Nukeproof Cub Scout | Bikes For The Mini-Shredders

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Nukeproof reveals a range of bikes for the future Sam Hills in your family: the Nukeproof Cub Scout.

Nukeproof Cub Scout
One bike, 3 wheel sizes, hours of fun

Launching the bikes, which will be available on sale from 14th February (just in time for half term, perhaps), Nukeproof says:

In-line with most new products to come from Nukeproof; the addition of the kid’s bike range was mostly inspired by our own selfish needs. Lots of our staff and racers such as Nigel Page & Sam Hill, now have young families and there is nothing better than getting the kids out on the trails to enjoy two wheels with Mum and Dad.

“The new Cub-Scout is not just another kids bike: taking inspiration from our award-winning Scout adult hardtail range. No matter the wheel size; the Cub-Scout has been designed from the ground-up as a proper mini-hardtail bike. Designed to allow kids enjoy shredding off road, learn the ropes of riding, inspire confidence and act as the perfect platform for progression. Developed and tested with the help of our own kids, we have created a class leading lightweight kids bike range to inspire and nurture budding future World Cup or EWS winners!”

There are three models in the range – 20, 24 and 26 inch wheels. Each comes in one frame size, and with two build options – the lower priced and slightly heavier ‘Sport’ and the higher specced ‘Race’. Which is right for your sproglet? Check out the size chart:

Cub-Scout20″24″26″
Frame SizeOne SizeOne SizeOne Size
Recommended Rider Height (Imperial)3′ 9″ – 4′ 4″4′ 1″ – 4′ 6″4′ 5″ – 5′ 1″
Recommended Rider Height (Metric)120 – 136cm127 – 142cm140 – 158cm
Recommended Inside Leg (Imperial)20″ – 24″22″ – 26″25″ – 28″
Recommended Inside Leg (Metric)52 – 61cm57 – 66cm64 – 70cm

Nukeproof Cub Scout Weights

  • 20″ Race – 10.8kg/23.7lb
  • 20″ Sport – 10.9kg/24lb
  • 24″ Race – 11.3kg/24.9lb
  • 24″ Sport – 12.3kg/27lb
  • 26″ Race – 12kg/26.4lb
  • 26″ Sport – 12.1kg/26.6lb

Cub Scout 20” Sport

  • SRP: £599 / USD $ 599
  • Nukeproof 20”+ Rigid fork
  • Tektro M276 Hydraulic Disc Brakes with short stroke levers for smaller hands
  • 8-Speed Shimano M310 Altus
  • Nukeproof Neutron Jr Saddle
  • Nukeproof Neutron Jr Handlebar (20” – 600mm)
  • Nukeproof Neutron Jr Grips
  • 127mm Samox Square Taper Crank
  • WTB STi 30 TCS Rims (Tubeless Ready)
  • Large Volume 2.6” Vee Rubber Tyres to ensure grip and a smooth ride

Cub Scout 20” Race

Nukeproof Cub Scout
For the minis.

As Sport, plus:

  • SRP: £899 / $899
  • Upgraded Tektro M291 Hydraulic Disc Brakes with short stroke levers for smaller hands
  • 9-Speed SRAM X5
  • Manitou Machete Junit Expert Air Suspension forks with custom optimised damping for lighter riders
  • Large Volume 2.4”/2.25” Vee Rubber Tyres to ensure grip and a smooth ride

Cub Scout 24” Sport

Nukeproof Cub Scout
Tan wall tyres!
  • SRP: £699 / $699
  • Spinner 300 24-15 Air Suspension forks with custom optimised damping for lighter riders
  • Tektro M276 Hydraulic Disc Brakes with short stroke levers for smaller hands
  • 9-Speed Shimano Altus M2000
  • Nukeproof Neutron Jr Saddle
  • Nukeproof Neutron Jr Handlebar (24” – 640mm)
  • Nukeproof Neutron Jr Grips
  • 140mm Samox Square Taper Crank
  • WTB STi 30 TCS Rims (Tubeless Ready)
  • Large Volume 2.4”/2.25” Vee Rubber Tyres to ensure grip and a smooth ride

Cub Scout 24” Race

Nukeproof Cub Scout
Nice red.

As Sport, plus:

  • SRP: £999 / $999
  • Upgraded Tektro M291 Hydraulic Disc Brakes with short stroke levers for smaller hands
  • 10-Speed Shimano Deore M6000
  • Manitou Machete Junit Expert Air Suspension forks with custom optimised damping for lighter riders
  • Large Volume 2.4” Maxxis Minion DHF Tubeless ready Tyres

Cub Scout 26” Sport

  • SRP: £749 / $749
  • X-Fusion RC32 Air Suspension forks
  • Tektro M276 Hydraulic Disc Brakes with short stroke levers for smaller hands
  • 9-Speed Shimano Altus M2000
  • Nukeproof Neutron Jr Saddle
  • Nukeproof Neutron Jr Handlebar (26” – 700mm)
  • Nukeproof Neutron Jr Grips
  • 160mm Sunrace Square Taper Crank
  • WTB STi 30 TCS Rims (Tubeless Ready)
  • Large Volume 2.5” Maxxis Minion DHF Tubeless ready Tyres

Cub Scout 26” Race

Nukeproof Cub Scout
Looks proper.

As Sport, plus:

  • SRP: £999 / $999
  • Upgraded Tektro M291 Hydraulic Disc Brakes with short stroke levers for smaller hands
  • 10-Speed Shimano Deore M6000
  • Manitou Markhor TS Air Suspension forks with custom optimised damping for lighter riders
  • 160mm SR Suntour Zeron 2-piece Crank
  • WTB STi 30 TCS Rims (Tubeless Ready)
  • Large Volume 2.5” Maxxis Minion DHF Tubeless ready Tyres

Nukeproof Cub Scout Geometry

Cub-Scout20″24″26″
Frame SizeOne SizeOne SizeOne Size
(ST) Seattube Length265mm320mm360mm
(TTe) Effective Top Tube Length459mm503.5mm550mm
(HT) Headtube Length100mm100mm100mm
(Ha) Headtube Angle66.5°66.5°66°
(WB) Wheelbase894mm993mm1076.5mm
(CS) Chainstay Length355mm405mm420mm
(STe) Effective Seattube Angle72.5°72.5°72.75°
(BB) Bottom Bracket Drop-35mm-45mm-47mm
Bottom Bracket Height240mm321.5mm296.5mm
(Re) Reach311mm333mm366mm
Stack467.5mm542mm592mm
Fork Travel80mm100mm120mm
Fork Offset38mm38mm46mm
Axle to Crown385mm455mm514mm
Seat Post Diameter27.2mm27.2mm27.2mm
Bottom Bracket TypeThreaded 68mm BSAThreaded 68mm BSAThreaded 68mm BSA
Headset Type44mm/44mm Semi-Integrated44mm/44mm Semi-Integrated44mm/44mm Semi-Integrated

Hannah Dobson

Hannah came to Singletrack having decided there must be more to life than meetings. Having worked in policy and project management roles at the Scottish Parliament and in local government, Hannah had organisational skills that SIngletrack needed. She also likes bikes, and likes to write.

Hannah likes all bikes, but especially unusual ones. If it’s a bit odd, or a bit niche, or made of metal, she’s probably going to get excited. If it gets her down some steep stuff, all the better. She’ll give most things a go once, she tries not to say no to anything on a bike, unless she really thinks it’s going to hurt. She’s pretty good with steri-strips.

More than bikes, Hannah likes what bikes do. She thinks that they link people and places; that cycling creates a connection between us and our environment; bikes create communities; deliver freedom; bring joy; and improve fitness. They're environmentally friendly and create friendly environments.

Hannah tries to write about all these things in the hope that others might discover the joy of bikes too.

Comments (4)

    A nice bit of sloppy Delamere action!
    Hard to resist those water splashes at age 47 never mind 10!
    Bikes look good.

    Any ideas on weights?
    Look like cracking bikes.

    @dirkpitt74 weights are in the story! Below the size guide.

    @stwhannah – DOH! missed those when reading the article lol

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