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Summary of Reviews
We have read all expert and user reviews on the Specialized Jett. In summary, this is what cyclists think.
17 reasons to buy
- Adult reviewers say kid testers have a lot of fun riding the Jett.
- Parents say young riders easily learn to change gears, using 7 or 8-speed microSHIFT trigger shifters.
- The Jett’s extra-long seatpost allows maximum adjustability for growing kids.
- The Jett’s cranks have 2 pedal positions, to fit a wide range of leg lengths.
- Jett bikes feature front and rear hand brakes. Parents found them powerful, reliable and easy to adjust.
- Reviewers appreciate the Jett’s low weight.
- The Jett’s sloping top-tube allows for heaps of standover, in addition to easier mounting and dismounting.
- Experts see the Jett as a durable bike that will last being passed from child to child.
- Reviewers praise the Jett’s comfortable q-factor (Kids’ legs are spaced at an appropriate width while pedaling).
- The Jett’s Bridge saddle and Body Geometry grips are appropriately sized and ergonomic.
- Specialized’s Jett Fit Tool helps parents to fine-tune their child's fit.
- Pathfinder Sport tires are 2.0” wide with moderate tread. Testers say they roll smoothly, while offering ample traction and comfort.
- Due to its build and clearance to fit knobby tires, the Jett is a versatile bike that can be ridden on or off-road.
- Reviewers say the Jett is well-suited to beginners.
- Riser handlebars and considered geometry provide a comfortable, upright and safe ride position.
- Some experts believe the Jett is priced competitively, alongside bikes of similar quality.
- One reviewer places high value on the Jett’s internal cabling.
5 reasons not to buy
- A tester says the Jett’s “large” brake levers seem to require full-hand braking.
- One reviewer says the Jett’s seat tube can’t be completely lowered.
- An expert believes the Jett is overpriced, in comparison to similar bikes.
- One reviewer describes the Jett’s brake reach adjustment dial as “flimsy”.
- A tester is deeply concerned over the Jett’s lack of quick-release skewers.
Bottom lineThe Specialized Jett is a geared kids’ bike that’s available with 20” wheels and a 7-speed drivetrain, or as a 24”, 8-speed bike. One parent says their daughter “...mastered the gear change” on the Specialized Jett. Kids can also learn to use the Jett’s hand-brakes and their balance isn’t hampered by a coaster brake. It’s described as a “neighbourhood bike”, but it has the clearance to fit knobby tires and head off-road on hardpack or gravel. The Jett is highly adjustable, making for a bike that fits growing kids for longer - and which can be handed down through siblings, cousins and friends. While many reviewers believe this justifies the Jett’s price, one tester remains flabbergasted. High quality components performed well in tests, but reviewers have voiced frustration with seatpost insertion limitations.
Expert Reviews86/100 based on 6 rated expert reviews
Specialized Jett Kids Bike Review
We were incredibly impressed by its quality and performance. Extended fit aside, the Specialized Jett is one of the best kids bikes we’ve ever tested. It is, in many ways, comparable to bikes produced by industry-leading kids brands such as Woom, Prevelo and Cleary.
Specialized Jett Review: A Better LBS Kids Bike!
The Specialized Jett is an ideal choice for biking to school, riding with Mom and Dad on the greenbelt, or playing with friends in the cul-de-sac. I’d save a few bucks and go with the Woom or Prevelo instead.
Specialized Jett 24 Bike Review
A carefully designed and uniquely adjustable multispeed bike that is pure pleasure to ride… the Jett is lightweight and can be accurately and regularly modified to ensure optimum fit for growing children. The price reflects the quality and longevity of the bike. Expect it to last your child for three summers.
Specialized Jett 20 Kids Bike: Rider Review
For a do-it-all kids bike, it is excellent. The Specialized Jett 20 represents bikes as transport and bikes as fun, not part of an elite performance pathway, and that is its charm. It’s designed for playing in the park and riding to school, which is what most kids do on their bikes!
Specialized Jett 24 Multispeed in Review: Play-Mobile All-Rounder [German]
An all-round youth bike with a light overall weight, a cool look and lots of riding fun. Thanks to the reduction to the essentials (rigid fork instead of suspension, no lights, no fenders, no rack), the 24” Jett weighs only 10.2 kilos.
5 Children’s and Youth Bikes Tested [German]
It was clearly shown that children could handle the light bikes easier, such as those from Specialized… All bikes except for the Specialized use a Grip Shift. With the exception of the Jett, all models are equipped with traffic-compliant equipment.
Specialized Jett 20″ Review
Finally, the big brands are investing in producing quality kids’ bikes. The Specialized Jett is a lot of money, but keep in mind it’s going to grow with your child for two years and it’s going to have a great resale value.
20″ Specialized Jett Kids Bike – New For 2021
What’s really cool about this bike is that it is really, really adjustable… the standover height
is quite low, everything’s quite lightweight.