Mountain biking has considerably changed the bicycling world in the last years. Sporty wheels, short frames, low saddle heights are typical for this development. Therefore it became a buying criterion of a childrens' bicycle that even the smallest tike should fit onto the biggest bike. Such a bicycle normally does not at all respect childrens' anatomy. The body proportions of a child considerably differ from the ones of an adult. A "zoomed" adults' bike does not make an appropriate childrens' bike.
PUKY goes different ways:
A frame geometry in modern optics with orientation towards trends for adults which ideally respects the specific anatomy of a child. Maximum adjustable range of saddle and handlebar guarantees a long service life, respects the special ergonomic requirements of a child and guarantees a good handling and controllability of the vehicle. The high number of safety features are accepted by children and are easy to handle.
Regarding bicycle size and model:
The body height, weight and less muscular strength of children compared to adults require not to overstrain children with oversized bicycles.
Especially learner versions must allow the child to safely stand on the ground with both feet in order to ensure maximum stability as well as an ergonomic sitting position.
PUKY does not only offer a choice for every taste but also respects the different motor skills of children.
Regarding child orientated frame size:
A very important criterion when buying a children's bicycle is the child orientated frame geometry. As children - unlike adults - have their centre of gravity in the upper body it is very important that the children's bike shows a stable drivability. The child orientated position of the bottom bracket as well as the optimum distance between saddle and handlebar are further factors for a child orientated frame geometry. A PUKY bicycle is not a zoomed adults' bike, it corresponds to the specific anatomy of a child.
Regarding gear changing:
From approx. 5 years children are stronger and more careful. Normally they are able to control a 3-gear back pedal hub brake. It may sound useful to have more gears but mostly it is confusing and hinders children from learning "slowly-medium-fast" (gears 1-3). Children from 7 years are usually able to use a 7-gear back pedal hub brake or chain gears.
Childrens' bicycles must have two independant braking systems. High value front cantilever or V-brakes in combination with aluminium rims and brake levers suitable for childrens' hands guarantee very good deceleration values on PUKY bicycles. In addition to that children can use the reliable back pedal brake. For 20" models with aluminium frames PUKY follows market trends and equippes these bicycles with a third rear V-brake. Thus, children are able to playfully learn the effectiveness of the different brakes so that they are easily able to switch to large, sporty bikes lateron.