The holiday season is here and flying by quickly. For some, it’s time (or perhaps overdue) to start thinking about gifts for the cyclist in your life. Don’t stress though. We’re continuing our 2017 gift ideas to help make sure it is a Merry Crossmas for one and all.

For most cyclists, the holidays are a time to feel like kids again as Santa delivers bike-related goodies. However, for cyclists with families, giving gifts to their children that will help foster a life-long love of riding bikes is infinitely more rewarding.

For today’s gift guide, we have some children’s bikes and accessories that we, and young recruits, have looked at recently. Our list includes:

  • Islabikes Beinn 20
  • Prevelo Zulu Three and Alpha Three
  • Frog Bikes Hybrid
  • Aerotech Designs clothing
  • Islabikes jersey and shorts
  • Tail Wags helmet covers

Learn more about each item and why they might be the perfect fit for your little ripper using the slider below.

Of course, it needs to be said, Cyclocross Magazine receives no compensation from companies for inclusion in our Holiday Gift Guides. We only consider products we’ve had experience with. No advertorial here.

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Islabikes Beinn 20 Intro Cyclocross Bike

The Isla Bikes Beinn 20" comes in two sizes, three colors, and is the lightest kid's geared bike we've seen. © Cyclocross Magazine

The Islabikes Beinn 20″ comes in two sizes, three colors and is the lightest kids geared bike we’ve seen. © Cyclocross Magazine

Why is it a good gift?

When we reviewed the Islabikes Beinn shortly before Christmas last year, we wrote:

The Beinn is a lightweight, aluminum-framed bike with 20″ wheels and mini V-brakes that can pull duty as a kids’ ’cross racer, mountain bike or paved path carver. It also could be a great Christmas or holiday gift for a young cyclist who would appreciate having gears or a much lighter bike.

The Beinn comes in two frame sizes, the S for riders under five and the L for riders over five, so it is suitable for young riders of a variety of ages. The 12-32t cassette paired with a single 32t front chain ring lets young riders emulate mom and dad by changing gears and gearing down for those neighborhood climbs.

Isla Bikes Beinn 20" could make any kid's holiday season and make every hill and barrier a lot easier. © Cyclocross Magazine

Islabikes Beinn 20″ could make any kid’s holiday season and make every hill and barrier a lot easier. © Cyclocross Magazine

We were also impressed by the quality of the 20″ aluminum wheels. The 1.75″ Kenda Block Eight tires it comes with are off-road capable but will still roll on the road as well. Couple them with the presta valve tubes and they are the perfect setup for young riders looking to get their first taste of cyclocross and maybe a bit of singletrack ripping.

Who is it a good gift for?

At $500, the Beinn 20 is not necessarily the cheapest kids’ bike on the market, but if you make the investment, your ’cross-curious youngster will likely not have their intro the sport held back by equipment. With all the features it offers, your child will be able to shift and brake like mom and dad, and when they go to lift the bike over the barriers at Kiddie Cross, the lightweight aluminum frame will help them feel like pros.

Islabikes offers many other models and sizes for kids of all ages.

Isla Bikes howed off a full suite of pedal bikes atarting with the CNOC 14" wheel bike. They're sold in the UK and US direct-to-consumer, and are some of the lightest, kid-erognomic bikes available. © Cyclocross Magazine

Islabikes showed off a full suite of pedal bikes starting with the CNOC 14″ wheel bike. They’re sold in the UK and US direct-to-consumer and are some of the lightest, kid-erognomic bikes available. © Cyclocross Magazine

Your recipient’s possible reaction?

“Mommy, now I can ride with you on weekends, and finally get over the barriers without help!”

Price: $550 small and large

More info: islabikes.com

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