Woom 1 Plus 14″ balance bike launched

Also coming soon is clever and cool looking kid's specific helmet

Kids Sea Otter Classic
 Woom 1 Plus

Claimed weight for this new balance bike is 9.81 pounds and it’s designed for riders from 3-4.5 years old who are 37-43″ tall.

With the goal of helping kids discover the joy of riding bikes, Austria’s Woom offers some of (if not the) lightest little people bikes on the market. Last year, Mtbr reviewed the 16-inch Woom 3 and loved it, awarding a 4.5-out-of-5 rating. Now Woom has two new intriguing offerings, the Woom 1 Plus balance bike and the Woom Helmet.

 Woom 1 Plus

Which brake lever won’t toss you over the bars? The green one!

As the name implies, the Woom 1 Plus is a larger (14″ vs 12″) version of their balance bike that’s targeted at taller or older neophyte riders and children with special needs, specifically 3-4.5 years old who are 37-43″ tall. Claimed weight is 9.81 pounds. Features include the surfboard footrest, color coded brake levers, and five color options – red, green, blue, purple, and yellow. The new bike will start shipping the first week of June. Price is $269.

It’s also worth noting Woom’s UpCycle program where they will buy back your used Woom bike at 40% of cost within 2 years of purchase and apply that credit towards purchase of the next size up. They now have seven models in all, ranging from the 12″ balance bike all the way up to the Woom 6 with 26-inch wheels. The returned pre-owned bikes are used for non-profit riding clinics around the U.S.

 Woom Kid's Helmet

Bug netting up front will help keep the bees at bay.

Also new at Sea Otter was the Woom Helmet, which was the culmination of a two-year development project that netted a well-ventilated kid’s specific head protector that features modular interior padding to better dial in fit. There’s also a soft visor, easy-to-use magnetic chinstrap clip, bug netting, and an oversized ratcheting closure system for improved fit.

 Woom Kid's Helmet

The new Woom helmet will come in four colors and has a magnetic chinstrap buckle.

It also has oversized ear loops to further enhance comfort and fit. The helmet will be available in four colors: red, blue, green and yellow, with purple soon to follow. It will initially be offered in just one size (medium) with small and large to come. It will begin shipping in June. Price is $69.

For more information, visit us.woombikes.com. This article is part of Mtbr’s coverage of the 2018 Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, California. For more from Sea Otter CLICK HERE.

About the author: Jason Sumner

An avid cyclist, Jason Sumner has been writing about two-wheeled pursuits of all kinds since 1999. He’s covered the Olympics, Tour de France, MTB world champs, and dozens of other international cycling events. He also likes to throw himself into the fray, penning first-person accounts of cycling adventures all over the globe. Sumner has also done extensive gear testing and is the author of the cycling guide book "75 Classic Rides: Colorado." When not writing or riding, the native Coloradoan can be found enjoying life with his wife Lisa and kids Cora and Tommy in and around their home in the MTB Mecca of Crested Butte.

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