Lapierre Brings Freeride to Groms with its mini Froggy 24

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French bike maker Lapierre‘s 180mm travel 26”-wheeled Froggy freeride bike just got a little brother with a new 140mm 24”-wheeled variant, the Froggy 24. The smaller bike joins the original for a colorful updated graphics package.

Drop in past the break for more detail on the grommet’s new bike and a pic of dad’s…

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The Froggy 24 uses the same OST suspension design, a high-pivot four-bar system, as the 26” version, and both get a new 6061 frame with a single ring setup and e*thirteen chainguide. The 24″ bike is intended for kids as young as 9 or 10 years old, and was designed for riders just 130cm/4′-3″ tall and as light as 30kg/66lbs. It joins the 3 standard sizes of the 26″ bike to outfit a wide range of aggressive riders.

The Froggy 24 gets a size specific build that should work well with small riders, including a short cockpit, a single crown Rock Shox Sektor air fork and a Monarch R air shock that can be set up responsive to light riders, a wide range cassette, a 720mm bar (smaller than the big bike’s 785mm one), and a price 500€ cheaper than its big brother.

At 1799€, the Froggy 24 also gets a full Shimano drivetrain with Deore Shadow derailleur, Shimano hydraulic brakes with 180mm rotors, and meaty Nevegal 24 x 2.5” tires.

Kids, start begging dad now!

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The 2299€ 26″ Froggy gets coil-sprung suspension, a double-crown fork, a Race Face crank,  a SRAM drivetrain, and Formula 203mm brakes. Both bikes will be available from Lapierre dealers from May.
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Comments

thatguy - 04/08/14 - 12:40am

wait, why does my 8 year old need suspension? when i was 8 i was hucking my full rigid huffy to flat off a piece of wood and a brick……and im a better person for it.

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