Vitus Kids’ Mythique launches today

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Coming in either 24-inch or 26-inch wheel options, the Vitus Kids’ Mythique can be sized to fit a broad range of young shredders.

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Vitus press release:

The Vitus Kids’ Mythique: Not Your Average Kids’ Bike

Introducing an all new full-suspension kids’ bike based on the award-winning Mythique adult bikes.

(Belfast, Northern Ireland — September 28, 2023) Kids shred hard — sometimes, harder than their parents – so we set out to build a kids’ mountain bike that would meet their match.

Introducing the all-new Kids’ Mythique, a full suspension mountain bike designed to be just as capable and confidence-inspiring as its adult-sized namesake, the award- winning Mythique.

The 24-inch bike comes with a 120mm Manitou Junit Expert air fork and 120mm X-Fusion O2 Pro R air shock, while the 26-inch bike comes with a 130mm SR Suntour Radon34 fork and 120mm X-Fusion O2 Pro R air shock. We essentially started with the alloy frame of the adult-size Mythique and shrunk it down to be suitable for a smaller human, meaning your budding shredder can expect the same poise, playfulness, and durability that’s made the Mythique one of the most popular bikes in our lineup.

Kids’ Mythique 24, £1599.99

  • Full-Suspension frame with aggressive geometry tailored specificly to youth riders
  • Manitou and X-Fusion suspension providing 120mm of trail taming travel
  • Box Four 1 x 8 speed wide range drivetrain
  • Hydraulic disc brakes for confidence inspiring stopping power
  • WTB ST i30 tubeless ready rims with tape installed
  • Super grippy Vee Flow Snap tyres

Kids’ Mythique 26, £1599.99

  • Full-Suspension frame with aggressive geometry tailored specificly to youth riders
  • SR Suntour and X-Fusion suspension providing 120mm of trail taming travel
  • Box Four 1 x 8 speed wide range drivetrain
  • Hydraulic disc brakes for confidence inspiring stopping power
  • WTB ST i30 tubeless ready rims with tape installed
  • Super grippy Maxxis Minion DHF tyres

It’s also built using many of the same features — it’s got routing for a dropper post, uses a Universal Derailleur Hanger, has Boost rear hub spacing, and sports proper-sized thru-axles, among other things. Like its adult-sized sibling, we’ve paid close attention to the component package and the design of the bike, striking a sweet spot that balances performance, durability, and cost.

A step up from the average kids’ bike; the Kids’ Mythique is built to blitz trail, push boundaries, and foster progression in the next generation of mountain bikers.

vitusbikes.com

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  • joebristol
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    The 24” wheel bike looks very cool but £££ for a kids bike!

    kimbers
    Full Member

    The 24” wheel bike looks very cool but £££ for a kids bike!

    I imagibe resale will be reasonable, but they grow out of things so quickly, it is a LOT of money to splash

    5lab
    Full Member

    I dunno, a 24″ bike should last maybe 3 years, so 6 years for the nuclear 2 kid family. By which point most bikes are relatively worthless. It’s a lot to spend given suspension on kids bikes normally doesn’t work very well (who knows if these forks are any different, but there’s normally too much friction in the system for a 20kg load)

    steamtb
    Full Member

    We had a Hellion 20, the forks worked brilliantly and I sold it for pretty much the same price I bought it, maybe lost £20 on it. I may have been lucky with timing on a pretty brilliant bike that wasn’t produced in large numbers.

    My daughter currently has a Kona Process 24, another brilliant kids bike with suspension that works. Following her down trails at places like BPW you can see the shock and forks doing their job at speed and generating grip on lots of sections I wouldn’t have thought a short travel bike could. It does remain to be seen how much I can sell the Process for, hard to tell as it’s very rare to see them for sale.

    I’ve just bought her another bike for Christmas, I did look at the Vitus, but the Canyon Neuron Young Hero won me over on spec and value for money…

    hot_fiat
    Full Member

    Have watched kids on hired process 24s when out in Morzine before. Kona have equipped them with such a supple tune, they’re amazing. You’d think they were on airbags rather than canned shocks. If Vitus have done similar with these then they’ll be onto a winner. Any ideas of weights?

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