The Titan Racing Junior Bike Guide

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With the holidays on our door step, a fair number of parents are looking to buy kids bicycles. Titan Racing have built a strong reputation for delivering a quality Junior Range and have provided us with an easy guide to help us choose the right bike for our kids.

A few things to consider:


1. Bike weight
Bikes can be difficult for kids to manoeuvre, and the heavier the bike the more difficult this becomes. Most kid’s bikes are made either from aluminium or steel.

 

2. Stand over height
Even when kids have learnt to ride they still need time to adjust to a new bike. A low standover height aids not only in the learning phase but also helps with balance when mounting and dismounting.

 

3. Quality
By using high-quality brake levers and shifters it makes shifting and pulling the brakes easier for small hands and thumbs. These components are robust and investing in a good quality kids bike can save you money in the long run.

 

4. Accidents do happen
Inevitably your little one will fall off their bike. This makes wearing a suitable helmet so important.

 

5. Be seen
If your kids are going to ride in public areas, they need to be visible. Ensure your child has front and back lights switched on so they are noticeable to other road users.

 

About the Titan Racing Junior Range


The Titan Racing Junior Range is built on lightweight hydroformed aluminium frames designed specifically to meet the needs of kids. A mix of lightweight kids’ specific components are used to best spec our bikes in terms of quality and price. All our bikes feature a low standover height to ensure kids always feel comfortable, at ease and in control of their bike. Our bikes feature a unique 5 Year Multi-User Warranty.

 

Choosing the right size


Unlike adult bikes, where frame size is determined by the seat tube length, kids' bikes are instead sized on their wheel diameter. The below guide should let you know what size wheels you are looking for.
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Suitable for 2-4 years of age: 12-inch wheels


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Titan Racing 12” – RRP 1 349.00

 

A balance bike or push bike provides a great platform to learn on as they can be ridden from a young age and teach children balance and coordination. These bikes do not have pedals and are propelled and stopped by your child's feet, rather than a drivetrain and brakes. Things to look for are overall weight, tubed tyres and an adjustable saddle that allows room for growth.

 

Suitable for 4-6 years of age: 16-inch wheels


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Titan Racing 16” – RRP 2 995.00

 

This category sees your child moving to a bike with pedals, brakes and a single speed drivetrain. As your child is young, the lighter the bike the easier it is to pedal. Consider an aluminium frame as it is lighter than steel.

 

Suitable for 5-8 years of age: 20-inch wheels


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Titan Racing 20” V-Brake – RRP 3 879.00

 

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Titan Racing 20” Disc Brake – RRP 4 499.00

 

The first step towards a real mountain bike with geared drivetrains, working suspension forks and powerful brakes. These features allow your kids to ride all terrains with ease and really enjoy their riding.

 

Suitable for 7-11 years of age: 24-inch wheels


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Titan Racing 24” V-Brake – RRP 4 399.00

 

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Titan Racing 24” Disc Brake – RRP 4 999.00

 

This size offers all the benefits of full-size bikes in terms of design and spec with the only difference being that the bike is optimized for smaller wheels. Quality suspension forks and a wider range of gears increase the capability of these bikes.

 

Suitable for 10+ years of age: 26-inch wheels


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Titan Racing 24”9R – RRP 5 399.00

 

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Titan Racing 24”9R Pro – RRP 8 899,00

 

26” Bikes cater for the older segment of the Junior market. Whilst we’ve progressed to 29ers, the 26” wheel size is still the wheel size of choice for many young riders. Manufacturers have now combined small frames with 26” wheels to create the perfect bike for growing kids. At this level, you should be looking at suspension, brakes, drivetrain, tyre options and build quality. Generally, the more you spend the better the bike you will get.

 

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8 Comments

daniemare, Dec 10 2018 08:10

Any option on the 20” without a suspension fork. Those low quality ones found on these bikes are so heavy? I have a sram x3 trigger shifter and derailleur that can replace the not so usable twist shift

V18, Dec 10 2018 10:35

Light rigid forks and proper tyre pressures for the win. Those forks just add "coolness" factor. I really think we should be pushing lightweight builds for kids... Like ridiculously light. My kids muna balance bike weighs at least 20% of his body weight...thats like me pedalling 23kg of bike. Nah.

ChrisF, Dec 10 2018 05:58

Maritz had a 20'' rigid bike, we then bought him a 20'' with a front fork.

 

It actually DOES work !!

 

Granted it is not nearly at the standard we expect on adult bikes, but even the basic forks do help them ... IF you are going to ride trails with roots and other corrugations .....

 

 

He now has the 24'' Titan Haydes V-brake model (he prefered the paint scheme as compared with the disc brake model... go figure)

 

We are very happy with the Titan !!

 

 

 

Though I am seriously tempted at doing a 10 speed conversion .... making it effectively a 1x .... rear gears are fine, but for some reason shifting the front gears is still posing a problem.  RIDER ISSUE !  Certainly no technical fault of the brand.  Would be nice if I could get a 7-speed cogg with a much wider range from small to large .... 10-40 at the back would be ideal .....  realisitically I will wait a few months, and go for a 1x 26'' ....

ChrisF, Dec 10 2018 06:02

I would comfortably recommend TITAN to any parent looking for a kids bike.

 

The brand has certainly grown on us !!

markmad, Dec 10 2018 10:09

I would suggest Titan relook at the offering.As mentioned anything below 24inch does not require a fork. Any kids bike with multiple front chain rings is borderline stupid.

greg_sa, Dec 11 2018 09:18

Yep, would be cool if a rigid fork was an option.

Pure Savage, Dec 11 2018 10:51

None with dropped bars?

 

Like this:

 

https://www.frogbike...og-road-58.aspx

 

20inc road/CX bike?

Odinson, Dec 11 2018 04:04

Front derailleurs have no place on kids bikes.