Our daughter rode a strider bike at one year old and a two wheeled bike before age two. On son was a bit older but only because of our own ignorance. We didn’t know that two or three year old kids can ride two wheeled bikes. Well, they can! It helps if you have the right kids bike.
Islabikes is our first love in kids specific bikes. I was lost when they discontinued their store in the United States but things tend to work out and it led me to an even greater kids bike love.
Prevelo Kids Bikes!
Here are my top 5 reasons that both you and your kids will love Prevelo bikes.
1. Prevelo Customer Service.
My son had barely outgrown his bike when my daughter was more than ready for a bigger bike. We went to every bike shop within a fifty mile radius. We read bike reviews, articles, and blogs. My son test rode every bike we could find.
His reach was just a bit too short for any of the bikes, including some of the kids specific brands. I had nearly lost hope when I found Prevelo online.
Jacob answered on the second or third ring when I called.
He is the owner, designer, and mastermind of the company. He was happy to provide custom measurements, answer questions, provide encouragement, and fill me in on company policies and perks. These include the following.
- 30 Day Money Back Guarantee
- $15 Shipping, refundable in the US
I was pretty much sold when Jacob answered the phone as if he was an old friend.
2. Kids Bike Design
Once you see your kids on a bike designed just for them, you will be convinced. The difference between a bike that is small and a bike that is for kids is unbelievable!
Jacob could tell you all about it but here are some of the basics.
- Low Geometry!
- Riders are low to the ground
- Low seat heights, low peddle brackets, and increased rider and parent confidence!
- Short crank arms and narrow Q angle.
- You may want to look these items up but, trust me, this is a good thing!
- Robust designs
- Improved kid specific durability
3. Social and Environmental Responsibility
Check out Prevelo’s advocacy and giving page for a full list of organizations that they support. The list includes People for Bikes and 1% for the Planet.
4. Trade Up Club: Kids Bike
Its exactly what you think. Send back your bike when it is too small and put 40% of your original purchase price towards a new bike.
As the mother of a 7 year old and a 5 year old, the previous owner of 4 kids specific bikes, and the current owner of 2 kids bikes, I am especially interested in this program!
Highlights of 5 Years of Family Bike Riding:
- Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail, Michigan
2. Luton Park, Michigan
3. Commuting around town on kids bikes!
4. May Flower Gulch, Colorado
5. McDonald Dunn Forest, Oregon
5. Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada
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