woom, one of the fastest-growing kids’ bike companies in North America, has launched the woom 3 AUTOMAGIC, an ultralight do-it-all 16” children’s bike with automatic two-speed gear shifting for kids ages four to six. The woom 3 AUTOMAGIC is based on the acclaimed woom ORIGINAL 3, featuring all of the ultralight weight, kid-specific geometry and components that have made woom’s bikes a best seller, but with an internally geared two-speed rear hub. The lower gear allows kids to get started from a stop, tackle hills, and pedal faster on flat stretches without having to increase their pedaling rate.
When kids learn to ride a bike, they often struggle with how much pedaling resistance they need to overcome when starting from a stop. The woom’s low-maintenance internal hub is designed to help children start riding from a stop, and then automatically switch to a higher gear when the child reaches about 7 mph. The higher gear provides more torque to help children ride up and down hills, but doesn’t require that they pedal faster. The result is that the woom’s gearing is as effortless as possible, so young Riders can have more fun while riding.
In addition to its automatic two-speed gearing, the woom’s lightweight frame and high-quality components make it easy for children to ride and to keep up with their parents on bike rides. Woom also features smart design elements that help young Riders stay safe, such as a clever steering limiter and color-coded brake levers to indicate which handlebar the front brake is on. The woom also features an intelligent Q factor, which optimizes a kid’s pedal stroke to be more efficient than a traditional bike with a more slender chainring.
The woom is built to be an intuitive, fun, and healthy form of transportation for kids, and the company has seen it transform reluctant young Riders into confident neighborhood adventurers. The woom is available exclusively online, and arrives partially assembled, with only the frame and fork unattached to allow you to easily attach the seat post and handlebars with a single Allen wrench. It comes with a 30-Day return policy, a five year warranty on the frame and fork, and 24 months on all components.
The woom is priced at $449, but can be traded in for the next size up through woom’s UpCYCLING program. This price point makes the woom accessible to kids from all income levels, and a great value considering that most kid’s bikes cost more than twice as much, do less for their riders, and have far more complicated and unintuitive gearing systems. Check out our review of the woom for more information, and visit woom’s website for more details about their incredible product. Woom Automagic