Nukeproof Cub Scout 16

Nukeproof Cub Scout 16

If you are just coming from a balance bike or have outgrown your 14”, the Cub Scout 16” is ready to take you on the next leg of the trail. Designed for future athletes aged 5yrs upwards (105-120cm). the 16” version of the Cub Scout takes its DNA from its legendary Scout brethren as a true mountain bike.

Our team of discerning testers (our own children) have strict requirements such as single-speed gearing to keep things simple in those early pedalling days and short-reach brake levers (disc brakes), enabling even the smallest of hands to pull on the anchors when things get rowdy.

The 16” stabiliser is compatible, if pedalling takes a little longer to master. Standard throughout the whole Cub Scout range is our low standover height and saddle height adjuster, key to keeping the Cub Scout the weapon of choice for longer. As well as off-road tyres for maximum grip fitted on lightweight wheels to reduce sore legs.

Little hands and little feet call for components to suit. We’ve selected child-friendly components such as; Contoured rubber grip protection on the footplate, Kids specific saddle and seat post and smaller kid-specific handlebars and grips as well as small platform pedals. As mountain bikers, we know having the all-important touchpoints dialled ensures comfort and confidence.

Not quite ready for 16” yet? Check out the Cub Scoot. Or Cub Scout 14” or growing up fast? Nukeproof also offers 20", 24" and 26" Cub Scouts available.

Updated 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.

Kids Specific Parts Include:

  • Nukeproof Saddle, Grips & Handlebars
  • Specific resized cranks
  • Kids specific brake levers


  • Custom double-butted Cub Scoot 16” Frame and Fork
  • Easy 25x14T Singlespeed Gearing
  • One Piece Kids specific Saddle and Seatpost
  • Lightweight wheel builds Front: 20H, Rear: 24H
  • Specific Off-road tyres


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Nukeproof Cub Scout 16
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Full Specs

Frame Cub-Scoot 16" 6061-T6 aluminium
Fork Cub-Scoot 16" 6061-T6 aluminium
Drivetrain Single speed with 25x14t gearing
Crankset Samox crank 102mm, 25t, double chain guard
Wheels F: 100x10mm female axle hub on 16" 20h rim R: 110x10mm female axle hub on 16" 24h rim
Tyres Vee Rubber - 16x2.25" crown gem
Brakes Tektro JL352-rs short reach lever on clarks mechanical caliper. rotors: f: 160mm r: 140mm
Saddle / Seatpost Nukeproof one piece saddle and 27.2mmx260mm post
Handlebars Nukeproof, 500mm wide, 25mm rise, 19mm dia grip area, 25.4mm clamp
Stem Nukeproof - 40mm
Grips 19mm diameter close end grips
Pedals Wellgo LU-968 9/16"
Weight 7.55kg

Geometry & Sizing

(A) Reach 277.95
(B) Stack 341.08
(C) Effective Top Tube Length 385.4
(D) Seattube Length 200
(E) Effective Seattube Angle 72.5
(F) Seattube Angle (Actual) 72.5
(I) Headtube Length 100
(J) Headtube Angle 67.5
(K) Chainstay Length 297
(L) Front Centre 463.9
(M) Wheelbase 760.6
(N) Bottom Bracket Drop 10
(O) Bottom Bracket Height 199
(P) Stand Over Height 418.46
(R) Trail 37.9
(S) Fork Offset 45
(T) Axle to Crown 267
(U) Maximum Seatpost Insert 180

*All dimensions in mm unless otherwise stated

Recommended Sizing


  • FAQs
  • Frame Spec
  • Tech Docs
    • Where can I buy Nukeproof Bikes?
    • Nukeproof bikes, components and apparel is sold through an authorised dealer network. Check out our dealer locator for your local local stockist or preferred online store 
    • Do your bikes come with Warranty?
    • All Cub Scout frames come with a 5 year frame warranty (Please visit for full info). Components will follow the component manufacturer warranty policy. Our Warranty policy applies to the original owner and processed by our authorised retail partners. To see their warranty process check:
    • Where can I demo a Nukeproof bike? 
    • We run numerous demo's through the year at major events and with our dealer network. Check out for when we may be near you. If this is unavailable to you, you can always request a demo through your local authorised stockist.  
    • What size bike do I need? 
    • All our products come with a size guide. This is designed as an indication of the size that may suit you. If you are still unsure speak with one of our dealers who will be happy to help you pick the right size and model for you 
    • How does you bike range work? 
    • Our range is named based on specification level. Not every Bike Frame will have each specification level, but in order of price they run: Sport - Race - Comp - Pro - Elite- Factory/ST (Reactor Only) - RS  
    • Where can I buy touch up paint for my bike? 
    • Nukeproof have partnered up with paint specialist G-Paint to offer touch up paints for popular Nukeproof models. These can be bought direct from G-Paint's website HERE
    Material Hydroformed 6061 Double-Butted Aluminium
    Fork Travel N/A
    Axle to Crown 267mm
    Fork Offset 45mm
    Wheels Size 16"
    Max Tyre Size 2.3"
    Sizing One Size
    Headtube 34mm
    Headset EX34-28.6 - T1 / EX34/30 - B1 (For Straight Steerer fork)
    Seatpost 27.2mm
    Seat Clamp 31.8mm
    BB Threaded 68mm BSA
    Rear Hub 100x8mm 6 BOLT
    Front Hub 110x8mm 6 BOLT
    Rear Axle N/A
    Front Axle N/A
    Chain Guide N/A