Much more than just a racing bike
Whether your junior rider likes to ride fast on pavement, enjoys muddy cyclocross racing, goes on long distance tours,
or simply has the most efficient machine for riding to school, the Luath is the perfect bike for the task.
Use our size guide to ensure the perfect fit
Where practicality meets performance
The heat-treated, variable thickness, 7005 aluminum of our Luath frames decreases weight while maintaining enough strength to handle the power of junior competitors. We designed each frame size specifically to provide ultimate control and comfort for young bodies. Luaths can be equipped with grippy cyclocross tires, touring tires, Islabikes’ own fenders, or luggage racks.
Brake levers tailored for children
Luaths are equipped with Shimano STI integrated levers, allowing riders to change gears and brake with the same controls. We adapted the levers to create shorter reach for the smaller hands of Luath riders. As an extra safety precaution, an extra set of brake levers is mounted on the flat top of the handlebar. The handlebar is our own design, size-specific and exclusively shaped to give a shallower, shorter and more narrow profile perfect for young riders.
The right saddle is fundamental
We know that most adult riders change their saddles almost the minute their new bike is out of the shop, so we’ve given this matter a great deal of thought. To provide a comfortable riding experience, our junior Islabikes saddles feature proper proportions for young riders. The Luath saddle’s svelte, racy shape and lightweight build is ideal for the Luath rider.
High-quality Shimano gears, picked to perfection
The Luath boasts a simple, lightweight but highly effective 1×10 drivetrain with our exclusive 104BCD crankset to reduce ‘Q-Factor’. All Luaths utilize wide-ratio cassettes to ensure that every rider has the right gear to tackle any hurdle. Specific crank lengths for each model encourage growing legs through a perfect range of motion with each pedal stroke. The extra-narrow handlebars on the 24 and 26 have an enhanced shape to improve the reach to the brake levers and are covered in super-tough bar tape. These Luath models also have swift shifting with a Shimano Tiagra 10-speed integrated shifter.
Wheels that are light yet tough
We use the finest components to build our wheelsets, including Islabikes’ exclusive aluminum rims and hubs. Our spokes are black, double-butted stainless steel. Quick release levers allow the wheels to be easily removed for maintenance or transportation and every Luath is equipped with the narrow, tarmac-loving Kenda Kontender tires. Our wheels are fast enough for racing or road riding, strong enough for cycling to school or touring, and can be easily fitted with heartier tires for cyclocross or loaded touring.