Woom 4 Kids' Pedal Bike 20

By Eric Awwy, 18 Jan 2020

Everyone is talking about how spectacular this bike is, and you are itching to know just what all the fuss is about. Tell you what, you’ve come to the right place!

First things first, we can confirm that Woom 2 bike is one of the best kids’ pedal bikes in the industry.

Just how sure are we? Well, we worked with ten kids between three and five years old to test their impression of this gear.

Our little riders pedalled through different terrains, both uphill and downhill over a couple of months at their parents’ side and their feedback was extremely impressive.

That, coupled with our expert knowledge in the mechanism of bikes, helped us gauge the performance of this machine.

Without further ado, let’s find out what makes the Woom 2 one of the best kids’ pedal bikes in the industry, shall we?

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Specs/The Woom Numbers

Age: 3- 5 years

Child height: 37-43 inches

Inseam: 16-19 inches

Seat height: 16-19 inches

Wheel:  14 inch

Weight: 12.3 pounds

              11.2 pounds (with freewheel option)

Frame and fork material: aluminum 6061

Gears: single speed

Wheelbase: 25 inches

Things to Expect from the Woom 2 14-Inch Pedal Bike

The first and most striking thing that caught our eye about the Woom 2 is its fantastic paint job. Next, we noticed that the bike has such modern styling that we wanted to test this bike ourselves!

Naturally, we appreciated these eye-catching features and were, of course, bummed that we were too big to ride the bike ourselves. However, after taking a more profound look, other features started to become even more appealing, and just like you, more questions loomed our minds.

1. Is the bike kid-friendly?

When it comes to bikes, finding the right size can be a bit confusing, right? Even after scouting for and finding the right size, you still want to ensure that the bike’s features are designed specifically to fit your kid.

If that’s the case, then it will please you to know that the founders of the Woom were once as frustrated as you may currently be. This frustration fueled their need to design a high-quality child-specific bike.

  • The Woom 2 has child-sized and Kids friendly components

It is easy to tell that the ages and size of kids were taken into consideration while designing this bike.

The bike is endowed with ergonomic handles (Woom Ergogrip) that offer optimum handing for those teeny toddler hands. Not only that, but the 19mm bumpy grips also offer maximum grasp, and because they mimic the natural contour of a child’s hands, the hold becomes very comfortable and natural for kids.

The handles are made of pollution-free material and the handlebar has extra-large diameter for protection.   

The crank has a freewheel hub and does not have a coaster bike that allows the kids to launch the pedals from any position.

  • Low to ground

The best way to determine if a bike a will fit your kid is to consider its seat measurements. The whole point of this is to ensure that at the minimum setting, your child can place their feet on the ground comfortably enough to stop the bike with their feet as they would on a balance bike.

We can attest to the fact that the Woom 2 seat height is kid-compatible. At its lowest setting, the Woom 2’s seat height is 16 inches, which is appropriate for kids with a height ranging between 37 and 43 inches and an inseam range of 16 to 19 inches.   

The standover height of the bike is befitting of both a 3-year-old and a five-year-old. So yes, your child can comfortably grow with the bike!

2. How comfortable is it? 

Other than the ergonomic grips, another kid-appropriate component of the bike is its U-shaped saddle which is well-constructed with quality material that is not only comfortable but would also be hard to slide off.

The saddle fits a child’s hip anatomy and is further extended to accommodate a parent’s hand in the event that their young one would need a push.

The Woom 2 also boasts of wide upswept handlebars that encourage an upright riding position. This riding position is appropriate for kids as it ensures smooth steering and maximum control of the bike.

Additionally, the handlebars are positioned such that there is enough cockpit space and no chance that a toddler’s knees would keep bumping into the handlebars. That way, they can easily focus on riding the bike without being uncomfortable.

3. Just how good is the construction?

We were extremely impressed by the proprietary design that the manufactures of the Woom 2 put into the bike.

There definitely needs to be a lot of attention to detail when constructing a bike as strategically positioning specific components could either encourage or discourage balance, stability, and the overall feel of a bike.

  • Perfect geometry

From its long wheelbase to the low center of gravity, the manufacturers of the Woom 2 did not disappoint with its construction.

An extended wheelbase offers directional stability which is especially important for an upright rider who would otherwise be cramped and unstable riding a bike with a short wheelbase.

As for the center of gravity, the low seat height as well as the standover height of the Woom 2, encourage a lower center of gravity. This lowered center of gravity is categorically essential as it promotes safe balancing.

Additionally, the bike has a knee-friendly stem that has no protruding bolts due to the integrated handlebar clamp design.

  • Narrow Q-factors

The positioning of the plastic pedals of the Woom 2 is just right! The distance between the two pedals is narrow enough to encourage a natural body position.

  • Fully integrated bolts

The excellent engineering of this bike does not stop there, as its bolts are fully integrated into the bike. This means that there is no chance that your child’s knees would get hurt through contact between them and the bolts. 

  • Optimal gearing ratio

With a gain ratio of 3.7, it is easy to get started on the Woom 2, and the little rider can easily maintain it at high speeds. Higher gear ratios make it harder to start the bike, a factor that may discourage kids from riding.

  • Fully enclosed chain guards

Woom 2’s construction is intentional down to the details! You can clearly tell this from its fully enclosed chain guard, which does a double task of protecting the chain from dirt as well as protecting the rider’s clothes from catching grease.

4. Let’s talk safety matters!

As a parent, it is a fact that your child’s safety comes first. Otherwise, there is no point in indulging in outdoor activities that would endanger your kid.

Clearly, the Woom 2 designers were keen to this fact as they incorporated a host of security features to ensure that the riding experience of kids is not only fun but also safe!

  • Color-coded dual hand levers

The dual hand brakes of the Woom 2 are well within reach as there is just about 2 inches between the handlebar and the brakes. The hand levers are also very responsive as our little testers required little lever pull to engage them.

Although the brakes are easy to reach and squeeze, the most exciting feature of the mini V-handbrakes is that they are conspicuously color-coded so that one easily tell front from back brakes.

The brakes are painted green for the front and right with black color for the rear and left. This completely removes the confusion from a toddler and enables them to grasp the concept of braking pretty quickly.

At this point, we should state that in the U.S it is a standard requirement that kid’s bikes should have coaster brakes. However, a lot of manufacturers and parents disagree with the safety measures offered by coaster brakes. Instead, they believe that the backpedaling mechanism of coaster brakes is quite confusing to kids and would necessarily cause them more harm than good.

For those reasons, some manufacturers (like the Woom 2) offer a freewheeling kit that disengages the braking system when pedaling backward. Parents can thus purchase this kit separately and provide maximum security to their kids as they please. 

  • Turning limiters

The Woom 2 also has turning/steering limiter to prevent oversteering of the wheel and encourage the rider to ride straight. The limiters also do this correction very gently and can be easily detached if one feels like it limits steering.

Lastly, the reflective sidewall of the bike is another safety feature on its own as the visibility it provides offers kids protection from other road users. I don’t know about you, but for this type of safety for my child, I would gladly pay for this bike.

5. How much will it cost you and why?

At a premium but affordable price, the Woom 2 is definitely a high-end bicycle but not for nothing! But for the fun your children’s way, the amount is just anything a parent would sacrifice for their child’s fine.

  • High-quality aluminum frame

The Woom 2 takes the cake for being weight-optimized with high-quality aluminum frame construction.

Its frame is made of 6061 aluminum, which is light, durable, and rust-proof. However, the solid construction of the bike does not sacrifice on its weight as at 12 pounds the bike can easily be carried and maneuvered by a toddler.

The icing on the cake? The Woom 2’s freewheel option sheds off a whole pound from the bike making it weigh just 11 pounds!

  • Can handle different terrains

The Woom 2 is a real bike with air-filled tires that offer great traction on all terrains, be it gravel, pavement or muddy trails! The pneumatic tires further offer unmatchable cushioning against impact.

The 14 by 1.5-inch wheels are also endowed with smooth-rolling aluminum hubs with sealed bearings and high-quality stainless spokes.

It is no wonder that with such high-quality components, the bikes is quite expensive. However, this is an exceptional case of getting your money’s worth!

6. Will little Kev or Maggie have a hard time using it?

The Woom 2 has convenience written all over it!

From the easy in-home assembly which takes a mere 10 minutes and requires no mechanical knowledge beforehand, this bike easily checked off all our boxes for ‘ease of use.’

The bike comes 90% pre-installed, so all you have to do is adjust handlebars, seat and brakes then install the pedals, and your bike is ready to take off. You also don’t need to purchase any assembly tools as all the necessary tools come with the bike.

When the bike is set, just use the quick-release clamp to adjust seat height. It really doesn’t get any easier than that!

As a bonus, you can skip on installing the pedals, and your kid can use the bike as a balance bike before they get the feel of it and are ready to pedal away. With such a seamless transition from balance bike to pedal bike, it is no wonder; the Woom 2 is one of the best beginner bikes out there.

7. To buy or not to buy?

We highly recommend the Woom 2 14” kids’ bike, which comes in four appealing colors; sky blue, purple haze, Woom red and sunny yellow, Woom green for you kid to choose from.

It also features a kickstand which unlike most, is placed further back such that it doesn’t interfere with the stroke when pedaling

If you need further convincing, then the upscale program should do the trick. With this program, you can easily trade-in your bike for the next size within twenty-four months from the date of purchase.  

Here is a highlight of some stunning features of Woom2 Bike. Go through them and decide if this is the right bike for you!

Mouth-Watering Components of the Woom 2 Bike

Seat post clamp: The seat post clamp is made of aluminum and has a quick release. It has a long lever that is very easy to use and does not twist when tightened.

Age-specific Saddle: The saddle is non-toxic and ergonomically designed for kids. Besides, it is well protected to cushion it when leaning on the wall.

Tires: The 14 by 1.5”low-resistance tires offer low rolling resistance, grip, and have a good damping. The tires have a car-type valve that is easy to fill even in service stations and most hand-pumps.

Wheels: The wheels sit on ultralight SOOPA-DOOPA-HOOPS aluminum rims. The aluminum hubs come with a sealed bearings and 2x laced 16 stainless spokes for the best movement of the bike.

Seat height: The seat height is 16-19” suitable for kids between 37”and 43”tall.

Crank: The crank is light, has a narrow Q-factor, and has a beginner gearing of 25 x 15T. The crank comes with a sealed cartridge, freewheel hub, and plastic pedals.

Handlebars: The handlebars are ergonomic, light-weight, and risen (BMX style rise bar), with a large diameter for protection. It features screw handles for a fixed hold.

Fork: The bike’s fork is the light unicrown fork forged form aluminum. It is also, self-aligning for easy steering.  

  • Extraordinarily lightweight.
  • High-quality aluminum construction.
  • Color-coded dual hand brakes.
  • Freewheel kit option.
  • Woom upscale program.
  • Steering delimiter prevents oversteering of the front wheel.
  • Hassle-free assembly (thanks to the assembly manual and lately video demonstration).
  • Pricey (But for all the good reasons).

Conclusion

With all these features at the tip of their fingers, we are not surprised that Woom is the market leader for kids’ first pedal bikes. Dare we say, if we had to craft our own bike for toddlers, it would surely be something close to the Woom 2!

In a nutshell, the Woom 2 14-inch pedal bike is the real deal and the SI unit for the best bike for young riders advancing from pedal bikes. It genuinely makes the transition remarkable, seamless, and eventful!</p

If there is ever going to be the best gift stories, they will all begin and end with kids narrating how they received the Woom 4 during their 5th birthday. Words cannot describe what kids feel when riding on Woom 4.

It is a top of the range 20” bike that is well equipped to take on any terrain thrown to it. Its low center of gravity makes timid riders gain confidence in no time. It is a bike your kid can transition to from their 16” bikes.

And if your little ones are in love with colors, it is still the best choice. Visualize buying your child a Woom 4 bike as getting them the most coveted car as their first, glamorous isn’t it? You automatically join the happy parents out there, and when you encounter your likes in parks, you all will share an incredible “, Woomy story.”

Talk of versatility, performance, speed, power, and lightness, it is what Woom 4 offers, and many more.

Woom 4 is fourth in the Woom 1-6 kids’ bike series by Woom. Also known as “the intro to gears.” Trust this dynamic bicycle that will take your child’s cycling love to the next level.

What makes the WOOM 4 stand out as an excellent bike for kids?

The frame is designed from a superlight AA-6061 to allow, which makes it the lightest 20” bike for kids. It weighs 16.09 lbs.

  •    It has a lower center of gravity by design.
  •    Super light rims on the wheels.
  •    All-terrain light yet tough all-terrain Schwalbe tires for better traction and firm surface grip.
  •    Quick-release system on the seat post clamp and the wheels.
  •    Comfortable standover height, for beginners and intermediate riders.
  •    8-speed gears for easy climbing.
  •    The seat height of 22.1-28 inches.
  •    20” wheel size
  •    SRAM X4 8-speed shifter
  •    Dual hand brake system, which is kids’ friendly.
  •    Grip shifters
  •    V-shaped breaks
  •    Different colors (Green, Blue, Yellow, Purple, Red)
  •    Hassle-Free Assembly.

Size

The Woom 4 has a seat height of 22.1-28 inches, which is the lowest in the 20-inch bike category. Combined with its light-weight, Woom 4 is just the best bike for kids between 6 and 9 years old. As long as the children are within 45”-51,” they can comfortably ride this bicycle.

When choosing your kid a bike, remember to check their inseam and not their height. There is a likelihood that kids the height above can find it hard pedaling on Woom 4. Ensure that the seat height is set 2-3 inches from the inseam for comfort when pedaling.

If you are unsure of the next Woom bike series for your kid, use the Woom height and growth chart.

Saddle Comfort

The saddle is supported by a seat post that has a quick-release post stamp for easy height adjustment. Given that the lever is long, it is child-friendly.

Woom 4 comes fitted with a Woom saddle, which is designed with the comfort of the child in mind. Remember, the saddle is the major contact point the kid has with a bike, and poor design can make them hate or love a bicycle from the onset.

The seat post angle offers the best rider position with the best posture for stability and confidence when riding.

Gearing System

Gears make family cycling easy and fun. Children riding single-speed bikes often lag and hold the entire family from hitting more miles.  Woom 4 has it all covered. Coming with gears and shifters, your little ones can ascend a hill without breaking a drop of sweat. Woom 4 is what we’d call a worthy investment.

It comes with SRAM X4 8 gear-shifter that makes young riders challenge their limits. Its versatility and lightness make it a preference for long family rides, commuting, riding on trails, and just around the neighborhood. It comes mostly with 29 teeth in the front and 11-28 teeth in the back.

Hassle-Free Assembly

The thought of assembling a kids’ bike elicits mixed feelings among children. With Woom 4, worry less about the assembly because the TX-based designers and expert mechanics have the parents in mind.

The packaging comes with everything you need for a hassle-free assembly. The packaging will include an easy-to-follow assembly manual and any tool you need for assembly.

All-Terrain Type of Bike

Woom 4 is a multi-use bike that can fit a timid yet adventurous kid. We recommend it for beginners and intermediate riders who are open to trying different terrains.

It has a carefully constructed lightweight frame and a thought-out geometry for safe handling, stability, and confidence for the young cyclists.

It also comes with an ergonomically designed crank system that fits with the bodies of kids fit to ride it. The grip-type brakes have kid-friendly levers and coordinate a v-brake that is accurate and stops with minimal braking effort.

Woom 4 has a pair of Schwalbe all-terrain light tires that are fit for trails, gravel, streets, and pavements for better grip. The tire is fitted with a reflective stripe for easy visibility in low light conditions.

Handlebar Stem Design

Everything about Woom 4 is just amazing. Woom 4 comes with a stem design (vario stem) that allows the bike to grow with your child.

The 2019 Woom bike models all come with adjustable height stem that allows you to adjust the height of the handlebar.

You can simply use an Allen key to adjust the handlebar to the height and position the child is comfortable. This comfort feature lets you adjust the handlebar to fit the best posture and position for your kid.

Unless you want them complaining about their backs, please do not make it too leaned forward and upright as that might affect their backs. Just adjust the handlebar to the middle position that allows better weight distribution while on the go.

Moreover, if you are dealing with a child that fears cycling, set it to the lowest stem setting where they adopt the upright cycling posture.

Geometry

The Woom 4 frame is designed for kids between 6 and 9 years. The frame is slightly shorter than the conventional 20” bikes in the same category. The build is informed by the need to build bicycles that have narrower components and fit kids for comfort and fun when riding.

It is easier to pedal on the Woom 4, even for kids who are learning to off-saddle.

Let us get technical for a moment. Woom 4 has a narrow q-factor, the distance from the inside of the pedals, which defines its efficiency when pedaling. It makes the kids not spread their feet to pedal, which can affect their balance. The narrow q-factor makes it easy for kids to push the pedals directly without putting their legs at an angle.

Woom also has a lower bottom bracket that makes it have a lower center of gravity. The lower bottom bracket makes it easy to adjust the seat to a position where the kids can pedal with more power and gain speed faster.

Bottom Line

You can trust WOOM bikes as they are designed and manufactured by a kids’ centric company. Therefore, every design is tested and works best for kids. It brings the Woom experience and a nostalgia for the kids who have passed the age of using the Woom bike series.

Woom 4 is safety, security, and comfort wrapped in two wheels. You can have some add-ons to the bike such as the optional kickstand, which is used for parking the bike. It is carefully designed for the forgetful kids such that the bike will move and the stand will disengage when in contact with a raised surface.

Comparatively, Woom 4, Clearly owl, and Prevelo Alpha Three are among the 20” best pedal bikes for kids. The trio is a high-end bike group that comes with performance. However, Woom 4 stands out as a top all-terrain 20” bike for kids

While some might argue that Woom 4 is more spendy than other 20 inches kids’ bikes out there, it serves you and your young one to the very last penny. It is a worthy investment for families that understand the benefits of cycling for kids.

Get the Woom 4 for your kids and see them love cycling!

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