Kids bikes over £200

A pick of what's out there this Christmas

Contemplating buying your child a new bike this Christmas? Here's some food for thought.

We've taken some time to gather a wide range of bikes for kids of all ages and sizes, and brought them together into three articles. Trawling through the websites of some of the UK's biggest bike brands and retailers, the features - Kids bikes under £200, Kids bikes under £100 and below, Kids bikes over £200 - should give you plenty to mull over. Our handy Buyer's guide to kids' bikes is also an essential read.

Scott Spark Jr 24 2012

  • Price: £494.99
  • Colour: Black/green
  • Frame Material: Alloy
  • Gender: Boys
  • Chainrings: 42/32/22T
  • Groupset: Shimano
  • Brakes: Tektro SCB-24
  • Chainset: SR Suntour
  • Weight: Not specified
  • Wheel Size: 24"
  • Age Group: 8+
  • Available from: Evans Cycles

Diamondback Octane 20

  • Price: £220
  • Brakes: Tektro Alloy V brakes
  • Colour: Red
  • Forks: RST Capa 20” suspension forks
  • Frame Material: Hydroformed alloy frame for weight saving and strength placement
  • Shifting: 7 Speed Shimano Revoshift gears
  • Gender: Boys
  • Wheel Size: 20"
  • Rims: Double wall alloy rims, 36 spokes for extra strength
  • Available from: Diamondback

Giant XTC 2 Junior 20

  • Price: £225
  • Sizes: 20" wheel
  • Colours: Black/Blue/White
  • Frame: Aluminium
  • Fork: Aluminium - 50mm travel
  • Shifters: Shimano Revo-Shift, 7 speed
  • Rear Derailleur: Tourney
  • Brakes: Tektro Alloy, direct pull
  • Brake Levers: Alloy Jr, MTB
  • Cassette: 14x28T
  • Chainset: 36T
  • Rims: Steel 20"
  • Spokes: Steel
  • Tyres: Giant S-XC4 20x1.95"
  • Available from: Wiggle

Raleigh Chic 24"

  • Price: £210
  • Age: 8+
  • Colour: Midnight Blue and Turquoise 
  • Frame: Aluminium
  • Fork: 24" suspension fork
  • Brakes: Alloy v-brakes
  • Gearset: 18-speed Shimano Revoshift
  • Wheels: 24"
  • Available from: Raleigh

Felt Q20-R

  • Price: £249.99
  • Wheel size: 20"
  • Frame: Aluminium
  • Fork: Felt rigid fork
  • Shifters: Shimano 7-speed Revo shift lever
  • Rear derailleur: Shimano Tourney
  • Chainset: 34T
  • Cassette: 13-34T
  • Brake levers: Tektro junior MTB levers
  • Brakes: Tektro 855-AL
  • Saddle: Felt kids MTB design
  • Spokes: Stainless 14g with brass nipples
  • Tyres: Kenda K-829
  • Available from: Wiggle

GT Aggressor 24"

  • Price: £299.99
  • Frame: Aluminium
  • Fork: SR Suntour
  • Chainset: Suntour XCC T102 42/34/24
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano Tourney
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano Tourney TX35
  • Shifters: SRAM MRX grip shift
  • Cassette: Shimano hyperglide 7 speed 14-32T
  • Brake Levers: Tektro 3-finger
  • Saddle: GT MTB
  • Available from: Wiggle

Pro-Lite TheOne mini race bike

  • Price: £439.99
  • Frame: Aluminium
  • Fork: Aluminium
  • Chainset: 44/36
  • Derailleur: Shimano RD-2200, 8- speed
  • Shifters: Shimano STI System, ST-2200, 16-speed
  • Cassette: 12/26T 8-speed
  • Brake: Tektro Alloy forged
  • Brake Levers: Shimano W/ST-2200
  • Wheelset: Pro-Lite Pro-Lite COMO 650 C
  • Tyres: Kenda 650X23C, all black
  • Available from: Chain Reaction Cycles

Ghost Powerkid 20"

  • Price: £299.99
  • Frame: PK 7005 20 PG
  • Stem: GID 25.4 mm
  • Fork: SR Suntour XCT 35mm travel
  • Rear derailleur: Shimano Tourney
  • Shifter: Shimano Tourney
  • Brake lever: Tektro
  • Crankset: Alu Single Speed
  • Brake: Tektro V-Brakes
  • Tyres: Kenda
  • Rim: GHOST 20" Wheelset
  • Cassette: Shimano 14-28
  • Available from: Chain Reaction Cycles

Diamondback Octane 24"

  • Price: £230
  • Sizes: 24" Girls/Boys 
  • Frame: Hydroformed alloy frame for weight saving and strength placement
  • Fork: RST Capa 24” suspension fork
  • Shifters: 21 Speed Shimano Revoshift gears
  • Rims: Double wall alloy rims, 36 spokes for extra strength
  • Brakes: Tektro Alloy V brakes
  • Colours: Black
  • Available from: Diamondback

Cube Kid 260 26" 2012

  • Price: £349.99
  • Frame: Aluminium
  • Fork: RST-191 suspension
  • Cranks: Shimano FC-M311 42x32x22T
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano FD-M310 
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano RD-M340
  • Shifters: Shimano ST-EF60 EZ Fire Plus,8-speed
  • Brake Levers: Aluminium
  • Available from: Winstanleys Bikes

Felt F95 Junior

  • Price: £649.99
  • Frame: Aluminium
  • Fork: Felt UHC Performance carbon fibre fork
  • Shifters: Micro.shift integrated shifter/brake lever
  • Front Derailleur: Micro.shift 34.9mm clamp
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano Sora SS short cage
  • Chainset: FSA Tempo Compact 3pc, 50/34T; 160mm
  • Chainring: 50/34T
  • Freewheel: Sunrace R90-series 9 Speed, 12-25T
  • Brake Levers: Micro.shift short reach integrated w/ top mount levers
  • Brakes: Dual pivot w/ stainless hardware & cartridge brake pads
  • Rims: Alex R500 aluminium, w/ machined CSW braking surface & wear indicator laced 24H front, 28H rear
  • Tyres: Vittoria Rubino, 650c x 23c
  • Available from: Wiggle

Islabikes Luath 26"

  • Price: £399.99
  • Age: 9+
  • Colour: Chilli red
  • Frame: Aluminium
  • Fork: Cro-moly
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano Altus
  • Chainset: 36T
  • Freewheel: 11-32T
  • Weight: 9.9kg
  • Available from: Islabikes

Specialized Hotrock A1 FS 24"

  • Price: £300
  • Age: 9-11
  • Colour: Red
  • Frame: Aluminium
  • Fork: SR Suntour SF11-XCT-JR-24-MLO, 50mm travel
  • Rear derailleur: SRAM X3
  • Chainset: SR Suntour 7-Speed
  • Cassette: 14-34T
  • Weight: 12.02kg
  • Available from: Evans Cycles

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