The ideal halfway point between a kid's bike and a full-sized adult's mountain bike, the Kid 240 is the ideal choice for growing riders who want to keep up with their friends and parents. We gave it all the features of a full-sized bike because, quite rightly, that's what a keen young rider would expect. So there's a Suntour suspension fork, to improve comfort and control on rough surfaces. We fitted a Shimano 3x7 speed gear system - with Revo grip controls to make shifting easy for small hands - to bring every hill, up or down, within reach. The brakes are powerful and easy to control v-brakes with levers especially designed for young hands, and a power modulator on the front to help prevent an unscheduled dismount over the bars. And, of course, the heat-treated 6061 aluminium frame is built with the same attention to detail that we lavish on all our bikes. With a bike like this, there's nothing standing in the way of an off-road adventure.