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For 2023, Propain has added a new 16″ single-speed member to its line of Children’s Mountain Bikes; the Propain Barney slots into the lineup between the Bam Bam balance bike and the newly-updated 20″ Dreckspatz Hardtail, 20″ Frechdax Full Suspension, and the 24″ Yuma Full Suspension Bike.
Propain Barney Kids’ Mountain Bike
The Propain Barney is aimed at 3-6 year olds, or kids that are anywhere between 95 cm and 115 cm tall. Retailing at € 499, the Barney is a fairly high-end children’s bike, kitted out with mechanical disc brakes and contact point components from Sixpack, featuring ergonomics designed specifically for small humans. At this age, it doesn’t need to be complicated, so the Barney has a single-speed drivetrain. No actual weight is provided, but Propain say the aluminum frame is lightweight. Cable routing is internal.
For children age 5-11 years (or 1.1-1.45 meters tall), there is the Dreckspatz Hardtail or the Frechdax Full Suspension Bike, both of which feature 20″ wheels. These two are updated for 2023 with the following key features:
- New aluminum frame with internal cable routing
- Customizable with 2 frame colors and 4 component colors
- Sixpack 1st Ride components designed for kids ergonomics
- Sensitive fork with carbon reinforced crown
- SRAM X5 9-speed
- Hydraulic disc brakes
- SRAM UDH derailleur hanger
“Our Kids Bikes are an important and integral part of PROPAIN. The Frechdax was originally developed in 2012 as a special project for my own son, but pretty quickly it became clear that not only our own kids have a need for a real mountain bike in the right size. We are very happy to now pass on the knowledge from 10 years of kids mountain bike development to the next generation.” – David Assfalg, Propain CEO.
Pricing & Availability
Pricing for the 2023 Propain Kids’ Mountain Bikes is as follows:
- Propain Barney – Starting Price of €499 – Available Mid June 2023
- Propain Dreckspatz – Staring Price of €1,199 – Available to Pre-Order now, deliver expected in April
- Propain Frechdax – Starting Price of €1,699 – Available to Pre-Order now, deliver expected in April