Calibre Bikes Releases Affordable Dirt Jump Bike

Oct 11, 2018
by Calibre Bikes  

PRESS RELEASE: Calibre Bikes

Introducing the latest bike in the Calibre line up, the Astronut dirt jump bike. At the core of Calibre is a group of stoked riders who just fancied a bike to take down to the local BMX track and give a razz around the pump track. Here's what we came up with.




Featuring a pro-level jump frame as ridden this year on the Crankworx World Tour by Simon Pagès, the Astronut brings you true FMB level performance at the cost of many frame-only packages from other brands.

The bike comes equipped with Manitou Circus Sport forks, a proper 20mm bolt through DJ fork designed to take every case you can throw at it and a half link chain to allow for fine-tuned adjustment of the rear centre length. Want more stability? Run it a little longer. Want a shorter rear end for snappier manuals? Run it a little shorter.




A mech hanger is included, should you wish to build up a 4X machine and a sliding brake mount means the brake will always be in the correct position when compared to the rotor - we've worked hard to incorporate details like this to set the Astronut apart from much of the competition.

The Astronut is available now for £550.

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28 Comments

  • + 38
 I’ve been wanting to get a DJ/BMX/Skatepark bike for some time but many of them seem to start around $1000-$1500 for similar spec. Kudos to Calibre for bringing this to market at a ridiculously low price point!!!
  • + 10
 Love the name. Edit... and the price, and the spec, and the vids... Dang, this thing looks calibreated
  • + 4
 That's a ridiculous price for the specs listed.
  • + 2
 Wow, and you get both brakes? Just make the same bike with trail geometry and boom: affordable entry level hardtail to make the kids happy.
  • + 4
 Because.....that 26 life!
  • + 3
 Refreshing! Need more decently priced fun bikes.
  • + 3
 That's a cracking price, maybe I've just found a street bike
  • + 1
 I'm new to DJ bikes. Which specs on here make it a standout for the price beyond something like a cheap Norco Ryde 26" for 550$
  • + 3
 Bravo Calibre, this is awesome!
  • + 1
 Seems very similar to a 2017 Polygon Trid? Be interesting to know who manufactured this, my bet is Insera Sena Indonesia.
  • + 3
 I need this in my life.
  • + 2
 This bike ticks every box. Well done calibre!
  • + 2
 They also sell a 29" trail bike with a TRIPLE ????????????????
  • + 1
 That's so fawking HAWT!!!
  • + 1
 How do I get this in USA?
  • + 1
 trying to figure out the same
  • + 3
 @VENOM2034: You can get one through this link: www.gooutdoors.co.uk/calibre-astronut-dirt-jump-bike-p445240 and it'll be £100, added at the checkout.
  • + 1
 @RideCalibre: How 'bout Germany?
  • - 1
 @RideCalibre: 159.99 pounds delivery to Australia - the guys have to come up with a better plan than that - it was 9.95 on the front page but when I got to the checkout ready to buy ....
  • + 1
 I dare not add up what my custom DJ build cost me. At least 4 of these Frown
  • + 2
 Yeah, you're never going to out build the manufacturer. What I would do is buy a reasonable bike, then if anything is failing you, change it.
  • - 1
 But mongoose is just as affordable similar price. Expected this to be released at a Calibre Pricing.
  • + 1
 Which Mongoose bike is it?
  • + 3
 Mongoose Fireball is £30 less, but comes with a quick release RST fork instead of the Manitou Circus, has 9 gears instead of one, mech no name disc brakes and weighs about 1.5kg more. Somewhat similar bikes, but this one is better thought out for going jumping.
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