Their new DMR Sidekick Balance bike is designed to be as stable as possible making the process of learning to ride a bike as natural as learning to walk… DMR’s exclusive design features mixed wheel sizes (also known as a mullet bike) with 12” rear x 14” front. This mullet design gives important benefits for the budding new rider – your child will naturally make the transition from walking the bike to rolling gradually as they get to grips with balancing and steering the new DMR Sidekick.
WHAT ARE MULLET WHEELS?
Mullet wheelset creates easier rollover – the larger front wheel rolls over bumps etc more easily – less likely to stall or upset the steering.
Longer rear stays for stability out back, and up front the head angle and fork rake are optimised to make the DMR Sidekick as stable and confidence-inspiring as possible. It’s the perfect starter bike.
The DMR Sidekick frame and fork is made from premium quality, lightweight and tough aluminium – the same as their pro dirt jump bikes, and just like the big bikes, they have sweated the geometry details. A longer rear end helps with stability at speed, and the perfect head angle and fork design creates confidence-inspiring steering for when your young rider knows exactly where they want to go (also comes in handy for when they don’t). When you put this all together, you get the easiest balance bike to learn on.
Everything is perfectly proportioned and custom. Narrow bars and grips sized for smaller hands, lightweight aluminium frameset, smaller DMR saddle, and Vee Crown Gem tyres ready for anything.
Smaller hands need smaller grips. Their new riser-handlebars have a slimmer diameter with soft grips ensure young hands have maximum control and comfort. They also put safety ends on them. How good is that?
The DMR Sidekick Balance bike even comes with disc brake mounts and cable guides – should you want to add a bona fide disc brake system to your balance bike, it’s easy to do.
A lot of balance bikes skimp on tyres – DMR didn’t. They chose all-terrain, grippy, large volume tyres that work everywhere.
Check out the simple, padded, comfortable, low, and lightweight DMR Sidekick saddle. Plenty of adjustment for height. Even comes with a grab-handle at the back of the saddle for ease of use.
DMR also added a little safety device called a steering limiter – we’ve put it on the Sidekick Balance so your rider won’t end up in a tangle of legs and dirt due to accidental oversteering. It just works.
|Frame||Lightweight aluminium frame|
|Fork||Lightweight aluminium fork|
|Rims||16h Aluminium Rim. 12” Rear / 14” Front|
|Hubs||Sealed bearing with disc mount on rear. Recessed allen bolts|
|Tyres||Vee Tire Crown Gem; 12”x2.25” rear / 14”x2.25” front|
|Seatpost/Saddle||DMR lightweight one-piece combo saddle|
|Handlebar||DMR 6061 aluminium bar; 460mm wide, 50mm rise, 6 degree back sweep|
|Stem||DMR lightweight stem; 30mm reach|
|Headset||1 1/8” EC34|
|Grips||DMR Super Skinny 17mm|