TREK Roscoe 24 Review

TREK Roscoe 24 Review

Roscoe 24: The kids’ mountain bike Roscoe 24 is made to increase trail confidence. Although it borrows certain ideas from the adult Roscoe, this ride was created specifically with children in mind. The Roscoe bike is perfect for tiny rippers who want to develop their abilities and have a ton of fun keeping up with Mom, Dad, or an older sibling. It features 2.8″ mid-fat tyres, a 1x drivetrain, and a wide-range cassette. Fit for motorcyclists who stand between 51 and 59 inches tall.


ModelRoscoe 24
TypeKids Mountain Bike


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Alpha Aluminum, 24”
ForkRoscoe 24” alloy

Hub front

Formula DC-20, alloy, 6-bolt, 100mm ThruSkew
Hub rearFormula DC-2241, alloy, 6-bolt, Shimano 8/9/10 freehub, Boost141, 5mm QR
Rim24” alloy, 28-hole, schrader valve
TireChen-Shin, 24×2.80”


Shimano Altus M315, 8 speed
Rear derailleurShimano Tourney TX80
CrankAlloy, 28T chain ring w/guard, 152mm length
Bottom bracketSealed cartridge
CassetteSunRun cassette, 11-34, 8 speed
ChainKMC Z8.3, 8 speed
PedalKids’ 9/16”


Kid’s 24” size, padded
SeatpostBontrager alloy, 27.2mm, 12mm offset, 250mm length
HandlebarBontrager alloy, 31.8mm, 15mm rise, 580mm width
GripsKids’ Kraton
StemBontrager alloy, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 60mm length
HeadsetVP 1-1/8”, semi-Integrated
BrakeTektro MD-M280 mechanical disc, 160mm rotor
Brake leverKids’ alloy brake lever, black


11.60 kg / 25.58 lbs
Weight limitThis bike has a maximum total weight limit (combined weight of bicycle, rider, and cargo) of 175 pounds (80 kg).

This bike is perfect if you want to start your little shredder off on the right foot with a genuine mountain bike that develops skills and confidence right away and is ready to leave the local streets and hit the trails. There is no greater educational tool than Roscoe if you want to impart the knowledge of the path to your young child. A sturdy Alpha Gold Aluminum frame with a sloping top tube for added clearance, 24″ wheels with mid-fat 2.8″ tyres for added traction and stability, a 1×8 Shimano drivetrain with a wide-range cassette for hills and technical sections, mechanical disc brakes, and a ton of considerate details lifted from adult MTB tech, like a closed front dropout and a tucked-in rear brake caliper so when kids drop their Roscoe it doesn’t.


Alpha Aluminum Frame

Alpha Aluminum frame was developed to provide more flexible frames with the same acceleration and affordability that have traditionally made aluminum so popular. Trek is able to fine-tune frames to be stiff where necessary and compliant where possible by using a holistic approach to frame design and production. As a result, you have more opportunity to pleasantly appreciate your aluminum frame during the trip.

You won’t have to second-guess hitting the gravel or signing up for a multi-day tour if you have Alpha Aluminum. The only bike you’ll ever need for enjoyment, touring, training, and competition is an aluminum bike.

Chen-Shin Tires 24×2.80”

High volume tread design offers outstanding cornering and traction. These tyres are 2.8″ wide, perform admirably, and look fantastic in almost all circumstances.

Shimano Altus 8 Speed Shifter

Shimano Altus SL-M315 8-Speed shifters, are designed for MTB rides, provide dependable shifting performance on a variety of terrains. They have a thin primary lever body, and below your handlebar is where you’ll find an optical gear display. This implies that while riding your mountain bike, you will be able to see which gear position you have chosen. 8 Speed MTB Shifters these trail-ready MTB shifters are equipped with technology and designed for light shifting action.


Brakes from Tektro are of excellent quality, frequently surpassing those of the competitors. When looking for new brakes for your bike, Tektro brakes are highly recommended due to the positive user reviews they have received. Generally speaking, they have outstanding build quality, perform well, and are comfortable to use.
Kids can now manage their speeds better thanks to this. Young children may manage the bike’s speed levels with the help of its brake pads. When necessary, they are able to apply enough stopping power to the bike.

Oh! What a feeling

Your kid will be getting a wow feeling: 

A trail session is the most enjoyable family activity there is, and Roscoe is the best kids’ bike for creating priceless memories.

This is not a miniature adult bike; instead, it was designed from the ground up for children by experts who understand exactly what works and what doesn’t.

Simplicity is ideal while learning to ride: Kids may concentrate on keeping the rubber side down with a 1×8 drivetrain.

It is simpler to get on and off thanks to the kid-specific frame geometry’s sloping top tube.

To help minimize damage from laying the bike down, the rear brake caliper is tucked into the frame.

Pros & Cons


Lightweight Aluminum Frame

Excellent rugged design

Positive ride, comfort factor

Kids-specific frame geomatry

rear brake caliper to minimize damage while laying down


Seat can be uncomfortable for some kids.


Which Roscoe 24 size should I buy for kids?

The charts below illustrate our suggested sizes based on height, but other elements, such as arm and leg length, can affect how well something fits. You’ll see some overlap in our suggestions as a result. For example, not every rider who is 5’8″ will fit on the same size bike. Consult the specialists at your neighborhood retailer for the greatest advice on finding your ideal fit.

SizeRider Height
12″ wheel86 – 102 cm2’9.9″ – 3’4.2″
16″ wheel99 – 117 cm3’3.0″ – 3’10.1″
20″ wheel114 – 132 cm3’8.9″ – 4’4.0″
24″ wheel130 – 150 cm4’3.2″ – 4’11.1″
26″ wheel146 – 160 cm4’9.5″ – 5’3.0″

How much does a trek Roscoe 24 weight?

A 2022 Trek Roscoe 24 weights 11.60 kg / 25.58 lbs.

How many gears does a trek Roscoe 24 have?

ShifterSize: 24″ wheel Shimano Altus M310, 8 speed
Rear derailleurShimano Tourney TX80
CrankAlloy, 28T chain ring w/guard, 152mm length
Bottom bracketSealed cartridge
CassetteSunRun cassette, 11-34, 8 speed

From where I can get Trek Trail 9.9 XX1 AXS?

Smaller versions of full-sized bikes, 24″ kids’ bikes. They probably feature gears, front suspension, hand brakes, and a comparable seating position to mountain bikes. For confident riders who are simply too small for a full-sized bike, these bikes are an excellent option.

How many speed levels does the Shimano lever have?

It has 8-speed settings for smooth gear changes.



Total score

Our Rating​

Give a kid a Roscoe, and they’ll be a lifelong mountain biker. This bike is the ideal introduction to the trail thanks to its mid-fat tyres and a multitude of kid-specific design features. This kid-friendly setup is designed to develop confidence, skills, and a healthy obsession with the best sport in the world if your little one is old enough to accompany you on a singletrack adventure.

Your children would adore the Roscoe 24 bike. The youngsters can ride around the neighborhood either individually or in groups because it was specifically made with them in mind. They can ride at their best thanks to the strong, lightweight alpha aluminum frame. The gear mechanism is straightforward enough to make changing gears simple. This is helpful, particularly on uphill rides.

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Our articles are developed after considerable research and studies online and also including seeking informational experience based tips from professional rides. Key sources of information are interviews, google search and youtube.