Inspired By Kids, Engineered For Kids, Dedicated to Performance
Hayes Bicycle Group pioneered the junior/youth riding segment when releasing their Performance Youth system back in 2019. Since then, our engineers have been hard at work, developing performance youth components including youth-sized 20'' and 24'' suspension, wheels, hydraulic brakes, and a unique handlebar/grip system, specifically tailored for youth riders.
Normally, grip diameter is a result of adding material to a standard handlebar size. For the ProTaper Youth handlebar system, we flipped the script. We began by determining the ideal grip diameter based upon NASA anthropometric data for the average hand size of a 6-11 year old and worked inward.
The result is a handlebar and grip with a 23mm outside diameter that offers the perfect level of comfort and control for your little ones.
The ProTaper Youth handlebar and grip are specifically designed to be used together.