We build bikes that we want to ride, the Minor Threat is no exception (we just built this one for our kids!).
When we first decided to make a kids bike, the idea was simple. Why not put everything the grown-ups want, into a pint sized equivalent. Queue: The Minor Threat.
Nothing about this bike is a cheap imitation of your mum or dad's bike, The Minor Threat is the real deal. From the 4-bar suspension layout to the leverage ratio painstakingly tuned for the lighter rider. Or the flip-chip adjustable geometry, low standover, and ample room for a dropper seatpost, nothing about this bike will slow you down (apart from the chomping G2 brakes). The parts spec is equally as impressive. RockShox suspension tuned specifically for this kinematic and rider weight, Maxxis Minion's and not to mention decked out with the finest Chromag kit. Hell it's even got a 12 speed Eagle drivetrain, this bike might actually be better than your folks' bike.
The Minor Threat comes in two sizes, S1 (24") and S2 (26"), both with adjustable geo to suit your needs. The 140/150mm platform is aimed at a variety of park, trail and jump riding, with progressive geometry that makes the Minor Threat a capable climber and an agile descender.
Read the full press release here. Spare parts can be found here.
Hub Spacing // Boost 148mm (Axle and Hanger Included)
Headset // 44-56 Semi Integrated
Seat Clamp Size // 35mm
Seatpost Size // 31.6mm
BB // 73mm Threaded, ISCG Tabs
Wheel Size // 24" (S1), 26" (S2)
Recommended Fork Travel // 140mm (S1), 150mm (S2)
Rear Travel // 140mm
Shock Size // 190 x 45mm
Shock Tune // MM1T
Weight // 13.6kg (S1), 14kg (S2)
Click here to download the Minor Threat user manual.
|FORK||ROCKSHOX REVELATION RC 140MM BOOST 15X110 27.5"||ROCKSHOX PIKE SELECT CHARGER RC 150MM BOOST 15X110 27.5"|
|SHOCK||ROCKSHOX DELUXE SELECT R 190X45MM||ROCKSHOX DELUXE SELECT R 190X45MM|
|STEM||CHROMAG HIFI 31mm||CHROMAG HIFI 31mm|
|HANDLEBAR||CHROMAG VANGUARD 720MM||CHROMAG VANGUARD 720MM|
|HEADSET||Cane Creek Forty ZS 44/56||Cane Creek Forty ZS 44/56|
|BRAKES||SRAM G2 R||SRAM G2 R|
|CRANK||SRAM X1, 155mm||SRAM X1, 155mm|
|SHIFTERS||SRAM NX Eagle||SRAM NX Eagle|
|CASSETTE||SRAM NX Eagle 10-50t||SRAM NX Eagle 10-50t|
|DERAILLEUR||SRAM GX Eagle||SRAM GX Eagle|
|CHAIN||SRAM GX Eagle||SRAM GX Eagle|
|WHEELSET||Chromag 24" Ally Rims / Chromag R4 Hubs||Chromag 26" Ally Rims / Chromag R4 Hubs|
|TIRES||Maxxis Minion DHF/DHR||Maxxis Minion DHF/DHR|
|SEATPOST||CHROMAG BASSIX||CHROMAG BASSIX|
|SADDLE||CHROMAG OVERTURE||CHROMAG OVERTURE|
|GRIPS||CHROMAG FORMAT||CHROMAG FORMAT|
|PRICE||$3950 CAD // $3400 USD*||$3950 CAD // $3400 USD*|
Build options are subject to availability.
We know what you’re thinking – “A Chromag bike that isn’t made of Chromoly??” Steel isn’t going anywhere as our flagship material, with titanium appearing on some ultra-premium models. That being said, Aluminum was the best choice for the Minor Threat for a couple of reasons.
Firstly, the use of aluminum allows us to make a bike that’s burly enough to hold up to the bike park without being too heavy for a lighter rider to manage. Aluminum has a lower strength-to-weight ratio than steel, meaning that more volume of aluminum is required to make a frame that holds up to our strength standards. This is why you’ll notice that the tubing used in the construction of the Minor Threat is thicker than that used on most of our steel frames. With this in mind, it might follow that an aluminum bike and a steel bike that have exactly the same mass would have the same strength. This is not quite the case due to some more complicated physical principles involved in the shape and size of the different tubing (like the second moment of area, if you want to really go down the rabbit hole), that mean you can often make an aluminum frame slightly lighter than a steel one without compromising strength.
Another one is that aluminum is pretty low-maintenance. As you probably know all too well if you own one of our other frames, it’s very important with chromoly to grease your seatpost every couple months. If water gets into an ungreased steel seat tube, it will corrode the steel and form a bond with the aluminum of your seatpost, making it nearly impossible to remove. However, this isn’t an issue with an aluminum bike. While unpainted steel is not naturally corrosion-resistant, aluminum is! The secret is aluminum oxide, a chemical compound that forms when aluminum is exposed to air and creates a thin film on unpainted sections of your frame. This film is what keeps aluminum from rusting. So while you should still grease your seatpost (and pretty much every component-to-component interface for that matter) with an aluminum bike, it’s a little more forgiving to being “ridden hard and put away wet”.
Just like the rest of our Taiwanese-made frames like the Rootdown, Stylus, and Monk, the Minor Threat is handmade by a team of highly skilled framebuilders in Taiwan, and is held to the same stringent quality control standard that our frames are known for.