GOOD NEWS, we are getting Cleary Bikes! Just a little later than we had hoped for. They are scheduled to be in Canada by the last week of April. We will open up preorders in mid-April. Feel free to sign up and you will get notified when they become available.
Your early grade-schooler will love the Owl. It accelerates and stops fast! 1 speed, internal brake cable routing and rigid fork make Owls lightweight, sleek, tough-as-nails machines. Kids start to bike-pack with the Owl. 20” tires offer clearance for bigger stair drops, wider jumps and bigger adventures. The ride to elementary school just got real.
19 lbs !!
Tektro V-Brakes front and rear designed specifically for little hands
Slim, junior race-style vegan leather saddle designed to maximize a rider’s range of motion while minimizing chafing and weight
5mm Allen skewer on front and rear wheels
Internal brake cable routing
Water Bottle cage mounts on down tube
Three-piece crank and square taper bottom bracket
Reinforced steel fork
Grips, riser handlebars and brake levers designed for small hands (slightly wider than on the Hedgehog)
32x19 gear ratio
Flip flop rear hub enables two freewheels to be mounted at once, and a cog range from 13 teeth to 21 teeth
The Owl accepts knobby mountain bike tires up to 2.125" for extreme off-road use
First time riders feel safest with their bottom on the saddle and their feet flat on the ground. That's how a child with a 21" inseam will fit the Owl with the seat post dropped as low as possible. Once kids get more comfortable on two wheels, they'll want to sit on the saddle with the balls of their feet on the ground. Thus, a confident rider with a 19" inseam and a first-time rider with a 21" inseam may both feel comfortable with the same set-up on their Owl.
Your child will ride the Owl on trails, to school, all over the bike park and probably sleep with it in his room. (Sorry about that!)