This project is currently stopped!

TORP Bite - Story and Highlights

The whole TORP idea started thanks to our two sons. Since they were born, they have been riding with us – in a bike trailer, on a balance bike, or bicycle towbar trailer, until finally by themselves, riding their own bikes. Later on, we needed to decide for a 20” kid’s mountain bike. We come from the area surrounded by mountains. Cross country riding is our daily bread and that is why I started to look for something special into off-road conditions. I was, however, very disappointed. I didn’t find anything on the market that would satisfy what I and my kids were looking for. So there came an idea to experiment on our own.

Kids’ requirements were sound and clear. We want a decent bike with all the bits and pieces that is on a bike of mommy and daddy. It included a suspension fork, a high number of gears, disc brakes, bottle cage and last but not least, it needed to have the same look, with the bended tube. I started looking through the discussion forums and all sorts of related pages, gathering information, later ordering components – new and used ones, working them and shaping them to my vision. And so, the TORP and its first prototype of the model Bite came to existence. We welded a few versions. Kids were testing them out in the field and we were analyzing and evaluating.

From the very beginning, we wanted to go against the trend of aluminum and carbon frames (even though, I admit, our first frames were made of aluminum). Our goal was to create a light bike from quality steel. Steel can be shaped into unique designs. It is more flexible and as a result it absorbs vibrations in the terrain. And of course, it is more solid, even indestructible. This feature is not negligible since children drop the bike on the ground often carelessly. Gradually, people from our surroundings started to be interested in this project, and so a team TORP was founded and the project has been evolving. And the result of the 2 year endeavor is the TORP Bite.

Unique Design

We have created a unique design made of 4130 CrMo AH steel tubes that are specially shaped. We have chosen steel because this material is more flexible, absorbs vibrations in the terrain and it is more solid, even indestructible.

Custom Tuned Air Fork

We tuned air fork by installing a new cartridge. It is more sensitive and has an option to adjust air pressure and rebound.

Progressive Geometry

We have prolonged the frame front triangle, lowered the upper tube, shortened the chain stay and slacken the head angle. We have achieved that TORP Bite is more stable in the terrain, responds instantly to the change of direction, takes off easier and is great fun to ride. Kids simply love it!

Made in Slovakia

Honestly hand-made from frame to a final bike. We make with love, we enjoy our work and are proud of it.

TORP Bite Specification

Frame Solid steel frame, 4130 CrMo AH (specially shaped, holes for bottle cage, interchangeable derailleur hanger)
Fork Spinner Grind Air OS 80 mm, custom tuned air suspension fork
Crankset SRAM S600 shortened to 125 mm, 104BCD
UPDATED: TORP 125 mm crankset 64BCD (adapter 104BCD as option)
Chainring TORP Narrow Wide 28t
Bottom Bracket Truvativ Powerspline 108 mm
Rear Derailleur SRAM GX 10-speed (short cage)
Shift levers SRAM GX 10-speed (trigger)
Shift cable set SRAM SlickWire Kit
Cassette SRAM PG-1030 11-36t
Chain SRAM PC 1031 10-speed PowerLock
Front Brake AVID DB1, Reach Adjust, 160 mm Rotor AVID CenterLine
UPDATED: AVID DB3, Reach Adjust, 160 mm Rotor AVID CenterLine
Rear Brake AVID DB1, Reach Adjust, 140 mm Rotor AVID CenterLine
UPDATED: AVID DB3, Reach Adjust, 140 mm Rotor AVID CenterLine
Handlebars TRUVATIV Stylo 720 Flat Bar 600 mm
Grips SRAM Racing 110 mm
Stem TRUVATIV Hussefelt 40 mm 31.8 mm
Front Hub RemerX MTB 9x100 mm
Rear Hub RemerX MTB 10x135 mm
Rims RemerX XCO Rio (24 holes)
Tyres Mitas Nitro Racing Pro Max 20x2.0" (Schwalbe Little Joe 20x2.0" as option)
Headset ERGOTEC A218SAC semi-integrated 1 1/8"
Saddle DDK kids
Seatpost TRUVATIV Hussefelt 250 mm (15 mm offset)
UPDATED: eXotic Carbon Matrix 27.2 mm x 250 mm (0 mm offset)
Seatpost Clamp ERGOTEC SCQ-100 31.8 mm (quick-release)
Pedals Wellgo platform
UPDATED: VP 227 kids platform (93 x 86 x 18 mm)
Color Lime Green
Weight 10.1kg (without pedals)
Price 1189€ 999€

TORP Bite - Geometry

Seat Tube Length 260 mm A
Wheelbase 890 mm B
Top Tube Length (horizontal) 470 mm C
Fork Offset 38 mm D
Fork Length 385 mm E
Chainstay Length 355 mm F
Reach 338 mm G
Stack 404 mm H
Head tube angle 68° I
Seat tube angle 71° J
BB Drop -6 mm K
Head Tube Length 90 mm L
Standover height 485 mm  
Bike is suitable for children with height from 110 cm to 135 cm and inside leg length from 50 cm and above.
TORP Bite Geometry

After opening the box and seeing the bicycle, Tobi cancelled all of his plans and we had to go and test the bike out. He is sending one big   to the manufacturer.

Bite your ride...

Bite into your ride, enjoy it to the fullest and have fun...

Made in Slovakia

Hand-made in Slovakia from beginning to end. We are very passionate about what we do and we are very proud of it.

Tuned suspension

It is more sensitive and has an option to adjust air pressure and rebound.

125 mm crank arms a NW chainring

The crank arms length is suited to childrens height with a chainring and a special set of tooth profiles.