Belter 16

Rated 5.0 out of 5
Based on 63 reviews

In Stock Now in the United States. Shipping from our Portland Oregon warehouse





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Belter 16

Rated 5.0 out of 5
Based on 63 reviews
Belter 16
Belter 16

In Stock Now in the United States. Shipping from our Portland Oregon warehouse



 

The world's best selling belt drive bike...

... just got better. Refined with the help of over 100,000 young riders, the Belter 16 is built with the very best components and performs in a way that will make you rethink what your child is capable of.

A ridiculously good 4 bearing cassette-hub puts pay to energy sapping distortion when those little legs power down to crush the hills. Our market leading, micro adjust drive system ensures perfect alignment for the efficiency kids need to ride further and to explore more. A sliding drop out that allows effortless wheel removal and refit without the hassle of realigning. The same bearings found on our $2,000 full suspension bikes, because the smallest kids need the biggest help. A super lightweight aluminum frame, hand brushed so our craftsmanship and quality materials are there for all to see. Ritchey Logic finishing kit for confidence inspiring controls that will help your child progress further than you imagined. And, despite still being a paltry 13.0 lbs, 2" Vee Speedsters to add stability and better roll over because we all know what it feels like to hit bumps on skinny tires. 

WORTH THE WEIGHT
13.0lbs as spec'd.  We feel the Vee Speedsters provide the stability, grip and comfort that will help your child enjoy their cycling and progress at a faster rate. 
Riding style

Urban

5/5

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Adventure

4/5

Riding style

Trail

3/5

Belter 16 aluminium pedal bike in urban environment
Belter 16 pedal bike with ruler showing saddle height
Belter 16 pedal bike with black background
Belter 16 aluminium pedal bike in urban environment
Belter 16 pedal bike with ruler showing saddle height
Belter 16 pedal bike with black background

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INSIDE LEG

17.7 INCHES

FRAME

HAND BRUSHED AL6061, FORGED DROP OUTS

FORK

HAND BRUSHED AL6061, FORGED DROP OUTS

STEERER TUBE

AL6061

CRANKS

CNC'D AL6061, 105MM

PEDALS

RESIN PLATFORM, STUDDED, CARTRIDGE BEARING

BOTTOM BRACKET

ER EXTERNAL CUP, SEALED CARTRIDGE BEARING

RIMS

16 x 20H, DOUBLE WALLED AL6061

REAR HUB

FOUR-BEARING CASSETTE FREE HUB, CNC'D AL6061

FRONT HUB

CARTRIDGE BEARING, CNC'D AL6061

AXLES

AL6061

BELT

GATES POWERGRIP 800-8M

FRONT SPROCKET

CNC'D AL6061, 46T, AL6061 AXLE

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE USER MANUAL

WEIGHT

13.0 LBS WITHOUT PEDALS

REAR SPROCKET

CNC"D AL6061, 22T

BRAKES

TEKTRO BX1V

LEVERS

TEKTRO SHORT REACH JL352

FRONT TYRE

VEE SPEEDSTER 16x2.0 27TPI WB

REAR TYRE

VEE SPEEDSTER 16x2.0 27TPI WB

HEADSET

1 1/8” CONVENTIONAL, EXTERNAL CUP

STEM

RITCHEY OS FORGED AL6061, 35MM REACH

BARS

480MM RITCHEY OS DOUBLE BUTTED AL6061, 18MM RISE

GRIPS

ER SOFT TOUCH MUSHROOM

SEAT POST

AL6061, 25.4MM, 195MM

SADDLE

BROWN RIVETTED FAUX NUBUCK

SEAT CLAMP

ER BOLT, 28.6MM 

average rating 5.0 out of 5
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Reviewed by James S., from United Kingdom
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I recommend this product
Age of Rider
2-4
Rated 5 out of 5
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Great bike and great service

I considered a few bikes from different manufacturers before settling on the Belter 16 for my daughter. The spec of the bike is very good and having the belt drive is a bike attraction given the age of my daughter and also having a younger child in the house, so no filthy hands!

The bike arrived in a sturdy box and assembly was quick and easy.

The quality of the bike is excellent, and the clear lacquer on the bare metal frame means Early Rider could not hide any quality issues under paint, but they don't need to as it is made to a very high standard.

My daughter has got on brilliantly with the bike and loves how it looks.

I am very happy with the purchase, and wouldn't hesitate to recommend this bike to anyone considering it. Compared to some of the competition, the bike compares very favourably in spec and price!

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Reviewed by Tony K., from Sweden
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I recommend this product
Age of Rider
2-4
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Perfect bike to learn how to ride

I love it. I have a bunch of Early Riders. I work in the bicycle industry so I wanted to prove to friends and family that my children could learn to ride early in life. A lot of research went into it but it proved out to be worth it. I taught balance with the Big Foot 12, then used Belter 12 and 14 to let them ride. Both learned to ride perfectly at age 2 years and 4 months.

As a sidenote, I reassembled both bikes. They were nicely put together from the factory but for small kids the handbrakes need to be adjusted. Not only with the brake levers adjusted closer to the bar but also with shorter modulation. I also switched the brake wire sets and added some lubrication to really make it easy to use the brake. No support wheels, no support sticks. They rod by themselves almost instantly.

Will by more bikes as they grow older.

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Reviewed by scott w., from United Kingdom
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I recommend this product
Age of Rider
3-5
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Fantastic starter bike

I love this bike and so does my son, the quality is top notch and something akin to what you expect in an adult bike. My son went from a balance bike to this without stabilisers being able to ride the same day.

Would recommend and like how it’s belt driven

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Reviewed by DanIel B., from United Kingdom
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I recommend this product
Age of Rider
2-4
Rated 5 out of 5
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Belter 16

We have had a Seeker 14 and now have a Belter 16 and love them both, by far the best kids bikes available. In hindsight I would have gone for the Belter 14 rather than the Seeker just because at that age when they’re just trying to get going for the first time the knobbly tyres do make a difference. We will soon be ready for a 20!

We have a baby boy due shortly and would love to get one of the Speedsters for him. Any idea how or when I’ll be able to get one?

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Reviewed by Lousie M., from United Kingdom
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Age of Rider
3-5
Rated 5 out of 5
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Fantastic bike

Highly recommend

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