Oh to be a kid again – especially with bikes like this. Continuing to push the evolution of their kids’ bike range, Trek has unveiled an all new Precaliber lineup that will suit kids of many ages.

Trek dials in new Precaliber lineup with four bikes to fit kids ages 3-12

Split into four different bikes based on wheel size, the different models will fit children as young as three, and as old as 12 depending on their physical size. That means that there will be Precalibers with 12″, 16″, 20″, and 24″ wheels with the two larger sizes getting the option for suspension or rigid forks.

Trek dials in new Precaliber lineup with four bikes to fit kids ages 3-12

For the 12″ and 16″ bikes, you’ll find tool-free training wheels which should be a breeze to remove when the time is right. To remove, simply turn the knobs on each axle by hand. All of the single speed builds also include full chain guards to keep little fingers and other things out of the chain’s way.

Trek dials in new Precaliber lineup with four bikes to fit kids ages 3-12

Each bike also includes a seat with a hidden handle built in so parents can help out when needed. Pedaling on their own? Then you can remove the handle and install a rear light to keep them as visible as possible.

Trek dials in new Precaliber lineup with four bikes to fit kids ages 3-12

As mentioned, the 20″ and 24″ bikes have the option of a suspension fork tuned for lighter riders. Or you can opt for the full rigid build for the lightest option possible.

Trek dials in new Precaliber lineup with four bikes to fit kids ages 3-12 Trek dials in new Precaliber lineup with four bikes to fit kids ages 3-12

Precaliber 24″ 8 speed suspension – $399.99

Trek dials in new Precaliber lineup with four bikes to fit kids ages 3-12

Trek dials in new Precaliber lineup with four bikes to fit kids ages 3-12

Precaliber 24″ 8 speed – $369.99

Trek dials in new Precaliber lineup with four bikes to fit kids ages 3-12 Trek dials in new Precaliber lineup with four bikes to fit kids ages 3-12

Precaliber 20″ 7 Speed – $349.99

Trek dials in new Precaliber lineup with four bikes to fit kids ages 3-12 Trek dials in new Precaliber lineup with four bikes to fit kids ages 3-12

Precaliber 20″ – $289.99

Trek dials in new Precaliber lineup with four bikes to fit kids ages 3-12 Trek dials in new Precaliber lineup with four bikes to fit kids ages 3-12

Precaliber 16″ – $249.99

Trek dials in new Precaliber lineup with four bikes to fit kids ages 3-12 Trek dials in new Precaliber lineup with four bikes to fit kids ages 3-12

Precaliber 12″ – $219.99

Most of the bikes are available in two colors with boy’s and girl’s models in each as well. Finally, you’ll also find 2.25″ wide tires all the way through the line to make it easier to balance regardless of wheel size. The bikes are available now at your local Trek retailer.

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11 COMMENTS

  1. Hey Trek, coaster brakes and training wheels STINK! I had hoped to give you my money, but I will be buying a Woom, Early Rider, PreVelo, etc. instead. At least twice. Sad clown music.

  2. how is such a cycle-centric company putting out a bike with training wheels? especially when it has been proven so many times that balancing then straight to pedals is a more guaranteed way of getting kids cycling?

  3. I have a friend who’s child races…only option for a “real” bike in XS is +/- $5k (and limited production @ Pivot). Small market segment, easily as big as most one-off bikes. Needs to be more options for kids (small) bikes that have ‘grown up’ capabilities.

    • (I have a friend who’s kid race) your friend’s kid will stop racing around 13-14 when he pubs. Also tell your friend to read the DLTA plan for any sport. What a joke. I brought up 4 child who raced at the national and 2 international including one at worlds. Your friend should not give a crap ass about equipment at any of those ages. I still have the red white blue metal Trek 200 made in China with red wheels the kids raced on. It weighted so much, they never won a single race before they pubed. Who cares

      • So, we agree….it is a shame the only options are Walmart(ish) bikes or a $5k Pivot…huge area for more. As far as who spends what on what? Not your (or my) money, not your (or my) call.

        I do think that the XS market is a huge gap. Folks 5′ or so have a very hard time getting proper gear – as do folks who are 6’6″….

  4. I agree with the comments here about the coaster brake and training wheels and want to add to that: what’s up with those knobby tires on kids bikes? It just makes it harder to ride on smooth roads where kids will be taking their first rides.

  5. To be fair to Trek they have gone for the mass market (money) here and that is probably not readers of Bike rumor. For all their perceived faults, training wheels and coaster brakes are still popular for the play ground run with non cycling parents.

    My kid is 3 and a half and about to get his second bike with pedals, probably an Early Rider 16. He never had training wheels and was pedaling 15 mins after swapping from the balance bike (on his 3rd birthday.) I am sure a lot of this is because he lives with cycling parents that put in the effort to teach him the skills.

  6. Good grief! Kids bikes are heavy. So at least give the ones with gears some options. The one size fits all front crank is garbage. And the threaded freewheel hub just says that you don’t even care anymore, and you’ve stopped trying. Is it too much to ask for a small front ring, disk compatible hubs and frame mounts on the 24″ bikes. At least give parents the option to buy upgrades for their kids. And another space for bike shops to make sales…..

  7. Another thumbs down for ”un”training wheels and coaster brakes, Wake up Trek! Daugther loves her 14”, dual V-brake bike, straight up from a draisienne.

  8. So sad to see that Islabike has left the US market in favor of the UK. They have such a great kid focused business model and really hit the mark just right. I bought, passed-down, and re-sold four of their bikes! I still have one in our family stable, my son’s bike. My daughter is now on a 26″ wheeled TREK, once kids are big enough it’s less of an issue finding bikes. Trek missed out on creating a fantastic and forward thinking bike for kids/parents in my opinion. Most shops make their living on accessories so make the bikes without “training-wheel ready” (like ISLABIKE), make them LIGHTWEIGHT, and leave the coaster brakes off of the 16″ models.

  9. Oh dear, coaster brakes and training wheels. THE worst way to get kids ride bikes. My boy is 3 and rides an Islabike. V Brakes and pedals now. With proper sized frames and kit including sensible tyres rather than the silly ballons that just make it heavy and hard work.

    What kind of buffoon specs these bikes?

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