The Meerkat 26 inch 5 speed fills a sweet spot for older grade schoolers and middle schoolers. Built specifically for riders who are not quite ready for an adult-size bicycle, but have outgrown a 24 inch bike, the Meerkat is their ticket to adventure and independence.
The Meerkat is a kids all terrain bike that is fast, sleek and styled to appeal to the 10 to 12-year-old* in your life. The 26 inch wheels roll that much faster than 24’s and provide a solid platform for taller riders. The Sturmey Archer trigger shifter and 5 speed internally geared hub offer maintenance free, buttery smooth shifting for thousands of miles. The Meerkat 26 inch is a practical bike, comfortable in urban settings because it’s easy to lock up, has no derailleur to get bent in a bike rack and rolls smoothly over the most pothole filled route.
It’s just as capable on a weekend bikepacking trip, just add knobby tires up to 2.35” and and your Meerkat is ready to roll for days in the backcountry.
|Frameset||Lightweight 1020 alloy steel suspension corrected frame & fork with disc brake compatible dropouts for singlespeed, internal geared hub or rear derailleur|
|Headset||FSA sealed 1 1/8″ headset|
|Stem||50mm alloy 1 1/8″ w/ 25.4mm clamp|
|Handle Bars||600mm/24″ wide, 22.2mm diameter handlebar with 15mm rise|
|Grips||Cleary large grips|
|Seat||Vegan leather saddle|
|Seatpost||25.4mm x 300mm alloy|
|Brakes||Tektro HD-291 junior disc brakes w/ 160mm front & 140mm rear rotors|
|Shifter||Sturmey Archer DLC50 trigger shifter|
|Cranks||152mm alloy 3 piece cranks|
|Chain Ring||28 tooth|
|Bottom Bracket||FSA sealed bearing|
|Pedals||VP JR pedals 9/16″|
|Freewheel||19 tooth w/ hub|
|Wheels||Alloy front disc hub w/ Allen style QR, Sturmey Archer RX-RK5 5 speed internal gear hub with Alex tubeless ready rims and stainless spokes|
|Tires||26″ x 1.9″|