Sometimes less can be more. With our Acid 240 SL we've created a kid's bike that's pared down to the essentials to make a light, strong and capable mountain bike for the junior riders in your family. When our engineers set out to design it, they began with the same heat-treated 6061 aluminium tubes that we use in our adult frames. The result is a frame that's every bit as durable as a full-size mountain bike, but with the right weight and proportions for a child. Mechanically formed tubes mean that it's bang up to date in terms of technology, too. Read more... The matching rigid alloy fork is lighter than a suspension fork and matches the frame's sleek looks, making a virtue out of simplicity. Geometry is tailored to the needs of young riders, so it's stable and easily controllable with a low top tube to improve confidence and safety - and the replaceable gear hanger ensures that a crash or knock needn't result in an expensive repair. Smooth-shifting Shimano 7-speed gears give your youngsters the range they need to keep up with the grown-ups, while powerful V-brakes - fitted with a power modulator at the front to minimise the risk of accidents - are equipped with brake levers especially designed for small hands. Schwalbe tyres have the grip needed to tackle any adventure and, of course, the whole lot is put together with the same fastidious attention to detail that we lavish on all our bikes.