Commencal has announced a Shimano STEPS powered 24-inch hardtail that’s designed specifically for children, the Meta HT Power 24.
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With an E7000 STEPS pedal assist motor, your kidlets can join you for a day on the trails without the inevitable ‘I’m tired’ meltdown after an hour or two.
With 24in wheels, Commencal opted for the smaller E7000 drive unit, because it’s smaller and lighter than the E8000, and a 504 watt battery, which should help the tykes stay on your wheel all day.
At the front, the bike gets a 120mm Manitou JUNIT fork with a short axle to crown height to match the small frame, and 680mm handlebars mated to a 35mm stem.
The STEPS unit is paired to a SRAM X5 10-speed drivetrain, and keeping the speed in check are Tektro brakes with kid-specific longer levers and 180mm discs — it’s even got a KS Ragei 100mm dropper post on the back.
Even for a kid’s bike, Commencal has clearly designed this e-MTB for shredders with its 66-degree head angle and 74-degree seat angle in the medium size, and 390mm chainstays and a stack and reach of 543mm and 370mm.
The 24in wheels roll on 2.4in skin wall FlowSnap tyres from Vee Tire Co.
Coming in five sizes, the Meta HT Power 24 is available for pre-order now, with bikes available in August.
Priced at £2,496 / €2,799 / $2,799 / AU$4,399, the new 24in Commencial e-MTB isn’t cheap, but maybe your mini-shredder has a birthday coming up, is getting straight A’s and will agree to mow the lawn every week until they are 20.
When your grom eventually outgrows the Meta HT Power, Commencal is working with Shimano to properly recycle the batteries. For each Meta Power sold the brand will contribute €7 to Corepile, an organisation working to reduce the environmental impact of batteries and further recycling efforts in Europe.
Commencal Meta HT Power 24 highlights
- 24-inch wheels
- 120mm Manitou JUNIT fork
- Shimano STEPS E7000
- SRAM X5 10-speed drivetrain