Squish 18

The Squish 18 is a good choice if your child isn’t quite ready to move up to a geared bike. It has a long wheelbase to give confidence and easy-to-use ‘child-sized’ brakes that are perfect for smaller hands.

The Squish 18 is fitted with lightweight components, and our 6 year old tester was impressed when she reviewed this bike for us.

Small block tyres are fitted to give good grip on a variety of surfaces, so the Squish 18 can be used for fun in the mud too.

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Squish MTB 26

The Squish MTB 26 is Squish’s 26″ wheeled mountain bike with a 13″ frame aimed at kids aged 9+.

The MTB 26 comes with a range of features now common-place on quality children’s bikes, such as, a tuneable air suspension fork, disc brakes and a lightweight, aluminium frame.

The disc brakes are of the mechanical variety, which means you get plenty of reliable stopping power, but with minimal maintenance.

At the front end, suspension duties are taken care of by SR Suntour XCR-LO air fork with 100mm of travel, perfect for most XC forays.

The drivetrain is provided by a Shimano 8 speed 11-32T cassette paired with a 32T chainring mounted to a 152mm crank.

The MTB 26 comes in at 12.5kg, which is on the heavier side within the world of lightweight quality children’s bikes, but it is still a very respectable weight considering it features a suspension fork.

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Squish 20

The Squish range is a fun brand designed with children firmly in mind, whilst retaining child-sized components and a lightweight frame.

Components have been selected to offer reliable performance, low maintenance and easy access to spares and servicing if required.

The triple-butted alloy frame, custom Squish saddle, double-wall alloy rims and alloy micro-adjust seat post help keep weight to a minimum, whilst providing an enjoyable riding experience.

Whilst we’ve not reviewed the Squish 20 we’ve reviewed several other Squish kids bikes and have always been impressed with their performance. [sc name="bike-club-squish-bikes" bike_name="Squish 20" ][/sc] [sc name="bike-club-20-inch-deal" ][/sc]

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Squish 650B

Squish’s 650B is a 27.5″ wheeled, 13″ framed bike aimed at ages 10+. Squish have made this bike to sit as their largest wheeled bike aimed at older children, roughly 10yrs and upwards. 

This bike is also suitable for smaller adults – one of the shorter members of the Cycle Sprog team has this bike and loves it! 

The crankset is kept simple with a 38T single chainring that is sandwiched in a plastic chain guard, which helps to keep the chain in place. A 38T chainring does mean that this bike isn’t quite a low-geared as most bikes aimed at this age range. For the speedsters this means it will be fast on the flat, but if you live in a hilly area, your child might struggle. 

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Squish MTB 24

The Squish MTB 24 is a 24″ wheel kids mountain bike with some great features including Tektro M-280 Mechanical Disc Brakes with 160mm rotors (which are controlled by two-finger-operated easy reach levers) and SR Suntour XCR-Lo Air Suspension forks with 80mm of travel which can be adjusted to suit as the rider gains weight.

The 8 speed 11-32T cassette should be fine for gentle undulations, but it may require some out of the saddle effort to get to the top of more steep inclines.

We’ve not reviewed this particular size bike but have put the larger Squish MTB 26 through its paces.

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Squish 16

The Squish 16 is a lightweight starter bike specified with child-sized components and fitted with good quality Kenda tyres for confident riding on different surfaces.

We’ve not reviewed this particular bike, but we have tested out the slightly larger Squish 18. Our reviewer particularly liked the lightweight of the frame, and the ease of steering and braking. Read our review here. [sc name="bike-club-squish-bikes" bike_name="Squish 16" ][/sc] [sc name="bike-club-16-inch-deal" ][/sc]

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