TEST Scatto JC28 Small 700c Junior Cyclocross Bike
A year-round 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 swap the tyres and it's great for U8, U10 or U12 British Cycling road events too.
All built with correct, child-specific components so they can ride in comfort, putting all their power down on the road. This is not simply a small frame, with cheap adult components that make it difficult. This is a low-standover, short cockpit (49cm top-tube) 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 sub-1.9 metre gear rollout (30Tx34t) on road tyres. An important consideration when putting smaller children on 700c wheels.
Our Scatto JC28 (Junior Cross, 28"/700c wheel) 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 very small but experienced 8-year old test rider in our photographs above is 127cm tall with a 56cm inside leg on a custom-built example with the smallest HUP components).
Standard Spec: Scatto JC28 Small 700c Junior Cyclocross Bike
Frame & Forks:
Aluminium alloy frame & carbon forks (38cm seat tube) 1 1/8” headset, 68mm BSA English BB, bottle cage boss.
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HUP 320mm bars with Black bar tape on HUP 50mm alloy stem with carbon-fibre spacers
Saddle & Post:
HUP lightweight saddle with HUP 7075 seatpost & HUP 6061 clamp
HUP lightweight 140mm alloy cranks
Microshift R10s 10-speed short-reach shifters or Microshift SB-M110 11-speed short-reach shifters
104 BCD ‘narrow-wide’ single: 30T
KMC X10 10-Speed chain or KMC X11 11-Speed chain
Microshift 10-speed cassette 11-34t or Microshift 11-speed 11-42t
Microshift R9 10-speed rear mech or Microshift XCD 11-speed rear mech
Tektro cantilever brakes
Shimano RS100 wheelset @ 1920g (upgrades available, see below) alx 440 novatec sprint
Michelin 700c Dynamic Sport Road tyres (CX tyres available separately)
Approx 8.9kg on road tyres (upgrades reduce weight) Delivery: Either collection in person or UK/worldwide courier of fully built bike. All bikes are custom-built to order: CLICK HERE for current build queue time Age Range: approx 8-years old and up
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) If you intend to Road Race or Triathlon (on gear restricted events) let us know your child’s British Cycling/British Triathlon age category in notes and we can specify the correct chainring, cassette & tyres to maximise the available gearing.
*Above images are for illustration purposes, may include optional upgrade parts. Supplied bike built to spec listed above.