Nukeproof Cub-Scout 26 Race Kids Bike

The new Cub-Scout 24” Race is not just another kids bike: taking inspiration from our award-winning Scout adult hardtail range, the Cub-Scout 24” has been designed from the ground-up as a proper mini-hardtail mountain bike. It has been designed to allow kids to learn the ropes of riding, inspire confidence on the trails and act as the perfect platform for progression. Developed and tested with the help of our own children, we have created a class leading lightweight kids bike range to inspire and nurture budding future World Cup or EWS winners!

The new range of Cub-Scout Hardtails are available in 20”, 24” or 26” options; meaning that there should be a bike to suit kids of all sizes from aged 5 and up. Each bike features a lightweight custom butted 6061 Alloy frameset with bang up to date long, low and slack kids specific geometry.

Kids Specific Components:

Proper fit and function of components is essential for kids bikes because adult components are not optimised for smaller people. To ensure that these bikes fit and function perfectly, we took the time to test and develop our own or work with our partners to select the best kids-specific components we could find on the market.

Kid Specific parts include:

  • Cub-Scout 26” Frame
  • Manitou Markhor TS Air Suspension forks with custom optimised damping for lighter riders
  • Tektro Hydraulic Disc Brakes with short stroke levers for smaller hands
  • Nukeproof Neutron Jr Saddle
  • Nukeproof Neutron Jr Handlebar (20” – 600mm/24” – 640mm/26” – 700mm)
  • Nukeproof Neutron Jr Grips
  • 160mm SR Suntour Zeron 2 piece Crank
  • WTB STi 30 TCS Rims (Tubeless Ready)
  • Large Volume 2.5” Maxxis Minion DHF Tyres to ensure grip and a smooth ride

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FrameNukeproof Cub-Scout 26”, custom butted hydro-formed 6061 Alloy, internal cable routing for dropper seat posts, threaded bottom bracket, 142mm Bolt-thru rear axle spacing
ForkManitou Markhor 27.5” TS Air, 120mm Travel, Custom Kids tune, 1.5 Tapered Steerer, 51mm Offset, BOOST 15x110mm Bolt-thru Axle
Front Wheel Nukeproof Neutron 15x110mm BOOST hub on WTB STi30 26" TCS Rim
Rear Wheel Nukeproof Neutron 12x142mm hub on WTB STi30 26" TCS Rim
TyresFront & Rear: Maxxis Minion 26" x 2.5” EXO TR (Tubeless Ready)
DrivetrainShimano M6000 Deore Rapidfire 10-Speed / Shimano M6000 Deore, Shadow Plus, 10-Speed
CassetteSunrace CSMS2 10-Speed, 11-42T
Chain Device 1x Flip Chain Guide ISCG05
CranksetSR Suntour Zeron 2 Piece 160mm, 30T
BrakesTektro M276 Kids Specific Hydraulic Brakes
RotorsTektro Wave, 160mm
HandlebarsNukeproof Neutron Jr 700mm Wide, 15mm Rise, 31.8mm Clamp
StemNukeproof, 50mm, black
Grips Nukeproof Jr Single Clamp lock on, 132mm Long, Soft Compound
SaddleNukeproof Neutron Jr, Black
Seatpost Nukeproof Neutron Jr, Black, 27.2mm, 300mm Long, 0 Offset
Headset Nukeproof Warhead, 44-44 IESS
WeightWeight: 12kgs/26.4lbs (Tubeless)


Hydroformed 6061 Triple-Butted Aluminium
Kids specific components
latest geometry frame
Custom tuned suspension


KEY Small Medium Large Extra Large
Recommended Height (Imperial) 3'9" - 4'4"4'1" - 4'6"4'5 - 5'1---
Recommended Height (Metric) 120-136cm127-142cm140-158cm---
Recomended inside leg (Imperial) 20-24"22-26"25-28" ---
Recomended Inside leg (Metric) 52-61cm57-66cm64-70cm---
Seat Tube265mm320mm360mm
Effective Top Tube459mm503.5mm550mm
Head Angle66.566.566
Head Tube100mm100mm100mm
Seat Tube Angle72.572.572.5
Chain Stay355mm405mm420mm
Bottom Bracket Drop-35mm-45mm-47mm
Fork Travel80mm100mm120mm
Axle to Crown 386mm455mm514mm---
Fork Offset38mm38mm46mm---
BB Type threaded 68mm BSAthreaded 68mm BSAthreaded 68mm BSA---