Electronic shifting is a huge benefit for kid’s small hands and fingers – gear changing and braking is no longer an issue with SRAM eTap. Added to the very rare, lightweight and correctly proportioned Scatto J-Race frameset (recommended min inside leg 65cm, short top-tube @ 49cm) this is simply an incredible road bike, like no other bike available for 8yr olds+
(for reference, the small 9-year old test rider in our photographs is 134cm tall with a 62cm inside leg)
2 options of specification for the drop-handlebar Scatto J-Race SRAM eTap bike, based on the J-Race 28 (700c) frameset;
- eTap Racing is the 11-speed SRAM eTap racing bike @ 7.45kg
- eTap Road is the 11-speed SRAM eTap road/leisure bike @ 7.8kg
Scatto J-Race 28 eTap ‘Racing’ & ‘Road’ Specifications:
Frame & Forks:
Aluminium alloy frame & carbon forks (42cm seat tube) 1 1/8” headset, 68mm BSA English BB, bottle cage boss.
Drop Handlebars (sized for rider):
Compact 340mm or 360mm bars. 40, 50 or 60mm long alloy stem with carbon-fibre spacers
Saddle & Post:
Carbon race saddle with carbon seatpost & alloy clamp (additional long-distance DDK saddle available)
Cranks (sized for rider):
Promax lightweight alloy cranks (choice of 135mm-160mm to suit rider)
SRAM Red22 eTap wireless shifters (eTap Road: comes with extra bar-top blip buttons)
Chainring (selected for race category/road requirements):
110 BCD ‘narrow-wide’ single: 34T (BC U8/Tstart) 36T (BC U10/TS1), 34T (BC U12/TS2) or 38/40T (CX/Tri)
KMC X11EL 11-Speed
Ultegra 11-speed cassette to suit gearing requirements
SRAM Red22 eTap wireless short-cage (eTap Road: SRAM Red22 eTap wireless WiFli)
SRAM Apex road calipers (upgrades available)
eTap Racing: Alex ALX440 wheels @ 1600g eTap Road: Cero Ar24 Evo 700c @ 1462g (upgrades available)
Schwalbe Laguna 700c Road tyres (upgrades available, size to suit gearing requirement)
eTap Racing: approx 7.45kg. eTap Road: approx 7.8kg (further upgrades can reduce weight)
Once you’ve place your order, we will contact you to discuss your frame colour choices and any changes you may want to make to the specification. We will require your child’s Age (birthday), Height, Inside Leg & Shoulder Width for correct component selection.
This bike will come with the full SRAM eTap setup including battery chargers and front derailleur. We don’t use all parts but you will still receive the full package, so you can use the front mech (on a double-chainring crankset) on a future frameset.
If you intend to Road Race or Triathlon (on gear restricted events) let us know your child’s British Cycling/British Triathlon age category and we will specify the correct chainring, cassette & tyres to maximise the available gearing.
We are happy to delete parts if you wish to use your existing components. Many more options are available, please contact us to discuss. Sometimes, small changes are made to the spec due to parts availability – if this is the case we always contact you first (we can also fit SRAM eTap groupsets to the Scatto J-Cross 26 and 28 models, plus more).