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, but its also a great MTB XC bike for cross-county 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 12-36t cassette and long-cage mech producing a sub-2 metre gear rollout (34Tx36t) 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 their 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.
Flat (riser) Handlebars:
580mm carbon fibre bars with 35mm long alloy stem with carbon-fibre spacers
Saddle & Post:
DDK saddle with inline carbon seatpost & alloy clamp
Promax SQ-1 lightweight, narrow Q-factor 140mm alloy cranks
Microshift Marvo XE 9-speed shifter
Chainring (suggestions for your riders race category):
Choice of 110 BCD ‘narrow-wide’ single chainring;
- 34T for CX U8/U9/U10 or Triathlon Tstart/Ts1
- 36T for CX U10/U12 or Triathlon Ts1/TS2
KMC X9 9-Speed
Shimano HG300 9-speed cassette 12-36t
Shimano Alivio RDM4000 9-speed long-cage
Shimano Deore V-brakes
Shimano RS010 700c wheelset
Schwalbe CX Comp 700x30c
Approx 8.8kg (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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