Within this age group, we offer three options, the main choices being whether to opt for suspension or not. All three bikes are equipped with a derailleur, disc brakes and real knobbly tyres like the adult’s versions.
The RAMONES 20 has a rigid frame and fork. Beyond the intention of keeping the price of the bike down, the absence of suspension allows for better handling, less weight and easier maintenance. In addition, the stiffness is compensated by 2.6 tyres which can be slightly under-inflated to provide even more comfort and grip. In 2022, this platform has been fully reworked and features new extruded tubes, a rigid fork made from Aluminium, new wheels and a new cockpit, all designed for their smaller body shapes.
On the META HT 20 side, the frame is also stiff, but there’s a telescopic fork with 100mm of travel. For 2022, this fork has been specifically developed by our engineers in collaboration with MANITOU. The main objective is to reduce friction as much as possible so that the travel is used to the max, even on small impacts and for the smallest riders. The comfort and grip are exceptional for a bike of this size.
Finally, the CLASH 20 is a benchmark for 20-inch full suspension bikes on the market today. In 2022, there are some key changes – new geometry, new looks… The kinematics are also different. Much more than a CLASH with a small frame, the kinematics are exclusively designed for this bike. That means the suspension provides more comfort and grip, regardless of the obstacle and despite its light weight. The 120mm MANITOU fork, RockShox shock and disc brakes should mean that the young ones can get started on technical downhill slopes without fear!