2010 has seen an real explosion in the area of metal skuut balance bikes. Parents are finding real value in first having their sons or daughters learn to balance a bike first before moving onto a traditional bike. In this area metal balance bikes have been blazing a trail of new sales. Companies like Strider and Hobby bikes have made great strides in providing quality bikes are reasonable prices. Prior to 2010 Skuut was not in competing in the metal bike space. But now they have thrown their hat into the running with the brand new 2010 Skuut Metal Balance Bike.
ZÜM Balance Bike
Sale Price: $59.99
As many satisfied customers has attested Skuut has been a leading the in the wood balance bike space. Their wood version has won numerous awards and taught numerous children how to ride in a safe conservative way. But with the latest marketing trends is was only a matter of time that Skuut would notice the growing market for metal frame bikes. Their solution is just as innovative as their first bike.
- No Pedals, training wheels are a no no.
- A handbrake for added control
- 12" pneumatic rubber pressurized tires
- An easy to assemble frame
The only thing that may be missing from this bike is the quick adjust seat. But aside from that the positive outweigh any negative. For example the brakes are not your typical caliper brakes. The are high end disc brakes which are very reliable and tend to need less adjustment over time. Dimensions for this bike measure at a length of 33", a height of 21.21" and a Width of 6.0" with a total weight of 11.5 lbs. The bike can take a max weight of 75 lbs.
Overall, Skuut has taken their time to make a very good showing with their 2010 metal bike. It is sturdy and offered at a reasonable price point of only $99.99. A great deal considering what you get for your money.
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