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Cleary Meerkat 26-inch 5-Speed

Cleary Meerkat 26-inch 5-Speed
  • Color: Graphite/Cream
  • Color: Miraculous Whip/Black
Size: 26-inch
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Built specifically for riders who are not quite ready for an adult-size bicycle, but have outgrown a 24-inch bike, the Meerkat is their ticket to adventure and independence. The Meerkat is a kid's all-terrain bike that is fast, sleek, and styled to appeal to the 10- to 12-year-old in your life. The 26-inch wheels roll that much faster than 24" and provide a solid platform for taller riders. The Sturmey Archer trigger shifter and 5-speed internally geared hub offer maintenance-free, buttery smooth shifting for thousands of miles. The Meerkat 26 inch is a practical bike, comfortable in urban settings because it's easy to lock up, has no derailleur to get bent in a bike rack, and rolls smoothly over the most pothole-filled route. It's just as capable on a weekend bikepacking trip, just add knobby tires up to 2.35" and your Meerkat is ready to roll for days in the backcountry. To determine the best fit, Cleary suggests measuring your child's inseam and referencing their size chart.

- The Meerkat best fit for riders with an inseam of 22" to 26".
- The Meerkat has a low bottom bracket height, which allows a rider with a 22" inseam to comfortably start out on the Meerkat.
- The seat tube angle on the Meerkat allows the bike fit to grow along with the rider.
- The seat moves up and back as you increase saddle height, so even a 5' tall rider will fit the bike well.

Gecko 12" 15 –18
Hedgehog 16" 16 – 21
Scout 20" 19 – 23
Owl 20" 19 – 23
Scout 24" 22 – 26
Meerkat 24" 22 – 26
Scout 26" 21 –18
Meerkat 26" 25 – 29


Frame Lightweight 1020 alloy steel suspension corrected frame & fork with disc brake compatible dropouts for single speed, internal geared hub, or rear derailleur
Rims Alex tubeless-ready
Hubs Alloy front disc hub w/Allen style QR, Sturmey Archer RX-RK5 5 speed internal gear hub
Spokes Stainless
Tires 26" x 1.9"
Bottom Bracket FSA sealed bearing
Crankset 152mm alloy 3 piece cranks
Chainrings 28 tooth
Shifters Sturmey Archer DLC50 trigger shifter
Cassette/Freewheel 19 tooth w/hub
Chain KMC Z610H
Brakes Tektro HD-291 junior disc brakes w/160mm front & 140mm rear rotors
Handlebars 600mm/24" wide, 22.2mm diameter handlebar with 15mm rise
Tape/Grips Cleary large grips
Stem 50mm alloy 1 1/8" w/ 25.4mm clamp
Headset FSA sealed 1 1/8" headset
Seatpost 25.4mm x 300mm alloy
Saddle Vegan leather saddle
Pedals VP JR pedals 9/16"

* Subject to change without notice.

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN Store SKU
Graphite/Cream / 26-inch 856608008579 100913 CLE59705893M
Miraculous Whip/Black / 26-inch 856608008586 100902 CLE65733772K