Super Groms Rejoice! Canfield Brothers Unveils Prototype Kid's Mini Downhill Bike 6


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The FUTURE... It's a pretty bold term and mindset these days! From our history of building DH bikes dating back to 1999, the future is something we always talked about. What is the future going to bring? If you take a look at the history of other extreme sports, the youth have always served as the bridge between old generations and new one's... The KDH is one of those projects that takes a look in what the future of DH mountain biking has in store!

Super Groms Rejoice! Canfield Brothers Unveils Prototype Kid's Mini Downhill Bike

When we started this project, we didn't want to make just another kid's full suspension bike. We wanted to produce a proper kids DH bike with slack angles, short stays and deep travel. We focused on a 120mm travel, concentric BB pivot design, built around 20-inch wheels. These features combined would allow for maximum standover, while giving the feel of a full DH bike, only scaled down for small riders.

The next stage was product testing. Since building custom long travel frames over the last 15 years, we have always done our own testing. But for the first time in our company history we had the challenge of testing the bike to its fullest without any of us riding it. With the shortest person in our team being 5'6”, we sought a rider not only the right size, but one that also had the skill set to push the limits of our design. Enter Jackson Goldstone and a visit to Bellingham, WA for a short test session this past spring.

Super Groms Rejoice! Canfield Brothers Unveils Prototype Kid's Mini Downhill Bike

Jackson's first reaction on the KDH was, “The bike has so much suspension!” He was immediately charging new lines on our bike with confidence. From this session our partnership developed and we are stoked to announce Jackson Goldstone as the official tester for our KDH project. Jackson will provide product feedback on our KDH, while giving it the punishment that no other place like Whistler can provide.

The finalized production aluminum KDH will be released later this summer. Complete build specs and pricing TBD.

Keep an eye on for more details.

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  • kkwinder

    8/13/2014 10:18 AM

    It will be interesting to see Jack's perspective on the new KDH. Just from the photo's it looks like the geometry is off and the frame was made to fit a 26" fork. By comparison the new Lil' Shredder Prodigy has a 4" travel option that my son Kalvin has been riding and so far it really improves on the already proven 3" platform. I have a picture of how the new Prodigy has identical geometry to the Santa Cruz V10, which is an amazing accomplishment in a kids bike. I'm so glad to see companies coming to the table with solid products for young riders. There are more and more of them everyday.

  • andyj1981

    6/25/2014 9:54 AM

    In other news: Jackson Goldstone is entering his third year as a ten year old shredder.

  • Shrockie

    6/25/2014 9:31 AM

    There goes any hope of keeping up with the little bugger!

  • Big Bird

    6/25/2014 8:22 AM

    So is this a huge signing for Canffield? Or is Jackson just hired as a tester and still "Signed" to Lil Shredder? The world needs to know.

  • Whattheheel

    6/25/2014 8:20 AM

    I think you're going to need a girl in that range for testing. I volunteer my five year old!!!! So rad guys!!

  • Deshi

    6/25/2014 8:17 AM

    This is so dope!