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KIDS BIKES AND ACCESSORIES Child’s Play


There are literally millions of children in the UK alone, growing in numbers daily. There may even be some in your shop right now. Be prepared by stocking helmets, bikes and related accessories to keep them at bay. Jonathon Harker looks at the options…


Kiddimoto


KIDDIMOTO’S LATEST balance bike, the KMX PRO, combines an impressive five- year guarantee with features like pneumatic tyres for a super smooth ride, a comfy saddle, retro BMX styling and all metal headset and bearings. The extremely light and strong aluminium frame means little kids can enjoy riding it across even the toughest terrain (well, as tough as it gets when you’re that young). Taking design cues from retro BMX, the KMX PRO has a padded handlebar strap, frame and chunky tyres. A super grippy footplate allows kids to ride like a pro – as little ones gain confidence and balance; they


Hotlines


THE LIGHTWEIGHT Cratoni Akino Kids helmet sports a one-hand retention closure system and 13 large air vents for superior ventilation, plus an in-built rear led light to ensure good visibility. Removable, washable pads and insect protective net are all included. RRP is £29.99. The Cratoni C-Maniac is a


versatile helmet with a detachable chinguard – an unusual feature on this kids helmet. It makes the


Dawes


DAWES’ JUNIOR helmet range covers four categories, most of which have some overlap on one another. The Chipper, however, is made with one sole purpose, which is to protect child cyclists and make them look and feel cool into the bargain. Designed with subtle graphics for boys or girls, the Chipper includes full in-mould


Endura


free wheel along paths and in time progress to a pedal bike with ease. The KMX PRO retails at £99.99 and is


available in four bright gloss colour schemes – Bright Red, Neon Orange, Neon Pink and Black. Kiddimoto also offer matching helmets. Contact Kiddimoto on 01749 871175.


C-Maniac an ideal two- in-one helmet for off-road riding and for the cycle to school.


Other features include 14 air vents,


rear reflector to boost visibility and a


triple height adjuster. It comes in two sizes (S/M 53cm to 56cm and M/L 52cm to 58cm) with a


price tag of £54.99. Find out more directly via


www.hotlines-uk.com or by phone: 0131 319 1444


construction, 12 large air vents, removable visor and increased rear


protection. The quality


of construction and finish to this little


chipper helps it stand out from the crowd, says Dawes, with pricing at £24.99. BikeBiz is told that Dawes dealers are now also being offered additional discount on helmets, too. Full details at 0121 748 8050.


THE FULLY seam-sealed Kids Luminite Jacket is made from compact two layer fabric with mesh lining. The jacket comes in two high-vis colours and is emblazoned with high visibility 360 degree reflective safety chevrons so the child in question cannot be overlooked. Vents on the back panel aid ventilation, while lycra bound cuffs and hem keep the jacket in place. There’s also a rear LED loop and a compact stuff sack. It is available for 7- 8yrs, 9-10yrs and 11-12yrs. And retails at £39.99. More info at


info@endura.co.uk or www.endura.co.uk 01506 497749


Moore Large


CHILDREN’S HELMETS from Limar come in a range of options, retailing between the £25.99 to £29.99 price points. There’s a broad range of design options from Bunny to Hot Rider, Racing and London. The Race and Bunny helmets (£19.99) come with double shell in-mould, 10 air vents and a removable rear light. The helmets also feature antibacterial pads, reflective stickers and a bug/insect net. The Zoo, Blue Penguin, Pink Toby and


Flyer, feature mono-shell in-mould tech, superlight technology, ten air vents, anti- bacterial pads and the all-important Ultralight fit sizing system.


Oxford Products


OXFORD’S BROAD line-up includes the Animal Planet licensed range, including plenty of – you guessed it – animal helmets, from iguana and snake helmets to backpacks, tubes and gloves. The helmets (£24.99) are made from shock absorbing Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) with a tough micro shell and high quality silicone finish. Front and rear vents keep bonces cool, inner foam provides comfort and protection from impact, while an adjustable quick release chin strap padding is also provided.


NEC, Birmingham 26th September (Trade Only) 27th - 29th September (Open to the public)2013.


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Other child-friendly offerings from the


distributor include Kidzamo helmets – in a wide variety of designs again – plus baskets, bells, locks and gloves all tailored for the child audience. Find out more at 01332 274252


The uniquely designed range also includes backpacks priced at £17.99, Necktubes at £6.99 and protective pads, adjustable through Velcro straps, at £9.99. Find out more about the eye-catching range at info@oxprod.com 01993 862300


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