Forme Kinder MX26

Forme Kinder MX26

Forme is a British bike brand based in the Peak District, and they released a range of lightweight, quality kids bikes for winter 2020 (which is why you might not have heard of them when buying your child a bike in the past).   

The specification is what you’d expect from a quality kids bike brand – the Kinder MX26 is very light and fitted with easy to use gears and good all round tyres.

The Forme Kinder MX26 is meant to be ridden year round so Forme has specified an internal headset (where the forks and frame connect) to minimise exposure to the inevitable British weather.  

It’s been specifically designed for a junior rider so the handlebars, crankset and pedals saddle have the correct proportions as does the saddle to ensure comfort and the correct rider position on the bike.

At this age, kids are growing fast so if you’re tempted to skip this size bike and go straight to a small adult bike you might want to consider the option of leasing the Forme Kinder MX26 from The Bike Club. 

You simply pay them a monthly subscription and when your child has outgrown the bike you send it back and cancel the membership or upgrade to a bigger bike (they sometimes have adult bikes in stock too). 

There’s no minimum membership period, so this can avoid the upfront costs of a new bike they may not ride for long.  Plus it’s environmentally friendly as the returned bike will be serviced and dispatched to the next rider.

The Forme Kinder MX26 is a good all round option if your child is doing various types of cycling.  It’s named after the iconic Kinder Scout, which isn’t far from Forme’s HQ, but will be equally suited to riding on and off road terrain.

We’ve not reviewed this particular wheel sized Forme Kinder, but we have reviewed the smaller Kinder MX20, and were impressed. This larger bike is a scaled up version of the smaller bike. 

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