It is just the thing to introduce five to eight year-old children to bicycle riding.. It introduces bicycle riding, BMW-style, to youngsters at the early stages of the development of coordination and perception skills, on a machine that is as reliable and sturdily built as it is ergonomically sound. The sleek, smooth welded frame, with its top tube sweeping all the way down to the back axle and incorporating an underslung L-shaped section that locates the seat tube, is sure to be a sensation on the bike paths. The classy blend of Metallic Shell paintwork is offset by matte black on the 20-inch aluminium wheels, seat post, handlebars and front fork.
With its high-strength aluminium frame, no less than three brakes, front suspension and an easy to operate twist-shift SRAM i-Motion three-speed rear hub, the BMW Cruise Bike Junior is a definite playground asset. The BMW Cruise Bike Junior also comes with a side stand. Attention to detail includes brake cables integrated into the frame for that unencumbered, sleek look, an enclosed chain to keep the young and adventurous rider relatively clean, and a 40mm travel suspension fork complete with carbon fibre look slides. The Cruise Bike Junior comes with excellent safety credentials, including child friendly pedals with inbuilt LEDs, reflector strips, 20 x 2.30 balloon tyres, and front and rear reflectors. The three brake system allows the stopping power kids often need via powerful V-Brakes on front and rear wheels, as well as a crank operated hub brake at the back.
The seat tube is angled so the correct relationship with the handlebars and pedals is maintained according to the child's height, while individual adjustment of the handbrake levers enables the bike to be set up for a range of hand sizes. The seat post has a quick release lever enabling as much as 190mm of adjustment up to a max height of 800mm, while the handlebars are low-rise MTB-style on an adjustable stem allowing full adaptation of the bike during that critical five to eight years growth period. The BMW Cruise Bike Junior shouldn't prove to be a handful for smaller riders with a weight of only 12.5 kg. The BMW Cruise Bike Junior retails for $710 through all BMW dealers and joins the range of BMW adult bicycles: Mountain bike Enduro; Cruise Bike; and Touring bike.