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Big moment! If you're looking for a seamless transition from a pushbike, or you want a safe, fun first bike, the 12-inch Gecko is the rig for your 2 to 3.5-year-old rider.* The Gecko is a 12-inch lightweight kids bike, and it will be your little one's ticket to freedom. The single-speed drivetrain makes learning to pedal simple and intuitive. We built 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.
The Gecko is among the most lightweight kid's bikes on the planet. We designed the bike so 2-3 year-olds fit comfortably in a kid-specific ride position that's efficient, balanced and agile. The Gecko's geometry and frame design and gearing work together so your blossoming biker can stand up out of the saddle, stop quickly, rollover trails and crush pump tracks. The Gecko's low, stable center of gravity thrives on dirt, pavement, and everything in between. Your toddler will be speeding down the bike path in no time.
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.
The Gecko comes with a flip-flop hub or double-sided hub that is threaded on both sides. This allows you to add a higher or lower gear. Kids who are not ready to shift gears yet but ride in different terrain can get a second gear, which can be used by simply turning the rear tire around. We have used this option on our Kids with a higher gear for biking longer distances on paved roads to school vs a lower gear for our rides on bike parks or mountain biking. Fits: 13T - 14T - 15T
Lightweight 1020 alloy steel frame and fork
FSA sealed 1" headset
50mm Alloy 1" w/25.4mm clamp
500mm/19.7″ wide, 19mm diameter handlebar with 50mm rise
Cleary 19mm Junior grips
Vegan leather saddle w/ integrated alloy seat post
25.4mm x 160mm alloy seat post
Tektro junior V-brakes and brake levers
92mm alloy 3 piece cranks
FSA sealed bearing
VP junior pedals 9/16"
Sunrace 14 tooth freewheel
Alloy front hub, alloy rear flip flop hub, Allen style QR's, Alex rims with stainless spokes and Kenda 12 x 2.125" all-terrain tires and Schrader valve tubes