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Trek’s New Wahoo Path Hybrid Kids Line Helps Create Life-Long Bicycle Riders

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News out of Waterloo, Wisconsin, Trek Bicycles has launched a new line of bikes, just for the kids. Trek’s new Wahoo Path line of kids’ bikes is packed with lightweight, premium hybrid bikes that ride and feel like adult bikes.

The new line of bikes sports a light and durable Alpha Aluminum frame, 1×8 drivetrain, adult-style trigger shifters, and confidence-inspiring rim brakes. In addition, the Wahoo Path comes in 20″ (not available in the U.S.), 24″, and 26″ wheel sizes, to better accommodate a wider range of kids.

Trek Wahoo Path Highlights

Trek Bicycles Wahoo Path Alpha Aluminum
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Lightweight, kid-friendly frame
The Wahoo Path’s lightweight Alpha Aluminum frame and fork make it easy for the lil’ ones to ride. They’ll have no issues lifting and maneuvering the bike while out exploring their neighborhood on their mini-adventures. Easy maneuverability means keeping things fast and fun.

Excellent Stopping Power
Stop on a dime with the familiar, lightweight, and powerful “V” brake, rim brakes. Giving the kiddos a great set of brakes keeps them safe and in control. Resulting in riding with confidence, hopefully creating a lifelong bicycle rider.

Trek Bicycles Wahoo Path microSHIFT drivetrain

A Great Set o’ Gears
The microSHIFT Acolyte is a no-joke, kid-specific 1×8 drivetrain with an 11-38t cassette for excellent range. Kid-friendly trigger shifter that’s easy to reach and has a lighter action. Again, setting the lil’ ones up for success, and preparing them for the transition to adult bikes.

Keeping ’em Confident and Comfortable

The more upright riding position of the Wahoo Path hybrid-style geometry keeps the kids comfortable. The upright riding position allows more control and a better line of sight, for increased confidence. Riding until the street lights come on never looked so good.

Trek Wahoo Path Retail, Sizes and Specs

Trek Bicycles Wahoo Path Path 20 blue

Trek Wahoo 20

  • Frame: Alpha Silver Aluminium, 20″
  • Fork: Wahoo 20in Alloy, V-brake bosses, ThruSkew 5mm QR
  • Shifter: microSHIFT Acolyte SL-M6285, 8-speed
  • Rear derailleur: microSHIFT Acolyte M5180S, 34-38t max cog
  • Crankset: Alloy, 28t steel ring with guard, 114mm length
  • Cassette: microSHIFT Acolyte H083, 11-38, 8-speed
  • Tires: Bontrager Connection Comp, wire bead, 30tpi, 20×2.0in
  • Available outside of North America only.
Trek Bicycles Wahoo Path Path 24 viper red

The Trek Wahoo 24

  • Frame: Alpha Silver Aluminium, 24″
  • Fork: Wahoo 24in Alloy, V-brake bosses, ThruSkew 5mm QR
  • Shifter: microSHIFT Acolyte SL-M6285, 8-speed
  • Rear derailleur: microSHIFT Acolyte M5180S, 34-38t max cog
  • Crankset: Alloy, 28t steel ring with guard, 127mm length
  • Cassette: microSHIFT Acolyte H083, 11-38, 8-speed
  • Tires: Bontrager Connection Comp, wire bead, 30tpi, 24×2.0in
Trek Bicycles Wahoo Path Path 26 White Prismatic

Trek Wahoo 26

  • Frame: Alpha Silver Aluminium, 26″
  • Fork: Wahoo 26in Alloy, V-brake bosses, ThruSkew 5mm QR
  • Shifter: microSHIFT Acolyte SL-M6285, 8-speed
  • Rear derailleur: microSHIFT Acolyte M5180S, 34-38t max cog
  • Crankset: Alloy, 28t steel ring with guard, 152mm length
  • Cassette: microSHIFT Acolyte H083, 11-38, 8-speed
  • Tires: Bontrager Connection Comp, wire bead, 30tpi, 26×2.0in

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Andreas
Andreas
18 days ago

Wahoo the brand is involved? sounds like an unfortunate name otherwise

Zach Overholt
Admin
18 days ago
Reply to  Andreas

To be fair, Gary Fisher was using the Wahoo name long before Wahoo Fitness was a company. Trek acquired Gary Fisher, and the Wahoo product name along with it.

Erik Fenner
Erik Fenner
18 days ago
Reply to  Zach Overholt

I’m with Andreas here. Even though GF/Trek had it first, Wahoo Fitness has taken ownership of it in people’s minds. I was struggling to see how Wahoo was involved in this line and I don’t think it benefits Trek to use the name. I would have changed it.

Booyah
Booyah
18 days ago
Reply to  Erik Fenner

I don’t think the customers this bike is targeted at care that much. This is very much a “walk into the bike shop and buy something for my kid” kind of bike.

Cory Blauser
Cory Blauser
17 days ago
Reply to  Erik Fenner

Trek has had a bike called the wahoo in their lineup since 2011. This is the newest version and not a new bike.

B Barber
B Barber
18 days ago

The lack of stem height adjustability is lacking. There should be more flexibility for sizing or at least as the kid grows

SK22
SK22
18 days ago
Reply to  B Barber

Absolutely, we need to be able to get the bar much much lower. I do like they used non suspension corrected forks to keep it low, just need more.

Bayard
Bayard
18 days ago

Dang 26 is back!

Willridesbikes
Willridesbikes
18 days ago

I didn’t know Microsoft was in the shifter and derailleur business!!? ‍♂️

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