Woom bikes pull together awards in the same vein just as generals in the army. These bikes love shining objects to hang on their walls or pinned on their chests. Year in year out, one after another, they top in all the award platforms. The Reddot Award Winner 2020, Eurobike Award Winner 2019, Innovation and Design award 2020, the Two Wheeling Tots Top picks 2019, and so forth.
The Woom brand is an exceptional trademark that majorly focuses on kids and their cycling needs. Over 90% of Woom bike parts have been modeled in-house and manufactured with the ergonomic and explicit requirements for children’s anatomy.
These bikes are 40% lighter than most conventional children’s bikes available in the market. Moreover, if your kid already possesses a Woom and grows up, you can sell them and secure a 40% reduction when purchasing the next size up.
The Woom brand noted a problem and was determined to solve it. The market at this point didn’t offer high-quality bikes for children, and they decided to develop their own. Nowadays, Woom bikes are already famous in the American and European markets, and they are also taking over the rest of the world.
Review: Bike Size Chart
The brand endorses selecting a bike size by the length of the inseam for an ideal fit. Below is the Woom bike size chart and models, including information on the recommended ages.
Woom 1 is the top balance bike for children trying to learn how to ride at a very tender age. Thanks to the wide range of saddle height positions as well as the shallow step-through frame, your child can commence riding as soon as he/she starts walking. They can continue riding until they are around 3 to 4 years of age.
The first choice of every parent worldwide is the Woom One balance bike because of all the features it packs. In our view, the hand brake, the low weight of the bike, and the steering limiter are the essential features that make this bike a good purchase.
When it comes to learning how to balance on a bike, everyone can do it perfectly, even though the only great hindrance is fear. Kids will always get afraid of falling when they start riding without any support.
The incredible combination of an effective and reliable hand brake, with a very lightweight frame instead of a coaster brake, and a steering limiter, provides more confidence than any other bike out there. Additionally, the Woom 1 is readily available in five colors, making it suitable for both girls and boys.
- The Steering limiter / 12″ air-tires / Hand-brake / Weight: 8.5 lbs
- For about 1.5 – 3.5 years aged / 31″ – 40″ tall. Saddle-height: 10.04″ – 14.37″
Woom Plus 1
Just as we have stated that the Woom 1 is the ideal balance bike out there, well, the Woom 1 Plus is the real deal balance bike. It’s even more prominent in size as compared to Woom 1. At a glance, Woom 1 Plus will seem quite similar to Woom 1, but it has some remarkable improvements.
Woom 1 Plus has 14″ diameter tires making it more suitable for older toddlers. The bike is still easy to get on and off thanks to the low step-through design model. Take note its frame is bulkier than the one found on Woom 1.
Another interesting and important feature found on the Woom 1 Plus that we like most is the presence of a surfboard footrest. It’s ideal for taller riders who have already gained enough riding confidence, but it’s not that great for riders with a shorter stature. Nevertheless, you can be able to comfortably take it off in a matter of minutes and put it back when your kid becomes tall enough or gains some confidence.
Additionally, there’s a very minimal risk that kids will mix up the rear and front brakes since they are color-coded. You can also remove the steering limiter and let your kids figure things out on their own once you determine that they are ready for an additional challenge. Woom 1 Plus is highly flexible, and you can use it comfortably for quite some years.
- 14″ air-tires / Twin hand brakes/ Mid-sized frame / Changeable steering regulator / Removable footrest
- For: between 3 – 4.5 years / 37″ – 43″ tall. Saddle height: 14.76″ – 18.5″
Woom 2 bike’s design is for kids ready to transit to a pedal bike after outgrowing their balance bikes. After realizing that your kid has finely grasped the skills of riding a balance bike without any challenges, it’s an indication that they are prepared and ready to upgrade to a pedal bike.
The ideal preference at this juncture is Woom 2 since it has a very similar geometry to the balance bikes. This means the change your little one will experience is minimal.
The chain guard is one of the most important features on Woom 2 for the parents. There is no given incidence you will find yourself dealing with oil or grease stains on your child’s shoes, pants, or socks. This model of Woom is a great choice considering it features a detachable steering limiter and a dual hand brake lever.
In addition to this, it’s very lightweight in construction, weighing roughly about 11.2lbs. Like any other Woom bike, this model also comes in 5 bright colors making it adorable to your young one(s).
Double hand brakes / Steering limiter/ Chainguard / 14″ wheels & air tires / Kickstand
For: between 3 – 4.5 years / 37″ – 43″ tall. Saddle height: 15.94″ – 19.09″
This model is the bike for pre-schoolers transitioning from a smaller first pedal bike. Woom 3 is a lightweight kind of kids’ pedal bike that is ideal for children who have yet to relax when riding.
It’s a model that features a wholly upright posture that is comfortable and luxurious while increasing your kid’s confidence. Designers build it in a way that kids can loosen up when they have a better view of what’s ahead, and they can also be able to put their feet on the ground.
This third model is larger than the previous versions and features 16″ size wheels with durable air tires. These tires are pretty knotty, making them the perfect choice for your kids to ride on slippery surfaces. Such surfaces include wet sand, asphalt, or loose gravel.
Woom 3 has standardized equipment including a chain guard and a dual color-coded brake lever. It also features an anatomical saddle together with an ergonomic crank, which is primarily for young children. Kids can spend more hours riding comfortably around the block.
- 16″ size wheels, double-brakes, air-tires, chain-guard, ergonomic-crank, anatomical-saddle
- For: between 4 – 6 years / 41″ – 47″ tall. Saddle height: 19.09″ – 25.2″
Woom 4 is a majestical bike that every kid needs for years to come. They are a bit expensive when compared to other kids’ bikes. Look at it from a future investment perspective. Woom 4 is worth every penny considering it’s an adult model disguised in “kid’s bike” clothing.
Do you have kids aged between 6 to 8 years and have managed to overcome simple riding? If so you need to introduce them to gear shifting. This bike model has been built and fitted with ergonomic and easy-to-use grip shifters. They are among the best designs for kids to comfortably figure out how gears work and what they do.
The use of a Woom stem in this model is a clever addition that impressed us. It attaches to the original bike stem, making it easy for you to prolong your kid’s riding time. You end up postponing your next bike purchase. If it’s within your budget, many accessories can fit on this bike. The additions will include a rear rack, a kickstand, fenders, water bottles, and any other accessories you deem necessary.
- 20-inch size-tires / Fast-release axels / Grip-shifters /Sram x4 derailleur/ Woom-stem 8 gears /
- For: between 6 – 8 years / 45″ – 51″ tall. Saddle height: 22.05″ – 27.95″
Some riding experts rate this bike model as one of the best bikes you can buy in this particular class. Its unique design makes it ideal for short neighborhood rides, long paved rides, not forgetting off-road rides. It’s, however, not practically easy for your kids to become junior MTB champions using the Woom 5. All the same, you can expect them to always come home with a smile and loads of fun on their faces.
Kids aged between 7 and 11 years old tend to abuse their bikes a little more. With this in mind, they need bikes with minimal maintenance. The presence of quick-release clamps on the wheels in Woom 5 makes it super easy to remove the wheels when necessary. Furthermore, it makes it easier to replace a flat tire.
It’s also easy to adjust the saddle’s height as your kid grows up thanks to the fact that the bike seats have a quick release. We like the grip shift gearing system fitted on the Woom 5 models.
People who own it are great fans of grip shift on kid’s bikes because of their simplicity compared to adult bikes. That said, this bike model is incredibly durable and well-built. With minimal maintenance, it lasts long and provides unlimited fun for your kid(s).
- Tires are knotty / 24-inch size wheels /Sram x4 shifter and rear-derailleur / seat post clamp
- For: between 7 – 11 years / 49″ – 57″ tall. Saddle height: 26.38″ – 32.28″
Do you and your kids prefer riding on hills, flats, gravel, asphalt, or any other surface terrain? If so, the Woom 6 is a good option. For starters, this is a teenage bike. Has your teen been asking you for a new bike that resembles more of an adult bike than a kid’s bike? The Woom 6 bike is a suitable solution to this.
It’s a hybrid bike type that brings together the functionality of both road and mountain bikes. For starters, it comes with a sturdy and durable aluminum frame fitted with fast-rolling tires. This choice of tires puts the bike at the forefront of being the best choice for all types of terrains. It means you don’t need to invest in two separate bikes if your child loves exploring.
The simplicity of this bike is what children need. Kids desire to have and ride a bike that’s easy to ride and maintain. It’s in addition to having the bike get them to places with little or no fuss. Its grip shift design system that controls the 8-speed x4 rear derailleur is easy and straightforward to use to provide the right gear for any terrain.
In our opinion, this is an excellent choice bike for shorter parents as well. Why? It’s suitable for riders with a stature of 5’4″ in height. You can also fit it with lights, fenders, water bottles and customize it to your preferences.
- Light-weight aluminum frame / 26-inch size tires /8-speed / V-brakes / Customizable with numerous accessories
- For: between 10 – 14 years / 4’6″ – 5’4″ tall
Woom OFF Series
The OFF series is another type of Woom bike you may want to consider. There are several models you can look at to determine the right option to suit your needs. They are:
Woom OFF 4
The manufacture of Woom off-road bikes is something interested riders have been looking forward to. Woom OFF 4 is the first series of its kind. For starters, it’s built for pre-teens between the ages of 6 to 8 years old. It’s also good to stress that it’s not a cheap kids MTB. On the upside, it’s an ideal mountain bike that will enable children to follow their parents closely on trial rides.
The core of Woom OFF 4 is a superlight aluminum frame that children find being easy to navigate on their rides. Its sporty geometry with an angled top tube aids in simplifying the mounting and dismounting of the bike.
The presence of a stylish and lightweight carbon fork offers stiffness and responsiveness. You will also find the Promax hydraulic disc brakes on the bike indicates it’s an MTB for serious business. Additionally, the OFF 4 can navigate plenty of hills out there thanks to a 1×9 drivetrain controlled by the SRAM X5 rear derailleur.
Don’t overlook the Schwalbe 20 x 2.25″ tires, which help grip the ground as if their life depends on it. So if you are that parent who chooses to spend more of his/her leisure time with their children and show them the ropes of trail riding, then Woom OFF 4 will not let you down.
20″x2.25″ tires / Light-weight aluminum frame / 9-speeds / Hydraulic disc brakes / wide-tires
Size Commendations: between 6 – 8 years / 46″ – 51″ tall;
Woom OFF 5
This is a kid’s mountain bicycle whose design is to persevere more than trail rides and bike path rides. OFF 5 signifies the capabilities of off-road trail rides. Being only 18.9 lbs, it’s a super lightweight bike courtesy of the aluminum frame and a carbon fork.
This light nature makes it very easy for children to carry it whenever they meet obstacles on their trails. To the parents, it’s also easy to lift and put in the car when they move from one location to another.
Woom OFF 5 also has nine gears coupled with an SRAM X5 groupset, just like the Woom OFF 4. This bike is an ideal entry-level groupset for children. It enables children to shift gears smoothly without parents having to worry about them destroying an expensive piece of biking technology.
The two most essential parts of a mountain bike are its high levels of stability and control. Woom OFF 5 does that perfectly by maintaining both powerful brakes and wide tires.
The brakes are hydraulic discs that squeeze two 140mm rotors. OFF 5 tires are 2.35″ wide, making them more expansive than those on Woom OFF 4. This means they are massive and providing tons of traction.
There you have it! If you have a kid between 7 to 11 years of age and they feel ready for some real trail rides and dosage of real mountain biking, then Woom OFF 5 provides the best solution for you.
- 24″ size tires / Lightweight aluminum frame / carbon fork / 9 speeds / hydraulic disc brakes / 2.35″ wide tires
- For: between 7 – 11 years / 50″ – 57″ tall
Woom OFF 6
The Woom OFF 6 is a solemn carbon/aluminum bike that can take both parents and teenagers along demanding trails. The OFF 6 can also be used by parents and children, just like the regular Woom 6. It only works provided that they are of a similar height.
This is possible because the Woom model rides on 26″ wheels often found on adult bikes. If, in any case, your teenager bugs you to get them an adult bike, they’ll be glad about this particular one.
It’s fitted with everything that you’ll spot on a “big boys” bike. Just like its cousins OFF 4 and OFF 5, Woom OFF 6 sports a very lightweight aluminum frame with a stiff, light, and well responsive carbon frame. OFF 6 colors are serious even though lively enough to be a fantastic motivator to go out for a ride.
OFF 6 will not be ideal for your teen if they intend to commence competing on the trails. Nevertheless, if they want to begin riding a mountain bicycle and equip themselves with some basic skills, there are a few better ones out there.
Combining hydraulic disc brakes, a wide-range cassette, 2.35″ tires, and a 9-speed SRAM X5 drivetrain makes it best suited for different types of rides and terrains. So, if you intend to buy your kid or teenager a bicycle that you can as well borrow from time to time, then Woom OFF 6 won’t disappoint you.
- For: between 10 – 14 years / 55″ – 65″ tall
- 26″ size tires / light aluminum frame / Stiff carbon fork / 9 gears / Hydraulic disc brakes fitted with 140 mm rotors / 2.35″ size wide tires
OFF AIR Series
The following is a list and information on the 3 OFF Air series from Woom. Check them out to know if they are a better option than those mentioned above.
OFF Air 4
The OFF air 4 is for kids aged 6 years and above. It’s an ultra-light, durable mountain bicycle intended to put more inspiration and passion into the sport. The bike is built up in a way that it’s simple to operate and maneuver.
Woom OFF Air 4 is fitted with a kink in the tube top for an easy on and off. OFF air 4 has an adjustable suspension fork, a long-lasting disk brake system with an SRAM X5 mode. The combination is fitted with adjustable nine gears complemented by a sporty geometry frame of superlight aluminum.
- For between 6-8years of age / Stature range: 46″ – 51″
- 20×2.25″ size tires / Hydraulic disc brakes / 140mm rotors / 9-speed / 11-32th cassette / SRAM X5 derailleur / Adjustable suspension
OFF Air 5
The OFF air 5, just like its siblings, has been designed to offer kids some reasonable control to negotiate steep downhill and uphill struggles. It’s for kids aged 7 years and above. The bike is super light with Schwalbe mountain bicycle tires (that come with an ADDIX SPEED rubber) and a hydraulic disk brake.
- For: between 7-11years of age kid, stature range: 50″ – 57″
- Adjustable suspension fork / 9-Speed SRAM X5 / 24×2.35″
Woom OFF Air 6
OFF Air 6 is no longer a kid’s bike, but a pre-adolescents ride that gets into scrapes. It’s a bike designated for children past 10 years of age who want a bit more speed and are no longer intimidated by obstacles.
OFF Air 6 offers the same features but is beefed up contrary to the other OFF Air Woom bikes. The most outstanding characteristic it has is the highlight. It’s a special chainring that ensures that the chain always stays intact no matter how rough or smooth the terrain gets.
- For: between 10-14years of age in a 55″ – 65″ stature range
- 26×2.35″ size tires / Adjustable suspension fork / SRAM X5 9-speed drivetrain
Woom Bikes Pros and Cons
Check out a summary of the pros and cons of these bikes below. They will help you easily know if they are the best bikes for your kid(s) or teenager(s).
- Lightest bikes for kids in the market
- Geometry designed to ensure the best learning ride
- Good for progressing bike riding among teenagers and kids
- Built with high-quality components
- Great trade-in or resale value
- Colorful accessories to make the ride more fun for kids
- Many options for kids of different sizes and needs
- Doesn’t require training wheels
- Pricey if you plan on getting a bigger bike soon
- Not for older children who would benefit from a bike they can continue riding after learning how to ride
- Not recommended for kids in between sizes
Woom Bikes Alternatives
Know that you have a list of Woom bikes, you check out their alternatives. The information below is a list of the best Woom bike alternatives. You can use the information to get an idea of other options in the market.
Frog 48 16” Bike
All Frog bikes are available in a variety of beautiful designs and color schemes. Apart from the paint, several features make the bike look sleek. For example, there is a minimalistic chainguard on the Frog 48. It features the Frog image.
To match the accent color of the bike has the same color as the spokes on the wheels nearest the air valve. Even though these features don’t affect the ride quality, the aesthetics are great for kids.
This Frog bike comes with a built-in steering limiter. It’s helpful for kids who don’t know how to ride a bike. On the downside, it isn’t removable. This may be an inconvenience for kids who have mastered their control of the Frog 48.
Bell and Fenders
Fenders are standard on this Frog bike. very few bikes with similar features have fenders. They ensure your kid doesn’t get unnecessarily dirty when they ride on muddy terrain or during rainy days.
- Customizable to your choice of rear-wheel and tires
- Easy to reach and pull brake levers
- Attractive paint job
- Comes with extras such as fenders and a bell
- Steering limiter
- No free shipping
- Non-removable steering limiter
Pello Rover 20” Bike
This bike is designed to ride in different situations. You should consider it after checking out how it performs in different scenarios.
All-Around Hybrid Bike
The Pello Rover excels as an all-around hybrid bike. it’s a bike designed to do a little bit of everything. The bike is burly enough to go off-road, light enough for long-distance rides, and practical enough to ride to school. Few bikes can work so well.
It comes with Kenda K-Rad tires that have enough grip for mild dirt trails and gravel roads. The tires also roll quickly on the pavement. Tektro mechanical disc brakes are used as the braking system. They work well on pavement and muddy or slippery terrain.
If you want it to work as a mountain bike, you need to add an optional 40mm air-sprung suspension fork. It makes sure the all-around version is swiftly changed to a true mountain bike that is affordable.
The Rover holds its own at the pump track and on buff singletrack. The fork is efficient at absorbing vibrations and bumps. The disc brakes are more superior on big downhills than their v-brakes counterparts.
- Easy to operate and learn 7-speed drivetrain
- Spinner Air Grind 40mm suspension fork (air-sprung)
- Tubeless-ready wheels
- Tektro mechanical disc brakes
- Externally routed cables
Prevelo Zulu 3 20” Bike
Prevelo Zulu is designed for serious mountain bikers. It has nice wide handlebars, a low center of gravity, a long wheelbase, and slack angles. When it comes to technical challenges, there’s little that can defeat the Zulu.
If your kid is a fan of huge drops, a full-suspension MTB might seem the best choice. However, the Prevelo Zulu is capable of handling the same even when the rider is a 6-year old rider. The bike is equipped with Tektro hydraulic disc brakes. They are renowned for their high performance and formidable stopping power.
The drivetrain is Shimano 1 x 10. It offers forgiving and smooth shifting, with a wide range of gears for kids. Five to seven-year-old kids aren’t the best shifters. Even if they had previous experience with gears, they usually make ill-timed and clunky shifts. The user-friendliness and forgiving operation of the drivetrain ensures the clunky or ill-timed shifts are reduced.
- Tubeless-ready wheels
- Shimano ZEE drivetrain (10-speed) with short cage and clutch
- Front and rear thru-axles
- Tektro hydraulic disc brakes
- 80mm air fork with adjustable rebound, lockout, and carbon lowers
- Lack of quick release seat post collar
- Heavy for smaller kids
Woom Bikes FAQs
Answer: Woom makes bikes for kids that are nice and extraordinary. They have top-shelf components, child-appropriate geometry, and are lightweight. A combination of these features creates bikes that are easy to develop a love for biking, to progress on, and to learn to ride.
Answer: There are a few steps you need to take once your Woom bike is delivered. Each bike is tuned and inspected by the company’s trained bike technicians at their facility in Austin, Texas. As such, your bike arrives when it is 80% assembled.
On the upside, each bike comes with a hex key (Allen key) and a wrench. Use the former to tighten the needed screws and the latter for the pedals. Each bike comes with easy-to-understand assembly instructions. Use them to guide you to assembly your specific Woom bike. Go here to view how-to videos and download PDF instructions.
Answer: Although the bikes are designed for teenagers, you can get one if you are a small adult. For example, the Woom 6 is a great option for women who want to learn how to ride bikes.
Answer: Yes, you can!. It’s an easy and quick process. Start by loosening two Allen bolts holding the stem and push down or pull up the handlebars. Once you get to your desired height, you can fasten the bolts. Make sure you rotate the handlebars to ensure the shifter, brakes, and grips are correctly positioned.
Woom bikes are great for the majority of kids who are learning how to ride bicycles. The size ranges offered can be used to determine the best option for your kid. Using one of the above options ensures your child gets to learn “how to ride a bike” in the safest and fastest way possible.