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BUDDY BIKE SIDE-BY-SIDE MODEL COMPARISON
All models utilize quality parts and are based on the innovative Buddy Bike design. They feature aluminum frames for a lighter ride and easier bike rack loading.

Buddy Bike Family

Buddy Bike Sport 30 Speed

Buddy Bike Sport Deluxe

 

FAMILY 8 SPEED (BB102-AL-8.17C)
SPORT 30 SPEED (BB104-AL-30.17) SPORT DELUXE (BB104-AL-NU.17)
General Description

Buddy Bike Family has a Chrome Red aluminum frame and a Shimano 8 speed internal hub for pedal-free shifting and easy bike maintenance.

Buddy Bike Family Economy 3 Speed (BB102-AL-3.17E) has similar specifications to this model. Variations include an internal 3 speed hub and a padded crossbar instead of stoker/front rider handlebars.

Cycling enthusiasts and adult riders over 58" prefer Buddy Bike Sport. Buddy Bike Sport has a Shimano Deore M525 30 speed gear system (some models may include a KT hub) providing a wide range of gear options, an aluminum frame, more rear rider leg room than Buddy Bike Family, disc brakes plus a stoker standard caliper brake for more braking power, and thin hybrid tires for a smooth ride with less rolling resistance.

Cycling enthusiasts and adult riders over 58" have made Buddy Bike Sport our most popular model. Buddy Bike Sport Deluxe includes the our Sport model features with the addition of the NuVinci Nfinity N380 CVP drivetrain that makes shifting gears pedal-free, smooth and easy on the knees and as simple as tuning a radio dial. There are no skipped gears or fear of losing a chain on this maintenance-free hub allowing parents to focus on enjoying the ride with their child.

Who will like this bike?

Novice & casual riders

Avid cyclists

Novice, casual or avid cyclists

Who can ride this bike (rider height)?

As true bike measurements should include the rider's inseam and arm length, these measurements may vary. Please review all specs in order to determine the best bike model for you.

Captain/adult riders approx. 5'3" to 5'8"

Adult riders/Captains under 5'5" will find Buddy Bike Family to be most comfortable due to the lower rear rider seat and lower top tubes for easier bike mounting. The Buddy Bike may not be suitable for Captains under 5'3". Trial rides are suggested.

Captain/adult riders approx. 5'4" to 6'4"

Riders over 5'8" may find Buddy Bike Sport models to be most comfortable as they have more rear rider leg room than our Family models.

Captain/adult riders approx. 5'4" to 6'4"

Riders over 5'8" may find Buddy Bike Sport models to be most comfortable as they have more rear rider leg room than our Family models.

Where can I ride this bike?

With 8 internal gears this bike is best for flat or minimally hilly areas. Tires are wide enough for stability and have some tread for gripping on a variety of surfaces but not too much tread for less rolling resistance.

Wide range of gears (30) make this a good bike for hilly areas. Thinner, slicker tires with puncture resistant tubes are best on paved surfaces but can handle some other surfaces.

The NuVinci Nfinity N380 CVP drivetrain is comparable to a 9 speed hub making this bike best for flat or areas with some hills. Thinner, slicker tires with puncture resistant tubes are best on paved surfaces but can handle some other surfaces.

FEATURES

Bike Weight 43 lbs. 43 lbs. 45 lbs.
Frame

Aluminum, Chrome Red

Aluminum, Steel Blue & Silver

Aluminum
2 color options: Lime Green/Black or Bling Pink/Silver

Gears/Hub

8 SPEED, SHIMANO NEXUS INTER 8
internal hub for low maintenance
& pedal-free shifting

30 SPEED, SHIMANO DEORE M525 30
shifters and external hub w/derailleur
(some models may include a KT hub)

NuVinci Nfinity N380 CVP DRIVETRAIN
Makes shifting as simple
as tuning a radio dial

(Bling Pink models may include NuVinci N360 hubs)

Fork Single crown rigid Single crown rigid Single crown rigid
Brakes Capt Tektro Vee V brakes Tektro IO disc brakes Tektro IO disc brakes
Brakes Stoker Tektro Vee rear wheel caliper brake Tektro Vee rear wheel caliper brake

Tektro Vee rear wheel caliper brake

Bottom Bracket Sealed bearing bracket w/aluminum sheath Sealed bearing bracket w/aluminum sheath Sealed bearing bracket w/aluminum sheath
Chain Rings Steel Steel Steel
Crank Arms (both riders) 6.7" (170 mm) silver 6.7" (170 mm) black 6.7" (170 mm) black
Wheels 26", aluminum w/brass nipples, double wall rim 26", CSW aluminum w/brass nipples, double wall rim 26", CSW aluminum w/brass nipples, double wall rim
Tires Kenda 892-007 26x1.95 Kenda K1029 Kwick Roller 26x1.5 w/anti-flat Kenda K1029 Kwick Roller 26x1.5 w/anti-flat
Bottle Mounts 1 set 1 set 1 set
Kickstand

Sold separately

Sold separately

Sold separately

Owner Manual

OWNER MANUAL (2017 models)
OWNER MANUAL (2016 models)
OWNER MANUAL (2014 models)
OWNER MANUAL (2013 models)
OWNER MANUAL (2011 models)

OWNER MANUAL (2017 models)
OWNER MANUAL (2016 models)
OWNER MANUAL (2014 models)
OWNER MANUAL (2013 models)
OWNER MANUAL (2011 models)
OWNER MANUAL
(2010 models)

OWNER MANUAL (2017 models)
OWNER MANUAL (2016 models)
OWNER MANUAL (2014 models)
OWNER MANUAL (2013 models)

NUVINCI MANUAL N380
NUVINCI MANUAL N360

 

FAMILY 8 SPEED (BB102-AL-8.17C) SPORT 30 SPEED (BB104-AL-30.17) SPORT DELUXE (BB104-AL-NU.17)

MEASUREMENTS

Overall Bike Length

83" (2108 mm)

84" (2134 mm)

84" (2134 mm)

Wheelbase 57.1" (1450.95 mm) 58.1" (1476.5 mm) 58.1" (1476.5 mm)
Frame Size
(center bottom bracket to top of Capt seat tube)
17" (432 mm) 18" (458 mm) 18" (458 mm)
Minimum Inseam Capt
(to reach pedals)
27" (686 mm) 29" (737 mm) 29" (737 mm)
Seat Tube Length Stoker 14.6" (370 mm) 14.6" (370 mm) 14.6" (370 mm)
Minimum Inseam Stoker
(to reach pedals)
25" (635 mm) 25" (635 mm) 25" (635 mm)
Seat Post Capt 15.75" (400 mm);
1.2" (30.4 mm) diameter
15.75" (400 mm);
1.2" (30.4 mm) diameter
15.75" (400 mm);
1.2" (30.4 mm) diameter
Seat Post Stoker 11.81" (300 mm);
1.2" (30.4 mm) diameter
11.81" (300 mm);
1.2" (30.4 mm) diameter
11.81" (300 mm);
1.2" (30.4 mm) diameter
Set Back Seat Post SP600-30.4
(Sold separately)
1.25" set back for more rear rider leg room
Fits tube 30.4 mm (1.244") diameter.
Seat post height is 350 mm (13.78")
with 250 mm (9.84") inside tube
1.25" set back for more rear rider leg room
Fits tube 30.4 mm (1.244") diameter.
Seat post height is 350 mm (13.78")
with 250 mm (9.84") inside tube
1.25" set back for more rear rider leg room
Fits tube 30.4 mm (1.244") diameter.
Seat post height is 350 mm (13.78")
with 250 mm (9.84") inside tube
Seat Height Max Capt* 37.5" (952 mm) 39.5" (1003 mm) 39.5" (1003 mm)
Seat Height Max Stoker* 31.5" (800 mm) 31.5" (800 mm) 31.5" (800 mm)
Seat Tube Angle Capt 72.9˚ 72.9˚ 72.9˚
Top Tubes
(top of tube to ground)

24" (610 mm)

24.5" (622 mm) 24.5" (622 mm)
Distance b/w Seats 17" (432 mm) 19.2" (488.4 mm) 19.2" (488.4 mm)
Captain Seat to headset 38.2" (969.92 mm) 40.5" (1028.8 mm) 40.5" (1028.8 mm)
Handlebar Width 34" (864 mm) 33.5" (851 mm) 33.5" (851 mm)
Rear wheel brake cable 118" (2997 mm) 118" (2997 mm) 118" (2997 mm)

* Based on factory included seat posts. Includes minimum 4" of seat post inside the seat tube for safety.

 

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