Next bikes are limited in scope. All of their models are designed like mountain bikes, with thick-tread tires and straight handlebars. They offer two 18 inch models, one for girls and one for boys. They offer two models each for boys and girls in the 20 inch size, and two adult 24 inch models, one for men and one for women. The 18 inch and one of the 20 inch girl's bikes have curved top tubes, while the other 20 inch and the women's bike have straight top tubes.
The next bikes are solidly constructed, but you won't find any stunning technology. The frames are steel, which is sturdy but heavy, and the company uses it's own components. The adult bikes are dual-suspension with V-brakes and 18 speeds, while the children's bikes are all single-speed with caliper brakes. The simplicity of the drive means that you can do much of the maintenance yourself, and the owner's manual includes detailed maintenance instructions. You won't win the Tour de France on Next bikes, but the whole family can ride together without a huge investment. 2b1af7f3a8