Tag Archives: Islabikes

Kid-Sized Pro

Kid-Sized Pro

When I was a kid, I didn’t understand why my parents wouldn’t buy me my own football helmet. I wanted a cool helmet with all sorts of extra face-maskery. I didn’t understand ...

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Small Rider, Big Fun

Small Rider, Big Fun

I’m just going to begin by saying that I feel for anyone who has such a passion for children that they decide to start offering a product line aimed at them. This is more true of clothing ...

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Small-Scale Pro

Small-Scale Pro

Children face significant hurdles in learning to ride a bike. Sure, there are sizing issues; most bikes for kids each have about a magic six-month window in which their fit—and as a result, ...

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First Turns

First Turns

I spent a year working in a bike shop in a Memphis suburb where the vast majority of what we sold went to people yet to hit puberty. We had two different sizes of bikes with 20-inch wheels and ...

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The Magic of Good Geometry

The Magic of Good Geometry

I hear from riders all the time that they can’t tell the difference between the differing geometries of different bikes. My response is always to give them more credit than they are willing ...

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