Giant in all but size!

Giant’s TCR Espoir (French for hope) offers young riders the performance riding position of Giant’s adult road bikes, but with geometry and components prepped for its 24” wheels. It looks so like its bigger cousins that you do a double take when you first see it – and of course, that’s the magic of this bike – it looks exactly like an adult bike!


Featuring an ALUXX aluminium frame, 16 speed Shimano shifters and levers suited for smaller hands. This true road bike has shorter 152mm cranks to improve efficiency and increase power transfer.

– ALUXX aluminium frame and fork
– Shimano Claris 16 speed shifters and derailleurs
– 46/36 chainrings with 152mm length cranks
– 24″ wheels

This delightful bike from Giant is £475. Full details on Giant’s own website

Alternatively – have a look at this equally appealing little Ridley ‘Cross bike.