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 updated 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
headset FSA NO.10
  • material: aluminium
  • 500 mm width
  • 19 mm rise
  • material: aluminium
  • 31.8 mm diameter
  • 50 mm
grip Kraton short, 102 mm, w/plug.
  • 27.2 mm diameter
  • 0 mm setback
  • material: aluminium
seat clamp MERIDA COMP QR
pedal VP-225
chain KMC S1 single
  • 28 teeth
  • MAT Aluminium
  • 28 teeth
  • MAT Aluminium
  • 90 mm
freewheel 16T, singlespeed
bottom bracket FSA TH-7420ST, 68-113
hubs Kid steel-Flange Nut / Kid steel-Flange Nut-single
  • material: aluminium
spokes Steel UCP
kickstand kickstand adjustable alloy
  • weighed at frame size UNI
  • Weight may vary depending on bike size, finish or possible specification changes due to supply chain issues.
  • Total weight of bike, rider and luggage
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 bracket 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.



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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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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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When using your bike in an urban environment, where you might not always have the option to use a specific bike stand, a kickstand is an ideal solution to park your bike safely. Some of our bikes come with a neatly integrated K-MOUNT, which makes fitting a MERIDA kickstand (or any commercial kickstand) easy. And if you don’t want to have a kickstand and prefer the clean appearance of your frame, the K-MOUNT is neatly tucked away underneath your chainstay, difficult to spot if you don’t know it is there.

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Our SLIDER DROPOUT allows the user to easily tension the drive of a hub gear-equipped bike without the need for a fiddly conventional chain or belt tensioner. Instead, the tensioning mechanism is built into the frame, giving plenty of precise horizontal adjustment plus a very strong and secure interface that helps keep the wheel held in place for improved handling and also makes routine maintenance faster and easier.

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