engages.  This is referred to as the “Slack”, when riding backwards you must keep your feet positioned within the slack, if your pedals rotate too much the drivetrain will engage and your pedals will start to rotate.  The smaller the slack, the harder it is to keep your pedal positioned within it while riding backwards.  This means that certain tricks are harder to perform, especially those that rely on pedal pressure, for example Tire Taps.

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