MATTS J. CHAMPION

 

A bike to grow up with. Equipped with 26" wheels, but as the child grows there is the potential to run 27.5" wheels. Air fork, Shimano 1 x 10 drivetrain and hydraulic disc brakes.
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It’s all about lightweight for kids.

We care as much about our kids' bikes as we do those in our adult range; all components are as light, and child focused as possible.

We use 1x drivetrains with rapid-fire shifters to make shifting simple and, again, reduce the overall weight.

The Matts Junior Champion uses a lightweight air fork.

All bikes have a focus on longevity; not just the high-quality paint finish, protected by a lacquer coat to keep the bike looking fresh for hand me downs or sale but also the flip-flop stem and spacers allowing for growth, extending the life of Matts Junior+ bikes. The Junior Champion can be upgraded to 27.5" wheels for additional longevity.

  • Lightweight double butted aluminium frame
  • Fast rolling 26" wheels
  • 100mm travel Air fork
  • Shimano 1x transmission
  • Hydraulic disc brakes
  • material: aluminium
  • 27.5x2.25" max. wheelsize
  • 135x9mm axle standard
  • BSA bottom bracket standard
  • MUK 5 Hanger
frame size XS
  • Air
  • 100mm suspension travel
  • Lockout
  • 42mm fork offset
  • 27.5x2.25" max. wheelsize
  • 17mm inner width
  • material: aluminium
  • 100x9mm width front hub
  • 32 spoke holes
  • Centerlock
  • 135x9mm width rear hub
  • 32 spoke holes
  • Centerlock
crank 170 mm-XS
bottom bracket FSA TH-7420ST-W, Cartridge Bearing
  • 11-46 teeth
  • 10 speed
chain KMC X10
shifters Shimano Deore M4100
rear derailleur Shimano Deore M5120 Shadow+
  • 2 piston hydraulic disc brake
headset MERIDA M2345
  • material: aluminium
  • 31.8mm diameter
  • 6° stem angle
  • 60 mm
stem size 60 mm
  • material: aluminium
  • 640mm width
  • 15mm rise
grip MERIDA EXPERT JR
  • material: aluminium
  • 30.9mm diameter
  • 15mm setback
seat clamp MERIDA COMP QR
saddle MERIDA EXPERT JR
pedal VP VPE-891
Bike Frame Geometry Image
Frame Size XS
Tyre Sizes 26"
St Seat Tubes mm 343
Tt Top Tubes mm 555
Cs Chain Stays mm 430
HTA head tube angle [°] 70.5
STA seat tube angle [°] 73.3
Bd Bottom Bracket Drops mm 45
Ht Head Tube Lengths mm 95
Fl Fork Lengths mm 490
R Reach mm 383
S Stacks mm 582
Wb Wheel Base mm 1045
Sh Stand Over Height mm 636

To reduce production and delivery times, we are sometimes forced to make last-minute specification changes. Please be aware that those changes might not be reflected on these product pages and images.

Technology

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X-TAPER HEADTUBE

Steering precision is vital to safe and confident handling, and the X-TAPER HEADTUBE allows us to significantly boost this precision. A larger headset diameter at the bottom paired with a smaller one at the top helps to deal with the strains modern riding and equipment can put on the headtube, all without adding unnecessary weight. It allows tapered forks to be fitted with ease and delivers precise and confidence-inspiring steering.

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SMOOTH WELDING

This is a process we use to give a nice flat finish to our welds instead of the scaled, 'stack of coins' effect TIG welded joints often have. The welder uses the welding torch to go over the joint twice, helping to smooth out the filler material. It takes a lot of skill to do this, but it delivers strong and smart-looking frames that have the appearance of a carbon fibre frame at first look.

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INTERNAL CABLE ROUTING

On the majority of our frames, we run the gear and brake cables and hoses through the frame. The cables enter and exit the frame through smooth sockets, or we use one of our other systems like SMART ENTRY or WIRE PORT to be routed through. Running the cables inside the frame protects them from the elements, gives a clean and neat look and can offer aerodynamic advantages.

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DOWN TUBE EXIT

DOWN TUBE EXIT is a feature seen on some of our frames with internally routed cables. By slightly overlapping the downtube where it connects to the bottom bracket, it leaves a small space that allows cables to exit easily. This means they are easily accessible for routine maintenance or replacement, but it prevents excessive movement and noise that can cause wear and distraction.

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RACELITE 61 ALUMINIUM

We use a minimum of 6061 grade aluminium on all our bikes. It’s particularly well suited to being shaped with our hydroforming and technoforming processes, which allow us to vary the wall thickness to create double-butted tubing and complex frame shapes. It’s also an alloy that welds easily, and once it has been carefully heat treated to maximise strength, it means we can create strong and lightweight bicycle frames for you to enjoy.

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TFS - TECHNO FORMING SYSTEM

Manipulating the tube shape and thickness greatly impacts the appearance, weight and functionality of our aluminium frames. One technology that allows us to do that is TECHNO FORMING, where plain aluminium tubes get mechanically formed by using an external form and an internal metal core. The result, beautifully shaped tubes with varying wall thickness, ready to be used to create our technoformed aluminium frames.

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F-MOUNT

Being able to turn your bike into an all-weather commuter that has mudguards and other fittings can be a real plus, in particular when riding on wet and perhaps muddy roads and tracks on a regular basis. To make fitting easy, some of our bikes are F-MOUNT equipped. These integrated fittings mounts make adding mudguards fast and simple. Please note that some bikes require model-specific mudguards.

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K-MOUNT

Integrated mount on the chainstay to fit a Merida kickstand (or any commercial kickstand).

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C-MOUNT

Similar to our F-MOUNT, where various fixing points for mudguards are part of the frame offering, the C-MOUNT equipped bikes have the fixing points for a rear rack already integrated, making fitting fast, simple and reliable. The C-MOUNTS are an additional feature that improves the day-to-day versatility by adding loading capacity to your bike, ideal for commuting and shopping trips. Please note that some bikes require model-specific rear racks.