Biking season is right around the corner in Tahoe and going strong in any direction down the hill. The bike side of Start Haus in Truckee is ready to get you out on the trail or road, with knowledgeable bike mechanics and Giant, Liv, and Norco bikes and gear, including kids’ bikes. Getting kids riding early and often sets them up for great riding experiences throughout their lives. Truckee Bike Park is a great place to hone skills and have fun as a family – and it’s free. Just as you care what you ride, the right equipment can make all the difference for getting kids excited to ride.
Norco youth bikes – from their smallest kids’ run bikes to their 24” full suspension mountain bike – feature lightweight aluminum frames, custom geometry, and kid-specific components, like short stems and wide bars for more stable handling. Ample standover clearance and short chainstays make it possible to fit kids on bikes with larger wheels, helping them roll over bumpy terrain. Norco bikes help build skills and confidence so kids will love riding as much as you do.
Norco Ninja or Mermaid Run Bikes
Run/stride bikes are the best way for toddlers and preschoolers to learn the basics of riding. Unlike tricycles or training wheels, run bikes teach kids balance on two wheels in natural riding position and control with their feet close to the ground. Ever watched a kid tear down a hill on a strider, heavily dragging their feet, terrified that they’re going to crash? Norco run bikes are designed for mountain kids. Their 12” Ninja and Mermaid bikes have hand brakes with small levers and reach adjust to fit small hands, so riders can get used to hand brakes at a younger age. An aluminum quick release clamp allows for easy adjustment of seat height. They feature lightweight aluminum frames with size scaled tubing, carefully fitted with the lightest components for the best overall ride experience.
Norco Samurai 16”
The Samurai 16″ is a freewheel bike equipped with front and rear hand brakes, something you don’t always find on kids’ bikes. (Coaster brakes aren’t acceptable for kids who can rip or for riding at the bike park.) Along with hand brakes, the Samurai is thoughtfully designed with a lightweight aluminum frame, grippy 16-inch tires and quality components. This bike delivers confidence and control for young riders developing their skills and with a comfortable seat and a cool paint job, they’ll want to keep rolling on it all day.
Norco Storm 2.3 and Storm 4.1
Experienced young mountain bikers need the right gear to push them to the next level. Whether it’s mild off-roading to aggressive trail adventures, the Storm will get them excited to get in the saddle. The Storm 2.3 is perfect for hitting the trails and exploring the neighborhood. It features Norco’s new lightweight aluminum frame and 20-inch wheels, with quality components across the board, including Shimano Tourney 6 speed derailleurs and optional disc brakes and suspension fork. The Storm 4.1 is a step up from the Storm 2.3, both in components and size. The 24” Storm 4.1 is ready to rip. The 4.1 features Norco’s lightweight aluminum frame, 24-inch wheels and quality components, including Shimano RevoShift 7-speed derailleurs and disc brakes, with optional suspension fork. The Storm delivers crisp shifting and responsive handling to help your kid get the most from their ride every time.
Come by Start Haus and talk to our expert mechanics and check out our full line of bikes.