Ready, Set Pedal was founded on the idea of providing the best riding experience for kids. We only offer the best bikes for kids. Fortunately, these days there are several bike manufacturers that now focus solely on making kids bikes such as Woom, Prevelo, Clearly, Frog, Commencal and Strider. In this piece we'll cover some of the key differences between three of today's top kids bike brands.
Strider bikes have been a big name in young children's bikes for years. Strider specializes in the babies, toddlers, and preschooler bike category. For babies, you can even buy a bike, and the rocker add-on makes it like a bike-style rocking horse to get your young children used to the feeling of sitting on a bike. Then when they are ready, you can remove the bike and have them go outside on it. When they start to outgrow that, you can add the pedal bike attachment for them to learn how to start pedaling. The same bike can be used for the whole learning of riding a bike. What sets strider apart?
Multi-use bike. We like the fact the bike can be used for many different stages of a child learning to ride and bike. It saves money in the long run, and it's nice that kids can progress on the same bike.
Color and style. The bikes come in a huge amount of colors and styles for kids to choose from. You also get accessories in lots of different colors. Instead of a general color, you can make it look like a girls bike or a boys bike.
The Woom bike range can cater from ages 2 all the way to 8+. Woom comes in many shapes and sizes, and the models range from the Woom one all the way to Woom 6. The models progress as the age range goes up. For example, the Woom 1 is for 2-4 years of age, and the Woom 2 is 3-5 years of age. With age going up, so does the capability of the bike. The Woom 1 is balance bikes. The Woom 2 is a pedal bike, and the Woom 4 has gearing, and so on. This is great for properly progressing your kid's bike as they get better at cycling.
What makes the Woom stand out from other children's bikes?
Lightweight aluminum frame. Children's bikes are typically very heavy, and many of them are made from steel. They use aluminum as it is much lighter. It’s just as strong, making it much easier for children to use them.
Brakes front and rear on all models. With balance, bike brakes are often neglected, which we think is crazy as it is a vital part of learning how to ride a bike. Even on the most basic models, they equip them with brakes to ensure safe stopping.
Proper children’s geometry. Bikes are not as simple as just a saddle, handlebars, and wheels. Getting the sizing right is vital, and the Woom has been made to suit children of each age perfectly, so they don’t feel uncomfortable cycling.
A model for all goes and sizes. Compared to other bike manufacturers who will use age sizing from 2-6 years old, they change the sizing for every two years to ensure young riders are on the correct size bike. Woom does make an excellent bike and will work well for children.
Cleary offers bikes in all sizes to suit young riders all the way up to early teens. The bikes are well equipped, and you have road and mountain bikes in each size. They offer bikes in wheel sizes all the way from 12" to 26", giving many options for you to pick from and upgrade to when they outgrow the frames. Everything from the 12” Gecko to the 26” Scout are the real deal. We often see kids racing Cleary’s on local mountain bike courses. Your child will love the Sunrace RDMS 10-speed drivetrain and Suntour 100MM travel air suspension fork on the Scout.
High Quality Components
Cleary build bikes with hand brakes, top quality components and a low center of gravity so your child is properly balanced from the first pedal stroke. This means fast reliable stopping, fewer falls, and more fun
Cleary Lifetime Warranty From Ready, Set, Pedal
Every Cleary sold by Ready, Set, Pedal is backed by a Cleary lifetime warranty that covers manufacturers defects for the life of the bicycle to the original owner, giving you peace of mind that your child’s ride will always be ready to rip! Our warranty covers the frame, fork and hubs and extends to any issues beyond human errors/normal wear-and-tear on things like shifters, brakes and derailleurs.
Where Should You Buy?
In many cases you many be able to order from the manufacturer directly, but you also may want to consider why buying from Ready, Set Pedal might be easier and frictionless. No matter who you buy from when buying a kids bike online ensure the following:
Service during and after the sale. When you buy a kids bike online you can’t wheel it back into a shop if something is not right. You’ll need to ship if back for a return or exchange. Make sure customer support will be there for you through this process. Compare return and exchange policies. Ready, Set, Pedal has a solid return and exchange policy and is easy to reach if there is an issue during or after the sale.
Bike Availability. The global supply chain crisis will continue to impact manufacturing and shipping of bikes from overseas. Too often bikes are listed available on sites that are not in stock. Ready, Set, Pedal ships most of it’s bike direct from our warehouse the next day and if it says it is in stock on our site it means it is. Additionally, we have the largest selection in the US of kids bikes. We can also ship your kids bike to over 150 different countries. Contact us if you are ordering from abroad.
Shipping Costs. We’ve shipped thousands of bikes over the years and it’s not cheap to ship a bike. But, because we ship thousands of bikes we have the lowest bike shipping rates in the industry and we pass those savings on to you. Ready, Set, Pedal does not markup shipping and in some cases we have such good rates we will ship for free.
Accessory Selection. Ready, Set, Pedal is your one stop resource for all things kids bikes. We not only carry all the same bikes the manufacturers sell direct, but we also carry the best selection of kids bike accessories, clothing, helmets and protective gear.