Welcome to WOOMBIKES. The bike company that focuses all of its time and energy on design high quality and lightweight bikes for children of all ages.
What makes WOOM unique is our attention to detail. WOOM values safety, ergonomics, handling, design, and non-toxic parts to create environmentally friendly bikes for kids. The optional Upcycle System allows the bike to grow along with the young rider.
WOOM bikes are designed in Europe. Research & Development takes place in Austria.
A Better Way to Move:
WOOM bikes are available in five different sizes, one through five.
Start with WOOM 1, the ideal training bike for kids up to age 5. WOOM 1 is the perfect companion for the first encounter with two wheels. This strider bike teaches children balance and coordination without having to worry about the pedals. WOOM 2 is the first pedal bike for children ages 5 and up, and this technology grows up to WOOM 5, a 24-inch bike with 8 gears.
Every WOOM bike is handcrafted and targeted for a specific age group. WOOM has developed the “small hand reach” brake, which enable even the smallest of hands to brake safely and with minimum effort.
The back pedal brake has been eliminated to ensure higher safety and better handling. The lightweight alloy frames have been geometrically designed for optimal overall weight. The bendable top tube enables easy mounting on and off the bike.
Commitment to a Green Company:
WOOM is centered on sustainability and a healthy environmentThe grips and saddles are softener-free.
The objective of the Upcycle system is to ensure the your child rides a bike with the proper right bike size. The Upcycle System is simple: it allows the bike to grow with the child. A membership can be purchased with any WOOM bike. After 24 months of the purchase date, the bike can be returned to WOOM and 40% of the purchase price will be refunded to the buyer. The returned bikes will then be refurbished and sold as used bikes in the secondary market.
Founders of the WOOM brand is the industrial designer Christian Bezdeka, owner of Studio Bezdeka with multiple years experience in the bike industry. Studio Bezdeka has been involved in developing high-end mountain and race bikes for the Simplon brand. Marcus Ihlenfeld is co-owner and responsible for the business side of the venture.
Christian Bezdeka and Marcus Ihlenfeld were looking for quality bikes for their own children and decided to solve the problem for themselves. With the support from the Austrian Wirtschaftsservice AWS and an Impulse XL grant, they were able to bring the project to life. During the developmental process, they have received support from the Austrian AUVA Bike workshop, where prototypes were thoroughly tested under real conditions and feedback helped drive the development process. After almost 4 years of research, development, numerous prototypes and test rides, Woombikes started selling bikes across Europe since early 2013.