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
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 size 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+
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
saddle MERIDA EXPERT JR
seat clamp MERIDA COMP QR
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

Technology

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X-TAPER HEADTUBE

Our X-Tapered headtube offers the space for a tapered fork to be fitted. Tapered forks offer superb stiffness and precise and deliver confidence-inspiring steering.

X-TAPER HEADTUBE
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SMOOTH WELDING

Sometimes called ‘double pass welding’, a second pass over the weld gives a clean organic look to the frame. At first glance, you will be convinced it is carbon.

SMOOTH WELDING
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INTERNAL CABLE ROUTING

Cables are routed through the frame, entering and exiting through smooth sockets. The bike looks neat, whilst the cables are protected from moisture and dirt.

INTERNAL CABLE ROUTING
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DOWN TUBE EXIT

Ensures that internally routed cables and wires can’t move freely and remain easily accessible for servicing.

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RACELITE 61 ALUMINIUM

We use a minimum of 6061 aluminium. The pay back is that it’s possible to make lighter and more advanced frames. We use an additional heat treatment and double-butted wall thicknesses to produce light and stiff frames.

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TFS - TECHNO FORMING SYSTEM

Technoforming is a mechanical forming process, shaping the tubes by using negative moulds, at times combined with an internal metal core. 

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F-MOUNT

‘F-Mount’ equipped bikes have integrated fittings for mud guards (some bikes require model specific mud guards), making fitting fast and simple.

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K-MOUNT

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

K-MOUNT
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C-MOUNT

‘C-Mount’ equipped bikes have the fixing points for a rear rack already integrated (some bikes require model specific rear rack), making fitting fast, simple and reliable.