Built specifically for riders who are not quite ready for an adult-size bicycle, but have outgrown a 24-inch bike, the Meerkat is their ticket to adventure and independence. The Meerkat is a kid's all-terrain bike that is fast, sleek, and styled to appeal to the 10- to 12-year-old in your life. The 26-inch wheels roll that much faster than 24" and provide a solid platform for taller riders. The Sturmey Archer trigger shifter and 5-speed internally geared hub offer maintenance-free, buttery smooth shifting for thousands of miles. The Meerkat 26 inch is a practical bike, comfortable in urban settings because it's easy to lock up, has no derailleur to get bent in a bike rack, and rolls smoothly over the most pothole-filled route. It's just as capable on a weekend bikepacking trip, just add knobby tires up to 2.35" and your Meerkat is ready to roll for days in the backcountry. To determine the best fit, Cleary suggests measuring your child's inseam and referencing their size chart. The Meerkat best fit for riders with an inseam of 22" to 26". The Meerkat has a low bottom bracket height, which allows a rider with a 22" inseam to comfortably start out on the Meerkat. The seat tube angle on the Meerkat allows the bike fit to grow along with the rider. The seat moves up and back as you increase saddle height, so even a 5' tall rider will fit the bike well.
When your 2-3.5-year-old rider is ready to take flight on two wheels, the Cleary Gecko is the bike to do it. The Gecko provides a seamless transition from a push-bike, making it a safe and fun foray into the world of two-wheeled adventure. This 12-inch lightweight kids bike will be your little one's ticket to freedom. The single-speed drivetrain makes learning to pedal simple and intuitive. There's a handle into the bottom of the saddle so you can easily help your child balance before they ride off on their own! Don't worry, they'll be back. Cleary recommends measuring your child's inseam and referencing their size chart to determine the best fit. - The Gecko best fits riders with an inseam of 14" to 18". First-time riders feel safest with their bottom on the saddle and their feet flat on the ground. - A child with a 15" inseam will fit the Gecko with the integrated seat/seat post dropped as low as possible. Once kids get comfortable on two wheels, they'll want to sit on the saddle with only the balls of their feet on the ground. Thus, a confident rider with a 15" inseam and a first-time rider with a 17" inseam each will feel comfortable set-up with the same position on their bikes.
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