In this article we review some of the best kids dual suspension mountain bikes on the market. All the bikes range from 20″ to 24″ and suitable for boys aged 5yrs -- 12yrs old.
We reviewed some low budget kids bikes from Amazon through to a couple of higher budget bikes from top mountain bike manufacturers like Marin.
Kids MTB Full Suspension FAQ
What is a dual suspension mountain bike?
Dual suspension means the kids mountain bike will have a suspension on the front forks and also on the rear part of the frame.
What size mountain bike do I need?
See below our sizing chart, note these are based on average child sizes. Obviously, if your child is large for their age buy the next size up.
How much is a kids dual suspension mountain bike?
You can get a decent kids bike now for as little as $100, the top bike we recommend here is $1500. Note that children will grow out of bikes very quickly.
Do you have to assemble them yourself?
Yes, but most can be done in 15 minutes. They all come with easy instructions and assembly tools like spanners and a wrench.
20" Mongoose Ledge 2.1 Boys' Mountain Bike
- Frame: aluminum suspension frame Fork: suspension fork smoothes bumps and increases control Gearing (# of speeds): 7 speeds
- Derailleur: Shimano rear derailleur for precise shifting Shifter: twist shifters change gears easily Crank: 3-piece crank offers wide gear range
- Brakes: linear pull brakes provide great braking power Wheels/tires: 20" wheels Rims: alloy rims for lightweight durability
- Handlebars: steel handlebars Seat: padded seat Pedals: standard pedals
- Assembly required Dimensions: 51"L x 16.5"W x 35"H
Age: 5-11 years
This is a great little dual suspension (full suspension) mountain bike for kids aged under 10 years. The bike is even fitted with Shimano 7 speed gears, so they can get to grips with gear changes early on.
The frame is pretty solid being manufactured from reinforced aluminium with steel handlebars. A couple of tumbles is not going to cause much damage to this bike.
Assembly is required, but can be done on 10 minutes, even if you are a women (joke!).
This kids dual suspension mountain bike does not come with a kick-stand, just buy as an extra if required.
This bike has overall positive reviews, most saying how much their sons’ love the bike.
Kent Super 20 Boys Bike, 20-Inch
- 20in Wheels
- 7 Speed Gearing with Twist Grip Shifting
- Fully Welded Dual Suspension Steel Frame / Down Hill Front Suspension Fork
- Bike Dimensions: 50in L x 24in W 36in H / Weighs: 36 lbs.
- Alloy Quick Release Seat Clamp
Age: 5-10 years
This is a cool looking bike for any 10 year old, along as they are not brand-conscience.Bike has dual suspension, 20inch wheels and 7 gears -- a great starter bike.
Huffy Kids Bike for Boys, Valcon 20 inch, 6-Speed, Charcoal Gray
Age: 5-10 years
A great kids dual suspension bike without breaking the bank. This is a 6-speed gear bike with easy twist-shifter to change gear.
The bike is made of steel frame opposed to aluminum; has a Shimano derailleur and Kolo 3200 front suspension fork.
The bike weighs 38lb which is light enough to be picked up by a child and manoeuvred.
Dynacraft Gauntlet Boys' Dual Suspension 21-Speed Bike, Gray (24-Inch)
Age: 8-12 years
Slightly bigger than the Mongoose dual suspension bike.
This is a quality little bike for around the $100 mark. Though we have not tested the bike yet in our office, we have scoured through all the reviews and overall buyers are very happy. You even get a Shimano Derailleur and full suspension system!
The bike is suitable for older boys especially with the 21 gears, it will take them a while to get used to the gear changes. Be prepared for the chain to come off a few times while they are getting to grips with this many gears.
Marin Hawk HILL JR. Bike 2019
Looking for something a bit more special for your little one? Willing to splash out £1500+? 🙂
Well if so, this is an awesome little dual suspension mountain bike with the same spec. As the adult version.
This bike is 24” but can take a 26” wheel -- this bike is going to last years…literally. Check out the bike on JensonUSA to see the full spec and current price.
-Shimano hydraulic disc brakes
-X-Fusion O2 Pro rear shock
-SunRace 10-Speed, 11-42T
-Marin Dual Density