Pedal - 18" / 16" Wheels DMR Sidekick Pedal Bike
DMR Sidekick Pedal Bike
DMR Sidekick Pedal Bike
DMR Sidekick Pedal Bike
DMR Sidekick Pedal Bike
Pedal - 18" / 16" Wheels
Pedal - 18" / 16" Wheels
DMR Sidekick Pedal Bike
DMR Sidekick Pedal Bike

DMR Sidekick Pedal Bike

STEP 2 Start riding better and pedalling with ease on our Sidekick Pedal Bike.


Introducing the DMR Sidekick bike, perfect for young riders looking to take the next big step now they have mastered balance and steering… learning to pedal. This bike is designed to be as stable as possible to learn pedalling in the saddle, with a starting point of both feet flat on the ground. The low BB and short cranks provide a low centre of gravity with confidence-inspiring handling, making it the ideal progression from a balance bike.

A longer rear end and lower centre-of-gravity helps with stability at speed also and the perfect head angle and fork design create confidence-inspiring steering for when your young rider knows exactly where they want to go (also comes in handy for when they don’t). It’s fitted with full hydraulic disc brakes to keep it all easily under control- if you can go – you need to be able to stop too! All part of the learning curve in this step.

The frame and fork are made from premium quality, lightweight and tough aluminium – the same as our pro dirt jump bikes, and just like the big bikes, we have sweated the geometry details. Simple to ride, easy to love, and fun from the get-go.

Check out the full features and sizing information here

A lot of kids’ bikes skimp on tyres – we didn’t. We chose all-terrain, grippy, large volume tyres that work everywhere. Also unique to this bike is the wheel size combination – its larger front wheel rolls better and steers more predictably, while the smaller rear wheel is lower to step over. This ‘mullet’ wheel setup makes the DMR Sidekick one of the easiest kids’ bikes to ride.

Smaller hands need smaller grips. Our new riser-handlebars have a slimmer diameter with soft grips ensure young hands have maximum control and comfort. We also put safety ends on them. How good is that?

Stopping with full control is important. So, we put proper hydraulic disc brakes, front and rear, on our new Sidekick Pedal bike. These brakes work in all weathers, they don’t need any adjustment, and the smaller-size brake levers work so easily that smaller hands don’t need to grab wildly. Rest easy here, these brakes work – every time.

As for the pedals and cranks – a lot of thought went into this area. Shorter legs need shorter cranks and narrower-spaced pedals – not only that, but we also built in easier gearing to get up to a sensible speed quicker, along with smaller-size junior pedals. Also, the whole crankset is noticeably lower than most bikes, making the centre of gravity lower, making the bike easier to control and ride – especially when sat down.

What no gears? Yes. Single speed means zero fuss. Complex derailleur systems can be vulnerable and go wrong. Our single speed setup is also lighter and more durable. Kids at this young age usually stick to one gear anyway. Simple is best.

We’ve also built in a new chainguard design from Hebie – it prolongs the life of the chain, needs less maintenance, keeps any oily bits off kids’ clothing, and is a lot safer. It’s also ISO 9098 compliant, which is another sign of the Sidekick’s premium quality.

When it comes to seating, we designed a simple, padded, comfortable, low, and lightweight DMR Sidekick saddle.

We also added a little safety device called a steering limiter – we’ve put it on the Sidekick so your rider won’t end up in a tangle of legs and dirt due to accidental oversteering. It just works.

Size Guide

Minimum Saddle Height 47.5cm
Minimum Inside Leg 45cm
Minimum Height 108cm

We advise visiting your nearest DMR Sidekick retailer to be properly fitted.

• Lightweight Aluminium frame and forks.
• Low stand-over.
• Custom DMR Bikes geometry.
• Long wheelbase and mixed wheel size for extra stability.
• Junior specific Tektro Hydraulic disc brakes, with smaller brake levers.
• Short cranks, junior sized platform pedals.
• Narrow diameter bars and grips.
• Large volume knobbly tyres for lots of grip and comfort – Vee Crown Gem.
• Hebie chain guard – Fully ISO 8098 compliant.
• DMR Dirt saddle.

Check out the full features and sizing information here

Colour DMR Red
Weight 8.4kg
Frame Lightweight aluminium frame
Fork Lightweight aluminium fork
Brakes Tektro HD-J285 junior hydraulic disc brakes, adjustable reach
Rotors Tektro lightweight 140mm rotors
Crankset Lightweight aluminium; 92mm cranks, 32t sprocket
Sprocket 18t freewheel
Rims 28h Aluminium Rim. 16” Rear / 18” Front
Hubs Sealed bearing with disc mount on rear. Recessed allen bolts
Spokes 14g Black
Tyres Vee Tire Crown Gem; 16”x2.25” rear / 18”x2.25” front
Seatpost/Saddle DMR lightweight one-piece combo saddle
Handlebar DMR 6061 aluminium bar; 500mm wide, 50mm rise, 6 degree back sweep
Stem DMR lightweight stem; 30mm reach
Headset 1 1/8” EC34
Grips DMR Super Skinny 17mm
Pedals FPD platform
Extras Hebie Chainlooper, Bell, Reflectors
Seat Tube Length 230
Top Tube Length 446
Head Tube Length 82
Head Tube Angle 68.5°
Seat Tube Angle 72°
Bottom Bracket Drop 29
Chain Stay Length 329
Front Centre 470
Wheelbase 796
Stack 397
Reach 302
Fork Length 298
Fork Rake 25
All dimensions in mm


“Stepping up to the Sidekick Pedal, this bike, as the name suggests, comes with pedals but retains the mullet build with an 18-inch front wheel and a 16-inch rear wheel. The frame was entirely designed around a child sitting on the saddle and riding. The rear end is slightly longer than typical, and the bike boasts short cranks and a supportive seat. Similar to its smaller sibling, this bike also features a fork tailored for kids' riding, along with a stem, handlebar, and grips designed for young riders.”

“These bikes are truly remarkable, hand-built with the same bulletproof reliability as any DMR product you've ever used. They're sure to withstand whatever challenges young riders throw their way.”

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