Nerd Mini

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This bike fit's in between the small sizes of the Nerd Lite and the Nerd JR. It's an ideal all-rounder for older kids (around 140-155cm tall) that want to develop their skills in every direction. Just like it's bigger brother, the Nerd Mini has modern aggressive geometry which gives confidence on jumps and descents and does not limit the bike on trails that require climbing. The big 27.5” wheels are the key ingredient in this bike. Most brands choose to build bikes for riders this age arond 24” or 26” wheels. Our own testing has proven that bigger wheels combined with carefully designed geometry is a much better option.



Lightweight Alloy frame with yoke driven shock

Tough double pass welds

Modern aggressive Trail geometry

130mm front / 120mm rear wheel travel

Manitou suspension

Sram NX 1x12 drivetrain

X-Fusion Manic dropper post

35mm NS Bikes cockpit

The Nerd bikes are all about fun - light, efficient and strong.


Kid’s bikes are a top priority for us, and the development of the Nerd JR and Nerd Mini was personally overlooked by our CEO and the NS junior test riders which include his son Max and his friends. The whole team started on the smaller bikes with 24” wheels, then switched to 26” and are now riding the 27.5” bikes. One of the key things we noticed during the process of developing the kid’s bike range was that most young riders are on bikes with wheels that are too small. We all know the benefits of big wheels, don’t we? More stability on downhill sections, more grip, ease of rolling through roots and rocks etc. So why force the young ones to roll on these shopping carts? Well there’s one catch – the geometry of the kids bikes with relatively “bigger” wheels needs to be designed in a different way. The BB and cockpit must be as low as possible. Standover must be taken into account and many other factors must be taken into account otherwise the kids will end up being too far from the ground, with their legs dangling in the air at every stop, and a high front end will make it hard to climb. So, that’s what we did in our kids' bike range – we went loooow. But that’s not everything. Other details that include the crank length, saddle shape, resulting riding position have been taken into account and the result is a bike that we feel is one of the most dialed offerings on the market.



Bike Specs

Main features

Frame Specs

frame: NS Nerd Mini w/ 120mm travel, AL6061-T6, custom formed and butted tubes

sizes: ONE SIZE

rear shock: Manitou Radium Expert 190x40

forks: Manitou Machete Comp, 130mm travel, 15x100mm, 1.5 tapered steerer tube

headset: GW integrated tapered IS42/IS52, sealed bearings

stem:  NS Tone 35, 45mm

handlebar: NS Bar 720mm, 20mm rise

grips:  NS Hold Fast supersoft

seatpost: X-Fusion Manic internal 100mm

saddle: Octane One Rocker2

front brake: Sram Level, 180mm

rear brake: Sram Level, 160mm

levers: Sram Level

rims:  Octane One Solar Lite 27.5”, 32h, tubeless ready

spokes: Spokes w/14mm nipples

front hub: NS 15 15x100 disc (sealed bearings)

rear hub: NS Cassette 148x12mm Boost (sealed bearings)

tires front / rear: Maxxis Ardent 27.5 x 2.25

crankset: Truvativ SX Eagle™ PS 155mm 32t

bottom bracket: SRAM Power Spline BSA Bottom Bracket

pedals: /

chain: Sram, 12 spd

chainguide: /

derailleurs: Sram NX Eagle™, long cage, 12spd

shifters: Sram SX Eagle™, 12spd

cassette: SRAM PG-1210,12spd 11-50t

weight (kg): 13.5 (* M size, tubeless setup)

Specifications subject to change without notice. Actual colours and design may vary slightly from the images on the website.


Rear triangle held by three oversized max bearings


130mm front / 120mm rear wheel travel


35mm NS Bikes cockpit


Nerd Mini   ONE SIZE
wheel size 27.5"
fork travel 130
Reach mm 410
in 16.1
FC mm 699
in 27.5
Standover mm 668
in 26.3
Stack mm 600
in 23.6
Effective TT mm 565
in 22.2
Actual TT mm 549
in 21.6
Seat tube mm 355
in 14.0
Chain stays mm 427
in 16.8
BB rise mm -38
in -1.5
headtube angle 67
ST angle effective 75.5
wheelbase mm 1125
in 44.3