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Bike Bros. Cochrane based Calgary Bike Shop with range of kids bikes, junior bikes, youth bikes

Bike Bros. | 128 River Ave, Cochrane, Ab, Canada | phone:(403)932-7010


Bikes for future bike addicts


12" & Run Bikes | 14" & 16" Bikes | 20" Bikes | 24" Bikes | 26" Bikes

Run Bikes / Balance Bikes


The Concept of Run Bikes, aka balance bikes, aka striders, is to teach balancing a bike as a separate skill from pedalling a bike. The bikes are smaller, lighter and less cumbersome than pedal bikes and most importantly, put a huge smile on kid's faces. Typical age for Balance Bike suitability start around 2-1/2 though some parents give them as gifts even earlier and find the kids fall in love the the idea of having a "two wheeler" even before they can really scoot around.



Giant Pre Push Run bike $199
Light aluminum frame

Thermoformed polymer fork provides dramatic weight savings

Quality 12" wheels with ball bearings

Air filled rubber tires for better grip, longer life than cheaper options



Colour options



Giant 12" Animator SALE $179, Reg $249
Light aluminum frame

Thermoformed polymer fork provides dramatic weight savings

Quality 12" wheels with ball bearings

Air filled rubber tires for better grip, longer life than cheaper options




14" & 16" Bikes


Rocky Mountain Edge 14


This is a tiny, lightweight quality bike to start kids off right. No expense has been spared to make the ultimate 14" kids bike.


Rocky Mountain Edge 14" $399
Light aluminum frame and fork

Rims, cranks, chainring, handlebar are alloy

Pivotal Seat/seatpost for weight reduction

Geometry and seating position to suit kids proportions



Giant Animator & Liv Adore 16


A benchmark for a quality 16" wheel bike. Yes, these seem expensive compared to department store bikes, but the extra cost gives you a lighter bike using real bearings and durable parts. This means a happier kid who can manage the bike's weight. This also means the bike will last long enough to be passed down a few times, and then be sold rather than getting chucked in the recycling after the first kid.



Giant Animator 16" $269 / Liv Adore (girls) $279
light aluminum frame

quality wheels (not plastic junk)

heavy duty training wheels

this is a rad little bike. It feels heavy but that is due to the heavy duty training wheels: once removed this is a pretty light little machine

Weight: 21.5lbs with training wheels

Colour options


Rocky Mountain Edge 16


We started hearing many requests from parents looking for super-light 16" bikes with handbrakes, in addition to Coaster Brakes. This is it! A tiny, lightweight quality bike to start kids off right. No expense has been spared to make the ultimate 16" kids bike.


Rocky Mountain Edge 16" $419
Light aluminum frame and fork

Rims, cranks, chainring, handlebar are alloy

Pivotal Seat/seatpost for weight reduction

Hand Brake and Aluminum Coaster brake

Geometry and seating position to suit kids proportions



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20" Bikes



We are seeing so much demand for quality junior bikes that we've added some fancier models. For many parents, even our first price point seems shocking compared to the offerings from big-box stores. I would ask: what good are brakes if they aren't good enough to slow your child down? What good are gears if the chain just gets stuck in the spokes? Do you want to create a positive connection for your child with activity and the great outdoors?

You will also notice we have some pricy options from Marin and Rocky Mountain. This is in response to a number of requests from parents who mountain bike and want to find bikes that are actually youth mountain bikes, as opposed to junior bikes styled like mountain bikes.


Giant XTC Jr 20 $399
Light aluminum frame and mostly alloy parts

Quality alloy wheels are lighter and brakes work better

7 Speed Shimano Revo Shift & Tourney Rear Derailleur



Giant/Liv Enchant (Girls) 20 $399
Light aluminum frame and mostly alloy parts

Quality alloy wheels are lighter and brakes work better

7 Speed Shimano Revo Shift & Tourney Rear Derailleur



Marin Hidden Canyon 20" $469
Aluminum frame with rigid fork to reduce weight and "child-corrected" geometry for improved fit and bike handling

Quality alloy wheels with cassette hub

7 speed Revo Shift

Disc Brakes with kids-specific brake levers

Quick-release axles on wheels for easy trailside flat repairs

Weight 24.5 lbs



Rocky Mountain Vertex 20" $819
Aluminum frame with air-sprung suspension fork

Shimano Hydraulic disc brakess

9 speed trigger shifters (Sram)

real junior version of modern mountain bike fit and feel

quick-release axles on wheels for easy trailside flat repairs

Weight 23.0 lbs



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24" Junior Bikes


Like the 20" bikes, this category is growing for 2018 due to so much demand and requests for higher quality bikes and bikes more capable of real mountain biking.



Giant/Liv Enchant 24" Disc (girls) $519
light aluminum frame

quality alloy wheels (not steel junk)

21 speed Revo Shift

mechanical disc brakes

includes kickstand, thumb dingaling machine and rear derailleur protector guard

Weight 28 lbs




Giant XTC Jr 24" Disc $519
light aluminum frame

quality alloy wheels (not steel junk)

21 speed Revo Shift

mechanical disc brakes

includes kickstand, thumb dingaling machine and rear derailleur protector guard

Weight 28 lbs




Giant XTC Jr. 24" SL $749
light aluminum frame

Air spring suspension fork decreases weight and allows spring adjustment to work well for light riders

24 speed

hydraulic disc brakes

Weight 28 lbs



Giant XTC 24 Plus $699
light aluminum frame and rigid aluminum fork for weight savings

large volume (2.8" wide) tires can be run quite soft giving shock absortion and great traction

1x9 Shimano Acera gearing and hydraulic disc brakes

Overall, a great way to get a light, simple bike capable of good times on mtb trails or paths through town.


Rocky Mountain Soul 24" $749
Aluminum frame with coil-sprung suspension fork

Shimano Mechanical disc brakess

9 speed trigger shifters (Sram) with wide range cassette

real junior version of modern mountain bike fit and feel

quick-release axles on wheels for easy trailside flat repairs

Weight 26.0 lbs



Rocky Mountain Vertex 24" $899
Aluminum frame with air-sprung suspension fork

Shimano Hydraulic disc brakess

9 speed trigger shifters (Sram) with wide range cassette

real junior version of modern mountain bike fit and feel

quick-release axles on wheels for easy trailside flat repairs

Weight 25.0 lbs




Marin Bayview Trail $539
light aluminum frame with good trail bike geometry

mechanical disc brakess with jr. sized brake levers

1x7 Shimano Altus derailleur/Revo shift shifter

24x2.25 Tires



Marin Hawk Hill Jr. $1899
120mm suspension (front and rear) with 24" wheels

Frame and fork both accept 26" wheels to allow for an extra year or two of growth with purchase of second set of wheels

1x10 gearing Shimano Deore

Shimano hydraulic disc brakes

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26" Wheeled Jr/transition to adult bikes



26 Inch wheels is what adult mountain bikes used to have. Now that adult bikes use either 27.5" or 29" diameter wheels, the 26" size is being used to get a great fitting bike for the typical sized 11 to 13 year old or sized roughly between 4'6" and 5'2".



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Giant XTC 26 Plus $699
light aluminum frame and rigid aluminum fork for weight savings

large volume (2.8" wide) tires can be run quite soft giving shock absortion and great traction

1x9 Shimano Acera gearing and hydraulic disc brakes

Overall, a great way to get a light, simple bike capable of good times on mtb trails or paths through town.

Weight 27 lbs



Giant ATX 2 26" $599
Light aluminum frame and wheels

26" x 2.1" tires work around town or on light trails

21 speed Shimano Tourney gearing and mechanical disc brakes







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Sizing a child's bike


Remember, child bike sizing is based on wheel size. This size is printed on the side of the tire and is roughly the size of the overall wheel diameter including the fully inflated tire.

From one brand to the next, there will be differences in the bike's stand-over height and distance between seat and handlebar.

An important part of bike sizing at Bike Bros. is that children younger than about 8 years old be fitted so they can get both feet on the ground easily while seated - fully flat feet unless the child is extremely confident on a bike. All it takes is a couple times of the child having an emergency stop then tipping over for cycling to not seem like a fun activity.



Age . Inseam . Size

2-4 yrs . 14-17 in. . 12"
4-6 yrs . 16-20 in. . 14"
5-8 yrs . 18-22 in. . 16"
7-10 ... 22-25 in. .. 20"
8+ yrs . 24-28 in. .. 24"




Why get a good bike for your kid?


Well, anything you can do to make cycling fun will pay back 100fold in the future. Your kid's likelihood of enjoying cycling increase tremendously with every extra penny's worth of value the bike has.


Please avoid the disposable bikes at MalWart and Cajun Triar. Those bikes are so heavy, they'll crush your kid. the brakes are so bad your kids will set land-speed records every time they reach a small hill. Can you tell this is a touchy subject?


Children grow out of bikes - true. A good bike can be passed on or sold many times. A cheap bike will be clogging up the landfill after 6 months of use - and there will have been no enjoyment in that 6 months!



Avoiding cheap Junk bikes


Common complaints about cheap bikes are:

  1. my kid doesn't have the strength to pull the brakes and make the bike stop
  2. the bike is so heavy my child struggles with it
  3. the chain is always falling off
  4. the gears never work
  5. I couldn't find the kid all day... turns out he was trapped under his boat-anchor weight bike in the front yard

We have chosen to only offer high quality kids bikes.


I want my business to stay strong and making sure all the youngsters get hooked on cycling is part of our evil strategy - if you consider a child developing a true joy for cycling to be evil. Whatever my reasons for only carrying the good kids bikes, these bikes all have brakes that are managable for kids, we try to get the lightest bikes possible and we have bike mechanics assembling the bikes.


Sad Bike Buying Choice


Cycling is an activity that can bring freedom, enjoyment, exercise for a lifetime. What I find really sad is when parents say, "it is just a kids bike, he'll grow out of it in 2 years." These parents choose to spend, say $150 for a piece of junk instead of $230 for something with some quality. I can understand if parents are cash-strapped, but when that extra $80 buys a new video game... aaaaaah! The opportunity cost here is so drastic. $80 more on a bike and you lay the foundations for a healthy life and appreciation for nature and outdoor activity while that $80 spent on a video game...


Give the gift of having positive associations with Cycling