Even the newest cyclists deserve a quality riding experience, with a bike that’s built from high-quality parts and based entirely around their needs.
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With an all-new frame that’s lighter than before, the MATTS J16 offers even the youngest riders seriously sorted handling and equipment designed around their needs. That means brakes with special levers designed for little hands to effectively control, plus easy to pedal gearing contained in a closed chain guard that keep hands safe and clothes clean. Lightweight wheels with fast rolling but grippy tyres ensure that that youth is no barrier to shredding. Suits heights from approx. 92-109 cm tall.

Our MATTS J range is designed for the heroes of tomorrow, which is why we put all the know-how gained from years of making adult bikes into lightweight, high-quality machines for kids to enjoy. High-quality components chosen specifically for the needs of children are married to our aluminium frames that are created with the same painstaking attention to detail and quality of finish as the rest of our bikes. That’s the only way to guarantee that young riders get the same enjoyment of cycling, safe in the knowledge that their bike will never let them down. Whatever your age, your level of ability or your size, we have the perfect first MERIDA ready for you. See you on the start line!

  • Lightweight aluminium frame
  • Closed chain guard keeps fingers safe and clothes clean
  • Easy to pedal gearing
  • Specially designed V-brake levers for small hands
  • Fast rolling but grippy tyres on 16” wheels
  • Kid specific finishing kit
  • material: aluminium
  • 16" wheelsize
  • 112x9/100x9 wheelsize
  • BMX bottom bracket standard
frame size 8.5"
brakes V-brake alloy short / V-brake alloy middle
brake lever JL350-RS alloy
headset FSA NO.10
  • material: aluminium
  • 500mm width
  • 120mm rise
  • material: aluminium
  • 31.8mm diameter
  • 7° stem angle
  • 50 mm
grip Kraton short, 102mm, w/plug.
  • material: steel
  • 27.2mm diameter
  • 0mm setback
seat clamp MERIDA COMP QR
pedal VP-225
chain KMC S1 single
  • 28 teeth
  • 90 mm
freewheel 16T, single.
hubs Kid steel-Flange Nut / Kid steel-Flange Nut-single
  • material: aluminium
spokes Steel UCP
kickstand kickstand adjustable alloy
max. weight 80 kg
Bike Frame Geometry Image
Frame Size 8.5"
Tyre Sizes 16"
ST seat tube [mm] 210
TT top tube [mm] 390
CS chain stay length [mm] 293
HTA head tube angle [°] 70
STA seat tube angle [°] 71
BD bottom bracked drop [mm] 12
HT head tube [mm] 115
FL fork length [mm] 280
R reach [mm] 262
S stack [mm] 371
WB wheel base [mm] 723
SH stand over height [mm] 388

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.




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.



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



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



The slider dropout offers plenty of horizontal adjustment for smooth and easy chain tensioning of hub gear systems, without the need of an added chain tensioner. Its voluminous design offers optimum frame stiffness.