Forme Calver Junior Pro 10-speed 700c Cyclocross Bike
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The ultimate kids cyclocross bike!
Kids Racing have consulted with Forme Bikes over a considerable period of time to create the Forme Calver Junior Pro 700c, we believe this is the most advanced children's race bike yet. The Forme Calver Junior Pro 700c, built with the correct HUPcc child-specific components gives them the real-world benefits of lightweight, elite level frameset, powerful disc brakes, thru-axles with replaceable dropouts, internal cabling and a super-low standover, so younger riders can exploit ride-changing, lightweight 700c wheels.
The superb adult-sized Forme Calver set a new standard for Cyclocross bikes (winning the 2017/18 UK CX National Championship) with this new kids version easily matching-up to expectations at just 1.1kg for this XXS 38cm frame - perfect for U8, U10 and U12 riders approx 7yrs old to 11yrs old with its low standover and short top-tube at 49cm.
With HUPcc rider-sized compact drop, short-reach and narrow handlebars, short stem, positive-offset rotary seat post, short-reach shifters and narrow Q-factor, short cranks with the right gearing options for kids - these bikes are designed from the ground up to fit small riders properly - no compromise anywhere!
With the lifting of the ban on disc brakes in British Cycling road racing events, a swap of tyres and the Calver Junior Pro 700c is all ready for the road, making it a true 365 days of the year bike, whatever the conditions, whatever the challenge.
Braking is provided by the lightest braking system on the market, compatible with shirt-reach shifters and packing a serious hydraulic punch. When paired with the world's lightest brake rotors from Ashima, their low mass lets lightweight riders actually generate heat in the brakes to work properly, without being 'over braked' as they can easily be on typical adult-derived hydraulic systems.
The Calver is a pure thoroughbred-racing tool, designed for the specific demands of a Cyclo-Cross race. You will not find any mudguard eyelets, pannier rack mounts or unnecessary weight anywhere here. You will find the underside of the top-tube nicely flattened for shouldering the bike over obstacles.
The Calver Junior Pro 700c is the lightest kids 700c aluminium disc-brake bike on the market and lighter than many adult carbon bikes - just how it should be. It's suitable for both Drop Bar builds for Road, Triathlon and Cyclocross racing OR flat bar builds for MTB XC, Triathlon and Cyclocross events.
Spec: Forme Calver Junior Pro 10-speed 700c Cyclocross Bike
Frame & Forks (38cm):
6013 Aluminium alloy frame and carbon-fibre fork with 1 1/8" tapered Alloy steerer, 68mm BSA English BB, bottle cage boss.
Fluro gloss frame with black forks - to check availability: CLICK HERE
HUP 340mm bars on HUP 50mm alloy stem with carbon-fibre spacers
Saddle & Post:
HUP saddle with HUP carbon-fibre seatpost & alloy clamp
HUP lightweight 145mm narrow Q-factor alloy cranks
Microshift R10s 10-speed short-reach shifters
104 BCD ‘narrow-wide’ single: 30T (32T, 34T, 36T and 38T available, see below)
KMC X10 10-Speed chain (chain guide available, see below)
Microshift 10-speed cassette 11-34t
Microshift R9 10-speed rear mech
Juin Tech Hydraulic/Mech disc brakes on 160mm rotors
Alex ALX CXD4 wheelset @ 1536g (upgrades available, see below)
Schwalbe 700c CX tyres
Approx 8.2kg (upgrades reduce weight)
Delivery: Bikes are built to order for either collection in person (allow 5 working days from order) or UK wide courier for (+£35) dispatched in approx 5 working days
Age Range: from approx 7-years old+ (38cm)
Recommended Min Inside Leg: 62cm bare-foot
(We measure our bikes from the floor up to the top-tube, in-front of the saddle, then minus 2cm for shoes).
Upgrades, modifications and customisation:
There is a large number of potential specifications of wheelsets/cassette/derailleur/chains/shifters that can be created - too many to list here. CONTACT US to discuss your requirements. These are a few examples of our popular upgrades;
- Novatec CXD Tubular Disc wheelset @ 1425g: +£220 (approx 200g lighter)
- Ashima Ai2 Lightweight Disc Rotors @ 73g each: +£35 (approx 150g lighter)
- Hutchinson CX tyres @ 310g: £25 (approx 190g lighter)
- Optional chain guide: +£25
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 can specify the correct chainring, cassette & tyres to maximise the available gearing.