LiL Shredder Bikes is a boutique bike company that builds custom full suspension and hardtail bikes for kids. Our frames are built to grow as your child does and can start out with 16" wheels, then be converted to 20" wheels with some additional frame options for 24" wheels. All bikes can be customized to meet your child's needs.
Lil Shredder started as a result of my son, Gavin's love for riding his bike. Gavin started pushing around a balance bike when he was 1 1/2. At 2 1/2 he was pedaling and learning how to use a hand brake, and by the time he was 3 years old he started riding trails with his mom, Rosie, and I. We were planning a trip to Whistler, Canada and I knew Gavin needed a better bike. I began my search for a bike that would be suitable for trail riding and downhill use. However, the options I found were less than desirable.
Most kids bikes are heavy, have awkward geometry and poor quality components. I played around with many other bikes and spent a lot of time researching and modifying those bikes so he could have the proper tools to safely take his riding to the next level. After several trips to Whistler and many days of trail riding on bikes that I had modified, I finally decided that they just weren't cutting it. So I set out to build the ultimate kids bike that would be lightweight and spec’d with quality components. We hired a bike engineer who designed a full suspension and hardtail frame to my specifications. After finishing the drawings, I was faced with the task of finding a company to build the frames. The only real option for us to keep the quality up was to manufacture in the United States by a reputable company in California. We received our first frames in February 2012 and the outcome was nothing short of stellar.
Our goal now is to keep making a worthy product for the next generation of up and coming riders so they can begin their journey earlier than ever. So if your child is looking to shred a bike park, tackle some epic single track or hit dirt jumps, we can build a bike to suit their needs.