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The all-new Future Pro Ransom's balanced geometry paired with long-travel, custom-tuned suspension and dropper seatpost, the adjustability to run 24" or 26" wheels and tailored components means no rider is too young to show the trail what they're made of!
The kid-tuned 140/130mm suspension of the Future Pro Ransom is paired with a custom frame and geometry that provides a very low standover height and promotes a stable, balanced, and safe position. This allows kids to tackle descents with confidence and gives parents peace of mind.
When they're ready to pedal back up for more, the 80mm Syncros Ducan Dropper keeps the transitions quick. The Future Pro Ransom comes in two models: the Ransom 600 with 26" wheels and the Ransom 400 with 24" wheels. Both bikes can be fitted with 24” or 26” wheels with our simple flip-chip system on the linkage allowing this bike to last because we know kids grow fast. The wait for the next generation is over, the Ransom family is complete.Geometry & Suspension
The Ransom 600 features kid-specific geometry that enables little shredders to ride like champions. Designed and engineered specifically for kids, this bike is the ticket toward new heights.
To meet the unique needs of kids, the Ransom features suspension specifically tuned for them. The compression and rebound is adjusted to suit kids' weights and to function at full capacity without compromise.Adjustability
Kids grow fast! We want their favorite bike to last. That's why the Ransom 600 can be fitted with 24" or 26" wheels thanks to a simple flip-chip system allowing adjustability as they grow. All you have to do is flip a chip on the shock mount when going from one size to the next and you're good to go.
The Ransom bikes come with X-Fusion's Slant RC 26 140mm fork and X-Fusion 02ProR Trunnion Shock, both with kids' tunes. There's a Shimano Deore shifter and derailleur, Shimano MT-500 Deore brakes, and Proweheel CHARM 32t 140mm crankset. Syncros provides the handlebar, stem, and dropper post. Both bikes sell for $1,699.99 USD.
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Im moving to Northern East side of the Rockies ( Calgary AB ) so I’ll become a North East Side Front Edge dad.Yet I’m loosing it over here
Rossignol, believe it or not, make some awesome kids bikes. I bought a used, ex demo, full sus for my 6 year old at a bargain. I think they retail in the 1600 ish mark. Its not a bike brand, but at a 5 year expense for 2 kids I couldn't give a flying fu$k
I also absolutely loved it. Only demo'd it for an hour in a skills park but it felt super fun.
Rocky Mountain Reaper 27.5
There's no way he could have gone from his ripcord to anything 27.5. that's a jump too far.
His 10yo bro is on an xs BMC (395mm reach) and he filled that ripcord gap with that vpace also.
Got one for my 10y/o when he was min height 140cm and his riding went through the roof immediately.
I had to get up at half past ten at night in the morning, half hour before i went to sleep. Eat a pile of hot steaming poisonous magma. Go to work at t'mill for 28 hours a day AND pay t'mill owner for privilege of letting us work there. And when we got home at night, father would murder us in cold blood, bury us and dance on our graves singing "Yes Sir, i can boogie"*
*courtesy of Vic Reeves on the Four Yorkshiremen sketch
Can we get kids bikes in xl length, as smaller wheel are more fun, but are just like small bikes from 10 years ago?
"We just stared into the sun until our eyes burst into flames...and we ran around screaming as our heads caught fire. Like a bunch of IDIOTS! And we LIKED IT! Cause we didn't know any better" ....ballpark quote from Grumpy Old Man-SNL
Could only be bettered by saying it in Hans Gruber's voice:
"Now i have a damp rat. Ho...ho...ho"
Even 15kg kids e-bike will be too heavy for a 20-35kg person. Plough through is all you can learn on it.
He's a smaller, weaker and light (60 lb) 9 year old... and a FS made a huge difference for him.
My other son, who is his twin, but taller, stronger and heavier, but still only 70 lbs... is no question a faster ripper on a FS bike. But he's scary good already... sending big hits and ripping down rough trails. He's on a modified XS Marin Hawk Hill with 26" wheels, shorter cranks, a smaller chain ring, dropper, smaller seat and an angle-set.
I also don't like the idea of the kids not learning how to earn their turns. Give them an ebike now... then what? At least with the the tow-up method... I can adjust my speed to ensure he's still pedaling and giving some effort. I can make it as hard as I want or not for him and only use it when I feel it's necessary (long steep fire roads and/or climb trails). Anything lower incline or shorter and it comes off and he fully pedals. I fully expect to wean him off of it as he gets bigger and stronger. And it's really only there because of his DCD so it puts him on a more even level with his twin brother. His brother that doesn't have DCD, doesn't get towed... that little f*cker can pedal his own ass up.
Also... they are 9 now... but it's been years in the making to get them to accept climbing, to learn to climb, to build endurance and fitness and learn that to get up to the goods means you have to work first. It doesn't happen overnight and involves lots of patience, blow-ups, tantrums, tons of annoying whining etc, etc... but I feel it's worth it in the end because I'm building proper mountain bikers. And it was really just this summer that they've started to really, really love mountain biking... like so much that they don't mind climbing anymore because they know how fun the descents are. Which took time as well... they didn't get fast and capable overnight.
If you have the coin, Commencal have you covered.
Do we need 12 speeds> In my opinion, no. I nice 6-8 cog selection with wide range would do me just fine, it doesnt mean I'm going to sh%t all over it because its new.
It's not like adult bikes are sized by using the same frame for multiple sizes and just changing wheel size for difference rider heights. Why would that be a good thing just for kids?
There are definitely kids talented enough to have a bike like this at a young age and I think it’s cool Scott made something ur average guy can fanagle into a better investment.
You made my point, this is a bike for kids that, no matter how good they are, are going to grow out of it very soon. Better off just getting a 24" that fits well, without a compromise of a frame (to fit 2 wheel sizes, compromises must be made for one or both sizes), selling it or handing it down (since they're such awesome bikes, resale should be decent), and then getting a 26" that really fits (instead of a 26" that makes compromises to fit smaller riders and wheels).
There are way cheaper options than a full suspension mtb for a 8-9 year old. But if you are going to go that route this makes more sense than a lot of the other options on market as they can ride it till they are a teen
In what world is a frame that fits an 8 year old ideal for a teen?
Case in point... my 9 year old was too big for his 24" bike... so I was on the hunt and trying to get creative... ended up finding a new year old adult sized XS Marin Hawk Hill 27.5 on sale for half price. As it was it was too big... a long reach bike he could deal with but the standover was still too high, BB too high, cranks too long and 27.5 wheels just made the bike big and tall. So I found some second-hand 26" wheels, bought a smaller seat, bought some smaller cranks and chain ring, cut down the handlebar and put an angle-set on it.
It was probably still a little too long/big, but he killed it this year anyway. Next year it will fit him much better. and the following year I'll put the 27.5 wheels and longer cranks back on and it should be good for at least another year... if just starting to get a little short.
Kids grow fast and I'm not buying him a new FS bike every f*cking year. I think it worked out really well that I'll have a bike that with a few mods will work for him for at least 3, maybe 4 years.
Convertible bikes are what allow a kid to actually be on a better fitting bike for longer. Otherwise they're stuck with a non-convertible bike for the same amount of time because I can't afford a new one. Yes, you can sell and buy again, but that still costs way more than converting.
Nice to see more and more companies making good kid sized bikes. #26aintdead
If they grow so fast they need different wheel-sizes, why wouldn't they also need different shock tunes as they grow?
How would changing the wheels help the bike fit a growing child? It's not going to change the reach, stack, effective-top-tube, or seat-tube length.
You actually made my point: smaller size bikes get smaller wheels. If sizing was as easy as just swapping to big wheels for tall folks, then why bother with XL sizes at all?
So with this bike you're supposed to size up for a small kid and hope the small wheels make up for being on too big of a frame, then when they get taller they end up on an undersized frame with bigger wheels. How is that helping?