Orange, transparent blue, or metallic purple.

We created the Cadet for riders who want top of the line looks at an entry-level price tag. This is the perfect first bike for young riders who want cool colors, high quality, and many of the same great features found on our mid to high end models.

The Cadet starts with a high quality high tensile strength steel frame that suits a smaller, beginner level rider perfectly. With pro-level geometry, a sealed mid bottom bracket, extra rear tire clearance for huge tires, and seat stay mounted brakes, you get everything you’d see in more expensive frames.

We’ve upgraded the Cadet’s drive train for 2012. You now get heat-treated 3-piece tubular chromoly cranks matched to a sealed mid bottom bracket, 25/9 gearing, and a semi-sealed rear cassette hub.

Forget those clunky and heavy steel rails and seat guts. The Cadet ships with Verde’s exclusive 2-piece injection molded seat with integrated aluminum post. This combo weighs in at an extremely light 6.3 oz.

For 2012 we’ve added some great touches to our entry level bike such as DUO Doyle grips, DUO Resilite bar ends, front and rear color anodized rims, premium paint, bigger tires, and better brakes.

1020 high tensile strength steel construction with 20.25” top tube

1020 high tensile strength steel construction

1020 high tensile strength steel construction with 8.1” rise

Aluminum front load

DUO Doyle, color-matched

DUO Resilite

Standard 1-1/8”, sealed

170mm heat-treated 3-piece tubular chromoly

19mm sealed mid

Taya 410

Verde 25 tooth, stamped steel

3/8” axle with loose ball bearings

14mm axle with semi-sealed 9 tooth driver

Single wall, color anodized

Single wall, color anodized

2.3” all around use

2.3” all around use

Black with silver nipples

2-piece injection molded plastic

25.5mm aluminum post integrated into seat

Aluminum clamp, color anodized

Plastic platform (new design for 2012)

U-brake with soft compound pads

Aluminum, medium-sized

25.1 lbs