Islabikes believe little things matter

Little things matter

Making brakes accessible and usable by tiny hands is much more than a case of fitting “ short reach” levers. Islabikes fit our own special design levers, small diameter handlebars and slim grips. These are set up prior to delivery by a specially trained mechanic who sets the spring tension and point of contact to make them perform perfectly in the hands of a small cyclist.

Every Islabike is assembled and adjusted prior to despatch by one of our in house trained team of specialist mechanics. These professionals know exactly how to set up each bike.

Most of the small bolts on an Islabike are stainless steel, so your bike stays looking good for longer, which is one small reason they maintain their resale value.

When a child has an inevitable learning tumble the front V brake hinge is vulnerable to damage. This often goes unspotted until the child next has to stop suddenly and the cable pulls through the hinge, causing the brake to fail. Always check the front brake with a few firm pulls after your child has taken a tumble. The V brakes fitted to Islabikes have a unique reinforced hinge to reduce the likelihood of damage.

An Islabike has dedicated cranks that are closer together than standard. This means that the pedals can be closer to the ground whilst maintaining a safe lean angle during cornering, making it easier to get both feet down whilst having the correct saddle height. Result? Safer, easier, more comfortable and efficient cycling.

Handlebar grips often get damaged when a child drops their bike, leaving the open end of the handlebar exposed. Should the bike continue to be ridden and the child falls on to the exposed handlebar end it can cause a serious injury as it acts like a pastry cutter. Check the handlebar grips frequently and never let your child ride with an unplugged end. Islabikes fit plugs underneath their grips so that even if the grip end gets ripped off the open handlebar end is not exposed. In the unlikely event the plug gets lost too phone us up and we will pop some more in the post, free of charge.

Islabikes pedals are shaped so that they roll into the correct position under the foot. This means it is easier to set off, especially while learning, and there is less chance of the foot slipping off while new motor skills are being developed.

We carry a full range of spare parts for our bikes in stock. So, if your little one is unlucky enough to get a puncture at the weekend give us a call or place your order online and we’ll pop a replacement tube in the post. Why not order a spare now, so you have it ready? Don’t forget we do free UK mainland delivery on everything, including bikes!

Most “kids” saddles are wider than adult saddles, pushing the child forward on the saddle. Islabikes saddles are ergonomically designed to fit the actual dimensions of the child rider, making them more comfortable and more efficient.

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