It seems that our April Fools' Kidz Karbon story may have been a predictor of sorts for the growing high-end kids' bike market.
The Pro Series line includes 16" and 20" wheel models as well as a mountain bike that comes with either 24" or 26" wheels. Of particular interest to Cyclocross Magazine readers is the new Islabikes Luath Pro Series kids cyclocross bike.
The Luath Pro Series is available in 24", 26" and 700c wheel models each with top-end features like Shimano Ultegra drivetrains, Stan's NoTubes Crest rims, disc brakes, internal cable routing and more. The bike will retail for $2,399.99 USD.
You can get more details on the new Islabikes Pro Series and the Luath 700 model, and see images of the other bikes, in the press release, below.
More info: islabikes.com
Islabikes Launches Pro Series Premium Children’s Bikes
Portland, Oregon--Children’s bicycle brand Islabikes launches a new ‘Pro Series’ range. The Pro Series will sit above the existing Islabikes range as the pinnacle of performance for youth that really want to push limits in regards to stealth and handling. Islabikes has been at the forefront of children’s bicycle design and engineering since their start in 2006 -- creating a new category of premium lightweight children’s bikes with the aim of getting more young riders on trails.
Luath 700 Pro Series
Ideal for the cyclocross enthusiast and budding racer, the Luath Pro Series is optimized in both fit and performance. The Luath inspires confidence thanks to a long wheel base and slightly slack head angle which helps keep the bike stable. The geometry of the frame has been optimized to keep the smaller rider centered, in control, and efficient. This includes a steeper seat tube angle to further assist with reach for smaller arms. The Luath Pro Series is designed with child specific drop handlebars that measure just 22.2mm in diameter.
Luath 700 Pro Series Key Specs:
Frame: 7005 series aluminum
Fork: Islabikes carbon fork with 1 1/8" straight steerer
Crankset: Islabikes alumnimum
Shift/brake levers: Shimano Ultegra
Rear derailleur: Shimano Ultegra
Front derailleur: n/a
Brakes: Avid BB7 cable discs
Seatpost: Islabikes carbon
Saddle: Islabikes proprtional saddle
Stem: KCNC Fly Ride 60mm
Bars: Islabikes aluminum
Wheels: Stan's No Tubes Crest laced to Islabikes disc hubs
Tires: Islabikes Greim Pro 185 TPI