Joy Ride

If there's one thing every little kid wants, it's to be just like the big kids. That's why conventional two-wheel bikes have been getting smaller and smaller – because even the littlest kids want to emulate the bigger ones. The problem with training wheels, though, is that they don't teach a child to balance, they merely make balancing unnecessary by effectively turning a bike into a trike. And the crux of the ability to ride a bike is balance. Pedal-free balance bikes aren't new, but KaZAM bikes boast several features that beat the competition, hands (or should we say feet?) down. For starters, KaZAM founders Michael and Elizabeth Wagner and John and Mary Beth Lugo sought input from the cycling community to ensure their balance bike is engineered like a real bike, not a toy. Second, KaZAM is the only balance bike on the market with a foot rest, making the experience closer to that of a pedal bike. Without the dangling what-do-I-do-with-my-feet-now issue, kids learn to balance faster, and are ready for a real bike even sooner. Third, the KaZAM has substance and style. It’s the perfect little sibling of any conventional bike, with its powder-coated frame, air tires, chrome handlebars, and comfortable seat and hand grips. It’s incredible how quickly little kids take to the KaZAM. Of course, it’s so much fun and such a sweet ride, the kids may not want to give it up.

KaZAM

Balance Bicycle

Joy Ride

If there's one thing every little kid wants, it's to be just like the big kids. That's why conventional two-wheel bikes have been getting smaller and smaller – because even the littlest kids want to emulate the bigger ones. The problem with training wheels, though, is that they don't teach a child to balance, they merely make balancing unnecessary by effectively turning a bike into a trike. And the crux of the ability to ride a bike is balance. Pedal-free balance bikes aren't new, but KaZAM bikes boast several features that beat the competition, hands (or should we say feet?) down. For starters, KaZAM founders Michael and Elizabeth Wagner and John and Mary Beth Lugo sought input from the cycling community to ensure their balance bike is engineered like a real bike, not a toy. Second, KaZAM is the only balance bike on the market with a foot rest, making the experience closer to that of a pedal bike. Without the dangling what-do-I-do-with-my-feet-now issue, kids learn to balance faster, and are ready for a real bike even sooner. Third, the KaZAM has substance and style. It’s the perfect little sibling of any conventional bike, with its powder-coated frame, air tires, chrome handlebars, and comfortable seat and hand grips. It’s incredible how quickly little kids take to the KaZAM. Of course, it’s so much fun and such a sweet ride, the kids may not want to give it up.

Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Mary Beth
    Mary Beth

    KaZAM! Get ready to revolutionize the way your child learns to ride a bike…..I’m Mary Beth, mom of a youngster who learned to ride a two-wheeler at age 3 using this very method, and co-creator of KaZAM. I’m thrilled to share our product on Daily Grommet and shed some light on just ‘what is’ a balance bike? So go ahead, ask away and let’s put those pesky training wheels to rest….forever!

  • Tint
    Tint
    11/23/2010 2:23 PM

    Great grommet! I do wish they had them out when I was trying to ride way back when... or better yet... if they'd bring them out in adult size ;)

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    11/23/2010 2:26 PM

    We are past this age in our household, but it would definitely have been a hit! Training wheels made me nervous. It seemed that kids could acquire speed before they could acquire balance. This balance method makes so much sense. I just had a friend email and say he bought TWO he was so impressed. He's got some lucky kiddos!

  •  Joanne Deschenes
    Joanne Deschenes
    4/26/2012 1:27 PM

    Do they make these in adult size??? Because of knee problems, I can't ride a bike any more. I would think that I could use this for exercise.

  • Chew-Hoong
    Chew-Hoong – Grommet Team
    5/1/2012 1:48 PM

    @ Joanne Deschenes: This is an interesting suggestion. We'll share it with the KaZam Team. The bikes are just for kids. If you find an exercise bike that works well for you, please submit it as a Grommet suggestion.

  • judy cameron
    judy cameron
    4/28/2012 5:52 PM

    i have two seven year olds would they be too big for this bike. I couldn't see any infor. on what age group it would be good for. thanks

  • Chew-Hoong
    Chew-Hoong – Grommet Team
    4/29/2012 1:53 PM

    @judy cameron: The KaZam is designed for 3 to 6 year old kids who want to learn to ride a bike. Good luck!

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

KaZAM

Balance Bicycle

Joy Ride

If there's one thing every little kid wants, it's to be just like the big kids. That's why conventional two-wheel bikes have been getting smaller and smaller – because even the littlest kids want to emulate the bigger ones. The problem with training wheels, though, is that they don't teach a child to balance, they merely make balancing unnecessary by effectively turning a bike into a trike. And the crux of the ability to ride a bike is balance.

Pedal-free balance bikes aren't new, but KaZAM bikes boast several
features that beat the competition, hands (or should we say feet?) down. For starters, KaZAM founders Michael and Elizabeth Wagner and John and Mary Beth Lugo sought input from the cycling community to ensure their balance bike is engineered like a real bike, not a toy.

Second, KaZAM is the only balance bike on the market with a foot rest, making the experience closer to that of a pedal bike. Without the dangling what-do-I-do-with-my-feet-now issue, kids learn to balance faster, and are ready for a real bike even sooner. Third, the KaZAM has substance and style. It’s the perfect little sibling of any conventional bike, with its powder-coated frame, air tires, chrome handlebars, and comfortable seat and hand grips.

It’s incredible how quickly little kids take to the KaZAM. Of course, it’s so much fun and such a sweet ride, the kids may not want to give it up.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Mary Beth
    Mary Beth

    KaZAM! Get ready to revolutionize the way your child learns to ride a bike…..I’m Mary Beth, mom of a youngster who learned to ride a two-wheeler at age 3 using this very method, and co-creator of KaZAM. I’m thrilled to share our product on Daily Grommet and shed some light on just ‘what is’ a balance bike? So go ahead, ask away and let’s put those pesky training wheels to rest….forever!

  • Tint
    Tint
    11/23/2010 2:23 PM

    Great grommet! I do wish they had them out when I was trying to ride way back when... or better yet... if they'd bring them out in adult size ;)

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    11/23/2010 2:26 PM

    We are past this age in our household, but it would definitely have been a hit! Training wheels made me nervous. It seemed that kids could acquire speed before they could acquire balance. This balance method makes so much sense. I just had a friend email and say he bought TWO he was so impressed. He's got some lucky kiddos!

  •  Joanne Deschenes
    Joanne Deschenes
    4/26/2012 1:27 PM

    Do they make these in adult size??? Because of knee problems, I can't ride a bike any more. I would think that I could use this for exercise.

  • Chew-Hoong
    Chew-Hoong – Grommet Team
    5/1/2012 1:48 PM

    @ Joanne Deschenes: This is an interesting suggestion. We'll share it with the KaZam Team. The bikes are just for kids. If you find an exercise bike that works well for you, please submit it as a Grommet suggestion.

  • judy cameron
    judy cameron
    4/28/2012 5:52 PM

    i have two seven year olds would they be too big for this bike. I couldn't see any infor. on what age group it would be good for. thanks

  • Chew-Hoong
    Chew-Hoong – Grommet Team
    4/29/2012 1:53 PM

    @judy cameron: The KaZam is designed for 3 to 6 year old kids who want to learn to ride a bike. Good luck!

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.