The Cubie 180 SL brings the V-brake system of a real mountain bike to a perfectly proportioned, lightweight aluminium frame designed especially for budding little rippers. Our engineers know that kids may be small, but they're capable of giving a bike a really hard time simply through their enthusiasm and energy - as well as a few mistakes along the way. That's why they built the Cubie 180 SL's 6061 aluminium frame with the same attention to detail that we lavish on our full-size mountain bikes, so that it can take a few everyday knocks and scrapes in its stride. With features like the complex-profile down tube borrowed from our adult range, it really is a proper mountain bike in miniature form - and the components are carefully selected to provide a comfortable fit and perfect function for young riders. From wide, grippy and comfortable Schwalbe tyres to the brake levers designed for small hands, we've taken care of every detail. There are no gears to worry about, and the Hebie Chainlooper encloses the chain safely and keeps it away from your youngster's legs. It's every inch a real, no-compromise bike... just stripped down to the bare essentials.