Enduro Bikes For Kids

The best enduro bikes for kids

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UPDATED NOVEMBER, 2019 – Look at the standover heights on these bikes and choose the best fitting one for your junior cat enduro racer! We selected bikes either available with 24-inch wheels and extra-small or small adult sizes with 27.5-inch wheels. There are some great deals to be had, too! You will find a few of these enduro bikes for kids priced to move.

Enduro bikes for kids aren’t a new category of mountain bikes – they’re just kids’ bikes suitable for technical trails as well as climbing. An adult “enduro bike” is typically a full suspension bike with medium travel. The same applies for kids’ enduro bikes, but because children weigh less, many of these bikes can be used as kids’ downhill bikes. Next, the term “enduro” technically refers to a race format, not a bike type. Enduro races are multi-stage races that take place over 1-2 days. Only the descents are timed so racing uphill is not a necessity unless your kid needs to make a cut-off time for transitioning between stages.

You can see even more bikes suitable for enduro in our lists for kids’ mountain bikes for 8-11 years old and mountain bikes for kids 11-14 years old.<

Norco Fluid FS 1 24

Norco Fluid FS 1 24

It doesn’t matter if your youth’s enduro race is in the bike park or out in the woods. The newly redesigned Norco Fluid is up for the task. The bike’s lower standover height and other geometry points are specifically designed for the 9-12 age group. We especially like the stock Maxxis tire pairing and inclusion of a 100mm dropper on this all-mountain sled from our friends up north.

Wheel Size24 inches
Min. Standover Height22.4 inches
Frame MaterialAluminum Alloy
Drivetrain1×11
BrakesShimano BR-MT500 hydraulic, 180mm
Shifter(s)SRAM NX
DerailleurSRAM NX
ForkManitou J-Unit 24", Expert Air, Alloy Steerer, 145mm Travel
ShockFox Performance FLOAT 3-position, SV/EVOL, custom light tune
MSRP$2,499.00
Live PriceNorco
Marin Hawk Hill

Marin Hawk Hill 1

Enduro racing is supposed to be fun. But when you have the wrong bike for the job, it can be a slog that is anything but fun. That is why the Marin Hawk Hill 1 is a good your growing teenagers a a lower price-point. It has a full-suspension system built to handle even the toughest of terrains.

Wheel Size27.5 inches
Min. Standover Height25.47 inches
Frame MaterialAluminum Alloy
Drivetrain1×10
BrakesShimano BR-MT201 Hydraulic Disc 160mm Rotor
Shifter(s)Shimano Deore
DerailleurShimano Deore Shadow Plus Direct Mount
ForkRockShox Recon RL 130mm travel
ShockX-Fusion O2 Pro R
MSRP$1,599.00
Live PriceJenson USA
Trailcraft Maxwell 24

Trailcraft Maxwell 24

The Trailcraft Maxwell 24 is burly enough for smaller and lighter riders to use on advanced technical trails. And, the bike’s weight helps avoiding a bonk on stage transfers. When you visit the Trailcraft site, you’ll be impressed by all the options for this kid-sized powerhouse of an enduro bike. It’s easily our favorite for the younger crowd.

Wheel Size24 inches
Min. Standover Height25 inches
Frame MaterialAluminum Alloy
Drivetrain1×10 or 1×11
Brakes3 Options, Shimano
Shifter(s)2 Options, Shimano
Derailleur2 Options, Shimano
ForkRST Snyper 100mm
ShockMonarch R-100mm travel
MSRPVaries
Live PriceTrailcraft
Alchemy Arktos 27.5 enduro bike

Alchemy Arktos 27.5

Alchemy is an American brand that’s gaining a larger share of the all-mountain and enduro market. They accomplish this by offering a high quality frame with high quality components and wheel sets at a lower price.

Wheel Size27.5 inches
Min. Standover Height29.76 inches
Frame MaterialCarbon
Drivetrain1×12
BrakesSRAM Guide
Shifter(s)SRAM NX EAGLE
DerailleurSRAM NX EAGLE
ForkRock Shox Yari RC 27 SB 170 BLK 46 B
ShockFox DPX2 Factory Kashima EVOL LV 3-Position
MSRP$4,899.00
Live PriceAlchemy
Rocky Mountain Reaper 27.5 2020

Rocky Mountain Reaper 27.5

The Reaper 27.5 is a wonderful option for your up and coming enduro rider. Once you tune the suspension – you’ve got a more than capable mountain bike for your pre-teen enduro enthusiast. Rocky Mountain is so jacked on getting your kid the right size Reaper, they designed two different frame sizes to hold 24-inch wheels, 26-inch wheels, and 27.5 inch wheels. Explore the Reaper on the Rocky Mountain website to learn more.

Wheel Size27.5 inches
Min. Standover Height31.18 inches
Frame MaterialAluminum Alloy
DrivetrainSee website
BrakesShimano Hydraulic
Shifter(s)Sram SX Eagle
DerailleurSram SX Eagle
ForkRockShox Sektor RL 130mm 37mm Offset
ShockRockShox Deluxe Select+ RT 140mm
MSRP$2,649.00
Live PriceRocky Mountain
Marin Hawk Hill Jr. 2020

Marin Hawk Hill Jr 24″

The Marin Hawk Hill Jr. 2020 makes shredding possible for young riders thanks to a fun, full-suspension bike that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. With an aluminum alloy frame, it creates the kind of snappy feel that is great for multi-day enduro events. Your child will enjoy mountain biking every time that they hop on their Hawk Hill Jr. – a great introductory purpose built mountain bike for any young shredder.

Wheel Size24 inches
Min. Standover Height24.44 inches
Frame MaterialAluminum Alloy
Drivetrain1×11
BrakesShimano MT-201 Hydraulic Disc, 180/160mm Rotor
Shifter(s)MicroShift, SLM895, 11-Speed
DerailleurShimano Deore Shadow Plus Direct Moun
ForkX-Fusion Velvet RLC 26", 120mm Travel, Compression and Rebound Adjustment
ShockX-Fusion O2 Pro R, 120mm Travel
MSRP$1,599.99
Live PriceJenson USA
Juliana Furtado Carbon

Juliana Furtado Carbon Mountain Bike

When our two boys were younger they refused to wear regular blue jeans. They insisted on wearing colorful pants in sizes we could only get from the girls’ dept. in H&M. Carry this concept over to a trail ripping all-mountain / enduro bike and the Juliana Furtado is a gender-neutral trail assassin. It’s XS frame size with 26.9 standover height is going to be the perfect fit for a shredding young rider.

Wheel Size27.5 inches
Min. Standover Height26.9 inches
Frame MaterialCarbon
Drivetrain1×12
BrakesSRAM Guide T
Shifter(s)SRAM NX Eagle
DerailleurSRAM NX Eagle
ForkFox Rhythm 34 130mm
ShockFox Float Performance DPS
MSRP$3,999.00
Live PriceBackcountry
Evil Insurgent LB GX Eagle

Evil Insurgent LB GX Eagle

Juxtaposed against its name, the Insurgent is a slice of heaven on earth. Thanks to its Delta System suspension configuration with Flip Chip, you can dial in the feel when your junior racer is crushing the rocks and roots. Pedaling matters, too. And, that’s handled by an angelic SRAM Eagle drivetrain. A durable tubeless-ready E*Thirteen wheelset is also part of the build.

Wheel Size27.5 inches
Min. Standover Height25.66
Frame MaterialCarbon
Drivetrain1×12
BrakesSRAM Guide R
Shifter(s)SRAM GX Eagle
DerailleurSRAM GX Eagle
ForkRockshox Lyrik RC2 Solo Air 160mm
ShockRockshox Monarch Plus RC3 Debonair 151mm
MSRP$5,799.00
Live PriceEVO
Santa Cruz Bronson Carbon

Santa Cruz Bronson C S

A lot of these bikes are seen across the junior race circuit because 27.5 wheels on an extra-small or small frame is an excellent fit for kids who still need to grow into a 29-inch wheel. The Bronson’s redesigns over the last few years have not changed its legendary strength, stiffness, and handling.

Wheel Size27.5+ inches
Min. Standover Height27.44 inches
Frame MaterialCarbon
Drivetrain1×12
BrakesSRAM Code R
Shifter(s)SRAM GX Eagle
DerailleurSRAM GX Eagle
ForkRockShox Lyrik Select+ 160mm
ShockRockshox Monarch Plus RC3 Debonair 151mm
MSRP$5,199.00
Live PriceEVO
Devinci Troy Carbon 2019

Devinci Troy Carbon

This bike is an excellent descender and climber due to its carbon frame construction and drivetrain. It’s good looking, too. Junior enduro racers will shave off valuable seconds of time across stages when this bike’s RockShox fork and shock are custom tuned. The RaceFace wheels and Maxxis tires are rowdy-ready. The stock Reverb Stealth dropper will make for efficient climbing and simply get the saddle the eff out of the way when the gnar shows up.

Wheel Size27.5 inches
Min. Standover Height27.2 inches
Frame MaterialCarbon
Drivetrain1×12
BrakesSRAM Guide R
Shifter(s)SRAM GX Eagle
DerailleurSRAM GX Eagle
ForkRockShox Pike Charger2 RC DB, 150mm travel,
ShockRockShox Deluxe RT3 DebonAir
MSRP$4,999.00
Live PriceJenson USA

Kids’ Enduro Bike Comparison Chart

Wheel SizeMin. StandoverDrivetrainBrakesForkShockMSRP USDLive Price
Norco Fluid FS 1 2424 inches22.4 inches1×11Shimano BR-MT500 hydraulic, 180mmManitou J-Unit 24", Expert Air, Alloy Steerer, 145mm TravelFox Performance FLOAT 3-position, SV/EVOL, custom light tune$2,499.00Norco
Marin Hawk Hill 127.5 inches25.47 inches1×10Shimano BR-MT201 Hydraulic Disc 160mm RotorRockShox Recon RL 130mm travelX-Fusion O2 Pro R$1,599.00Jenson USA
Trailcraft Maxwell 2424 inches25 inches1×10 or 1×113 Options, ShimanoRST Snyper 100mmMonarch R-100mm travelVariesTrailcraft
Alchemy Arktos 27.527.5 inches29.76 inches1×12SRAM GuideRock Shox Yari RC 27 SB 170 BLK 46 BFox DPX2 Factory Kashima EVOL LV 3-Position$4,899.00Alchemy
Rocky Mountain Reaper 27.527.5 inches31.18 inchesSee websiteShimano HydraulicRockShox Sektor RL 130mm 37mm OffseRockShox Deluxe Select+ RT 140mm$2,649.00Rocky Mountain
Marin Hawk Hill Jr 24″24 inches24.44 inches1×11Shimano MT-201 Hydraulic Disc, 180/160mm RotorX-Fusion Velvet RLC 26", 120mm Travel, Compression and Rebound AdjustmentX-Fusion O2 Pro R, 120mm Travel$1,599.99Jenson USA
Juliana Furtado Carbon Mountain Bike27.5 inches26.9 inches1×12SRAM Guide TFox Rhythm 34 130mmFox Float Performance DPS$3,999.00Backcountry
Evil Insurgent LB GX Eagle27.5 inches25.66 inches1×12SRAM Guide RRockshox Lyrik RC2 Solo Air 160mmRockshox Monarch Plus RC3 Debonair 151mm$5,799.00EVO
Santa Cruz Bronson C S27.5+ inches27.44 inches1×12SRAM Code RRockShox Lyrik Select+ 160mmRockShox Super Deluxe Select+$5,199.00EVO
Devinci Troy Carbon27.5 inches27.2 inches1×12SRAM Guide RRockShox Pike Charger2 RC DB, 150mm travelRockShox Deluxe RT3 DebonAir$4,999.00Jenson USA

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