mores petitpierre: world's first carbon balance bike for children mores petitpierre: world's first carbon balance bike for children
jun 13, 2013

mores petitpierre: world's first carbon balance bike for children

mores petitpierre: world’s first carbon balance bike for children



made entirely out of carbon fiber, the ‘petitpierre’, the world’s first running bike was introduced by mores. a low center of gravity enables children as young as 1.5 years old to easily control and maneuver the bicycle. manufactured like a high-end sports bike for adults, it integrates three-dimensional CAD technologies and finite element methods (FEM) for its engineering. weighing only 600 grams, the ‘petitpierre’ is incredibly stable and can easily be lifted by kids to cross curbs and obstacles. in addition to adjustable handlebars and seatposts, a cable running inside the frame and the brake levers have been designed to fit children’s hands for ultimate comfort.


black carbon balance bike


rose carbon balance bike


white carbon balance bike



carbon balance bike – detail – footrest



carbon balance bike – detail – headset



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  • 2k for a kid bike seems pretty fair. LOL please…

    david says:
  • Finally! My toddler has always complained about the small bump compliancy of his hydroformed aluminum strider bike but says he isn’t willing to take the small weight penalty of a steel frame. Hopefully this will have the dampening characteristics and weight he’s looking for. Wait. No. He doesn’t give a shit.

    Jack says:
  • Actually this is FALSE. have been making carbon balance bikes for a few years now.

    Greg says:
  • Nice one David.

    Zaren says:
  • Sorry, meant Jack (not so clear)

    Zaren says:
  • Is the purpose of carbon weight reduction ? If so the aluminum and even some steel bikes are lighter than this.
    If the purpose is comfort this frame will be stiffer than most running bikes. Not more comfortable.
    If the purpose is cool well done it is quite cool. Heavy, uncomfortable, delicate, high standover but cool.

    Josh says:

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