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2012 Novara Ponderosa 24in Mountain Bike for Kids

2012 novara ponderosa 24in mountain bike for kids   2012 Novara Ponderosa 24in Mountain Bike for Kids

For 2012, Novara has released a new 24in mountain bike for kids called Ponderosa. This rugged machine features a strong suitably and sized 6061 aluminum frame. To reduce weight without compromising the strength, the frame is double-butted meaning it is narrow toward the middle and thick at the ends.

Perfect fit and reliable comfort is given by the Velo Junior saddle to the small frame of the Ponderosa. Function and durability are nicely balanced by the SRAM 3.0 derailleurs. To make its stopping power reliable and fast, the bike has Tektro linear-pull brakes.

Smaller adults and children can ride singletrack comfortably with the 2012 Novara Ponderosa 24in Mountain Bike for Kids. Lugged and durable, the Wellgo platform pedals provide a good grip to the shoes of the small rider, whether it is for flat-land speed or hill climbing.

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2012 Hotrock 24in 7-Speed Boys Kids Mountain Bike

2012 hotrock 24in 7 speed boys kids mountain bike   2012 Hotrock 24in 7 Speed Boys Kids Mountain Bike

For 2012, one of the most exciting mountain bikes especially created for kids is the Hotrock 24in 7-Speed Boys. This new bike is the ideal machine for kids who are fond of outback rides and whooshing around the campground.

With a low stand over height, the A1 Premium aluminum ATB frame of this kiddie bike offers a space for a full-sized water bottle and makes starts more relaxed. Kids can perfectly fit in the durable and comfortable saddle, which is engineered with kid’s body geometry.

Both dirt and streets can be tackled well by the 2012 Hotrock 24in 7-Speed Boys Kids Mountain Bike, thanks to its 50mm-travel suspension fork that handles bumps with more control and its tires with strong grip and smooth rolling that make rolling on the street easier.

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Third Party Testing for Newly Made Bikes for Kids

third party testing newly made bikes kids   Third Party Testing for Newly Made Bikes for Kids

As of now, all bikes manufactured after the 17th of May and all the bikes to be sold to kids of 12 and under must pass the test conducted by independent laboratory in compliance to the federal bicycle regulations. Moreover, the industry is waiting for the response for their plea to push the deadline back, for the third time.

All adult bikes made after the said date, need not be tested by a third-party, however, it must be shipped with a certificate of compliance, 16 CFR 1512, pursuant to the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of August 2008.

A petition was filed with the Consumer Product Safety Commission last April 1 by the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association, requesting the Monday deadline be extended to one year giving ample time for more labs to obtain accreditation by CPSC as testing facilities. A decision by the commission is yet to be made regarding this…

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