Scott Scale RC JR: Junior-sized mountain
bikes can often weigh more than their adult
counterparts. Scott took a different
approach with this pint-sized race bike. It
features a 27-speed Shimano drivetrain,
2.5-inch-travel fork and, most important, a
6061 Superlite alloy frame. $1050.
Scott Spark JR 20: Who says 20-inch bikes
should be limited to front suspension? With
nearly 3 inches of rear-wheel travel, the
Spark is ready to let your kid be a kid on the
Specialized Hotrock 24 XC
Disc Boys: With disc brakes, a
2-inch-travel fork and a 24-
speed drivetrain, you just
might mistake Junior’s bike
for Dad’s S-Works sitting in
the garage. $380.
Marin Hidden Canyon 20: A sleek black-and-
red paint scheme makes the Hidden Canyon
look fast standing still. Featuring an alloy
frame, 1.5 inches of front-wheel travel and
a seven-speed drivetrain, this Marin is
ready to do more than just look fast. $370.