A bike to do it all? Not only is it a superb Cyclocross or Triathlon bike giving younger riders the big benefit of 700c wheels, you can also choose your spec to gear for your rider’s British Cycling age group road events, U8, U10 or U12.
All built with correct, child-specific components so they can ride in comfort, putting all their power down on the road or field. This is not simply a small frame with cheap adult components that make it difficult to ride. This is a low-standover, short cockpit bike with narrow Q-factor, proportional cranks.
Best of all, it can still climb, so it’s perfect for leisure rides in the holidays, trail or road. It’s even ready for a trip to the Alps, thanks to it’s 11-34t cassette and long-cage mech producing a 2 metre gear rollout (34Tx34t) on 700x20c tyres. An important consideration when putting smaller children on 700c wheels.
Our Scatto J-Cross 28 bikes are a game-changer, because your rider doesn’t have to wait until they are 11 years old to ride a 700c bike anymore (for reference, the small 9-year old test rider in our photograph is 134cm tall with a 62cm inside leg).
Frame & Forks:
Aluminium alloy frame & carbon forks (38cm seat tube) 1 1/8” headset, 68mm BSA English BB, bottle cage boss.
Deda RHM compact 355mm narrow bars. 60mm alloy stem with carbon-fibre spacers
Saddle & Post:
Carbon saddle with inline carbon seatpost & alloy clamp
Promax SQ-1 lightweight, narrow Q-factor 140mm alloy cranks
Microshift R9 9-speed shifters
Chainring (suggestions for your riders race category):
Choice of 110 BCD ‘narrow-wide’ single chainring;
- 34T for BC Road U8 & U12 or CX U8/U9/U10 or Triathlon Tstart/Ts1 & Ts2
- 36T for BC Road U10 or CX U12 or Triathlon TS1 (where gear limited)
Cassette (suggestions for your riders race category):
Choice of Microshift R9 cassette;
- 12-25t for BC Road U8/U10 & U12 & Triathlon Ts1/Ts2 (where gear limited)
- 11-34t for Cyclocross and Triathlon (unrestricted)
Tyres (suggestions for your riders race category):
Choice of Schwalbe tyres;
- Lugano 700x20c for BC Road U8/U10 & Triathlon Ts1 (where gear limited)
- Lugano 700x25c for BC Road U12 & Triathlon Ts2 (where gear limited)
- CX Comp 700x30c for all age groups of Cyclocross and grass Triathlon events
Microshift R9 9-speed long-cage
KMC X9 9-Speed
Tektro cantilever brakes (CR720 front/Oryx rear for self-modulation)
Shimano RS010 700c wheelset
Approx 8.8kg on road tyres (upgrades reduce weight)
We are happy to discuss any upgraded parts you may require. Examples are Alex ALX440 wheelset for +£120 Cero AR24 Evo wheelset for +£200 or a choice of crank lengths, rear mechs/cassettes/chains or tyres to suit your specific needs.
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