The Best 24 Inch Road Bikes
Pinarello Speedy Complete
The Speedy Complete is one sweet little bike, as you would expect with the Pinarello name. The 6061 T6 aluminum frame and fork keep the weight down–the complete build tips the scales at just under 20 pounds. All the components are brand-name: Formula wheels, Kenda Tires, Shimano drivetrain. It comes in black or white.
Scott Speedster JR 24
- $850, Find a dealer at Scottsports.com
Frog Road 67
- $670 at FrogBikes.com
- $885, Find a Dealer at Felt.com
Diamondback Podium 24
Islabikes Luath 24
- $799 at Islabikes.com
Choosing the Right Road Bike for Your Child
Age and Size
As with everything in life, there is always a trade-off between price and quality. In general, you should buy your child a bike with the nicest comportment you can afford. If you’re not sure which the different drivetrain packages are, this article offers a good overview.
24″ Road Bike Comparison Chart
Here is how all the bikes on this list stack up with one another. In particular, make sure to look at the price (probably didn’t need to tell you that, right?), the brake configuration, and the drivetrain. As I mentioned earlier, buy the nicest components you can afford.
|Bike||Price (MSRP)||Weight||Frame Material||Wheelset||Drivetrain||Supplementary brake?|
|Scott Speedster JR 24||$850||19.2 lbs||6061 Alloy||Alex Race rims,
|Frog Road 67||$670||19.4 lbs||6061 Alloy||Frog||Microshift||Yes|
|Pinarello Speedy Complete||$950||19.6 lbs||Formula||Shimano 2400||No|
|Felt FR50||$885||21.2 lbs||6061 Alloy||Felt||Shimano Sora||No|
|Diamondback Podium 24||$499||20.1 lbs||6061 Alloy||Diamondback||Shimano Claris||Yes|
|Islabikes Luath 24||$799||19.1 lbs||7005 t6 Alloy||Islabikes||Shimano Tiagra / SRAM 11-36t||Yes|