Evans Cycles has updated its HOY range, claiming to offer the lightest kids' bikes in the UK at competitive prices.
Bikes in the range, which consists of two models, are named after places Sir Hoy would ride as a child, Bonaly and Meadowmill.
The Bonaly, an area of area of the Pentland Hills where Sir Chris Hoy first rode his mountain bike, has been carried forward from the existing Evans Cycles HOY range.
The model now comes in 16, 20, 24 and 26 inch wheel sizes and offers a completely redesigned lightweight frame and child friendly components.
The Meadowmill is named after the cyclo-cross circuit that Sir Chris Hoy raced on early in his career, and is aimed at young riders who are looking to ride on a multitude of terrains, with drop down handlebars and lightweight aluminium frame.
The range now comes with child-friendly components and new Q factor crankset, which Evan Cycles says has been designed to ensure smaller riders’ legs are closer together and pedalling is efficient and smooth.
The crankset lengths have also been designed to limit any overstretch of legs, as well as ensuring pedals don’t clip the floor when cornering.
Handlebar widths have been tailored to match different shoulder widths of children, which should help with bike control, in addition to the new lightweight frame and finishing kit, low spoke wheels and super light foam padding for saddles all help to reduce weight and improve comfort whilst on the bike.
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The bikes are available now from evanscycles.com and start at £260 for the Bonaly and £280 for the Meadowmill.
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Hannah is Cycling Weekly’s longest serving tech writer, having started with the magazine back in 2011.
She's specialises on the technical side of all things cycling, including pro peloton team kit having covered multiple seasons of the Spring Classics, and Grand Tours for both print and websites. Prior to joining Cycling Weekly, Hannah was a successful road and track racer, competing in UCI races across the world, and has raced in most of Europe, China, Pakistan and New Zealand.
For fun, she's ridden LEJOG unaided, a lap of Majorca in a day, won 24 hour mountain bike race and tackled famous mountain passes in the French Alps, Pyrenees, Dolomites and Himalayas. She lives just outside the Peak District National Park near Manchester UK with her partner, daughter and a small but beautifully formed bike collection.
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