Children get more adventurous as they get older - it's part of the natural process of growing up. And where their riding is concerned, that means they'll need a bike that's up to the task. The Access 200 is every inch a junior version of its adult counterpart, from the carefully constructed frame to the 7-speed transmission and powerful, easily controllable brakes. Its heat-treated 6061 aluminium chassis has the same quality and durability as our full-size mountain bikes, but it's also as light as our engineers can reasonably make it whilst maintaining its strength. Because we know that accidents can happen when kids are pushing their limits, we've made the derailleur hanger easily replaceable so that a crash doesn't write off the frame. Details like the brake levers and alloy cranks are specially designed for small bodies, so they fit perfectly and work easily. There's even a power modulator on the front brake, so over-enthusiastic stopping is less likely to result in tears. And when the climb starts to get too steep, the large 34-tooth bailout gear will lend a helping hand for tired legs. Add it all up, and it's the ideal introduction to off-road fun with mum and dad.
|FRAME||Alu Lite 6061|
|FORK||Rigid Hi-Ten fork|
|BRAKE SYSTEM||Alloy V-Brake with Powermodulator|
|REAR DERAILLEUR||Shimano RD-TY300, 7-Speed|
|SHIFTERS||Shimano SL-RS45, Revo Shift|
|CRANKSET||Samox, 36T, 127mm with Chainguard, Alu|
|CASSETTE||Sunrace MFM300.7, 13-34T|
|FRONT HUB||CUBE Aluminium|
|REAR HUB||CUBE Aluminium|
|TYRES||CUBE IMPAC Smartpac|
|HANDLEBAR||CUBE Alu Lite, 560mm|
|SEAT POST||CUBE Alu Lite|
The Access 200's heat-treated 6061 aluminium frame has the same quality and durability as our full-size mountain bikes. It's also as light as our engineers can reasonably make it, thanks to a curved and formed down tube designed specifically to suit a young rider's weight. Because we know that accidents can happen when they're pushing their limits, we've made the derailleur hanger easily replaceable so that a crash doesn't write off the frame. Just like a real mountain bike, there are V-brake bosses front and rear. And a choice of colours means there's an Access 200 to suit every budding junior rider.