Learning to ride just got easier
The superlight PINTO weighs in at less than 6kg, and features our EPOK™ growing technologies that make it the ultimate bicycle for your child to learn to ride easily, quickly and safely.
Our unique patented UP:SCALE growing frame system, and IN:GEAR two-speed drive system, allow you to easily transform the bike from a lightweight balance-bike, into a super-small pedal bike, then into a larger pedal bike as your child grows. The PINTO really is three bikes in one – replacing a separate balance bike, and two conventional 12” and 14” bikes.
Your child doesn’t need to ‘grow into it’ - with the Pinto, you ‘dial’ it down to fit them properly from the start, then as they grow and get stronger, the bike grows and develops with them. It fits better and lasts longer than any other kids’ bike. (See here for sizing help.)
Our patented ‘growing triangle’ frame allows you to dial the bike down to fit now, and then grow with your child.
The world’s first ‘growing gear’ system - easy to pedal in small mode then moving up a gear as the bike grows.
Short- reach, easy-pull Tektro® brake levers, with skinny 19mm bars & custom safety grips – optimised for kids.
Our custom saddle and inverted seat clamp, allows the saddle to go extra low for even the smallest rider.
Our custom belt drive – featuring a belt 1/6th of the weight of a chain, clean, oil free & zero maintenance, paired with custom short cranks
CNC rims, extra-long brake arms and KENDA ‘small block eight’ tyres - for safe handling and braking, even in the wet.
Pinto Size & Modes
The PINTO rolls on 14” wheels and is the smallest bike in the Black Mountain EPOK range and is aimed at children from around 3 years old, fitting those in the 90cm to 109cm height range, or until they are around 5 years old (depending on growth rate.) The PINTO can be ridden by taller or confident 2.5 year olds, if they are already balance biking confidently. This makes it the ideal starter bike for kids transitioning from a mini balance bike. Please use our sizing tool here to work out if the PINTO is right for your child based on their ability and height.
The PINTO really is three bikes in one – replacing a separate balance bike, and two conventional 12” and 14” bikes.
PINTO starts life as a small lightweight balance bike, which is ideal for your child to learn on. This offers them the chance to gain confidence, getting used to the bike’s geometry, brakes and riding position before they transfer to the first pedal bike mode.
When ready, you simply install the included PowerPack – our neat upgrade that brings into play the cranks, pedals and our unique lightweight, oil free drive belt, transforming the balance bike into a small pedal bike. The small frame with a short wheelbase and ‘reach’, low saddle height and easy low geared pedalling allows the PINTO in this mode to be more like a conventional 12” bike, so smaller riders can get on the bike safely and easily, and earlier than with a normal bike.
Then as your child grows in size and confidence, you simply adjust the UP:SCALE frame and IN:GEAR system (see here for how this works) to transform the PINTO into a large pedal bike, which increases the frame size and gearing by about 20%, making the most of the easy rolling 14” wheel size, and lasting your child for longer.
Frame Black Mountain EPOK
Fork Black Mountain 6061 T6 Aluminium
Bars Black Mountain 6061 T6 Aluminium
Stem Black Mountain
Headset Black Mountain
Grips Black Mountain
Brakes Tektro V-brake, micro-adjust lever
Seat Black Mountain Micro
Seatpost Black Mountain GO:LOW
Seat Clamp Black Mountain
Crankset Black Mountain Super Light
Chainring CDRIVE 7075 CNC, 48 tooth
BB Hollow Square taper
Rear sprocket Black Mountain IN:GEAR 30/25
Pedals Black Mountain
Hubs Black Mountain
Rims Black Mountain 14”
Tyres Kenda Small Block 8
Weight Bike 5.7kg (12.5lbs)
Colours Neon Green, Sky Blue, Orange, Purple
Price: From £349.00
Age Range: Around 2.5 to 5 years old
Height Range: Around 90cm to 109cm
Download full specification PDF here