Academy 18



Our premium, lightweight range of Academy children’s bikes are something a bit special. Built around a lightweight, triple butted frame, we’ve carefully selected components that are perfectly in proportion with the intended rider for this 18″ wheel, single speed machine. Short 114mm crank arms, easy to pedal, 26T chainring and, narrow handlebars are just the start. We’ve also designed our own, unique 43mm handlebar stem to minimise any chance of knee injury, as well as offering smooth, one-bolt height adjustment. Attention to detail goes one step further with these bikes to ensure your child can get the maximum amount of fun from their bike. Suitable for children aged 5+ the 18″ wheel size is ideal for those not quite ready for a 20″ bike, but have definitely out grown their 16″

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         Frame & Fork
Sizes: 18″ Wheel, 9.5″ Frame
Frame: Triple Butted 6061 Alloy
Fork: Chromoly
Headset: 1″ Aheadset
Bottom Bracket: Cartridge BB 119mm axle
Handlebar: 460mm wide, BMX style
Stem: 1″ Ahead, Infinite Height Adjust, 43mm extension
Grips: Black, Under-sized Junior Specific
Shifters: NA
Front Derailleur: NA
Rear Derailleur; NA
Freewheel: Single Speed 14T
Chainwheel: 114mm Crank, 26T Chainring
Chain: 1,2″ x 1,8″
Brakes: Alloy Mini V-Brakes
Brake levers: Alloy lever, Junior Specific
Pedals: Academy 9/16″ Junior Platform
Front Hub: 16H Nutted, alloy
Rear Hub: 16H Nutted, alloy
Rims: Alloy
Spokes: 14G
Tyres: Cadence Tyre, 18 x 1.5″
Seat Post: 25.4mm x 200mm Micro Adjust
Saddle: Dawes Academy Junior Sports Saddle
Weight 6.9kg
Accessories Ping Bell, Double Plastic Chainguard