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Bike Bros. Cochrane, Alberta based bicycle shop. Serving Calgary, Canmore and Bragg Creek.

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Bikes for future bike addicts


16" wheel Bikes

20" wheel Bikes

24" wheel Bikes

26" wheel Bikes

What can I say. This is chance number one to get your child stoked on bikes. Do this right and your child will be hooked on bikes for ever.

Most important for kids bikes - that the kid isn't scared. Buying a bike for a 4 year old that he/she can grow into and ride until they graduate high-school is a sure way to turn your kid off riding. Kids should be able to put a flat foot, make that 2 flat feet, on the ground when seated.



Giant Pre Push Run bike

light aluminum frame

quality wheels (not plastic junk)

Air filled tires with 12" wheels, not little 8" wheels that are unstable.

$179



Giant Pre Push Run bike

light aluminum frame

quality wheels (not plastic junk)

Air filled tires with 12" wheels, not little 8" wheels that are unstable.

$179



Giant Pre Push Run bike

light aluminum frame

quality wheels (not plastic junk)

Air filled tires with 12" wheels, not little 8" wheels that are unstable.

$179



Giant Pre Push Run bike

light aluminum frame

quality wheels (not plastic junk)

Air filled tires with 12" wheels, not little 8" wheels that are unstable.

$179






16" Bikes



Giant Animator 16"

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

$269



Giant Animator 16"

light aluminum frame

quality wheels (not plastic junk)

heavy duty training wheels

long, low and slack geometry for proven enduro race performance (with training wheels removed)

$269


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Liv/Giant Adore 16"

light aluminum frame

quality wheels (not plastic junk)

heavy duty training wheels

little girls like colour: usually one of the two colours on the adore is a hit...

Weight 21.5 lbs

$279



Liv/Giant Adore 16"

light aluminum frame

quality wheels (not plastic junk)

heavy duty training wheels

the baskets on these bikes add $10 to the price of the boys version but have been tested with dolls and stuffed animals and could even transport a little tea-party cup-set ;)

$279


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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.


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Giant XTC Jr. 20"

light aluminum frame

quality alloy wheels (not steel junk)

7 speed Revo Shift

Includes a kickstand, bell and rear derailleur protector

Weight 26 lbs

$399



Giant/Liv Enchant 20" (Girls)

light aluminum frame

quality alloy wheels (not steel junk)

7 speed Revo Shift

Includes a kickstand, bell and rear derailleur protector

Weight 26 lbs

$399



Marin Hidden Canyon 20"

aluminum frame with rigid fork to reduce weight and "child-corrected" geometry for improved fit and bike handling

quality alloy wheels (not steel junk)

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

$479



Rocky Mountain Vertex 20"

aluminum frame with air-sprung suspension fork

Shimano Hydraulic disc brakess

9 speed trigger shifters (Shimano)

real junior version of modern mountain bike fit and feel

quick-release axles on wheels for easy trailside flat repairs

Weight 23.0 lbs

$819



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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 XTC Jr. 24"

light aluminum frame

quality alloy wheels (not steel junk)

21 speed Revo Shift

Rear derailleur guard and kickstand are standard features

Weight 29.5 lbs

$449


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Giant/Liv Enchant 24" (girls)

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 30.5 lbs

$499




Giant XTC Disc Jr. 24"

light aluminum frame

quality alloy wheels

21 speed Revo Shift

mechanical disc brakes

includes kickstand, thumb dingaling machine and rear derailleur protector guard

$499



Giant XTC Jr. 24" SL

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

$749



Giant XTC 24 Plus

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.

$699



Rocky Mountain Vertex 24

light aluminum frame

Air spring suspension fork to adjust to kids weight

1x9 gearing with Alivio shifters with Deore Shadow R. Derailleur

Shimano hydraulic disc brakes

Schwalbe BlackJack Tires



Weight 26.5 lbs

$899




Marin Bayview Trail

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

$555



Marin Hawk Hill Jr.

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

$1899



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

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

$699




2018 Marin Bolinas Ridge 26"

26" wheels for youth/smaller rider sizing

21 Spd Shimano shifting

Tektro mechanical disc brakes

4" travel Suntour fork

A nice mountain bike styled bike for occasional riding and round the towner

Weight 31.5 lbs

$549




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Giant Trance 26

Taking the proven Giant Trance platform and reducing the amount of suspension along with the wheel size make a well proportioned full suspension mountain bike for riders between about 4'9" and 5'4".

This is more than just a jr. bike: it is also a great option for smaller adults.

1x11 Sram NX gearing, Shimano Hydraulic discs and RockShox air fork and shock are the component highlights.

Can accept up to 2.8" wide tires for easy upgrade-ability.

Weight 30.5 lbs

$2299














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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