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Pro-Lite TheOne Mini Race Bike

Pro-Lite developed TheOne in 650c and 24” wheel size in response to the requests from the Italian Cycling Federation to meet the need for a true high performance road racing bicycle for use by the up and coming young riders. Riders as young as six can now ride competition level road bikes.

The custom handmade wheels are smaller 650c or 24” in size, with the super light frame proportions adjusted to allow comfortable reach to the handlebars and achieve a low stand over height. The handlebars are specially made so that children’s smaller hands can safely and comfortably operate the brakes and shifters. The gear shifters are in a traditional position on the down tube on the 24” version with the option for integrated brake and shifter system on the handlebars, while the slightly larger 650c version uses the contemporary integrated brake levers and shifters on the handlebars. Gear shifting is accomplished by a full Shimano drive train, while the crank set is specially made with shorter crank arms and offset to ensure safety, smooth shifting, efficiency and comfortable use by children.

The Pro-Lite TheOne children’s road racing bicycle is used by cycling federations worldwide to develop the next generation of champions.

Features:

Frameset:

  • Frame: Pro-Lite / P.B.S Pro-Lite P.B.S 7005 triple butted tubing TIG welding
  • Forks: Chromo Full Chromo steerer and butted leg. Intergraded type

Groupset:

  • Chainset: Pro-Lite Alloy Forged crank, 44 /36 T alloy chainring. 160mm
  • Bottom Bracket: Vortex ISIS Drive System, Seal Bearing
  • Brake/Shift Levers: Shimano STI System, ST-2200, 16-speed
  • Derailleur: Shimano RD-2200, 8- speed, direct attachment
  • Cassette: SRAM PG-850 ROAD, 12/26T, 8-speed
  • Chain: KMC Z82

Wheelset:

  • Wheels: Pro-Lite Pro-Lite COMO 650 C, 30 mm profile,
  • Spokes: Aero spoke. Front 20, Rear 24 spokes
  • Tyres: Kenda 650X23C, all black

Components:

  • Brakes: Tektro Alloy forged, brake shoes angle adjustable
  • Brake Levers: Shimano W/ST-2200
  • Handlebars: Pro-Lite / Chivetta Alloy bar, best reach for Kid, width 380mm, Barbore 31.8
  • Handlebar Tape: Pro-Lite / Riscone Embossed cork, Gel ribbon black
  • Headset: Pro-Lite/ Ampezzo Intergraded headset, Hi -roll bearing
  • Stem: Pro-Lite / Pedrosa 6061 Alloy 3D forged stem, -6deg Barbore 31.8mm, Extension 80mm
  • Saddle: Velo Kid racing saddle, 2 Tone , Silver bumper
  • Seatpost: Pro-lite Alloy offset seat post, 250 mm
  • Pedals: VP Hi-Impact Racing pedal, boron axle with toe clip and strap

Buy Pro-Lite Kids Bikes from Chain Reaction Cycles, the World's Largest Online Bike Store.

  • Colour: White - Black
  • Wheel Size: 650c
  • Gender: Male
  • AgeGroup: Kids
  • Speed: 16 Speed
 
Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 5 reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Expensive for what you get It is expensive at several hundred dollars more than similarly equipped 700c sized bikes. I picked this bike due to lack of alternatives in 650c roadbikes. Issues out of the box included - The rear quick release was severely over-torqued. Needed to use a wrench to release the quick release handle - The rear free-wheel had to be repacked as it made strange noises out of the box - The rims were not well manufactured. The weld joint on the both rims do not properly lined up - The welding on the frame seems "agricultural". Definitely not what one would expect of a bike at this price. Can't really tell the quality of the welds short of x-raying the joints. - Bar tape needed to be re-taped to secure, as the tape was slightly loose out of the box Also, please note that the bike out of the box is not tuned. - Drive-train needs to be adjusted - Brake calipers need to be aligned - Some nuts and bolts needed to either be tightened or loosen (over torqued out of the box) The bike is also poorly packaged. This is the 4th bike I have purchased in the last 2 years and shipped, but 1st from CRC. The previous 3 purchases from other shops were very securely packed and protected, with the cardboard box reinforced internally to ensure rigidity for transport . This bike was hardly secured inside the cardboard box. The box was not reinforced internally in any way and upon arrival was so damaged that the bike and everything inside literally fell out of the bottom of the box. From the condition my packaged arrived in I can see how the previous comment regarding the bike being severely scratched with wheel bent upon arrival could happen. Lastly, there is "just" enough room to fit a full sized drinking bottle without modifications to the bottle cage. 09 December 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Daughter delighted! I bought the 650c for my 12 year-old daughter and the 24" for my 8 year-old son. Both bikes come in surprisingly boxes. You need to fit front wheel, saddle, pedals, handlebars and cable into front brake. Mine arrived with damaged front tyre & tube so I had to get new ones from very good LBS. New 650cx23 scraped on front brake, and when I swapped tyres front to back the original tyre only cleared the callipers when I adjusted them close to the rim. This minor annoyance sorted, my daughter was off riding and loved it immediately. (CRC did compensate for the tyre and I have since sourced a 650cx20 tyre to try on the front). Frame and wheels seem good quality. I have changed the pedals. A standard water bottle does fit into the frame but is difficult to put in and take out so there's no drinking while riding. (Though there should be more room than the 24" there isn't because the bolt holes seem higher than they need to be for crank clearance.) Both children are enjoying the road bike experience and finding the bikes comfortable. Next step is the first decent hill climb. 07 September 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great racing bike for kids Bought for 9 year old daughter (plenty of growing room). A beautifully made bike, black and white colours are striking. Gives a smooth ride, accelerates quickly, fairly light, climbs and descends well, makes a very good racer. Standard compact crank allows gearing to be easily changed to meet racing regulations. Bottle cage positioning is tight but then again it is a child’s racer and sized accordingly. Buying a bottle cage with appropriately positioned screw holes allows for the use of a full size bidon. 21 April 2011
Rated 3 out of 5 by Spoiled by bottle mounts Bought this for my son and it is a great bike overall. However, the completely ridiculous positioning of the bottle mounts means you can't actually get a normal size bidon in/out because it is too near the top tube. A pretty major oversight, in my book, that takes away a couple of rating stars. 10 March 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brilliant Bike Grrrreat bike - I've won nearly every race since purchasing my cool pro-lite. The eye-catching graphics and design of the bike make it a pleasure to ride and is quite light weight. The bike handles really well helping me to hold speed around corners of the race track. I would give this racer 10/10 29 August 2009
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What size of child is this bike suitable for?

I have a twelve year old son who has an inside leg measurement of 70cm. What is the height of the top tube?
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My wife has an inside leg measurement of 630mm and the standover height of this bike fits her well.

If your son's inside leg measurement is 700mm, get him a 700c wheel size bike. The same quality bike as the Pro-Lite in a 700c wheelsize costs ~$300. Alternatively for a little more money you can get him a Shimano 105 equipped bike in 700c wheel size range.

The small frames in 700c have standover heights as low as 680mm
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Due to the frame geometry of the bike and the range it has you can fit an age range of around 9 to 12 years old. Ideally you will have to contact us with a height and body type to we can ideally work out what will fit and what changes would make the best fit for you. You can contact us at:
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downtube shifters?

The reviews that mention that the bike has the shifters on the downtube are quite old (2010/11). Has the design been updated at all since then and changed to lever, indexed shifters or is it still downtube?
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There are no downtube shifters on the 650c. It uses 2300 Shimano shifters, which are the same as the Sora shifters except only 8sp.

Downtube shifters are used on the 24" version
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This bike has Shimano ST-2200 Dual Control STi levers. The shifters and brakes are integrated into the one lever on the handlebars.
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What is the weight of the bike?

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About 8kg out of the box. However, apart from the frame everything on my wife's bike has been upgraded so can't tell you the exact weight of it.
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The weight of the bike is 9.12kg
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What frame size is the 650c?

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You'll get a more useful response if you post the inner leg measurement of the rider you're considering for this bike.

Frame size is not an accurate measure of whether a bike will fit or not
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This bike is only currently available in a 44cm frame.
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