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Culprit Junior One kids’ bikes launched

Bike co that gave us disc braked carbon road bike follows up with its first kids’ road bike + video

Culprit is a brand new company based in Taiwan. They turned a few heads at the Eurobike cycle show in September with the Croz Blade, a disc-equipped aero road bike. The latest model in their range is aimed at kids, the new Junior One.

The Junior One has a frame made from 7005 triple butted aluminium with a matching fork, with internally routed cabling. Culprit have fitted a Shimano 105 groupset with Microshift levers. A Culprit 40/32 chainset keeps the gear ratios low and has short 140mm crank arms.

There’s a dash of carbon fibre with Culprit’s own seatpost and narrow 36cm handlebars with a short 60mm stem keeps the cockpit short and reachable. The seat post has a dual clamp so the position can be changed as the young cyclist grows. Brakes are TRP 820 and wheels are deep section, 40mm at the back and 30mm at the front.

Weight is important with kids bikes and Junior One weighs 7.9kg (17.4lb).

Culprit sell direct to customers worldwide. The Junior One is one offer for the New Year and costs $1,295 including shipping. Import taxes and duties aren’t though.

To demonstrate the new bike, founder Joshua has created this video showing the new bike in action.

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David worked on the tech team from 2012-2020. Previously he was editor of and before that staff writer at RCUK. He's a seasoned cyclist of all disciplines, from road to mountain biking, touring to cyclo-cross, he only wishes he had time to ride them all. He's mildly competitive, though he'll never admit it, and is a frequent road racer but is too lazy to do really well. He currently resides in the Cotswolds, and you can now find him over on his own YouTube channel David Arthur - Just Ride Bikes

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new-to-cycling | 11 years ago

Maybe to show the bikes durability? But I would agree grown adults probably aren't the target audience.

Raleigh | 11 years ago

Why is there a bloke on the one in the video?

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