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woom 3 SRAM (2-Speed) AUTOMATIX, Limited Edition

Most of us remember the first time we rode a bike, but can you remember the first time you rode a bike with gears? We asked ourselves here at woom what we could do to help introduce gears to kids. Now, in our search to find the perfect wheels for the woom 3, we’ve found the answer.

The SRAM AUTOMATIX 2 (select it from the drop-down menu) hub is the boost that kids have been waiting for. It’s the perfect introduction to gears; all they have to do is keep pedaling! 


As soon as their feet get moving fast enough, the hub shifts gears for them. It’s as simple as that. The design is hands-free, keeping your child’s focus on the road. On top of that, the hub functions as a learning tool. The mechanism also teaches them timing. When they feel the bike change gears, children are passively learning how to time their shifts. Without ever touching a shifter, they can go faster, ride smoother, and move up to their next bike with total confidence. By the time the controls are in their hands, they’ll be ready for any adventure! The 2-speed automatic shifting operates via mechanical centrifugal clutch. It is a 136% step from first to second gear. The sensation is comparable to a single upshift on a geared bike. The shift occurs at around 7 mph. The hub adds a little less than 2 lbs. to the overall weight of the bicycle as compared to a traditional hub. Order it today while supplies last. 

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Mathias Ihlenfeld April 07, 2017 0 tags (show)

Woom 1 Reviews

 

Natalie rates the woom 1 the Top Pick and Exceptional:

Bottom Line: Perfection from top to bottom, the WOOM1 is the cream of the crop for kids in size 18-month to kids transitioning into 3T clothes.  The WOOM1 will be too small for kids who are close to transitioning out of 3T clothes as they will outgrow once they are in size 5 clothes.

Read more here: http://www.twowheelingtots.com/woom1/

 Karen and Little POG give it four thumbs up

The Verdict

Little POG and I give the WOOM 1 balance bike four thumbs up! It is well worth the money if you purchase the bike early; the design allows you to start using the bike from 18 months until 4 years old. I would also recommend this bike to families that do a lot of dirt and gravel trails as the frame, rubber tires, and ChromMoly fork absorb some of the bumps. We tested the bike on paved, dirt, and gravel and it was great on all terrain.

 Colin concludes that the woom 1 is pushing balance bikes to a new standard

We are a big fan of balance bikes.  We are also fans of quality made bikes that are well designed and well thought out.  At first glance, the Woom 1 looks different.  It’s low step through and bright coloured frame definitely catches your attention.  When you look closer you start to see all the details of this little machine.  From one feature to the next, the bike seems to be pushing balance bikes to a new standard: Alloy frame/stem/rims, sealed bearings, steering limiter, kid friendly lever v brake, small diameter bar/grips, padded seat, and a quick release seat post- all in a 7.7 lb package for $199.

Read more here* http://www.thebikedads.com/first-look-the-woom-1/

Melissa loves her two woom bikes

When the bikes arrived, we were just as excited as the kids were.  They were wrapped extremely well and were fully assembled, thankfully.  The Giant just had to adjust the handlebars and seat heights.  He was impressed with the quality, which we were happy about since I admit, these bikes are not inexpensive.  But in this case, you get what you pay for.  Woom seriously designed this bike around toddlers – big handlebar grips, easy-to-reach handbrakes for little hands, and recessed hardware throughout to avoid snags on clothing.  It even has a steering angle limiter to prevent the handle bars from swinging around backwards.

Read more here: * http://melissatakesfashion.com/2016/05/woom-bikes-review/

Paul shows tells us more about the balance bike and the transition to pedal bikes

Watch this video * http://www.outdoorfamiliesonline.com/woom-bikes-finding-the-right-path/

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Mathias Ihlenfeld February 22, 2017 0 tags (show)

12 Great Places In Austin For Children To Ride

Explore the best places for kids to ride.  We now offer free bike rental for Families visiting Austin.  Rent a bike and a helmet for a week at no charge - us.woombikes.com  
Downtown Austin

1. Mueller Lake Park

Have you visited Mueller on a Sunday morning? Not only is this venue a great family attraction for the Farmers’ Market, it’s the perfect family spot for an afternoon of fun. The man-made lake is ideal for beginning cyclists to try out their skills. The track is perfectly flat and paved from the market to the playground. If your child isn’t interested in riding that day, no worries! Head over to the fantastic playscape or visit the Thinkery, Austin’s children’s museum. 4550 Mueller Blvd, Austin.

 

2. Butler Park

Butler Park

3. Boardwalk Trail at Lady Bird Lake

Boardwalk at Lady Bird Lake

The Boardwalk is a great way to see the beautiful Austin skyline as well as learn fun nature facts on the way. This is a great attraction for the whole family!

Boardwalk at Lady Bird Lake

4. Ramsey Park

Ramsey Park

Ramsey Park is located in Rosedale and has undergone a complete renovation. A new riding track is now part of the park and there are plenty of areas to ride. It also includes a shaded basketball area, tennis courts, several playscapes and a sand box. 4301 Rosedale Ave, Austin.

Ramsey Park

5. Dick Nichols Park

Dick Nichols Park Trail is a 2-mile loop trail with great scenery and a waterfall. This trail is ideal for those who want to ride road bike because the trail is paved. There are playgrounds here as well. 8011 Beckett Rd, Austin.

6. Onion Creek Trail

Located in McKinney Falls State Park, the Onion Creek trail is a 2.8-mile loop. There are plenty of picnic tables available for relaxing in the shade of the Live Oak and Bald Cypress trees. This trail is versatile and accessible to walkers, joggers, and bicyclists. The trail is leveled and paved out, making it perfect for beginners. 7001 Onion Creek Dr, Austin.

7. Sk8te Park

This is a new addition to the Austin cycling circuit. It offers a great, secluded area for new riders to try out their skills. Make sure to schedule your training session during off-peak times. 1213 Shoal Creek Boulevard, Austin.

8. Tanglewood Park

This one’s for the kids. Tanglewood Park is a neighborhood gem and home to many families in northwest Austin. The paved trail follows up a small hill to the waypoint pavilion that serves as a resting spot, as well as a place for picnics. Additionally there are basketball courts, fire pits, and a playground available around the paved trail. 11406 Rustic Rock Dr, Austin.

9. Northwest Park

Northwest Park

This is one of the most favored parks around central Austin. The amenities include a pool, several playscapes, a pond and two grand parking lots ideal for safe bike riding. 7000 Ardath St, Austin.

Northwest Park

10. Zilker Elementary

Zilker offers many options ranging from crushed granite conditions to a running track to a fully covered basketball court. 1900 Bluebonnet Lane, Austin.

11. Veloway Park

Veloway is a spacious 3.1-mile, 23-foot wide paved trail that winds through scenic Slaughter Creek Metropolitan Park. Children will feel safe being away from scary and populated street traffic. It is is very much secluded and a great option to learn how to ride a bike… with patience in tow! With no foot traffic allowed, beginners don’t have to worry about weaving through crowds. Go ride that bike! 4900 La Crosse Ave, Austin.

12. Govalle Park – Southern Walnut Creek Trail

Located on the east side of town, Govalle park offers a beautiful bike path as part of the Southern Walnut Creek Trail. Govalle Park, 5200 Bolm Road, Austin.

Govalle Park

For more information, please contact Mathias Ihlenfeld at infousa@woombikes.com or by phone at 855-woom-usa. You can also visit our store at 5555 N. Lamar Blvd STE D101, Austin, TX 78751 (behind Goodwill and Half Price Books)

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Mathias Ihlenfeld February 09, 2017 0 tags (show)

woom wins iF DESIGN AWARD

 

We just received notification that woom wins the prestigious iF DESIGN AWARD!

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What is the iF Design Award?

The iF DESIGN AWARD is among the most prestigious and largest design competitions in the world. 

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Mathias Ihlenfeld January 31, 2017 0 tags (show)

For Immediate Release:

All WOOM Bike Models Are Available; Free Shipping Offer

High-quality and light-weight WOOM bicycles are now back in stock. WOOM offers free ground shipping (us.woombikes.com)


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WOOMBIKES USA

Nov 01, 2016, 21:06 ET


AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Following a surge in demand for its bikes, WOOMBIKES USA has replenished its US warehouse inventory and has its complete line-up of kids' bikes available again - just in time for the holidays. The light-weight and high-quality bicycles for children are available in six different models – each designed for a specific age group.

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As a holiday gift for new and returning customers, WOOMBIKES USA has launched free domestic ground shipping on all bikes, accessories, and apparel until the end of the year. When purchasing a product at us.woombikes.com, the company offers a 30-day risk free Satisfaction Guarantee, which is extended until January 25th for holiday shoppers.

This year has seen a tremendous rise of demand for WOOM bikes. "Our growth in the US has exceeded our wildest expectations and we've sold out of all of our models several times this year. We are fully stocked once again for the holiday season," says North American President Mathias Ihlenfeld. "It's only our second year in full operation in the US and we always run out of bikes. We restocked our warehouse in Austin to prepare for the holiday season a little bit better.  I hope we have enough bikes for everyone."

All WOOM bikes are designed with custom tubing and carefully engineered geometry that allows for an upright riding position while maintaining a kid-friendly, low standover height. Each bike is available in red, blue, green, or purple. All bikes are assembled to order by professional bike mechanics at the WOOMBIKES USA headquarters in Austin, Texas.

Technical and Design Specifications of Bikes

  • The 12" WOOM 1 Balance Bike is the perfect bike to introduce to your child. It is extremely low to the ground so your child can start riding as soon as they start walking. It is a great way to introduce the concept of balance, so there is never a need for training wheels.
  • The 14" WOOM 2 is the first bike of the WOOM family with unique geometry. The flat seat angle, short cranks and low bottom bracket enable your child to always have their feet on the ground without losing balance. This bike is small, light-weight, low to the ground, and the greatest bike on the market to help your child pedal freely without training wheels.
  • The 16" WOOM 3 is all about offering a lower ride height. The low center of gravity of the comparably small triangle frame, in conjunction with the high cockpit and stable geometry, all help the child to further improve his riding skills.
  • The 20" WOOM 4 is built with optimized geometry to enhance riding dynamics. With 8 gears and light off-road tires, this bike is perfect for exploring and extended usage.
  • The 24" WOOM 5 delivers adult riding dynamics with optimized geometry and light profile tires. Its 8 gears expand the usage spectrum significantly. This model represents the last stage of a bike tailored to children.
  • The 26" WOOM 6 has a light frame, high quality components, 8 gears, and Kenda tires. This youth bike is the perfect link between the WOOM children's bicycles and an adult bike.

About The Company

WOOM is a European bicycle company that designs and manufactures the highest quality and most adaptable bikes for children of all ages. WOOM's attention to detail sets the company apart – from the carefully selected materials and commitment to safety and performance to the first-of-its-kind Up-Cycle program, WOOM is changing the paradigm of youth cycling. The bikes are designed inEurope. Research & Development takes place in Vienna, Austria by WOOM Europe. 

WOOMBIKES USA was born in 2014 with the desire to bring the same high-quality and lightweight bicycle models being ridden all across Europe to families in North America. WOOM Bikes USA is located in Austin, TX and can be contacted via email atinfousa@woombikes.com, or by phone at 855-WOOMUSA (855-966-6872). For more information or to make a purchase, visitus.woombikes.com.

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Mathias Ihlenfeld November 02, 2016 0 tags (show)

at home with the zierings: Learning to Ride a Bike-By Ian

At five years old it was time to get a bigger bike. I did a lot of research online to find the perfect bike, I was not happy with the heavy beginner bike with the impossible to squeeze hand brake I first got.  I knew there must be something purposely built for little kids, not just look like it.  I found a little bike company called Woom. Their bikes are built with a focus on creating confident riders by using very light weight materials and usable mechanical parts designed for little ones. They come in several sizes, and each one allows for growth in size, and ability. Mia popped the kickstand, threw a leg over and took off with a scream. The bike uses front and rear hand brakes to slow and stop. The brake levers are built in such a way that little hands can reach them while holding that handle bars, but more importantly, they can squeeze them to brake. A luxury in appearance on her Frozen bike, but made practical on her Woom bike. So much of becoming a good bike rider is becoming a good bike stopper. Mia flies on this thing! Like anything, I feel so proud to have taught my daughter to ride a bike.

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Mathias Ihlenfeld July 31, 2016 0 tags (show)

http://wildtalesof.com: Transition from Balance Bike to Pedal Bike

Outdoor Adventure Blog wildtalesof.com wrote about her experiences transitioning her son from Balance to Pedal bike:  

Read the article and see what seemed to work well with the transition from balance bike to pedal bike.  Be sure to continue reading until the end to watch the whole process in action with our quick video!

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Mathias Ihlenfeld May 11, 2016 0 tags (show)
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