Islabikes Benefits

What makes Islabikes special?

Islabikes was founded by Isla Rowntree to give children a better experience of cycling and the changes we have made have been revolutionary. Our bikes remain the best children’s bikes available. Here are some of the design factors that make Islabikes different:

Lightweight aluminium frames:

Islabikes frames are made with tough, yet lightweight aluminium, producing an outstanding strength to weight ratio. It’s much easier to learn to ride on a lightweight bike but the advantages extend to riders of all ages.

Bigger wheels:

Our aim is to get children comfortably riding bikes with the biggest wheels possible. This makes for a smoother, more stable ride, helping to build enjoyment and confidence in riders of all ages. Bigger wheels also deliver more forward motion with each turn of the pedal. No children’s bike manufacturer produces bikes with bigger wheels at each growth stage than Islabikes.

Bespoke componentry:

We are the only children’s bike company to produce a full range of bespoke components. These are proportionately correct for the size of the intended rider. Islabikes components include cranks, brake levers, chain-guards, handlebar grips, pedals and more, each delivering a unique advantage. Our brake levers for example are designed for smaller hands, putting powerful breaking within easy reach.

Frame geometry:

Factors like riding position and weight distribution play an important role in comfortable and enjoyable cycling. Painstaking work has gone into designing frames that address the unique needs of children at each growth stage to maximise comfort and enjoyment.

Optimised Q-factor:

Islabikes were the first company to work on narrowing Q-factor in children’s bikes. This is about the horizontal distance between the crank arms. Optimising the distance between pedals for different sized riders helps to make pedalling more efficient.

We’re always working to keep Islabikes at the forefront of children’s cycling.

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