Frequently asked questions
What makes Woom bikes superior?
Woom consistently wins best-in-class for their lightweight, innovative design. The geometry of their bikes allow children to mount, push, and turn easily, and even aid in teaching children to crash without injury. Pneumatic tires, hand brakes (instead of coaster brakes), turn limiters, scooped saddle, and low crossbars all help to teach children how to bike quickly and safely.
Why balance bikes, and not training wheels?
Balance bikes are sometimes known as 'running' or 'striding' bikes, as they have no pedals. Instead children move forward by pushing with their feet. This allows children to start biking earlier, sometimes as early as 18 months, encouraging early adoption of balance and steering skills. Balance biking builds skills of balance, leaning, stopping and weaving in a very natural and "easy to learn" setting.
Why are your bikes less expensive than Amazon.ca?
Our bikes are drawn from gently-used floor models, undamaged Amazon returns and last year models unsold stock. This allows us to sell our bikes at a lower cost than Amazon.ca, although it limits availability of some sizes and colours. We can show you photos of "your" bike before you buy, leaving you fully confident in your decision and the investment in your child's enjoyment that you are making.
What condition are your bikes in?
Some of our bikes have been used, but very little if at all. Sometimes cosmetic damage, such as minor scratches, may be present. All bikes are in excellent condition unless specifically stated otherwise. Quite a number of our bikes are "new stock" from returns or previous years stock that simply were never sold.
Where can I see a Woom bike in person?
The current distribution of Woom bikes in Canada is very limited. You are welcome to see a Woom bike in person at one of our Little Wheels Edmonton classes or if you live in Edmonton, by contacting David for a showing. We do not have a storefront and so showings must be arranged ahead of time.
Why not buy a bike from a discount store?
Discount store bikes often cost less than $100, but manufacturers cut quality to achieve that low cost. These bikes are often much heavier, less durable, and have many features that make riding less natural.