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Hoy Bonaly 16 Review

Review of the Hoy Bonaly 16 kids bike

We asked 4 year old Jessica to put the new Hoy Bonaly 16 to the test – here’s how she got on

Hoy Bonaly 20 in blue

Hoy Bonaly 20 – first impressions review

The Hoy Bonaly 20 has been revamped for 2018 – here’s a peek!

Hoy Bonaly 20 and a happy Cycle Sprog

Review of the Hoy Bonaly 20 kids bike

7 year old Katherine has been putting this new 20″ wheel bike to the test – here’s how she got on

Hoy Bonaly 26

Hoy Bonaly 26

The Bonaly range is definitely a subscriber to the philosophy of ‘keeping it simple’, with its rigid fork, low centre of gravity, and of course, lightweight.  It’s technically a mountain bike, but with its rigid forks, it’s suited to mixed terrain (although probably not the best choice if you’re doing lots of on-road riding).

Hoy upgraded the Bonaly range in 2019 to make it lighter and improve some of the design features. It has a fresh, modern look with a lower spoke count and a redesigned frame. We haven’t tested out this particular bike, but have been impressed with the smaller Bonaly 20 we’ve reviewed.

One of the appeals of this bike will be its disc brakes – the Shimano RT200 hydraulic discs with RT26 160mm rotors mean this bike looks and feels like a grown up bike – but with the correctly sized components for a younger rider.

The 9 gears come via a 32 toothed front chainring matched up to a Sunrace M90 9 speed 11-34T cassette, with the power transferred to ground through Kenda Small Block 8 tyres.

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Hoy Bonaly 14

Hoy Bonaly 14

Hoy Bikes are the brain child of Sir Chris Hoy – one of the most successful Olympians ever – so expect an attention to all the details that matter on a first pedal bike.

We’ve reviewed the slightly bigger Hoy Bonaly 16 and our tester (and her dad) were impressed not only with how easy the bike was to ride, but also how well it coped with daily use. [sc name="hoy-customer-service" ][/sc]

Hoy Bonaly 20

Hoy Bonaly 20

With the pedigree of an Olympic champion behind the brand, the Hoy Bonaly 20 is a lightweight versatile bike which our reviewer found very easy to ride.

With grippy Kenda small block tyres, the Bonaly is equally at home on road or trail.

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2018 Hoy Bonaly 16" wheel kids bike

Hoy Bonaly 16

Hoy Bikes are renowned as being really reliable, lightweight and fun to ride kids bikes – after all they are the brain child of Sir Chris Hoy, one of the world’s most successful competitive cyclists!

Our 5 year old tester really enjoyed this bike – she found it easy to brake and steer – plus her parents liked the light weight and robustness of the bike.

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