Islabikes are designed with a pronounced focus on the details that many other brands ignore. Getting that detail just right is crucial for any rider, but it’s even more crucial on bikes made to suit the demands of fast-developing and easily distracted minds and bodies. Islabikes offer young riders the fair advantage.
In a market that appears to offer an extensive choice of good-looking bikes, it isn’t always immediately obvious that many of them are compromised by poor fit, inappropriate parts, and burdensome weight. Isla Rowntree’s extensive experience in bike design, custom building, and riding has allowed her to produce a range of bikes that are simply perfect for the job. They are built as light as practically possible and everything is appropriately downsized. Every part of an Islabike is designed or chosen to suit its rider. First impressions count, and young riders need as many advantages as they can get in their formative years. A child will never forget their Islabike.
Isla’s obsessive attention to the practical detailing, rideability, and durability of every bike reflects an unrivaled appreciation of each rider’s needs. Every Islabike incorporates age-specific frame design and proportionally downsized components, including brakes that can be confidently operated with small hands. The gearing, crank lengths, and components are all chosen to be perfect for the age range the bike has been made for. This level of attention is unique in children’s bike design.
Each bike is intended to be thoroughly adaptable. Islabikes are designed to suit family days out and riding to school, but with a change of tire they can quickly be adapted for longer tours, mountain biking, junior triathlons, and cyclo-cross. All accessories including luggage racks, fenders, and bottle cages will be installed at the time of purchase.
It’s easy to be tempted by the latest technology on adult bikes and the ideas that often unnecessarily trickle down to kids’ bikes. Isla focuses on the sort of advantages that make riding easier and more pleasurable. Low weight and good design is much more useful than poor-performing suspension or redundant gear choices. Islabikes feature appropriate, intuitive gearing so children quickly learn to accurately use their gears. When it comes to suspension on the Creigs, Isla ensured that the air system can be tuned to a very light rider and thus provide a real advantage in more technical terrain.
More and more parents are realizing that an Islabike is a great investment in the cycling education and general well-being of every child. The reputation of an Islabike helps maintain high resale value. A bike designed with an emphasis on making the whole ride experience easier and safer will never have the cheapest price tag, however, the ideal fit, durability, ease of maintenance, and desirability of an Islabike ensure retention of value. When it is time to move up to a larger model our customers experience remarkably little depreciation on the last one. Islabikes has a buy-back program, and demand for a pre-loved Islabike has always been high. Investing in an Islabike not only offers a child the best start in cycling, but affords parents an amazingly low cost of ownership.