Video: Give The Kids a Proper Bike and They Take Flight

Jun 3, 2015
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Spawn Cycles got some of their team riders and Jackson Goldstone together in Squamish to get some testing time in on prototypes for the upcoming Spawn Cycles Kotori.

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The Kotori is the Swiss Army knife of Spawn's line up. With burly frames built out of hydroformed aluminum tubing, the Kotori is designed to take the abuse of dirt jumping. The complete bikes are set up as singlespeeds, but the rear cog and spacers can be removed making way for a cassette on the stock hub and the sliding rear dropouts can be swapped out to run a rear derailleur. The Kotori will also feature Chromag's new Vanguard junior specific handlebar as well as a Chromag Overture seat. The Kotori is available in 20" and 24" complete builds and in 20", 24" and 26" frame only options.

The Kotori is available now for pre-order at www.spawncycles.com and should be shipping to customers in late July.

Katori in flight

Thanks to the crew at ArtBarn, Rob Dunnet, Chromag, SR Suntour and especially Jackson, Dane, Jake, Jon, Seth and Danny and their parents!


MENTIONS: @spawncycles / @artbarn / @home-team / @Chromagbikes / @SRSuntour / @peytodog

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83 Comments

  • + 109
 christ.. this is depressing
  • + 16
 Kids these days, constantly showing up more advanced riders. Well, advanced in years anyway.
  • + 10
 kids on bikes happy and shreddin. we all win.
  • + 8
 @robgclarkson - We call these kids "Canadians". It's in their genome, they cannot help it.
  • + 1
 I thought Cam Zink is the one who hop companies like Sam Hill's kangaroo.
  • + 1
 ahh yes...the good ol' days before gravity made every fall many multiples worse. Enjoy it!
  • + 2
 @boxxerace F***k yhea!
  • + 31
 Man, Jackson Goldstone has been jumping from company to company lately. Lil Shredder to Canfield to Norco to Spawn. Some company should lock him down to a sponsorship, not sure if Spawn has a deal with him or not now. Props to Lil Shredder for kind of getting the ball rolling for high end kids bikes to start being produced. Good to see more options for the kids coming out. Hopefully prices come down and quality goes up for all kids bikes.
  • + 59
 Yea he may eventually end up on Specialized and be forced to ride their Mini-Works Demo with 340 stays and 24.5 wheels, which in turn will ruin his career. Then Specialized will be guilty of child abuse on top of all other devilish practices.

@Protour #amIspecialized?
  • - 5
flag gapos999 (Jun 3, 2015 at 1:59) (Below Threshold)
 WAKI I'm bored of this #Ihatespecialized trend.
Props to the parents that help their kids dreams come true but can define the thin red line beyond which the dream becomes oppression
  • + 20
 It was a sarcasm, I am actively fighting this trend by ridiculing it. #givemeagooddealonstumpy29 #nobodyssafe
  • + 3
 fck companies fights. just watch at this little Sodestrom shredding
  • + 13
 I would not call it jumping around, I would call it not being sponsored and having the freedom to ride the best kid's bikes out there. There are not many options in the kid's market. It is great to see Spawn coming out with a quality product and supporting riders in their community.
  • + 3
 I like the trend of speculating on what's best for riders, why should someone ride on something intead of what he/she is riding now, as we all know, they deserve better. So I think we should speculate on what's best for the kid. If we are to tell Spec what chainstay should Gwin run, or Curtis Keen which bike to use on EWS, then why not tell his dad how to raise his kid to be the MTBr who we may eventualy btch on in the future. What if he is too serious like Gee? Let's make a social media project and collectively raise another Rat!
  • + 2
 There surely can be but one 'Rat', others may aspire but even collectively would only be a lowly copies..... ;-)
  • + 1
 Home-Team, I thought his move to a Canfield was about freedom of choice and riding what is the best bike available. But then the subsequent move to the Norco and then to Spawn seemed pretty obvious to be a step down in the quality of the bike and possibly driven more by sponsorship or some other motivation. Same with Brett Tippie's daughter going from a badass fully custom Lil Shredder Prodigy to a mediocre Norco, sponsorship conflicts most likely. Maybe he actually likes this Spawn dirt jumper better than the Lil Shredder Icon, but it just doesn't seem to be as nice of a bike. I think it has a lot more to do with Lil Shredder having sponsored him in the past and that he can't really keep riding their product if that sponsorship fell through as he would then basically be giving them free advertisement without getting compensated. I could be wrong on all of this, but from everything I've seen this is what makes the most sense. The Goldstone family seems awesome and Jackson is rad, but they definitely aren't dumb about marketing their "product" and there is a thought through reason to any product you seem him using.
  • + 2
 Just let them be kids and do what they want n love. Free and alive.
  • + 23
 These kids have talent. PB, you are my witness, i swear to get my twins quality rigs so they can do everything so much better than dad. Smile
  • + 2
 sentence would be perfect if you are a lady.
  • + 1
 Comment would be alright had you really known my gender.
  • + 1
 Do you need a slab of ham for dat burn from a LADY!!!!!!!!!!!
  • + 22
 That's it, I'm pulling my son out of school right now! He's seven and clearly not at the level he should be.
  • + 11
 I'm thinking the same thing about my 6yo and 4yo.
  • + 10
 They should have BMX in gym class. BMX for all school kids.
  • + 14
 British Cycling need to get this video slapped across their faces!!!
  • + 5
 Pretty sure there's a ban in Britain on this kind of riding....
  • + 13
 Well i give up. They've already got twice as much flow and style as me haha!!
  • + 8
 I might get neg propped for this but "Spawn Cycles got some of their team riders and Jackson Goldstone together in Squamish" why do you highlight his name out not the rest of the team? if they're a team they should be called "their team riders together in Squamish" or list each name individually so it comes across equally, not all about Goldstone no matter how good he is! but there's Pinkbike.. they sponsor him.
  • + 3
 see the comment by home-team above.
  • + 6
 Thanks to our awesome team riders and their parents as well as Jackson and his dad for being a part of this fun project.
  • + 2
 Looks like the font is the same size on all of their names, Jackson Goldstone is just a longer name.
  • + 2
 Read the OP comment wrong. Sorry.
  • + 2
 Just maybe its exactly what they wrote, some of their teams riders and Jackson who isn't. Pretty basic and straight forward English. Jackson is a pretty bad ass little rider, so if you are looking for input on a kids proto, wouldn't you want his opinion as well as your teams.
  • + 11
 But have they done their cycling proficiency tests?
  • + 5
 A big hold back for parents is the cost and how quickly the kids out grow their bikes. One option, is taking a 13" frame like the Kona Stinky 24, stringing 20" rims onto the factory hubs (nobody makes a 20" wheel on 20mm thru axle). It does require drill and tapping new locations for the pedals in order to shorten the cranks or pedal kick every bump on the trail (limits pedal power uphill), and you need a short cage derailleur. Now this all still sounds expensive, and you're right, but it does mean that when the kid out grows the 20" wheels you can upsize those components for much less than a replacement bike. I've done one of these builds for my son late last season at age 7, building off a used frame (total cost $1300). He's currently riding high intermediate level trails and into the black diamond downhill trails. (think Krank it Up for flow trail and Duffman for rooty stuff in Whistler for reference). Which is a massive improvement in only a handful of rides. Do I think he's exceptional? Of course I do I'm his dad, but reality is kids that start on run bikes at age 2 are pretty skilled at age 6 and the same reasons that high end components work for us adults applies to the kids. Better brakes + accurate shifting + floating suspension = better riding and confidence.
  • + 5
 comments like this always seem to cause trouble. i couldn't care less if Jackson Goldstone had had more opportunities than any other rider in the whole of world, HES F'IN RAD. and not just for his age! all these kids are rad!
  • + 4
 wtf this has to be photoshop O_O when I saw the kid take one hand off the bar I was like shit they're better than me, then they do tuck no handers and 360's! I can't wait to see how the sport evolves Smile
  • + 4
 I watched the unreal trailer just before watching this. This video needs to be renamed to unreal to accurately represent what these kids are doing. These kids RIP!!!!!! Well done!
  • + 2
 That's impressive, I remember we used to ride shitty bikes, and do shitty jumps as young Canadians. There was what looked to be a 6 year old practicing tail whips last time I was at the skate park, he would probably like one of those bikes.
  • + 2
 man I don't care what anyone says that is some cool ass shit right there! Good for those guys and for the proud parents who put the time in to teach them and spend the time in the woods training, and building the courses together. I hope to do something similar with my kid some day when she is old enough. Not to mention that kids a better rider then I am lol
  • + 1
 I am extremely proud of all of our Spawn Grom's. We all had a fantastic time over the course of a great weekend. And, a big thanks to the cycling community for all of your positive support...! Here's to what will be a fantastic 2015 for us here at Spawn Cycles.
  • + 1
 Those kids are amazing! I tried, man I tried to buy a Spawn bike (one already in production) for my kid but geez what a challenge. ..just could not get a response as to when bikes would be available, if I pre-order how long will the wait be etc. Ended up going another route. I'm guessing Spawn is slammed with orders or something but I just figured that if I was having such an issue with their not responding to me trying to throw $ at them a potential issue with a warranty would be a nightmare.
  • + 3
 I pre-ordered a Banshee for my son and it took a month to come in,but it was the best decision ever,he loves the bike and hearing"Daddy can we go for a bike ride"is music to my ears.Thanks Spawn for making great kids bikes.
  • + 1
 There was one point in my life where i felt good about the quality of my riding. Then I saw this, and i started crying hysterically while I fondled my bike for comfort and reassurance, that maybe one day i can do 1/4 of what Jackson can do.
  • + 3
 By the time I have kids and they start to ride proper bikes, their bikes are going to cost more than mine! But blimey can those little'uns ride!
  • + 2
 Bout friggin time. It's good to see capable bikes to help the kids progress faster. Are they more expensive then some sure. But they look well kitted and great for the in between ages. I salute you guys. Good job.
  • + 3
 Well time to give up on biking
  • + 2
 I like that!! The younger u start the better you'll be when your 20!!! Those kids are pretty cool!!
  • + 2
 I might look silly but I need to go to a bike camp where they teach these kids. F'in eh.
  • + 3
 does POC make kids pads or is he wearing some elbow pads on his knees?
  • + 2
 So awsome to see this! These kids are going to win comps! And have an awsome past time!
  • + 2
 Who had a bike like that and the support of their parents at that age? thats why theyre so good...... Parents
  • + 3
 Goldstone's 360 was oppo, that's depressing
  • + 1
 My job is teaching kids to ride a bike. Today I taught 16 6-7 year old infants to cycle for the first time today at school. This is what I'd love em to do
  • + 2
 Theese kids are great. They ride faster and styler than me. :-(
  • + 1
 So great to see!!! That was not possible 5jears ago. Kids need propper bikes,awesome....
  • + 1
 @sethie all these kids jump better than you synd. are twice there age lol
  • + 1
 Definitely yes it's like an army of lewises
  • + 1
 Kids should be given road bikes to ride on downhill much more money for me to fix them
  • + 2
 Goldstone... omg this little kid is better than me !!!
  • + 1
 Holly Huck! Those kids do know how to ride!
  • + 1
 Hey wow I can do some of that! Oh wait. wait... Nope.
  • + 1
 holy crap that kid is going to be good one day
  • + 10
 I think he's already pretty good Wink
  • + 1
 Why not post the price on the page?
  • + 1
 The last one really make me shame ! Maybe he will be a legend...
  • + 2
 Nac nac!!!!!
  • + 4
 WHOS THERE!!
  • + 2
 a broken pencil!!
  • + 1
 BRENDOGGGGG
  • + 1
 Or R dawg haha
  • + 2
 r dawqggggg
  • + 2
 The one and only
  • + 2
 i think the kona will do
  • + 1
 this makes me feel like the worst rider ever. congrats to these kids
  • + 1
 How old are they?
  • + 1
 When this was shot, the kids were between the ages of 5 and 12. Most of them were 8 or 9.
  • + 1
 Those kids are amazing
  • + 1
 *jaw on the floor*
  • - 3
 LIL SHREDDER IS STILL THE BEST AND STARTED IT ALL FIRST!
  • + 2
 so you've ridden them all, I gather?
  • + 1
 Lil' Sherdder is most expensive by far as well.

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