MATTS J. CHAMPION

 

Kids nowadays ride just as hard as adults, so they need the same high-quality frames and equipment. This a trail-ready machine that’ll take on everything from races to long rides with ease.

Everything a young bike rider needs to progress to being the champion of tomorrow - and nothing they don’t. The MATTS J CHAMPION gets a lightweight aluminium frame with 26” wheels, married to quality components that allow kids all the same advantages offered by our adult bikes, but with finishing kit suited to their needs. A proper suspension fork and hydraulic disc brakes guarantee control on real mountain bike terrain, while a wide-range Shimano drivetrain makes hills easy. Suits heights from approx. 137-150 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 double butted aluminium frame
  • Fast rolling 26” wheels
  • 100 mm air sprung suspension fork with lockout
  • Shimano wide-range drivetrain
  • Hydraulic disc brakes
  • Kid specific finishing kit
  • material: aluminium
  • 27.5x2.25" max. wheelsize
  • 135x9mm axle standard
  • BSA bottom bracket standard
frame size XS
color SILK METALLIC MERIDA GREEN (GREEN/RED)
  • Air
  • 100mm suspension travel
  • Lockout
  • 42mm fork offset
  • 27.5x2.25" max. wheelsize
  • 2 piston
  • hydraulic disc brake
  • 2 piston
  • hydraulic disc brake
headset MERIDA M2345
  • material: aluminium
  • 640mm width
  • 15mm rise
  • material: aluminium
  • 31.8mm diameter
  • 6° stem angle
  • 60 mm
grip MERIDA EXPERT JR
derailleur (r) Shimano Deore M5120 Shadow+
  • material: aluminium
  • 30.9mm diameter
  • 15mm setback
saddle MERIDA EXPERT JR
bottom bracket FSA TH-7420ST-W, Cartridge Bearing
pedal VP VPE-891
chain KMC X10
  • 30 teeth
  • 170 mm-XS
  • 11-46 teeth
  • 10 speed
Bike Frame Geometry Image
Frame Size XS
Tire Sizes 26"
St Seat Tubes Mm 343
Tt Top Tubes Mm 555
Cs Chain Stays Mm 430
Hta Head Tube Angles Deg 70.5
Sta Seat Tube Angle Deg 73.3
Bd Bottom Bracket Drops Mm 45
Ht Head Tube Lengths Mm 95
Fl Fork Lengths Mm 490
R Reachs Mm 383
S Stacks Mm 582
Wb Wheel Base Mm 1045
Sh Stand Over Height Mm 636

Technologies

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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

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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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.