For those who haven’t seen a balance bike before, the unique design of the KaZam balance bike can seem unusual to first-time viewers. At the time the founders of KaZam came across the balance bike, there were no balance bike companies situated in the U.S. Meanwhile, children and toddlers in Europe were well advanced on this concept and were busy riding these balance bikes. The founders of KaZam jumped aboard this new concept and brought the idea to The United States. If you have heard to KaZam, you most likely have seen the company on the television show Shark Tank. Prior to the balance bikes introduction to the U.S., it was well-known internationally in Australia, Europe, Canada and Japan. Now, KaZam is one of the industry leaders in the market of balance bikes. Let’s take a look at what makes the KaZam a leader in the industry.
KaZam Classic Balance Bike
The Classic KaZam balance bike is what put the KaZam company as a serious competitor in the industry. This balance bike is designed without pedals so that children will be able to learn how to steer, coordinate and lean. This bike is slightly more expensive than its competitors, however, the features that are included make it worth the extra dollars. Most balance bikes do not come with a footrest for children to rest their feet on while they’re gliding. Though this feature may not look important, it adds additional comfort and further assists your child in learn how to balance. The footrest is directly under the mini-saddle, which allows the child to naturally rest their feet. The bike itself is slightly heavier than the usual balance bikes, which means this bike is intended for children who are a little older, 3 to 5 years old. The tires are made of pneumatic rubber and have a smooth tread which is ideal for paved surfaces – not great on off-road terrain. An important feature of the KaZam Classic Balance bike is that both the mini-saddle and handlebars are adjustable. This allows the bike to be adjusted as your child grows up, as well as they will be able to learn how to properly position themselves while riding. Traditionally, the KaZam Classic balance bike does not come with brakes, however, customers have requested that KaZam include the option to purchase brakes separately. In addition, the KaZam bikes are produced with non-toxic chemicals and all bikes are phthalates-free.
KaZam Balance Bike v2e
The KaZam Balance bike v2e offers the same features at the KaZam classic balance bike. The KaZam v2e lets your child sit, glide, coast and balance. The main difference between the classic and the v2e is the new and improved patented frame design complimented with an ergonomic footrest. The footrest on the v2e is specially designed for proper feet placement and balance. Both the handlebars and mini-saddle are adjustable which lets your child grow into the bike as well as learn proper posture. The tires are maintenance and flat-free EVA tires, which let your child more freedom to ride on various terrains. This KaZam balance bike is lighter than the Classic, weighing 8 pounds. This allows children to easily maneuver the bike as they ride it. The v2e come with a two-year limited warranty and successfully passed the US Toy Standards For Children’s Product Safety.
Why should you choose KaZam balance bike
What makes the KaZam balance bikes so special than the rest? Well, KaZam has an award winning and patented design. They take the time to makes sure the details add comfort and increase the skills of the rider and is hassle-free for the parents. The bike properly prepares the child for an easy transition to a traditional bike. The features on the bike, the adjustable handlebars and mini-saddle, maintenance free tires and footrest ensure the rider a safe and fun learning experience. Not to mention, if there is something wrong with the bike, the company covers a two-year limited warranty.
Frequently asked questions
Do the KaZam balance bikes come with warranty?
Yes, all KaZam balance bikes come with a two-year limited warranty.
Do I have to inflate the tires?
No. All KaZam balance bikes come with maintenance free, flat-free tires as they are made with EVA foam.
What colors are offered for the bike?
For the v2e, you can choose from blue, red, green, pink and orange. For the classic, the available options are pink, red, blue, green and yellow.
Does the bike come fully assembled?
The bike does not come fully assembled. However, the assembly is very simple and takes less than ten minutes to complete.
Are the bikes heavy?
The classic is slightly heavier, weighing 11.2 pounds. However, the v2e is lighter, 8 pounds, which is better if your child is smaller built.
Do they come with brakes?
Both bikes do not come with brakes, however, you do have the option to purchase brakes separately.
What age is this bike appropriate for?
Both bikes are targeted for riders who are between the ages of 3 to 5 years of age.
Do the kids use the brakes?
That depends solely on the child. Some children are more hesitant and need the extra security until they’re comfortable while other children will learn quickly how to brake with their feet.
If you’re looking for a reliable and safe balance bike for your child, the KaZam is a great option. If your child is under the age of 3, I would recommend a different company, as these bikes are targeted for an older rider. However, if your child is 3+, then they will certainly enjoy taking a ride on the classic or v2e balance bike. Though the KaZam balance bike are slightly more expensive than their competitors, the features on this bike may not be available on other balance bikes. Compared to wooden balance bikes the KaZam is more durable and long-lasting. Lastly, the options for brakes truly accommodates parents who are slightly nervous about the balance bike concept and wish for additional safety. A great purchase for those wishing to teach their children how to increase their coordination and balance.