If winter doldrums have your family longing to get outside, we've got just the thing to get you amped up for spring. New on the Kickstarter scene is ZumZum, an innovative balance bike that has truly reinvented the wheel. With help from professional mountain biker, Steve Peat, the ZumZum team has developed a super durable, yet lightweight sustainably grown birch plywood frame with a natural suspension (i.e. protection for tiny spines), modern aesthetic, and easy lug-ability. Though lightweight, ZumZum's patented suspension design allows kids to bike with ease on even the roughest of terrains. With an adjustable frame height and a wheel base that expands with each growth spurt, ZumZum adjusts to accommodate your tot. With just 22 days left to go on their Kickstarter campaign, now's the time to become a backer and have your bike arrive just in time for spring adventures!
Children as young as 18 months and up to 4 years-old can learn to ride a ZumZum, as it is specially designed to help young kids learn at their own speed. Its pedal-free technology enables the ZumZum to act like a scooter, helping to develop strength and coordination before introducing the pedal motion. ZumZum’s can be adjusted 3-4 inches beyond its original size, so that little ones can learn to ride at their own pace, even if they start outgrowing the frame.
The ZumZum’s simple 3-piece engineering contributes to its sleek look and lightweight quality. The handlebars contain quality rubber grips and even include a built-in NFC tag that tracks the bike with a smartphone. An ergonomically designed seat will keep your kids active for hours, with less strain on the seat than standard bikes. Its non-marking tires also mean that your tot can safely ride his or her ZumZum indoors (keeping your hardwood floors in tact)!
We’re rooting for ZumZum to reach their goal, and you can help them too! Visit ZumZum’s Kickstarter before February 7th, 2015 to donate to their campaign to bring this awesome bike to production.