The Hedgehog is a preschooler’s "do anything" bike. Kids ride this rig to drop stairs, tackle trails, race BMX and hunt for caterpillars in the neighbourhood. This bike’s lightweight, modern geometry and medium gear ratio make it a nimble climber. Hedgehogs’ low centre of gravity makes them easy for kids to control. Don’t be surprised if your son or daughter learns to balance standing on the Hedgehog’s top tube.
Hedgehog best all-around fit for riders with an inseam of 17" to 21" First-time riders feel safest with their bottom on the saddle and their feet flat on the ground. That's how a child with an 18" inseam will fit the Hedgehog with the seat post dropped as low as possible. Once kids get more comfortable on two wheels, they'll want to sit on the saddle with the balls of their feet on the ground. Thus, a confident rider with a 17" inseam and a first-time rider with a 19" inseam will each ride with about the same seat height.
The Hedgehog comes with a flip-flop hub, or double-sided hub that is threaded on both sides. This allows you to add a higher or lower gear. Kids who are not ready to shift gears yet but ride in different terrain can get a second gear which can be used by simply turning the rear tire around. We have used this option on our kids with a higher gear for biking longer distances on paved roads to school vs a lower gear for our rides on bike parks, or mountain biking.
Frameset : Lightweight 1020 alloy steel frame and fork
Headset : FSA sealed 1” headset
Stem : 50mm alloy 1" w/25.4mm clamp
Handle Bars : 500mm /19.7” wide alloy handlebar w/ 50mm rise, for 19mm grips
Grips : Cleary 19mm Junior grips
Seat : Vegan leather saddle
Seat Post : 25.4mm x 250mm alloy seatpost
Brakes : Tektro junior V-brakes and brake levers
Cranks : 102mm alloy 3 piece cranks
Chain Ring : 25 tooth
Bottom Bracket : FSA sealed bearing
Pedals : VP Junior pedals 9/16"
Chain : KMC Z610H
Freewheel : Sunrace 16 tooth freewheel
Wheels : Alloy front hub, alloy rear flip flop hub, Allen style QR's, Alex rims with stainless spokes and Kenda 16 x 1.75” all terrain tires and Schrader valve tubes