Children get more adventurous as they get older – it’s part of the natural process of growing up. And where their riding is concerned, that means they’ll need a bike that’s up to the task. The Cube Access 200 20in Girls Kids Bike is every inch a junior version of its adult counterpart, from the carefully constructed frame to the 7-speed transmission and powerful, easily controllable brakes. Its heat-treated 6061 aluminium chassis has the same quality and durability as our full-size mountain bikes, but it’s also as light as our engineers can reasonably make it whilst maintaining its strength. Because we know that accidents can happen when kids are pushing their limits, we’ve made the derailleur hanger easily replaceable so that a crash doesn’t write off the frame. Details like the brake levers and alloy cranks are specially designed for small bodies, so they fit perfectly and work easily. There’s even a power modulator on the front brake, so over-enthusiastic stopping is less likely to result in tears. And when the climb starts to get too steep, the large 34-tooth bailout gear will lend a helping hand for tired legs. Add it all up, and it’s the ideal introduction to off-road fun with mum and dad.