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Cleary Gecko 12" Single Speed Freewheel Bike

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Product Details

A feathery light bike for young kids just learning to pedal. 

Availability:  Available colors are in stock for immediate shipment.

Fits:  The Gecko best fits riders with an inseam of 14″ to 18″, usually 2-3.5 yrs old. First time riders feel safest with their bottom on the saddle and their feet flat on the ground. A child with a 15″ inseam will fit the Gecko with the integrated seat/seat post dropped as low as possible. Once kids get comfortable on two wheels, they’ll want to sit on the saddle with only the balls of their feet on the ground. Thus, a confident rider with a 15″ inseam and a first-time rider with a 17″ inseam each will feel comfortable set-up with the same position on their bikes.

Why we Love this Bike:

Weighing just over 13 lbs with the freewheel option, the Gecko makes learning to ride a breeze!  The expert bike geometry is designed to provide early riders with ample room to stand over the seat or top tube with hands on the handlebars and feet on the ground.  The grips, handlebars and brake levers have been specially designed for little hands.  The slim, junior race-style vegan leather saddle designed to maximize a rider’s range of motion while minimizing chafing and weight.

The Gecko is among the most lightweight kid’s bikes on the planet. We designed the bike so 2-3 year-olds fit comfortably in a kid-specific ride position that’s efficient, balanced and agile. The Gecko’s geometry and frame design and gearing work together so your blossoming biker can stand up out of the saddle, stop quickly, roll over trails and crush pump tracks. The Gecko’s low, stable center of gravity thrives on dirt, pavement, and everything in between. Your toddler will be speeding down the bike path in no time.


  • Front and rear hand brakes
  • 5mm Allen skewer on front wheel
  • Three-piece crank and square taper bottom bracket
  • Internal cable routing
  • Single speed drivetrain
  • 160mm seat post allows the seat to drop down to 15".   


Frameset Lightweight 1020 alloy steel frame & fork
Headset FSA sealed 1″ headset
Stem 40mm alloy 1″ w/ 25.4mm clamp
Handle Bars 500mm/19.7″ wide, 19mm diameter handlebar with 50mm rise
Grips Cleary 19mm Grips
Seat Vegan leather saddle w/ integrated alloy seatpost
Brakes Tektro junior v-brakes & brake levers
Cranks 92mm alloy 3 piece cranks
Chain Ring 25 tooth
Bottom Bracket FSA sealed bearing
Pedals VP JR pedals 9/16″
Chain KMC Z610H
Freewheel 14 tooth freewheel
Wheels Alloy front hub, rear alloy flip flop hub

12″ x 2.125″


All Gecko 12" single speed bikes arrive 99% assembled. All you need to do is install the pedals, seatpost, handlebars and front wheel, as outlined in the  Cleary Bikes Assembly Manual and seen on our  Assembly Videos.

We are now offering shipment of this bicycle fully assembled with our Ride Out of the Box Premier Shipping Service.  


The Cleary Bikes Lifetime Warranty stands behind each of our bikes for as long as you ride it. Meaning, the original purchaser has a Lifetime Warranty against any and all manufacturer's defects on the bikes. Go ride hard.

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4.8 Based on 31 Reviews
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My son changed to Gecko from a balance bike. On the second day, he did a 13.5 km trip.

United States United States
instruction is not uptodate

very well, except the instruction is not quite uptodate.

Brett G.
United States United States
Exceptional service experience!

Bike is awesome. Our just-turned-3yo was up and pedaling with no assistance (and no training wheels) within a week. But way more importantly, Cherie, who helped with the purchase, raises the bar on truly exceptional customer experience. I will recommend this shop to anyone who asks, and many who don’t ask. Cherie went way beyond to ensure the bike arrived in time for a short-notice, important weekend of biking.

Tim D.
United States United States
Great Bike

My daughter is just 2.5 years old and can start, stop and pedal all by her self! A great bike is the key to a child's success.

Ready, Set, Pedal Cleary Gecko 12 Single Speed Freewheel Bike Review
David Z.
United States United States
Best next-step after balance bike

My daughter, 2-1/2, is loving her Gecko. After mastering a Strider balance bike, she’s pedaling, turning and riding away from us in a week’s time. The hand brakes are really smart and for us will be the last aspect of riding a bike-shop quality pedal bike that she will conquer.

Ready, Set, Pedal Cleary Gecko 12 Single Speed Freewheel Bike Review

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