24-Inch (7+ yr. old)
Meerkats can do a lot of things, including musically advising lions, hiding in holes, and barking at predators. Cleary's Meerkat 24-inch bike cannot do any of these things. What it does offer your two-wheeling youngster is an easy-shifting 5-speed drivetrain and a smooth, lively ride thanks to its aluminum frame. This sweet ride's frame geometry delivers an equal spread of weight between the rider's hands and seat, making the bike as stable and agile as possible. Front and rear hydraulic disc brakes ensure proper stopping ability even in wet conditions.
The Meerkat brings a healthy dose of fun for your 7 to 10-year-old rider. The Meerkat 24 comes stock with a Sturmey Archer 5 speed trigger shifter paired with a 5-speed internally geared Sturmey Archer hub. This combination equates to quick, efficient shifts without the worry of chain drops or being out of gear. Disc brakes? Yep! The Meerkat's sealed hydraulic disc brakes (front and rear) stop surely, regardless of the weather. When they're ready for longer hours in the saddle, the front and rear rack mounts make adding a basket or rear rack a cinch and usher in a world of bike-packing opportunity. To determine the best fit, Cleary suggests measuring your child's inseam and referencing their size chart. The Meerkat best fit for riders with an inseam of 22" to 26". The Meerkat has a low bottom bracket height, which allows a rider with a 22" inseam to comfortably start out on the Meerkat. The seat tube angle on the Meerkat allows the bike fit to grow along with the rider. The seat moves up and back as you increase saddle height, so even a 5' tall rider will fit the bike well.
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