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 LET YOUR CHILD EXPERIENCE THE JOYS OF RIDING A FIRST BIKE THAT WILL NEVER FAIL THEM FOR YEARS TO COME!

 

We are the UK's original balance bike company and have been developing products around push and play for 14 years. We know that, for most children, bicycles are the natural evolution from a balance bike and at Kiddimoto we have decided to be a part of that evolution by creating the Darwin range.

Everyone remembers their first bike and the joy that came with it, the sense of independence, of freedom and simply being able to get around a little faster than walking. Unfortunately that joyous feeling was often ruined with a punctured tyre or slipped chain. The Darwin will do away with these unexpected pit stops.

Our mission: To create a lightweight, high spec children's bike that requires no maintenance whilst staying affordable for parents.

 

 

 

Darwin 16"
Darwin 16"

 

Darwin 20"
Darwin 20"

Aluminium frame - From what used to be strictly steel, companies are now able to choose from a variety of different materials ranging from Carbon fibre to titanium and from aluminium to bamboo. Most children's bikes use steel as the material of choice, making the bikes heavy and difficult to use. Based on this we have chosen aluminium frame, a much lighter material than steel and won't rust out quickly.  

With the 16" weighing approximately 7kg and the 20" just over 8kg, they are going to be very popular with children who are learning to ride their very first bike. Likewise parents who have to lift the bike onto a roof rack will appreciate its lightness.

Belt drive - Both size bikes come with a belt drive and not a chain. We went with the belt option because of how low maintenance it is. A belt drive will do away with parents having to get their hands messy with greasy chains or even repairing stretched chain links.Additionally, a belt is much more durable and less susceptible to varying weather conditions. This allows the Darwin to have a real 'get up and go' feel to it, even after a long winter in a cold damp shed. 

Oval frame shape - An oval is a much stronger shape than a circle. We used this logic to design the frame for the Darwin, giving it strength and robustness when needed. This will allow this bike to be passed down throughout generations and literally last a lifetime.

Gears - Our 16 inch Darwin will be single speed to make learning to ride a bike as easy as possible and we don't want to complicate it for small children. The 20 inch bike will feature a gear set. We are going with the Shimano Nexus 3 speed internal hub gear set. This will eliminate maintenance for parents.  

  

Brakes - The Tektro brakes on the Darwin will stop any child quickly and safely and the easy reach levers will make it simple for small hands when braking.

Tyres - Both sizes of the Darwin bikes will feature puncture resistant pneumatic tyres. An anti-puncture clotting agent inserted into the inner tubes, in the tyres will give the rider peace of mind when it comes to potential punctures. Being air filled means they don't compromise comfort whilst being low maintenance.

 

 

 

 

At Kiddimoto, we pride ourselves on producing products that have a high level of quality. The Darwin range is not different.

We understand that these bikes will out live their practical use for your child. Your son or daughter might out grow this bike in under 3 years and if they don't have a younger sibling you are probably thinking it will end up sat in the shed just gathering dust.  

However due to the care and attention that will be taken in manufacturing these bikes we believe there will be a high re-sale value of these products. Research done into the 2nd hand, high spec, children's bike market shows that you can get 70% of the bike's value back.

 Maintenance free & lightweight

 

 

         

 

Kiddimoto has been trading since 2003 and since then we have featured across many different platforms within the news, for many different reasons, from parenting blogger sites to the BBC. This has enabled us to build a strong, trusted brand that is internationally recognised and whose main focus is on delivering high quality products to everyone around the world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

As said in the project, the bikes you are seeing here are 2nd prototypes and therefore a little more development is needed which takes time. We are a committed team who are passionate about this product and who are ready to overcome any challenges to make riding a bicycle as easy as 1,2,3.
These bikes are being manufactured in China and therefore this stage of the project is largely out of our hands. Having said that, communication is very good and we have a strong relationship with this well organised and clean factory. Please be aware that some problems may arise such as if they fall behind timelines. This is out of our control but we endeavour to keep you updated every step of the way.

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    EARLY BIRD Darwin 16"

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    Suitable for 4-8 year olds. After the campaign ends we will ask you for your preferred bike colour (currently brushed aluminium or cobalt blue). See the bottom of our campaign page for shipping details.

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    EARLY BIRD Darwin 20"

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    The Darwin 20" is ideal for a young child's next bike! suitable for 6-9 yr olds. After the campaign ends we will ask you for your preferred bike colour. See the bottom of our campaign page for shipping details.

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    If you can't decide which one to get or have two little ones to cater for, this is the reward for you! One of each of the Darwin's. After the campaign ends we will ask you for your preferred bike colour (brushed aluminium or cobalt blue). See the bottom of our campaign page for shipping details.

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    Darwin 16" & 20" lightweight bikes

    28% off RRP! £845 ($1113) RRP.

    If you can't decide which one to get or have two little ones to cater for, this is the reward for you! One of each of the Darwin's. After the campaign ends we will ask you for your preferred bike colour (aluminium or cobalt blue). See the bottom of our campaign page for shipping details.

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