woom OFF AIR 5 kids' bike review

The very best of what's available in a kids' bike

Woom Off Air 5 kids bike
Cycling Weekly Verdict

The value of a bike is more than the price. The woom Off AIR 5 isn't the cheapest kids' bike but it's the kind of bike that could be a valuable part of a lifelong pursuit of cycling. It's built by parents who know what kids need in a bike. It's put together with quality parts that make it a joy to ride. Above all else it's a bike that disappears under a child and lets them get on with learning to ride instead of fighting with the bike.

Reasons to buy
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    Hydraulic Disc Brakes

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    Sized for kids

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    9 speed trigger shift gearing

Reasons to avoid
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    Hard saddle

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In 2013 two fathers, Christian Bezdeka and Marcus Ihlenfeld, joined forces to build bikes for kids in a garage in Vienna Austria. The Woom bike company was born. The story is a familiar one for the few companies out there who dedicate themselves to bikes for kids.

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Josh hails from the Pacific Northwest of the United States but would prefer riding through the desert than the rain. He will happily talk for hours about the minutia of cycling tech but also has an understanding that most people just want things to work. He is a road cyclist at heart and doesn't care much if those roads are paved, dirt, or digital. Although he rarely races, if you ask him to ride from sunrise to sunset the answer will be yes. 

Height: 5'9" Weight: 137 lb. 

Rides: Orbea Orca Aero, Cannondale Topstone Lefty, Cannondale CAAD9, Trek Checkpoint, Priority Continuum Onyx