When it comes to a kids first bike, confidence is the name of the game and the new Merida Matts J24's fat 2.4" tyres provide plenty of comfort and grip, 8 gears with easy-to-use rapid fire shifters keep things simple and Tektro hydraulic disc brakes take care of the stopping.
At just over 12kg, the Matts J24 Plus is lightweight, in fact all of Merida's bikes have rigid forks as cheap suspension forks tend to work poorly but weigh a lot. Merida only use 1x drivetrains with rapid fire shifters to keep shifting simple and reduce weight further. All components are as light and child focused as possible such as the flip flop stem and spacers which allow for the child’s growth, extending the life of the bike.
- Powerful Tektro Hydraulic disc brakes with up to 160mm rotors
- Shimano 8-speed drivetrain with child friendly trigger shifters
- 2.4" wide and grippy CST tyres offer comfort and confidence
Matts J24 Plus
TFS - 6061 series aluminium tubing, double butted and technoformed. Replaceable dropout.
Merida Matts J. 24+; aluminium
Front: Joytech D761DSE; 100x9mm; 24 spokes
Rear: Joytech D762TSE; 135x9mm; 24 spokes
Merida JR 24+; aluminium
CST Jet C1820; 24" x 2.4"
Merida Expert JR; 28 teeth chainwheel with 140mm length crank
Shimano Altus, 8-speed
Tektro HD-M275 hydraulic disc brake, 160/140mm rotors
Merida Expert JR; aluminium; 580mm width; 20mm rise
Merida Expert JR
Merida Expert CC; aluminium
31.8mm diameter; -5-degree stem angle - Length: 60 mm
Merida Comp JR
Merida CC; aluminium; 27.2mm diameter; 15mm setback
Whilst we do actively try to keep on top of all the details, manufacturers do occasionally change model specifications, so anything detailed above is subject to change.
Shipping is FREE of charge on bikes (or orders containing bikes) over £499 within Mainland UK and £29.95 on orders containing bikes under £499.
We aim to ship bikes ordered before 12:00 on weekdays that same day with delivery estimated the following working day via DPD, this includes a timed hour slot and options to delay or nominate a neighbour.
Unlike many of our competitors, we only make available to purchase online bikes we actually have in stock here in our store − we don't ever remote warehouse or SIM feedstock with multiple day delays.
Furthermore, we aim to have all our bikes pre-built and available for immediate dispatch or for in-store collection, once you have ordered a bike from us one of our mechanics will package your bike into one of our custom-built boxes.
These extra-large boxes allow us to ship most bikes fully assembled but before we do so our mechanics will carry out a PDI (pre-delivery inspection) on the bike to ensure that before it's prepared for shipping everything is set up correctly, e.g., brakes, gear indexing etc.
Upon receiving your bike, you will simply need to take your new bike out of the box, turn and tighten the handlebars and fit one of the pedals (if your bike comes with pedals). In some instances, such as for road bikes, you may also need to attach the handlebars as they're too wide to simply be rotated so they'll be secured to the side of the frame with zip ties.
Remote UK Delivery
Unfortunately, if you require an order to be delivered to any of the remote UK postcodes below then please select the courier detailed as "Remote UK" at the checkout, our checkout system cannot filter out services by postcode but we aren't able to fulfil orders with the incorrect delivery method selected - such orders will be cancelled and refunded at the earliest opportunity.
Our remote UK courier for bikes is usually Parcelforce with prices from £99.95 for bikes over £499 with delivery typically within four to five working days.
Isle of Wight
BT1-BT49, BT51-BT57, BT60-BT71, BT74-BT82, BT92-BT94
Isle of Man
AB31, AB33-AB38, AB41-AB45, AB51-AB56, AB63, AB39
AB10-AB16, AB21-AB25, AB32, AB39
IV1-IV28, IV30-IV32, IV36, IV40-IV49, IV51-IV56, IV63, IV99
PH19-PH29, PH30, PH31, PH34-PH44, PH49, PH50
We cannot deliver bikes outside of the UK or to Jersey or Guernsey.