EPOK SERIES: 5 YEARS+

KAPĒL 18" BIKE

Regular price £449.00
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The ultimate first geared bike for rider progression

Our 18” wheeled KAPĒL is the perfect first geared bike for a rider that has outgrown their PINTO, or who is new to riding and for whom a 20” geared bike is just too big and daunting. Like its smaller PINTO and SKØG siblings, KAPĒL features our unique EPOK™ growing technologies. If the rider needs to gain some balancing confidence before pedalling and learning the gears, KAPĒL can also be configured as a balance-bike using our optional balance kit. KAPĒL is the ultimate bicycle for your child to develop their riding on, learning to change gears easily, quickly and safely.

Our KAPĒL starts life as a small lightweight pedal bike, which is ideal either as a first geared bike or as a natural progression on from any single geared bike. KAPĒL gives your child the chance to gain confidence and develop their cycling skills whilst mastering gears for the first time. Then with our unique patented UP:SCALE growing frame design you can transform the bike into a larger pedal bike as your child grows.

As with all of our UP:SCALE bikes your child doesn’t need to ‘grow into it’ – with KAPĒL you ‘dial’ it down to fit them properly from the start, then as they grow and get stronger, the bike grows and develops with them. And with our UP:RISE stem extender you can also increase the ‘cockpit’ size of the bike very easily. What this means is that KAPĒL fits better, and lasts longer than any other kids’ bike (See here for sizing help).
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UP:SCALE
Our patented ‘growing triangle’ frame allows you to dial the bike down to fit now, and then grow with your child.
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MY:SIZE
Short- reach, easy-pull Tektro® brake levers, with skinny 19mm bars & custom safety grips – optimised for kids.
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GO:LOW
Our custom saddle and inverted seat clamp, allows the saddle to go extra low for even the smallest rider.
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UP:RISE
Our unique stem extender that moves the handles bars up 3cm and forward 2cm, giving the rider more room up front.
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TWIST-SHIFT GEARS
Super smooth 7–speed gearing to help you charge up the hills and fly down the other side.
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SAFE BRAKING

CNC rims, extra-long brake arms and Schwalbe Black Jack tyres - for safe handling and braking, even in the wet.



KAPĒL Size & Modes

KAPĒL rolls on 18” wheels and is the first geared bike in the Black Mountain EPOK range. It is aimed at children from around 5 years old, fitting those in the 110cm to 128cm height range, or until they are approximately 7.5 years old (depending on growth rate). KAPĒL is the ideal starter bike for kids transitioning from a single speed bike, like our PINTO, to a fully geared bike. Please use our sizing tool to work out if KAPĒL is right for your child based on their ability and height.

MODE 1

Our KAPĒL starts life as a small lightweight pedal bike, which is ideal either as a first geared bike or as a natural progression on from our 14” PINTO. KAPĒL gives your child the chance to gain confidence and develop their cycling skills whilst mastering gears for the first time.

MODE 2

As your child grows in size and confidence, you simply adjust the UP:SCALE frame system (see here for how this works) to transform KAPĒL into a large pedal bike, which increases the frame size by about 20%. This makes the most of the easy rolling 18” wheel size, and means that the bike will last your child longer.

BALANCE MODE (PURCHASED SEPARATELY)

Some children come to cycling a little later in life and can find gears and pedals confusing at the start. So just like our smaller PINTO and SKØG models you can also set up KAPĒL as a balance bike. You can buy our balance bike seat tube for KAPĒL here (Note: it does not come as standard).  

 

SPECIFICATION

Frame Black Mountain EPOK 6013/6061 
Fork Black Mountain 6061 T6 Aluminium
Bars Black Mountain 6061 T6 Aluminium
Stem Black Mountain UP:RISE
Headset Black Mountain
Grips Black Mountain
Brakes Tektro V-brake, micro-adjust lever
Seat Black Mountain Micro
Seatpost Black Mountain GO:LOW
Seat Clamp Black Mountain
Crankset Black Mountain Super Light
Chainring Black Mountain 32 tooth
Chain Taya Octo, 7 speed
BB Hollow Square taper
Rear cassette Sunrace 7 speed, 11-28
Rear derailleur Shimano Tourney
Shifter Microshift twist-shift
Pedals Black Mountain
Hubs Black Mountain
Rims Black Mountain 18”
Tyres Schwalbe Black Jack
Tubes Kenda
Weight 8.1kg*
Colours Orange, Neon Green, Azure Blue, Purple
Price £449.00
Age Range Approx. 5 to 7.5 years old
Height Range Around 110cm to 128cm
* Without pedals, for comparison to other brands (8.4kg with pedals)

Download full specification PDF here

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BIKEBOX

Your bike arrives in our specially designed BikeBox to keep it safe during transport. We conduct a 60 point Pre-Delivery Inspection on every bike, we even check the tyre pressures before they leave our warehouse.

THE VIP BOX

Included in every KAPĒL and HÜTTO BikeBox is the Very Important Parts box – everything you need to set up your bike from right out of the box, through to "growing" the bike from Mode 1 to Mode 2. The VIP box contains two 5mm hex keys and a 15mm spanner, plus your UP:RISE stem extender.

TOOLS INCLUDED

You don’t need many tools to configure and adjust the bike, but we include everything you need. It’s easy to do, and no more complex than mending a puncture. 

MINIMAL ASSEMBLY NEEDED

The bike arrives 90% assembled, with you only needing to add the handlebars and the front wheel, then drop in the saddle and you’re off. It’s s a five-minute setup at most.


DELIVERY OPTIONS



These service options are for UK mainland only. For Highlands and islands, see below.

PRICE SERVICE
Bikes - Standard FREE Disptached in 3-5 working days on next working day service. PINTO / SKØG: DPD. KAPĒL / HÜTTO: DHL
Bikes - Priority £15 Dispatched in 1-2 working days on next working day service. PINTO / SKØG: DPD. KAPĒL / HÜTTO: DHL
Bikes - Next Day £25 Dispatched same day if ordered before midday Mon-Fri. DPD Next Day "pre-12" or Saturday delivery.
Parts & Accessories £5. FREE on orders over £50 Dispatched in 1-2 working days, and shipped on next working day service with DPD or DHL

Highlands and islands: FREE shipping on bikes. We will prioritise dispatch of orders to Highlands and islands. Please see "EU" for price and service options.


PRICE SERVICE
Bikes FREE Disptached within 3-5 working days with DPD or DHL. Full tracking details.
Parts & Accessories £8. FREE on orders over £50 Dispatched in 1-2 working days with Royal Mail Tracked & Signed For. 3-5 working days service.


Please note: The product prices displayed on our website to destinations outside of the EU do not include VAT and, instead, we heavily subsidise our shipping fees to get the great rates you see below. See note below on taxes / import duties.

PRICE SERVICE
Bikes £25 Disptached within 3-5 working days with DPD, DHL or FedEx. Full tracking details.
Parts & Accessories £15. FREE on orders over £100 Dispatched in 1-2 working days with Royal Mail Tracked & Signed. 3-5 working days service.

VAT & Import Duty: The price shown to destinations outside the EU DOES NOT include VAT and the customer is responsible for paying the relevant duties/taxes when the goods are imported. The delivery agent will arrange this with you. Failure to do so will result in the items not being delivered and a re-stocking charge.



Please note: The product prices displayed on our website to destinations outside of the EU do not include VAT and, instead, we heavily subsidise our shipping fees to get the great rates you see below. See note below on taxes / import duties.

PRICE SERVICE
Zone 1
Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Singapore
Bikes: £40 Dispatched in 1-2 working days. 3-5 working days service with FedEx or DHL. Full tracking details.
Parts & Accessories: £15. FREE on orders over £100 Dispatched in 1-2 working days with Royal Mail Tracked & Signed. 5-7 working days service.
Zone 2
Brunei, United Arab Emirates
Bikes: £60 Dispatched in 1-2 working days. 3-5 working days service with FedEx or DHL. Full tracking details.
Parts & Accessories: £15. FREE on orders over £100 Dispatched in 1-2 working days with Royal Mail Tracked & Signed. 5-7 working days service.
Zone 3
Chile, Ukraine, Brazil, Kuwait, South Africa
Bikes: £100 5-7 working days service with FedEx or DHL. Full tracking details.
Parts & Accessories: £15. FREE on orders over £100 Dispatched in 1-2 working days with Royal Mail Tracked & Signed. 3-5 working days service.

Country not listed? We're happy to ship elsewhere! Please email us at hello@blackmountain.bike if your country isn't listed and we'll arrange delivery.

VAT & Import Duty: The price shown to destinations outside the EU DOES NOT include VAT and the customer is responsible for paying the relevant duties/taxes when the goods are imported. The delivery agent will arrange this with you. Failure to do so will result in the items not being delivered and a re-stocking charge.


DELIVERY QUESTIONS?


You will get confirmation of your order and a receipt for payment via email. Please double check the details of the email - if anything is wrong, please get in touch straight away. Email us at help@blackmountain.bike , call us on 01291 639890 or chat below.
Your bike will arrive in a cardboard box that measures 84cm x 22 x 52 for the PINTO, and 94cm x 22 x 57 for the SKOG. The KAPĒL and HÜTTO box measures 118cm x 23 x 56. Please keep the box and all packaging incase you need to return the bike, or transport or store it.
For PINTO and SKØG UK deliveries, and some of Europe, we use DPD to deliver your bike. You’ll get a one hour delivery window, with notification by SMS and email, so you don't have to wait in all day. You can also track your bike using the DPD ‘’follow my parcel’” service, watching progress of your bike delivery on a real-time map, all the way down to a final 15 minute timeslot. If you can’t be at home for the delivery, you can either rebook the delivery or choose to have your bike delivered to one of DPD’s 2000+ local 'Pickup Shops'. 
For KAPĒL and HÜTTO UK and Europe deliveries we use DHL to deliver your bike and provide full tracking details and delivery options.
For international deliveries, we use either DPD, DHL or FedEx. 

Have you got a tracking number? If so, the quickest thing to do is, is to use this reference on DPD’s tracking and help page here. On this page you can also, change your delivery slot, change delivery to a Pickup Shop, or rebook the delivery if you’ve missed it.
For deliveries with DHL, you can track your delivery here and for FedEx here.

If you’ve ordered a bike and haven’t received a tracking number from us, then do get in touch straight away. Email us at help@blackmountain.bike, call us on 01291 639890 or chat below.

Relax – with our couriers you have lots of options. You can re-arrange the delivery for another time, change delivery to a local DPD or DHL Pickup Shop (such as a supermarket or pharmacy), or opt to leave the bike with a neighbour.

RETURNS


Don’t worry – if you’re not 100% happy with your purchase, we offer a comprehensive 60 day return policy. But in the first instance drop us a line at help@blackmountain.bike or phone: 01291 639890 (Monday–Friday, 10:00 to 17:00) or by live chat (bottom right hand corner) and we’ll see how best to resolve your concern.

To process a return we need to first issue you with a Return Authorisation form. You can get your form by contacting us on help@blackmountain.bike or phone: 01291 639890 (Monday–Friday, 10:00 to 17:00), or by live chat (bottom right hand corner).


i) If you do decide to return a bike, we ask you to do so within the 60 day period.

ii) The bike must be in new, sellable condition, so we would expect the bike only to have been briefly test-ridden on a clean, dry surface for example, and returned in all of its original packaging.

iii) Parcels that are returned to us remain the customer’s responsibility and a refund will not be given until we have safely received your bike undamaged.

iv) If there is any damage to the bike, we may need to make an appropriate deduction from the refund amount.

v) A valid Return Authorisation form must be included with your return.

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