Children get more adventurous as they get older - it's part of the natural process of growing up. They may, for example, want to venture off-road rather than being restricted to the pavement. And that means they'll need a bike that's up to the job. The Acid 200 is every inch a junior version of its adult counterpart, from the Shimano 7 speed transmission to the front and rear V brakes and new width CUBE tyres. We tailored details like the brake levers for small hands, so your junior rider will be tackling the trail and not equipment that doesn't fit them. 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 36 tooth bailout gear will lend a helping hand for tired little legs. Add it all up, and it's the ideal introduction to reall off-road fun.
|Alu Lite 6061
|Rigid Hi-Ten fork
|Alloy V-Brake with Powermodulator
|Shimano RD-TY300, 7-Speed
|Shimano SL-RS45, Revo Shift
|Prowheel, 36T, 127mm with Chainguard
|CUBE IMPAC Smartpac
|CUBE Alu lite, 560mm, 20mm Rise
|CUBE Alu Lite
The Acid 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 Acid 200 to suit every budding junior rider.