We all know that kids aren't daft. They see what mum and dad are riding, and there'll come a time when they'll want something just as good. Well, now they can. The new Acid 240 Hybrid Youth SL features the same Bosch drive unit and battery as many of our adult bikes, so it'll give your young rider the power boost they need to ride further, faster and longer - good news for family rides. Better yet, we've chosen some great components that give many of our full-size bikes a run for their money. For example, the Shimano Deore 10-speed transmission features an enormous gear range and slick, reliable shifting. Combined with the Bosch system's smooth, quiet power delivery, it gives your youngster all the oomph they need to tackle any climb - and keep up with mum and dad. The Suntour XCR air fork is easily adjustable to suit smaller, lighter riders, and does a great job of ironing out the lumps in the trail. And powerful Shimano hydraulic disc brakes with a 180mm rotor at the front ensure there's plenty of stopping power for safely reining in any excess enthusiasm. It's all your little ripper needs to extend their riding horizons as their confidence and abilities grow.