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Scott Contessa JR 12 Inch 2011

The Scott Contessa JR 12 Inch 2011 kids bike is a great little runaround for youngsters who will later go on to evolve their skills, break free from training wheels and start to gain two-wheeled independence. Its dinky size makes it suitable for children between the ages of two and four and it is built to last, so much so, that it will be a great hand-me-down if you have younger children on the way. This does mean that the price is a little higher than for other first bikes, but in the right circumstances this can be considered as an investment.

The chunky alloy frame of the Scott Contessa JR 12 inch is solid and set up in a very similar way to the adult bikes from within the equivalent range. This is a rarity and means that the bike behaves impressively, even under the control of inexperienced children. The inclusion of training wheels is good to see, but it is once these wheels become superfluous as the little rider learns how to balance and control the bike that its real abilities will start to shine through. Brakes from Tektro and chain components from Chuan Wei allow the bike to be stable and safe, with a chain guard in place to protect the fingers and legs of little ones who might get overzealous when riding or a little too curious about the inner workings of a bike.

It is clear that a female audience is being targeted by the Scott Contessa JR 12 Inch because its pink and white paint job features a butterfly motif and colourful Scott branding. If you want to make sure that little brothers are not keen to hog little sisters’ bikes then this is a real deterrent. Of course, it might not be to all tastes, female or otherwise, so it is worth checking before you buy.

Scott Contessa JR 12 Inch 2011 Specifications

  • Frame: Scott Junior 16″ Contessa Low standover height / Alloy 6061 P.G
  • Front Fork: BMX Type 800 rigid / Hi-ten
  • Rear Shock:
  • Front Derailleur:
  • Rear Derailleur:
  • Number of Gears: 1
  • Shifters: Single speed
  • Chainset: Chuan Wei
  • Chainrings: 28T
  • Bottom Bracket: Chuan Wei
  • Cassette: 18T
  • Chain:
  • Pedals: VP-580 / BMX type
  • Front Brake: Tektro 984A caliper
  • Rear Brake: Tektro 984A caliper
  • Brake Levers: Tektro 317-ACL
  • Handlebars: Junior Uprise / 460 mm / 65mm rise
  • Stem: HL/ Y1 / 30mm
  • Headset: VP 755 black
  • Grips:
  • Rims: BMX type alloy black
  • Front Hub: KT-108F 28 H Nutted
  • Rear Hub: KT-305 28 H Nutted coaster
  • Front Spokes: 14G UCP silver
  • Rear Spokes: 14G UCP silver
  • Front Tyre: C-714 / 12×1.75
  • Rear Tyre: C-714 / 12×1.75
  • Tubes:
  • Saddle: SCT-8 Junior Version
  • Seatpost: HL SP-102 alloy / 26.8mm
  • Seat Binder:
  • Weight: 8.10 kg / 17.84 lbs approx
  • Colour:
  • Extra Features: Training Wheels