Enduro Bikes For Kids

The best enduro bikes for kids

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NOTE: Due to COVID-19 and stay-near-home guidelines, kids' bikes have become very popular and a lot of manufacturers cannot keep inventory. You may wish to see our Kids Bikes For Sale - July 2020 post.

Look at the standover heights on these bikes and choose the best fitting one for your junior enduro racer! We selected bikes with 24-inch wheels or extra-small or small adult sizes with 27.5-inch wheels. There are some great deals to be had, too! Several of these enduro bikes for kids are priced to move.

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.  In general, climbing can be slow and steady to make the cut-off time for transitioning between stages.

Thus, enduro bikes for kids aren’t a separate category of mountain bikes. In contrast, they’re just kids’ bikes suitable for technical downhill 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. However, because children weigh less, many of these bikes can also be used as kids’ downhill mountain bikes. 

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. Importantly, the bike’s lower standover height and other geometry points are specifically designed for the 9-12 age group. Firstly, the Fluid FS 1 24 provides plenty of travel with a Fox Performance FLOAT rear suspension matched to a Manitou J-Unit Expert Air fork. Secondly, it features a SRAM NX/SX Eagle drivetrain. Thirdly, it boasts Shimano MT500 hydraulic disc brakes for controlled slowing and quick stopping. Finally, we especially like the stock Maxxis tire pairing and inclusion of a 100mm dropper on this all-mountain sled from our friends up north. The Norco Fluid FS 1 24 is an excellent choice for your young enduro rider.

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
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Trailcraft Maxwell 24

Trailcraft Maxwell 24

The Trailcraft Maxwell 24 is burly enough for smaller and lighter riders to use on advanced technical trails. Importantly, 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. The Maxwell 24 is easily one of our our favorites for the younger enduro 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 amazing 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. Your teen rider will be thrilled with this bike. The Arktos 27.5 mountain bike features many important design details that set it apart. Specifically, the internal cable routing and a direct mount chain guide to keep it looking and running clean. Additionally, the Alchemy Arktos 27.5 features Fox Factory suspension both front and rear. Above all, your young rider will love the feel of this all-mountain bike.

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

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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 dedicated to 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. At any rate, you should 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
Juliana Furtado Carbon

Juliana Furtado Carbon Mountain Bike

Although the Juliana Furtado is marketed as a “women’s” bike, this trail bike may be the perfect fit for your pre-teen or teen racer. The Juliana Furtado is a gender-neutral all-mountain/enduro trail assassin. It’s XS frame size with 26.9 standover height may be the perfect fit for a shredding young rider. This trail bike is loaded with 130-millimeters of travel. The Juliana boasts VPP suspension, to balance responsive pedaling with bump-smoothing compliance. Significantly, the engineers at Juliana gave the Furtado a custom shock tune for lighter riders. Your young rider will appreciate the improved responsiveness.

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
Santa Cruz Bronson Carbon

Santa Cruz Bronson C S

The Santa Cruz Bronson is a popular mountain bike with the NICA crowd in Utah. For one thing, the 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. Additionally, the carbon frame is light and strong. Most importantly, the VPP suspension system provides the perfect ride. The Bronson’s redesigns over the last few years have not changed its legendary strength, stiffness, and handling. In this case, you can’t go wrong with the Santa Cruz Bronson.

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
Trek Slash - 9.8 XT

Trek Slash

The Trek Slash has long been the staple of the manufacturer’s enduro line up. Available in several build options, we’ll focus on the Slash 9.8 XT. It weighs in at less than 30lbs and the carbon frame is put in motion by Bontrager Line carbon wheels. A 160mm Lyrik fork and 150mm RockShox Deluxe RT3 absorb the bumps. This enduro steed in sizes S – XL will have a standover height varying from 28.3in to 36.2in. So, it’s sure to fit all your castle’s striplings and sovereigns.

Wheel Size29 inches
Min. Standover Height28.3 inches
Frame MaterialCarbon
Drivetrain1×12
BrakesShimano SLX M7120 4-piston hydraulic disc
Shifter(s)Shimano XT M8100, 12 speed
DerailleurShimano XT M8100, long cage, 51T max cog
ForkRockShox Lyrik Select+ 160mm
ShockRockShox Deluxe RT3 150mm
MSRP$5,899.99 - $6,399.99
Live PriceTrek

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
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
Juliana Furtado Carbon Mountain Bike27.5 inches26.9 inches1×12SRAM Guide TFox Rhythm 34 130mmFox Float Performance DPS$3,999.00Backcountry
Trek Slash 9.8 XT29 inches28.3 inches1×12Shimano XTRockShox Lyrik Select+ 160mmRockShox Deluxe RT3 150mm$5,899.99 - $6,399.99Trek
Santa Cruz Bronson C S27.5+ inches27.44 inches1×12SRAM Code RRockShox Lyrik Select+ 160mmRockShox Super Deluxe Select+$5,199.00EVO

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