So much more than a racing bike
Whether your young cyclist enjoys fast rides on paved paths, a day at the muddy cyclocross race, long distance touring, or riding the most efficient machine to commute to school, the Luath fits the bill perfectly.
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Where performance meets practicality
The heat-treated, variable thickness, 7005 aluminum of our Luath frames decreases weight while maintaining enough strength to handle the power of junior competitors. Each frame is specifically designed to be comfortable and provide ultimate control for young bodies. Luaths can be equipped with grippy cyclocross tires, touring tires, Islabikes’ own fenders, or luggage racks.
Brake levers specifically for children
Luaths are equipped with Shimano’s integrated STI levers, allowing riders to brake and change gears with the same controls. We adapted the levers to create a shorter reach for the smaller hands of Luath riders. As an extra safety precaution, an extra set of brake levers is mounted on the handlebar’s flat top. The handlebars are our design, size-specific and exclusively shaped to create a shallower, shorter and more narrow profile perfect for young riders.
The correct saddle is essential
We know that most adult riders swap out their saddle almost the moment their new bike leaves the shop, so we’ve put a great deal of thought into this matter. To provide a comfortable riding experience, our junior Islabikes saddles feature proper proportions for young riders. The Luath saddle’s slender, racy silhouette and lightweight build is ideal for the Luath rider.
Quality gears from Shimano, selected to perfection
The Luath boasts a simple and 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 hill. Specific crank lengths for each model encourage growing legs through a perfect range of motion with each pedal stroke. The Luath also features swift shifting with a Shimano Tiagra 10-speed integrated shifter.
Wheels that are light yet tough
We build our wheelsets with the finest components, including Islabikes’ exclusive aluminum hubs and rims. Spokes are black, stainless steel, and double-butted. Quick release levers offer easy wheel removal for transportation or maintenance, and each Luath is equipped with the narrow, asphalt-friendly Kontender tires by Kenda. Our wheels are speedy enough for road riding or racing, tough enough for touring or commuting to school, and can be easily equipped with heartier tires for cyclocross or loaded touring.