This kids’ bike offers superior performance on uneven surfaces because of its full suspension set up and it backs up this solid first showing with a strong, light frame, cool design and appropriate price point. This bike should be viewed as an investment rather than an empty expenditure. For kids between seven and nine years old who are just getting serious about cycling, this could be a great solution for off road and urban versatility.

On the front fork, the RTS Capa T20 suspension provides 50mm of travel whilst at the rear, a shock from Apro gives 65mm of travel. This should be more than enough to soak up the impact, which will typically be levelled against any kind of semi-serious rider who is enthusiastic about maintaining speed against all challenges on the road ahead. Safety is obviously important when you are looking at a bike for your child and so the presence of so many well-respected brands, including Shimano, should inspire some confidence in you. Durability is also a consideration as you do not want to have to repair or replace this bike before it has been outgrown and the chunky alloy frame and good track record should make the Scott Spark JR 20 Inch look pretty appealing.

Your child will certainly be able to pick their bike out from the crowd due to its bright yellow colour. This will also make them more visible when they ride which should enhance their safety, a particular concern if they are riding around your local neighbourhood. The single colour choice might be a little restrictive but kids tend to opt for the more vibrant colours anyway so you should be able to satisfy most youngsters.

Scott Spark JR 20 Inch 2011 Specifications

  • Frame: Scott Junior 20″ Spark Alloy 6061 P.G. / with Alloy 6061 Swingarm
  • Front Fork: RST Capa T20 / suspension fork 50 mm travel
  • Rear Shock: Apro SD / 65mm travel
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano FD-M190A
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano TY18 GS
  • Number of Gears: 12
  • Shifters: Shimano SL-RS35-6 / Revo Shifter
  • Chainset: Lasco double 140mm crankarm
  • Chainrings: 42 x 34 T
  • Bottom Bracket: TH M-1
  • Cassette: Shimano MF-TZ 20 / 14-28 T 6-speed
  • Chain:
  • Pedals: VP-570 / BMX – Type
  • Front Brake: Lee-chi 209 P / For Kids-Bikes
  • Rear Brake: Lee-chi 209 P / For Kids-Bikes
  • Brake Levers: Tektro JL510 – TS
  • Handlebars: Junior Flat Bar / 540 mm
  • Stem: HL-TDS-C41-8 / 1 1/8″ / 15 degrees
  • Headset: VP-A71 black
  • Grips:
  • Rims: Alex C-1000
  • Front Hub: JY-433 32 H Nutted
  • Rear Hub: JY-433 32 H Nutted
  • Front Spokes: 15G UCP silver
  • Rear Spokes: 15G UCP silver
  • Front Tyre: K-829 / XC- Type / 20 X 2.0
  • Rear Tyre: K-829 / XC- Type / 20 X 2.0
  • Tubes:
  • Saddle: Junior Racing
  • Seatpost: Scott SP-252 / 26.8mm
  • Seat Binder:
  • Weight: 11.70 kg / 25.77 lbs approx
  • Colour:
  • Extra Features: