Wired Bikes are back with the latest release of their kids electric balance models. Completely redesigned, the new range takes cues from BMX and MX for the ultimate combination of style and function.
Designed in Australia, the new look electric balance bikes from Wired Bikes are exactly what our future two-wheel champions need to develop and advance their core riding skills, in a package that offers value, power and style.
“We’ve completely redesigned the look to incorporate suspension forks, a more powerful motor and a battery that is now protected by the downtube,” Wired Bikes brand manger Damien Ballinger said.
Having the battery placed inside the main triangle means the chromoly steel frame can protect the unit from major impacts. This means there’s a lower chance of mud, debris, rocks or gutters causing a problem as your child rides along.
“While the overall styling of the bike is influenced heavily by BMX, the forks add more of an MX feel, but are more than just an aesthetic choice.”
The forks allow better handling and feel, as well as cushioning, to improve the overall comfort of the ride over rough terrain. This is important because depending on the throttle setting, kids could be zooming at up to 29km/h on the 16-inch and 19km/h on the 12-inch.
“While the girls want the pink one and the boys just want to go fast, we’ve built in three levels of power, providing adjusted torque, acceleration and top speed, so kids can build up their skills and safely work their way to a more powerful ride.”
The throttle control has three settings, with beginner requiring the child to push off like a traditional balance bike and then use the throttle once moving. This setting is capped at 10km/h, and has minimal torque for softer acceleration.
The intermediate setting sees riders take off from a standing start with mid-level torque and a 17km/h top speed. Advanced has unrestricted throttle control and torque with a top speed of 29km/h.
Power comes from a hub drive motor hidden in the rear wheel, and in the case of the 16-inch bike, it offers 40Nm of torque and 250W. It’s powered by a rechargeable 36V 5.2Ah lithium battery.
The 12-inch bike, aimed at much younger riders, has a 24V 5.2Ah battery delivering 24Nm of torque and 250W. Depending on the terrain and how hard you’re riding, you’ll get up to 75 minutes of fun before having to recharge the battery.
The single rear disc brake means there’s no thinking required, with one hand making the bike go and the other making it stop. Being a rear brake also means they are less likely to go over the bars (and more likely to rip sick skids).
The 12-inch is for riders up to 35kg and is priced at $899.99, while the 16-inch suits older kids up to 45kg, and hits the park at $999.99. Available in matte black, metallic pearl pink and pearl white, the Wired Bikes range is available at AMX Superstores nationally.