The Mini CG Balance Bike - Get Yours

Oct 2, 2015 at 12:59
by PRODUCTION PRIVEE CREW  
ATTN: World's Best Dads, Moms Who Shred

This is the balance that bike you need. If you really want to have a little Ripper to hit the trails with, you need to offer your kid the absolute best start at being a mountain biker. Production Privee and Cedric Gracia have the solution. The Mini CG.

Mini CG s in Macaw Yellow and Porsche 917

The Equipment Affects The Child's Experience

Features Include:
Pneumatic Tires- You can't be rolling on new Maxxis and let Jr bounce around on solid rubber tires. That's like you putting 1990's rubber on your sled and pumping it up to 90 psi. Come on Bro.

Bearings- You're geeking out about putting ceramic bearings in your derailleur pulleys, don't make Jr roll on bushings, that's just plain mean.

Cushioned Seat- Remember that BMX bike you had in the 80's that had a solid plastic seat? Yeah, you never sat down. Kids are uncomfortable on those cheap solid seats and that's at least 50% of why they won't get on the bike. Plus, once they're jamming off curbs you want to protect them from the inevitable seat bounce, yikes!

If that isn't enough reason to invest in your future Ripper, consider these features:

- Left / Right Grips are different colors, helps them understand right from left. As a parent, this is also helpful when you're trying to help them to stay on the right hand side of the road. Or opposite if you're "down under".
- DISC BRAKE Compatible. Not only is it super cool to have a brake, it's also really safe. Learning to stop is an essential building block, plus when they get going really fast towards the street you can yell "STOP" and they skid for you.
- Solid Construction and Standing Platform. There's a lot of janky frames out there, sketchy foot rests and just overall rattle-traps. This thing takes a beating with it's alloy construction. The standing platform is solid and ensures confidence when your little one begins to coast, which is really the essence of biking. When the time comes to stand and coast, the platform is non-slip and a secure place to put their feet.

There's really nothing like seeing a kid enjoy themselves on a bicycle, pure bliss. Here's a little edit to let you know what kind of fun you are in for with the Mini CG:
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LIMITED AVAILABILITY

There are a limited number of Mini CG's available starting Oct 1 in the US, to order yours go here.

See the entire range of Production Privee products available worldwide, go here.

The Future Looks Bright aboard the Mini CG
Duncan is 2.5 years old and asks me every day to ride his Production Privee Mini CG. Hopefully he s channeling Gracia s athleticism on the bike.This was my first time using the GoPro Silver and it was magic.
Pinkbike POD on April 16th 2015

Side view of the Mini CG Macaw color
Macaw Version

Side view of the Mini CG Porsche 917 color
Porsche 917 Version


MENTIONS: @ProductionPrivee




23 Comments

  • + 9
 Any kids bike can be had used for around $20. Then a cool dad can pull the bottom bracket and cranks and have a push bike until the kid is ready for the drivetrain to be re installed. You wanna be cool dad? Put some money into your kids savings instead.
  • + 1
 I give this advice at the shop fairly often. Truth is though, most people will pay to avoid the effort. It does come in handy when they transition to pedal bikes to pull just the pedals and have them use the pedal bike like their push rig for a bit.
  • + 6
 That will work in a pinch, but these push bikes are much lower to the ground since there is no need to worry about pedal clearance. Not saying you need a CG one, but a psuh bike made for little kids definitely has its plusses.
  • + 3
 @speed10 -- I used to think this and grabbed a kids bike (free, actually) to give it a go. Turns out there's no way the seat can go low enough for even my 3.5 year old to reach the ground. There probably are some that would, but if you want to start your kid on pushing and balancing at 2 or younger, push bikes might be the only option.
  • + 2
 My kids are twins and were premature. They are shorter than average. We got them a strider and an off brand push bike. Worked great. Then we found a tiny pedal bike. They exist. We made the transition when they were the size of most 2 yr olds. They had to share a bike because we couldn't find another so tiny. Since that time cleary bikes has come out with a great 12" that looks like it would fit.
  • + 3
 If you want to start your kid out a asap then definitely get them a push bike. My two year old son rides a Strider and the seat is almost completely slammed for him to ride comfortably. The geometry is better on a push bike verses converting a small pedal bike. That being said, my four year old daughter has a small pedal bike that I've pulled the cranks off of. I had to cut the seat tube down to try and get the seat low enough and even then the handle bars are so high it's like she's got ape hangers. They both love riding but I can see the difference bike fit makes even for the little ones.
  • + 1
 Brilliant!!
  • + 10
 I'm going to wait for the 12+, boost spaced version with the shorter chainstay for my toddler.
  • + 2
 My kid's three. He rides a Harley. Seriously though, I want to get a push bike for my 2.5 year old nephew, but i'm torn. He's not going to be on the push bike for more than a year, so how many used push bikes are out there? I hate being el cheapo tio, but it seems like the lux push bikes are more of a status symbol than a learning device.
  • + 3
 Kids can be on these kind of bike for much longer, here is one taking it to the park to have fun:
www.facebook.com/149182738472360/videos/945082975548995
  • + 2
 The problem with cheap bikes is the more of them you people buy, the more of them the manufacturers make, basically enabling companies to make trash. The Mini CG is the type of bike your kid can ride, then you pass it on to the next and so on and so forth. When you thin k about the amount of lives a product this good will impact, amortizing it across generations, it's a good investment. Not to mention, they really get to learn how to ride and enjoy cycling the way you do.
  • + 2
 Yes, I see your point, and I have learned a valuable lesson. Thanks man! :-)
  • + 3
 Paid $50 for my sons spec hot walk. It has pneumatic tires. No need for a brake, by the time he needs one he'll be ready to pedal
  • + 4
 it's nice and all but....can it fit a DH fork?
  • + 3
 "DISC BRAKE Compatible"..........because lil' kids don't need all those fingers anyway.
  • + 2
 My son has this bike with a disc brake and I've taken the opportunity to use it as a parenting lesson. In actuality, when riding the bike, his fingers are wrapped around the grips... No danger. They never heat up the disc enough to get burned, no danger there. The danger comes when you're cleaning the bike or spinning the wheel with the bike upside down. This is where I have been clear, same as touching the stove or putting a finger in an electric socket, the brake and rotor are not a place to touch. This is been made clear. So clear in fact he tells his friends and other parents, "don't touch the brake". I guess I could put him in a bubble, but I'd rather shred with him at the pump track. BONUS: Teach your kid how to lay a mean skid, they'll do a look back same as you do when you do something awesome on your bike. It'll bring out the kid in you...
  • + 2
 Wow, thats almost double the price for what I paid for my daughters Giant push bike. But its for the kiddo's, right?
  • + 2
 Its for kiddies, but I think this one is supposed to make dad feel a little cooler also. Its like buying your toddler a SB6C or Nomad before his sweet 16. I personally am forcing any children I have to ride a pink 12" bike. Whichever one is at the local bike salvage. And it will be a "rattle trap", but they will rip it up.
  • + 2
 Yep double the price of a Giant or Haro. Disc brakes? What a joke. It's for rich parents who don't care about overspending.
  • + 3
 I've seen adult lose a finger to a brake rotor.... Definitely a dangerous option.
  • + 1
 Check out my boys bike, I may be more proud of it than any of my bikes: www.pinkbike.com/u/chimp75/blog/the-ultimate-balance-bike.html
  • + 1
 Different color grips to teach left and right is a good idea. Otherwise not sure why this bike is anything special.
  • + 2
 I wonder if Gwin had one of these...

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