Review: Titan Racing Hades 24″ SE Kids’ MTB

Ride to school, hit the trails or enter a race — the all-new Hades 24″ SE junior mountain bike is ready for it all.

Designed in South Africa, the Hades 24″ is a high-value kids mountain bike designed for performance and comfort. In this review, 9-year-old Luke Futter shares his opinion on what makes this bike so exciting and why he would recommend it.

Titan Racing Hades SE 24" kids mountain bike review
The Titan Racing Hades SE 24″ features a low standover height and long seat post to provide the best possible fit. The Hydroformed aluminum frame is light with smooth finishes and is backed by the brand’s 5-year multi-user warranty. Retail pricing is around R7 199.00

BUILD KIT

FRAME| 24″ Hydroformed Aluminium, Discs, Internal Cabling
FORK| Suntour XCT 24″
BRAKES| Tektro Hydraulic Disc
GEARS| 1 x 8 speed
CHAINWHEEL| Prowheel Zephyr 32T
DERAILLEUR| Shimano Tourney TX
SHIFTER| Shimano  
WHEELS| Aluminum Hubs, MD16 TR Rims, Black Steel Spokes
SADDLE| Selle Royal 7040
TIRES| Vee Tire Crown Gem 24″ x 2.25, Tubeless Ready
Titan Racing Hades SE 24" kids mountain bike review
The Hades SE frame is designed in South Africa and constructed from a lightweight aluminum with hydroformed finishing. The rear brake and shifting cable is routed internally.
Titan Racing Hades SE 24" kids mountain bike review
The bike is fitted with 600mm wide handlebars and an 80mm travel Suntour fork. Titan Racing has specced a full hydraulic brake set from Tektro with a 180mm / 160mm rotor combination, offering excellent stopping power.
Titan Racing Hades SE 24" kids mountain bike review
The 8-speed Shimano Tourney TX derailluer is known to be trouble free and the hanger is replaceable.
Titan Racing Hades SE 24" kids mountain bike review
It’s a no-nonsense Shimano 8-speed rear cassette with lightweight aluminium hubs – front and rear.
Titan Racing Hades SE 24" kids mountain bike review
The Selle Royal is a high quality saddle, shaped for comfort.
Titan Racing Hades SE 24" kids mountain bike review
The Shimano Altus shifter is ergonomically shaped for easy shifting and features an easy-to-read gear display.
Titan Racing Hades SE 24" kids mountain bike review
The bike has 24″ x 2.25 Crown Gem Tires from the Vee Tire brand. The bike is supplied with tubes but the tires are tubeless ready.
Titan Racing Hades SE 24" kids mountain bike review
Combined with the low standover height of the frame, the saddle height and fore / aft position has a wide range of adjustability.

GEOMETRY & FIT

The Hades SE 24” kids’ bike is roughly suited to riders aged between 8 and 12 years old, who are between 1.2m and 1.5m tall. Remember, your child’s abilities are unique to them which means exceptions to this size suggestion will occur. The Hades SE is designed with a low standover height and long seat post to improve confidence and offer a wide range of fit. TIP: When you set the bike up for your shredder, they should be able to reach the ground with the ball of their foot when seated (that’s both feet) and there should be a slight kink in their elbows when their hands are on the grips.

HEAD ANGLE | 70°
HEAD TUBE LENGTH | 95mm
TOP TUBE LENGTH | 509mm
SEAT TUBE LENGTH | 285mm
BB HEIGHT | 290,5mm
WHEELBASE | 969mm
REACH | 349mm
STACK  | 495mm

RIDE IMPRESSIONS

Titan Racing Hades SE 24" kids mountain bike review
The Crown Gem Tires have an aggressive tread pattern with specially designed side knobs for cornering control and an aggressive center knob for added traction and speed.
Titan Racing Hades SE 24" kids mountain bike review
For technical trails, the short seat tube and adjustable seat height improve safety and rider confidence.
Titan Racing Hades SE 24" kids mountain bike review
Luke is a fearless young rider who is clearly very comfortable and confident on the Hades SE.
Titan Racing Hades SE 24" kids mountain bike review
Titan Racing have a comprehensive range of kid’s mountain bikes including 16″, 20″, 24″, 26″ and 27.5″ sizes.

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| IMAGES: Gary Perkin | VIDEO: Retroyspective | RIDER: Luke Futter |



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