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Minor Threat V2

Minor Threat V2 Chromag Bikes Kids Full-Suspension Mountain Bike
Minor Threat V2 Chromag Bikes Kids Full-Suspension Mountain Bike
Minor Threat V2 Chromag Bikes Kids Full-Suspension Mountain Bike
Minor Threat V2 Chromag Bikes Kids Full-Suspension Mountain Bike
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COLOUR BLUE
SIZE S1 (24")
BUILD COMPLETE

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When kids are shredding as hard as their parents, they need bikes that dont hold them back. We made the Minor Threat to create a bike that not only delivers performance, but will stand up to the demands of today's progressive youth.

☛ All Mountain Geometry, suitable to singletrack, bike park and everythign in between
☛ Premium Aluminum alloy construction
☛ 3 sizes: 24", 26", 27.5" wheels
☛ Versatile, predictable 4 bar suspension design
☛ Fully serviceable, precision pivot hardware and bearings throughout
☛ Premium build components throughout

If you ordered a full bike, you'll have everything you need to get rolling right away, prior to some minimal setup. The Minor Threat comes with a set of Synth pedals and is ready to ride out of the box.

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The Minor Threat

The Minor Threat is a no-comprimise, full suspension bike for kids who shred. Whether its all mountain rides or bike park laps, the Minor threat features construction and components to stand up to the demands and deliver reliable and safe performance.

MATERIAL SELECTION

6066 Aluminum was the best choice for the Minor Threat for a couple of reasons.

Firstly, the use of aluminum allows us to build a bike that’s burly enough to hold up to the bike park without being too heavy for a lighter rider to manage.

Another factor is that aluminum is pretty low-maintenance. With chromoly steel it's quite important to grease your seatpost every couple of months. However, this isn’t as much of issue with an aluminum bike. While unpainted steel is not naturally corrosion-resistant, aluminum is! You should still grease your seatpost (and pretty much every component-to-component interface for that matter) with an aluminum bike, but 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.

Now in it's second iteration, the MTV2 is a finely tuned ride.

key features

HEAD TUBE BADGE

Your bike is special. The head tube badge is the finishing touch so we’ve always made a point of taking the time to do something interesting with it. Our head tube badges have changed over the years and are an indication of the time each bike was made.

Whether it’s a cast bronze, or polished stainless steel, water cut aluminum or a 3D CNC carving, each one represents our commitment to detail.

CRAFTSMANSHIP

Like all our products, the Lowdown was designed with durability and serviceability in mind. The main pivot uses an expanding collet axle system, designed to avoid over-preload and over-constraint of bearings. This results in a main pivot that spins smoother, for longer.

Bearings & Hardware

All pivots spin on Enduro MAX bearings that are well-sealed, long-lasting, and commonly available through most local bike shops or as kits on our website. The pivot hardware is machined from high-strength 7075 aluminum, and the custom-drawn tubing is made from the same 4130 chromoly steel you’ve come to know on our hardtails.

Designed for life

Simple and intuitive.

With no hidden hardware, sliders, or concentric multi-link pivots, every pivot can be accessed, bolt-checked, and worked on without taking the whole bike apart.

assembly & care

Frames are assembled with plenty of grease, and each one is checked over by one of our mechanics before leaving Chromag HQ.

Spare parts

Designed with longevity in mind, all of our kids bikes have a full range of spares available for when it's ridden hard and put away wet.

Available here

Suspension designed, tuned and honed in the Sea to Sky.

suspension kinematics

We chose a 4-bar suspension layout for the V2, with a main pivot located just above the bottom bracket, a seattube-mounted rocker link, and a vertically oriented, trunnion-mounted shock. We found this layout to strike a good balance of tuneability, ride quality, and elegant simplicity. A 4-bar layout offered enough tuning parameters for us to design the suspension characteristics the way we wanted them, simultaneously achieving our targets for leverage ratio, progression, anti-squat, and anti-rise.

At the same time, it keeps things simple and intuitive. With no hidden hardware, sliders, or concentric multi-link pivots, every pivot can be accessed, bolt-checked, and worked on without taking the whole bike apart.

Predictable and dependable.

geometry

The Minor Threat continues our geometry philosophy in a kids format. With a low stand over, stable angles and wheelbase the Minor Threat encourages progression.

If your keen enough to want to know the anti squat values for your kids bike we can send you the geek sheet, please reach out.

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Frame Size S1 (24")Typical Rider Height: 128cm - 140cm S2 (26")Typical Rider Height: 138cm - 150cm S3 (27.5")Typical Rider Height: 148cm - 160cm
Stack546571571
Reach360400420
Effective Top Tube486532552
Head Tube959595
Wheel base107711401170
BB Drop81515
BB Height309333344
Stand Over606655690
chain stay410420430
Seat Tube305330355
Max Post Insertion*210235260
Head Angle646464
Seat Angle777777
Wheel Size24"26"27.5"

* Max. post insertion based on Rockshox Reverb

THIS IS AN APPROXIMATE GUIDE, SOME PEOPLE HAVE LONGER LEGS THAN OTHERS!

Sizing

We decided to make three frame sizes because reach, stack and wheelbase are a much better assessment of bike fit than wheel size alone.

These bikes are spec'd just as we would for ourselves, so there's no reason smaller adults couldn't ride the S3.

We don't recommend switching the wheel sizes between S1,2 & 3 as you are merely making the bike taller and raising the center of gravity, rather than increasing the actual bike size.

You could also check out the review section, to see how this bike fits other people.

The MTV2 in action.

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Builds & Specs

• Fork (S1) // Rock Shox Reba 26”, 140mm
• Fork (S2,S3) // Rock Shox Lyrik 27.5”, 150mm
• Shock // Rock Shox Deluxe Select, 165 x 45mm
• Stem // Chromag HiFi BSX 31mm
• Handlebar // Chromag Vanguard, 720mm, 31.8mm
• Headset // Cane Creek Forty ZS
• Crank (S1, S2) // SRAM X1 Eagle DUB, 155mm, 30t
• Crank (S3) // SRAM X1 Eagle DUB, 165mm, 30t
• Brakes // SRAM Code RSC
• Rotors // SRAM 180mm
• Shifter // SRAM NX Eagle
• Cassette // SRAM NX Eagle 10-50t
• Derailleur // SRAM GX Eagle
• Chain // SRAM NX Eagle
• Rims // Chromag Ally
• Hubs // Chromag R4
• Tires // Maxxis Minion DHF/DHRII
• Seatpost // Chromag Bassix
• Saddle // Chromag Overture
• Grips // Chromag Format

Build options are subject to availability and liable to change without notice. 

• Wheel Size // S1 (24”), S2 (26”), S3 (27.5”)
• Rear Travel // 140mm
• Recommended Fork Travel // 140mm (S1), 150mm (S2, S3)
• Material // 6066 Aluminum
• Weight (S2)// Complete: TBD
• Hub Spacing // Boost 148mm
• Headset // 44-56 Semi Integrated
• Seat Clamp Size  // 35mm
• Seat Post Size // 31.6mm
• BB // 73mm Threaded
• Hanger // Chromag C1
• Shock Size // 165 X 45mm Trunnion
• Lower Shock Hardware // 30 x 8mm
• Brake Mount // I.S.
• Frame Origin // Taiwan

Questions?

Buying a bike is a big deal.
Don't hesitate to reach out with any and all questions!

Contact Us

Worldwide shipping

We ship bikes anywhere in the world with competitive rates from UPS and FedEx. Alternatively you can pickup right here at Chromag HQ.

Service Guide

Need more info on suspension setup, service and spare parts?

Download the Minor Threat tech pack here

Warranty

All of our bikes are backed by a 1 year warranty.
After that we still have your back with our crash replacement program.

Register your bike

FAQ's

Yes, you can run a ‘piggy back’ style air shock such as a Super Deluxe. We do not recommend fitting a coil shock as the characteristic and easy adjustability of an air shock works better for this bike and the changing size and weight of the rider. Fitting this type of shock will limit and possibly prevent water bottle fitment.

No. The bike is designed for the length and stroke shock we spec. A longer shock (eye to eye or stroke) would create clearance issues (contact) between the tire and seat tube or the shock and front triangle. The 45mm stroke is also the longest available stroke for a 165mm shock fitted.

It is possible to run different sized wheels between the different frame sizes. However the effect of this is often not what the customer is seeking. Changing the wheel size or adding a larger front wheel won’t help it fit your growing child much better. The resale of kid’s bikes are very strong, it is often cheaper and gives a better result to sell and upgrade.

This is what will physically fit:
S1: 24, 26”
S2: 24, 26, 27.5”
S3: 24, 26, 27.5”

Note that fitting a 24” wheel to a S3 would really mess up the geo and make pedal strikes very common. It is not recommended to change wheel size and certainly not by more than one ‘increment’.

There is plenty of room around a Maxxis 2.5 tire.

Yes, there is an ISCG 05 mount for this, the chain line is 52mm (standard boost) which is possible with any good guide.

All bearings are surrounded, where possible, by large flat surfaces making removal and refitting far easier. There is access to the outer race of all bearings so if a bearing inner race comes out leaving the outer behind it is still possible to remove the outer with simple tools. See exploded diagrams in the tech pack for more info.

If you’re not comfortable removing/installing your own bearings, we strongly recommend bringing your bike to a local bike shop. It’s possible to damage your bike beyond repair if you improperly remove/install your bearings. Such damage would not be covered under our warranty policy.

Spare bearings available here.

The Darco uses a boost rear end (148mm). As such, the chain line should reflect this, typically 51-54mm or a 3mm offset on the chain ring if running
SRAM.

A 34t will fit with a standard boost chain line.

Download the tech pack here for all the juicy details.

Not much! You can read in depth about it here, but in short:

• Inflate tires to desired pressure. (Sealant is already installed)
• Install brake rotors, tightening bolts to 6.2Nm.
• Attach derailleur to frame, tightening to 9Nm making sure that the B-tension tab rests properly against the derailleur hanger stop.
• Grease headset bearings, install fork and handlebar, positioning the headset spacers above or below the stem according to rider fit.
• Align handlebar stem, preload headset and tighten stem pinch bolts to 8Nm.
• Install wheels, tighten axles.
• Install chain with quick link.
• Grease pedal threads and install pedals using pedal washers supplied.
• Adjust brakes, shifters, saddle position and height for personal preference.
• Set up suspension.
• Bed-in brakes. (Roll down a gentle gradient dragging one brake at a time. Avoid locking them up.)
• Go ride!

Note: If you had to Google "Nm", or you don't know which way to install your rotors, you should probably get a qualified mechanic to build your bike!

• Chain length adjusted.
• Gears adjusted.
• Brakes set up and bled.
• Handlebar tightened to 6Nm.
• Grips tight on handlebar.
• Crankset tight, bottom bracket tight/adjusted.
• Saddle and seatpost tight.
• Seatpost greased *make sure to re-grease every 6 months!
• Tire sealant installed.
• Cassette tight.

Customer Reviews

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Cohen J.
Best kids bike out there!

I am a rider for CHROMAG, and have the gen 1 version of this bike. I can say without a doubt that this is the best kids bike on the market! From the moment I got on it, the bike was perfection in everyway. The spec, workmanship, attention to detail were all there. It is super versatile, it can climb on those long enduro rides, and comes to life on the gnarliest DH trail, or just shredding bike park. It is FUN to ride!

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Blair S.
Amazing bike!

Amazing bike!

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Wes D.
Upgrade from early rider X24!

My son went from an early rider hellion X24 to this and felt the upgrade immediately. I do have some feedback to better dial in the bike, but I'm sure part of the limitation is the manufacturer offering discounts for speccing more parts on a bike. 1. needs a dropper (technically it says its not to be used as a DH bike so of course it should havea dropper), I managed to fit a 120mm oneup. 2. Cranks are too long. 140 or 145mm would be more suitable. 3. An 10 or 11 speed drivetrain would be sufficient. Still a 5* bike but not its truly dialed for my son to send!

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Michael S.
Best service and friendly people at this local company

Best service, great product