The Energie 26 Kids features a strong and lightweight aluminium frame equipped with a 1×9-Speed Microshift R9 groupset and powerful Tektro disc brakes. It also rolls upon alloy Vitus wheels wrapped in Kenda Small Block Eight tyres and features a stylish and dependable Vitus finishing kit. As the appeal of cyclocross continues to grow, so more clubs and juniors are keen to have a go at this exciting discipline. But it’s not enough to simply scale down adult race bikes. The Vitus Energie Kids is a ground-up rethink of how a bike should be built for growing bodies, smaller hands and new young riders who are keen to practise their handling and control. Cyclocross is a great way for kids to quickly improve their riding skills – the tight corners, hills, mud and obstacles – and doing it on a bike that fits and feels right will fast-track their progression and confidence. Control is everything. The Energie Kids combines flat-mount disc brakes with short-reach shifters, ensuring that smaller hands always have their fingers in the right place for steering and braking. And for narrower shoulders, the handlebar is compact too, with a smaller drop and shorter reach to prevent the instability of over-stretching. 1.5-inch (38mm) Kenda tyres offer plenty of traction for wet days whether racing or simply enjoying a family ride, and bolt-thru axles really help to firm up the feel and efficiency of the bike. A single front chainring combines with a Microshift rear derailleur to keep the shifting light so that even when small hands are wrapped up in gloves on colder days, it’s easy for them to tap through the gears. As adults, we know how awkward and inhibiting it can be to ride a bike that doesn’t fit properly. That’s why everything about the Energie Kids is optimised – from the narrower bottom bracket area to relieve pressure on young hips to the short stem to improve the responsive handling. To have the most fun on a bike, to get the most out of it, to fall in love with riding bikes even, it needs to feel great. The Energie Kids is a cyclocross bike with features that give it the versatility to help your kids grow as riders whether on or off the race circuit. Key Features: CX Specific Build: Versatile and ready to tackle any surface Frame Material: 6061-T6 Aluminium Wheel Size: 26″ Intended Use: Road – Cyclocross Lightweight 6061-T6 Aluminium frame CX specific build with race ready performance Huge mud clearance Microshift R9 9-Speed groupset Powerful and reliable cable disc brakes Features: Frame: Energie 26 Aluminium, 6061-T6 Aluminium, Disc Brake, Mudguard Mounts, Flat Mount,12mm x 142mm Hub Spacing, Axle Specifications: 160mm Length, 14mm Thread Length, M12xP1.5 Thread Pitch Fork: Energie 26 Aluminium, 6061-T6 Aluminium, 1 1/8” Steerer, Flat Mount, 100 x 12mm Axle Headset: Neco Semi-Integrated Threadless Headset, 1 1/8”, 44 / 28.6 – 44 / 30 Handlebar: Vitus 6061 Aluminium, Reach: 65mm, Drop: 100mm, Width: 360mm Stem: Vitus 6061 Aluminium, Bar Bore: 31.8mm, Length: 50mm Grip(Tape): Vitus, EVA Cork Wheelset: Vitus, 26″, 6-Bolt Disc Brake, HG Freehub, 12mm x 100mm Front, 12mm x 142mm Rear F/rim: Vitus Shining, DB-M3, 26″, 28 Hole R/rim: Vitus Shining, DB-M3, 26″, 28 Hole F/hub: Vitus KT, XF1F-12, 28 Hole, 6 Bolt, 142 x 12mm R/hub: Vitus KT, M4ZR-C, 28 Hole, 6 Bolt, 100 x 12mm, HG Freehub F/tyre: Kenda Small Block Eight, 26″ x 1.5″ R/tyre: Kenda Small Block Eight, 26″ x 1.5″ Chain: KMC X9, 9 Speed Crankset: Prowheel A10B, 32T, Crank Length: 165mm Bottom Bracket: Cartridge Square Taper, BSA Threaded, 68mm, English F/brake Set: Tektro MD-C510 Disc Brake, Flat Mount, Cable Actuated R/brake Set: Tektro MD-C510 Disc Brake, Flat Mount, Cable Actuated Rotors: Tektro TR160 and TR140, Front: 160mm, Rear: 140mm R/derailleur: Microshift R9, RD-R43M for 8/9/10 Speed R/shifter: Microshift R9, SB-R490, 9 Speed Freewheel: Microshift R9, CS-H092, 9 Speed, 11-34T Saddle: Vitus, Steel Rail Seat Post: Vitus 6061 Aluminium, 27.2mm x 350mm Seat Screw: Aluminium 31.8mm, Stainless Steel Bolt Weight: 8.3kg Built, Tuned and Ready to Ride Rest assured that each bike is fully built and tuned by Wiggle’s team of qualified bike mechanics to ensure your bike arrives in perfect condition. We supply all bikes with a set of plastic pedals, a pedal wrench and a multi-tool kit. Find out which size fits you by clicking the size chart tab. Please Note: Due to ongoing issues in the global bike supply chain, manufacturers may substitute certain component items due to availability. In this situation, they will be replaced with the same quality or better performing parts.
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