The PUBLIC Sprout is our incredibly fun new kids bike for city kids ready to hit the road on their first big kid bicycle. Just like our best-selling PUBLIC C1 city bike, the Sprout C 16 features a curving step-through Dutch bike design, with a low standover height to make getting on and off a breeze, and two size options to fit a range of kids.
Parents love the simple, stylish, durable design, with no cables to get tangled, and real quality bike parts that are safer and longer lasting that anything you'll find in the toy store. We designed these bikes with our own kids in mind, with dependable construction to last through lots of rough and tumble and hand-me-downs. Naturally we included all the great features of grown-up PUBLIC bikes, like the matching fenders and chainguard, and comfortable brown vinyl seat and grips. The single-speed rust-resistant chain and quality coaster brake are the simplest to learn, don't need much maintenance, and make stopping just as fun as going.
For kids who haven't already learned on a balance bike, we recommend teaching balancing first by leaving the pedals off and the seat low. Then after balance is mastered, add the pedals and raise the seat to start riding with confidence. But we also include optional training wheels with the 16" size, for learning the old-fashioned way.
||PUBLIC hi-tensile steel, with fender braze-ons
||PUBLIC hi-tensile steel unicrown fork, with fender braze-ons
||Painted to match chainguard, steel
||Painted to match, steel
||Alloy center mount
||PUBLIC kids seat, memory foam
||PUBLIC narrow kids grips, vinyl
||Alloy quill stem
||1" threaded, steel
||Resin composite with reflector, 9/16", 100*100mm
||Steel riser handlebar, 500mm (16”) / 520mm (20”) wide,
||Alloy polished silver, 25.4mm
DRIVETRAIN AND BRAKES
||Alloy 3-piece crankset, 32T (16”) / 34T (20”) chainring
||20T single speed freewheel, 1/2" x 1/8"
||Rear coaster brake
WHEELS AND TIRES
||16" x 1.95" / 20" x 1.95”, sidewalk tread. cream
||Painted to match, alloy
||14G Stainless steel
||Included with 16” models ONLY
||19.25 lbs (16”) / 23.5 lbs (20”)
*In the bicycle industry, suppliers and factories sometimes change specs without notice and state that they are "subject to change without notice". This is because bicycles are made from hundreds of parts which come from dozens of vendors. Parts are sometimes updated to the most current production generation/iteration one gets better or more current parts or a comparable part. Product specifications are subject to change without notice.