16 inch Woom 3 bike review - everything a new pedaller needs

An aluminium bike designed with kids' riding needs very much in mind

Woom kids bike
(Image credit: Future)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

Woom has done a great job of adding little details to the '3' that add up to a bike that kids love to ride. Each detail seems obvious, and is relatively simple, but taken all together sees the bike lives up to the phrase of the whole being greater than the sum of its parts. Nice design, a lightweight frame and good components make for a bike that kids love riding. It's adjustable and simple to maintain. $449 / £419 is however a fair bit of money to part with for a bike that may only be ridden within a two year time frame.

Reasons to buy
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    Easy to put together and adjust

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    Good quality components

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    Excellent attention to detail

Reasons to avoid
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    Smoother tires might be better for most riding

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    Expensive for a kids bike

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When buying a child's bike it’s easy to forget that you’re not just buying a bike in miniature for a slightly smaller human, you’re buying a bike for a rider with completely different needs. There are lots of factors to consider when choosing the best kids' bike for your child and no matter how experienced you are as a rider there are bound to be some things you haven't thought of. 

It’s not until you really watch children ride that you realize how different their needs are and how important it is to cater for them. An annoyance or slight inconvenience for an adult could easily turn into an experience that puts a child off riding their bike. And while many would forget that moment a few days later and jump back on, there’s always a danger that that moment sticks in their mind and stops them from riding. 

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