Mondraker Releases Grommy e-Balance MTBs

Jul 15, 2020 at 9:30
by James Smurthwaite  

Love them or hate them, there's no doubting that e-MTBs have changed the way a decent chunk of the mountain bike population ride. Now Mondraker are hoping to bring the same revolution to the youngest riders in the sport as they release their Grommy e-balance bike, available in 16" and 12" wheel size versions for children aged 3-8.

The big news here will of course be the motor. On a traditional e-MTB the motor is an assist. This means that as you pedal, it adds power on top of what you priovide. On a balance bike, no pedal input is possible so instead Mondraker have designed a 250W brushless motor with a throttle input. The throttle is controlled by a grip shift and has three power modes - ‘Balance’ (max speed 8.1km/h, 5mph), ‘Fun’ (max 12.1km/h, 7.5mph) and ‘Advanced’ (max 17.7km/h, 11mph). Yes, that's right, 3-year-olds with a throttle powering themselves along at 11mph. It can also be turned off it riders want to use the Grommy without the power. The motor has a 40-60 minutes run time and a 60-minutes full charge time.
Details

Frame: 6061 Alloy
Fork: MDK rigid
Handlebar: MDK 1.0, 500mm wide with 25mm rise, 9º backsweep, 5º upsweep and 25.4mm bore
Brakes: Tektro MD-510, 140mm rotor
Wheels: MDK Balance
Motor: MDK brushless 250W Output
Battery: MDK 4Ah 80Wh Li-ion with 18,650 cells
Weight: 8.5kg (Grommy 16), 7.5kg (Grommy 12)


The kids riding these bikes won't be as strong as their adult counterparts so Mondraker have tried to make the Grommy as light as possible. They have a good previous record here with their Carbon Crafty RR SL e-MTB coming in at under 20kg. Using mostly components designed in house, these bikes tip the scales at 8.5kg (18.7lb) for the Grommy 16 and 7.5kg for the Grommy 12 (16.5lb).


bigquotesSince our inception we’ve strived to make bikes differently, but bringing Grommy to life has been a completely new experience for the Mondraker family, and that’s part of why it’s super exciting to introduce today.

The inspiration for the name of this e-balance bike came from a term used to describe young riders: ‘Groms.’ We’ve tried to invoke that sense of fun and freedom for younger kids in its creation – something that has never felt more important than during this difficult year.

It’s not just the bike that will allow your kids to learn how to ride – Grommy is the bike you wished you had when you were young!
Miguel Pina, Mondraker founder


Grommy will be available to buy from regular Mondraker dealers starting from an estimated retail price of 749€ and comes with a 2-year warranty. More info, here.




347 Comments

  • 380 17
 They were so busy wondering if they could do it that they never asked if they should.
  • 23 4
 But surely they. "spared no expense!"
  • 100 12
 they are grooming lazy kids!
  • 57 90
flag jlfskibikesail (Jul 16, 2020 at 7:56) (Below Threshold)
 ofcourse they should. if you've ever ridden a moto, e-bike, non-100% human powered 2 wheeled machine you'd be able to have a perspective outside the narrow world of mountain bikes. Each two wheeled non-human powered machine is awesome in its own way. They can be used as great tools to enhance ours skillsin getting rad and evolving into becoming more rad. Alot pb'ers need to pull heads out of the sand and embrace more 2 wheeled awesomeness. They each have their place and when embraced result in smiles for days!
  • 31 1
 @jlfskibikesail: I’ve ridden many 2wheeled motorised machines and I love them. Not necessarily anti-ebike either especially with some of the newer models coming out. If I didn’t work from home and commuted you can be sure I would own one of the top flight road ebikes.

I do see an e-pushbike as a tad ludicrous but hey to each their own. This is as a father of young kids that just got out of the pushbike stage the last couple years. The ability of my kids to just grab a bike a go without worrying about charging or worse yet arguing with the mom which speed level they should be at.

This is less a pushbike and more a competitor to a little tykes battery powered truck.

It’s funny how people get all twisted up with a simple, and I’ll admit, funny comment.
  • 66 2
 @jlfskibikesail: So, if there's a motor and no pedals, then isn't it just an electric motorcycle?
  • 9 0
 These are competing with Stacyc and seem to be very popular in the moto community.
  • 11 7
 @p0zi: This will help them develop two wheeled shred skills much faster than a push bike alone. Can't say that for a little tykes battery powered truck.
  • 25 4
 @jlfskibikesail: why are people so hung up on making their 2 year old the next Jackson Goldstone? Have you seen the speed at which some kids can ride along on run bikes? It’s hilarious to watch.

I couldn’t care less if my kid is sending it. They hit a 2”x4” kicker and they feel like they are flying and want a high-five and “ya buddy”. If a kid really is natural at shredding they are going to do it irrespective of a motor assist.
  • 15 0
 Oh now I have seen it all

Do they make those in adult size with no drivetrain? lol
  • 20 25
flag slayerdegnar (Jul 16, 2020 at 9:44) (Below Threshold)
 I've seen my friends kid ride one of these. He was laughing and smiling the whole time. He getting better at balancing much quicker too. PB has turned into an anti fun mob. Haters be hating.
  • 7 2
 @slayerdegnar: Yep! Because learn how to balance is really tough job for kids.
My oldest learned it within 2 hours, middle one for less than an hour and our baby girl will have to learn it one of these days because in 10 days we plan a trip to Morzine and I want her to be able to ride a bike there
  • 8 4
 @slayerdegnar: is this was a quick way to get kids riding bikes and having fun, that wasn't at the the expense of the environment and children who's parents can't afford these ebikes, then I'd be all for it
  • 5 8
 @chyu: How? An e bike for kids is LONG OVERDUE? People with e bikes use them more! So why isnt there kids e bikes?
  • 4 10
flag onemanarmy Plus (Jul 16, 2020 at 11:01) (Below Threshold)
 @chyu: wrong
  • 6 6
 Screw that! Mondraker, please make these in adult sizes!
  • 1 0
 @chacou: I would say...YES!
  • 6 0
 I’d rather see a self balancing e-uniCycle
  • 11 1
 God creates dinosaurs, God destroys dinosaurs. God creates Man, man destroys God. Man creates electric motorcycles
  • 7 1
 Hold onto your butts. I am firmly in the pro ebike camp and I think this is a terrible idea.
  • 11 3
 @jlfskibikesail: smiles for days.... and tears for years as the battery and electrical components rot and contaminate the land and water with toxic waste
  • 16 1
 @slayerdegnar: these aren't bicycles, they're straight up electric scooters
  • 3 0
 Internet winner 17th July 20202
  • 3 11
flag onemanarmy Plus (Jul 16, 2020 at 15:39) (Below Threshold)
 @fielding: wrong.
  • 6 2
 @p0zi: I couldn’t have said this any better. Same situation, same aged kids, same goals to have them out pedaling and earning their joy. A mini-moto does not necessarily inspire a love for bicycles...
  • 4 2
 @p0zi: Because it's on a bike site makes a problem with people who don't understand this is a beginner moto not a e-kickbike. These are old news, been in the moto world for awhile.
  • 1 1
 @chacou: Yer pretty smart..lol
  • 2 1
 @vjunior21: lol..apparently you haven't, and yes there's big boy bikes to! These are beginner moto's and have been around in the motorcycle industry for a little bit. At least your kids can get there moto on in the backyard and not piss off the neighbors.
  • 3 1
 @nordland071285: what? Did you actually read what you just wrote? That bike has less impact on the environment than the damn electrical device you just typed that nonsense on. So because someone can't afford something then I shouldn't be able to buy it either?
  • 3 1
 @fielding: Yep, sure is. What's the problem? Never seen someone ride a motorcycle before?
  • 3 1
 @DirtbagMatt: What's wrong with a mini-moto? Incase you don't pay attention to that sport, the top tier of SX and MX are literally the greatest athletes on the planet. The kids will be earning their keep plenty, last I checked my boys kick bike didn't weigh 16.5lbs-18lbs.
  • 14 2
 Yesterday: "stop complaining about ebikes. They help people keep riding as they get older."

Today: ebikes for toddlers.
  • 12 3
 @shlotch: all of us over 40 dudes called this years ago........ and the way the industry has tried to backdoor this crap USING people with disabilites is just straight up crappy.
  • 3 0
 @BadgerBacker: spared no expense...and fully rigid!!
  • 1 0
 @slayerdegnar: Yeah no shit, the faster you go the easier balancing gets, but that's just physics for you.
  • 2 5
 @MikeGruhler: whether my phone uses more electricity/has more of a negative effect on the environment than these bikes is irrelevant because I couldn't work without a phone.. The point im making is that the kids bike with a motor is not needed. And to be fair, it's not needed in adult bikes either - except for the very few (old or infirm).
And yes, to be honest I am against buying kids expensive toys that their friends at school can't afford..its like a kid having the latest £100 Nikes..which you see a lot in England.. it just serves to highlight and alienate the poor kids
  • 3 0
 @nordland071285: Good on ya for trying to be a good person. OK, look at this way..it's a kids motorcycle just like adult size motorcycles. Which have been around for decades, maybe my kid wants to be a SX/MX racer..I shouldn't buy them the equipment which will help them realize that dream because others aren't financially able to buy it? I work my ass off for my money and unfortunately you have less thats on you. Do you not buy enough food because other family's are starving and it's not fair so "little Nordland can't have dinner tonight because others don't have food"
  • 1 3
 @MikeGruhler: food is another necessity but I get your joke.
If your kid wants to be a sx/mx racer, you could encourage them to earn the money and maybe fund half the equipment? That way, they have the same (ish) opportunities as their friends who are less/more fortunate? If nothing else, the other kids will see that the way you achieve it is to earn it, rather than rely on parents
  • 3 1
 @nordland071285: Gonna be difficult for a 3yr old to make any money..lol For real though, I had to buy everything I wanted after I was 13/14yrs old. Mom only matched me on the purchase of my first mtb in 92' it was a $850 Caloi decked out with a rigid fork and STX-RC components, still have the frame hanging in the garage. Also seeing others with better equipment just made me want to work harder to get better equipment, jealousy can be a solid motivational tool when you're taught how to handle your emotions and what they mean at a young age.
  • 1 1
 @chyu: this is great for kids with disabilities that may not have full function of their legs....
  • 180 8
 Can we call these just e motorbikes?
  • 8 3
 exactly!
  • 9 43
flag mountaincross (Jul 16, 2020 at 7:11) (Below Threshold)
 Very curious to see how the critics of this point of view will spin their counter argument. But no, you can't just call these e-motorbikes.
  • 2 1
 Like "well, they still cant push" kind of argument
  • 53 3
 That’s what they are, so yes. No pedals and a throttle=motorcycle
  • 16 3
 Totally agree. Pedal-assist vs throttle = eBike vs eMotorbike
  • 11 9
 @mountaincross: well.....they have a motor and you can't pedal them. They are 100% E-moped!
  • 12 3
 @wallheater: A moped has to have pedals by definition, these are e-motorcycles
  • 7 2
 @fuzzhead45: ah yes! I was thinking of something like a 250 Vespa which is a scooter. E-scooter!
  • 10 2
 I think we're all together here in that these are in no way bicycles.
  • 4 0
 The North American market will notice the rear brake on the left... moto standard.
  • 1 1
 @kornbrot: yes, this time you can.
  • 8 15
flag slayerdegnar (Jul 16, 2020 at 9:45) (Below Threshold)
 Call em what ever the fuck you want if that makes your fragile ego feel better.
  • 9 2
 That`s the future of e-bike for bike industry.... More watts until there is no pedals needed.
  • 6 1
 Isn't an e-balance bike just a crappy motorcycle with no pegs?
  • 6 5
 They shouldn't have bothered, there is no purpose for this stuff. It is no bicycle with pedal assist, so these won't be welcome on mountainbike trails, pump tracks, bmx tracks, skate parks etc. Not even the ones that do allow e-mtb. It may be different in places, but I think these are also too fast for electric toy vehicles on the road for kids without a licence. There is no front brake nor front suspension so descending will be tricky for something half the weight of the rider. Lots of kids in my area. They run by, skate by on inline skates or skateboards, scooters, bikes, unicycles, waveboards or what else is hot next. Hooting, laughing, jumping. And there is this one kid who occasionally rolls by in an electric car that resembles a Porsche, looking like a zombie, dad walking behind him. He can walk alright, I've seen him walk just fine. But this is his toy. And I can imagine it sucks because there is no dynamics. You dime the throttle and that's just the speed it goes. Nothing can make you go faster and there is no point going slower. So you just go that one top speed. Surely these Mondrakers here technically allow you to use your feet but at these top speed limits, there is little kids can do with their feet to go even quicker. Fair enough two wheels always give you a bit more to play with than when confined between four wheels. But I can't possibly see this make a little kid happier than it would be with a simple unassisted balance bike. Once they get the hang of these, they go plenty quick and incredibly agile.
  • 4 3
 @kornbrot apparently not - I had a few guys (adults) try to convince me a few weeks back their ebikes did not have motors, and thats why they could ride them on a trail for non-motorized bikes.
  • 5 2
 @vinay: Does nobody here watch SX or MX? It's a f*cking e-moto, they're nothing new and have been around for a few years from brands not known to a bunch of uninformed cyclists. Confused by all the bitches on here complaining about a kids toy.
  • 134 9
 Sweet, your child will never need to get strong enough to ride a real bike.
  • 32 3
 In my town there are more kids riding E-Bikes and E scooters than without engines. Sad.
  • 16 6
 Welcome to lazy riders generation
  • 21 3
 because moto riders are skinny weaklings
  • 34 3
 @FarmerJohn: Not all. Some are pudgy weaklings.
  • 6 1
 @NotNamed: it's just the easy&more society!
  • 4 3
 Dumb ass! I guess balancing and controlling a 17ish lb bike is no problem for a 3-4yr old. You do realize that professional SX/MX riders are the fittest athletes in the world? Try riding a 40+min moto with 40 other bikes at 90% of max heart rate without a lapse in your thoughts or you could literally die or kill someone.
  • 9 2
 @MikeGruhler:
I don't think anyone is complaining about moto riders. They're fantastic athletes, and more to the point, they are not pretending their motos are magically non-motorized vehicles and trying to ride them on non-motorized trails.

It's the people who insist the electric motor doesn't make an e-bike a motorized vehicle that are causing the problems.
  • 81 3
 Up where I'm from, we call these motorcycles.
  • 12 3
 why not give the kids a minibike?
  • 2 2
 @StFred: Balance bike with an electric motor attached can be lighter.
  • 16 2
 @PHeller: imagine how light it can be without the motor..
  • 3 3
 @StFred: because then they can ride these wherever with out annoying your neighbors.
  • 14 12
 @CircusMaximus: I've said it before and I'll say it again - cycling, and more specifically mountain biking is 80% bike handling and confidence, and 20% pedaling. Kids don't really enjoy the workout, they are attracted to what they naturally excel at, and gaining bike handling skills and confidence is more about fun and less about the workout. Even at the top levels of our sport, the act of pedaling, while important, isn't nearly as important as lifting, strength training, skills training, and confidence. Many pros started in BMX, but in Aaron Gwin's case, he swapped from MX to BMX because he felt like he had a better chance of success. When I think of all the good riders I know, almost all of them started on a BMX bike with some local dirt jumps. They rarely pedaled, but the confidence and bike handling skills they gained, combined with good vibes from NICA, a strong local MTB culture, and other primary school exposures to organized racing made them into excellent athletes even as adults. I don't think their riding BMX as kids, Moto as teens, or driving cars as adults made them any worse at cycling, because they always associated the sport and activity with good times. Thats the goal here - make the kids love being out on two wheels, the pedaling will come later.
  • 8 5
 @PHeller: sorry but that is a major load of BS. I have two kids and they both LOVE to pedal. Skills come after fundamentals. Pedal first, jump later.
  • 6 3
 @CircusMaximus: but you're applying your experience with your kids to every kid that's out there. Some kids pick up pedaling really quick, no big deal, onto jumps. Others stay attached to their balance bikes for a long time because the pedaling part doesn't come as naturally. Maybe they don't like to pedal. Maybe they associate pedaling with being hard, so they don't want to ride at all. I do not think these e-balance bikes are a replacement for a pedal bike, but they are a great compliment to them, especially when kids are in the cross-over zone between mastering balance bikes but still not be comfortable on pedal bikes.
  • 2 0
 @StFred: good luck riding a mini bike in the city in your backyard.
  • 2 1
 @CircusMaximus: Good job! Good for them, really...but that's not a valid point.
  • 4 1
 So does everyone in the moto world, it's a bunch of babies riding mtb that have a issue for some reason. It's a fucking beginner moto, you know that industry that's massively bigger than the mtb industry and has huge crossover between its athletes and even companies.
  • 47 3
 Just remember guys, if you have kids and you want to tech mtb it’s really all about FUNdamentals. Whatever makes it fun and gets kids out there. Mine doesn’t like his balance bike yet, he just wants to play with his hot wheels... And that’s okay to.Smile
  • 3 1
 motivation will come from the parents at that age. both my boys started on balance bikes at 1 but had ditched them for pedal mtb's with no side trainer wheels at the age of 2...
  • 51 6
 NO! Just no!
  • 35 3
 coming to a Friday fails soon: Whisky throttle toddlers!
  • 3 2
 Big time, saw a lil homie on 1 of these rigs ride straight into a tree going prolly about 25 or so, was hurtin big time by the time his bumbling pops pulled up, not sure if putting a motor on a strider is a good idea hehe
  • 27 1
 In my experience if you get a kid on a balance bike early, they can learn to pedal really early. Earlier than they should be given a throttle, that's for sure. Both of my kids were pedaling tiny bikes by age 3, and there's no need (and possibly no sense) in giving them a battery, motor, and throttle any earlier than that.
  • 25 0
 All I can picture is drunk dads racing Motos round the garden on these. And for that I fully approve.
  • 5 0
 Yeah, fuck the kids, I want an adult version!
  • 8 1
 @LemonadeMoney: The first part of your comment is highly illegal
  • 26 5
 Between this and the zipper tires I am convinced that the bike industry is trying to desensitize us to absolutely absurd products so that people will accept 29/32 mullet ebikes in 2021
  • 5 1
 I would buy one right now
  • 25 6
 And the same kid that will have ride these bike will ask to their parents : "why are people figthing for natural ressources/food/water while we are living in an overprotected fortress ? ". Stop thinking that because you are using it for sportive purpose and outside that its not harmfull for the environment and its ok to buy it.
  • 7 19
flag Zimbaboi (Jul 16, 2020 at 7:48) (Below Threshold)
 You’re part of the wrong community if you’re shaming buying a bike for environmental reasons
  • 21 6
 @Zimbaboi: I don't think I am the only mountain biker that think that ebikes, as well as all other kind of electric vehicles, are not the rigth answer for the mobility issues this world have. If I take the example of this electric balance bike, instead of giving the kid a way to go as fast as the adults on their bikes, maybe the adults should take the time to wait for their child on a conventional less disposable bike.
  • 11 3
 @Zimbaboi: NOT considering the environment is the wrong attitude. We're not all going to be environmental activists, but at least having some consideration is reasonable. It's not all about YOU.

I don't think this little eContraption will make or break a kid so-to-speak, but it sure isn't what a "run" bike is supposed to be. Treat it as an e-minibike and fair game.
  • 10 1
 @MathiasBd: the number of new electric bikes I see people riding around my city on, instead of being in a car, begs to differ with you
  • 5 6
 @gumbytex: How can you tell if any of those would be in a car otherwise?

And in the end it doesn’t make much difference if the motor that moves each of these people around is electric or gas-powered.
  • 6 1
 @FuzzyL: yes it does. Internal combustion emissions are 100% unmanageable waste that are warming the planet. Batteries are solid, very manageable waste. And as the grid becomes greener, so does riding an electric bike.
  • 3 5
 @gumbytex: As long as they contain cobalt, for example, the production of batteries is not sustainable at all.

And if we are just to replace an ICE with a battery-powered one and just keep going in the same way as before, nothing much will change.
  • 3 2
 @gumbytex: But what if these people were using well developed/scheduled public transport ? If you consider it is an electric bus, you will have to manage only one big battery at the end of its life, instead of 30 or 40 individual bike/scooter specific battery, with all their different assembly method and materials. Of course its not ideal to be dependant of a bus to moove from home to work. That why a global change of state of mind is necessary from the society, to accept, for example, that the schedule of an employee is adapted to the schedule of the public transports. It will also need people to step backwards on their personal confort, that companies use to sell you expensive car, electric bike, etc...
  • 20 3
 Hmmm, how could I shift my kid's enthusiasm away from cycling and on to motorcycles....
  • 5 1
 If you were trying to get your kid hooked on moto this thing would be a perfect thing to learn on.
  • 18 3
 It doesnt even have pedals lol . This is actually an electric motorbike for kids. I cannot dislike this really.
  • 8 3
 Balance bikes never have pedals, with or without a motor.
  • 25 4
 @carlitouk: You know what else doesn't have pedals? Motorbike.
  • 5 2
 @juicebanger: Yeah, motorbikes don't have pedals either. If you can guess three things without pedals, you get a prize Wink
  • 19 3
 @carlitouk: You know what doesn't have a motor? A mountain bike.
  • 3 3
 @gillyske: I don't have that many prizes to give out mate! Smile
  • 2 1
 @toddball: A bit, too much A/C.
  • 3 2
 @gillyske: Assuming most of the haters here never watch SX because this is how you get started. Ever heard of Eli Tomac? Or his father John? If this was posted on a moto site everyone would be praising it because now there's more competition in this market segment.
  • 18 6
 No pedal input, so they are not class 1 ebikes, and are therefore motor vehicles, and are therefore illegal on most recreation lands and non-motorized areas and parks around here. I will personally call the authorities on the first douche I see bring one to the park where my kids ride. Nothing against the kids having fun, but no way I'll stand by as the industry caters to rich people to cram more unwanted garbage down our throats, while hacking away at the ability of children to play in a park, because some of them now have motors that let them blast around without consideration for others.
  • 8 5
 Oh no not the park rangers.
  • 4 12
flag spoo (Jul 16, 2020 at 15:40) (Below Threshold)
 I can't wait to watch a YouTube compilation of sour assholes like you shouting at kids on these bikes to get out of your park.
  • 19 4
 Kids need exercise not this
  • 14 3
 I get the criticism. But I think it's rad to have a way I could take my 5 year old son on a ride and not have to go 3mph the whole time. We can do a real mountain bike ride years before he'd usually be ready for something like that.
  • 3 0
 It's either this a babysitter or pull them up the hills.
Hardest part for me is sneaking "me time" riding without kids.
  • 6 2
 Was looking to see if someone had made this comment before I did. I bet most people that hate this don't have kids and haven't bothered to teach then to ride a balance bike. I have three boys and they're all on balance bikes, the older two now are on pedal bikes. (Ages 2, 5, and 6.) I'm with you - we could actually hit some trails that go UP with one of these.
  • 5 0
 250W, the weight of a 3yo and this bike. They'll smoke you on the climbs going 11mph.
  • 10 0
 I don't get this. Wouldn't kids able to take advantage of the sustained higher speeds of one of these also be old enough to learn how to pedal? At which point they'd be better with a normal bike (or a grom e-bike with pedals)?
  • 3 0
 Looking at the kids in the picture I’d say your thinking is spot on.
  • 11 2
 if someone offered me a electric push bike that goes 11 MPH when I was a kid I would have said hell yes. I mean this is not a bicycle but what the hell. Everybody is a frigging purist these days.
  • 8 1
 Dude, this would literally be a dream for me at that age! So much fun!
  • 8 4
 Absolutely, I too wanted a MOTORbike as a kid... Glad my parents didn't give in and I'm riding regular bikes now.
  • 8 0
 Lots of complaining in this thread from people who have no idea what they're talking about. (Must be the internet.) My 5 year old started riding one of these when he was 2 (Stacyc). He knows the difference between his "motorcycle" and his bike. He loves them both. The electric balance bike has greatly improved his balance and handling skills. If anything, it's taught him how to be faster on his mountain bike through tough sections. He did a 5 mile mountain bike ride with me last week on his pedal bike so this certainly hasn't kept him from developing pedaling skills.

Also, anyone in this thread who wouldn't have f*cking killed to have one of these when they were 5-8 years old is lying.
  • 7 0
 Maybe I bought my Stacyc too soon for my little man/woman. This looks good... I don't consider it a bicycle though since it has no pedals. I consider this a pre PW50 step. Ensuring proper riding, moto safety gear is utilized.
  • 12 2
 Getting your kid to ride an E bike before they can ride a proper bike is a little weird.
  • 5 4
 Who says they can’t ride a normal bike?
  • 3 0
 @onemanarmy: Well for one thing the fact that this “ebike” is basically a motorized strider would indicate that the kid probably wouldn’t fit into a normal sized bike anyway...
  • 2 0
 And by normal sized I mean a normal kids bike with pedals, not an adult bike.
  • 17 10
 Okay, I think this is rad! All you whining purist, you just sound so old and bitter... Have you forgotten what fun is? I would have been riding this thing every freaking available minute as a kid if I could! My dinner would be cold every day by the time I would be back in the house. This thing is awesome.
  • 3 2
 YES!!!
  • 6 2
 And if the only bike available to you was a bmx, you wouldn't bother?
  • 3 1
 @nordland071285: I rode my bike every minute I could growing up. Spent all my savings at 14 on a Kona full susser! One does not exclude the other, it is possible to enjoy multiple things you know!
  • 1 1
 @nordland071285: And my favorite tv-show was Pacific Blue :'D
  • 5 4
 @SimbaandHiggins: so why needlessly add a battery? With all the negatives that go with it
  • 7 0
 Putting aside any ebike prejudices and all the rest...

I thought the point of a balance bike was so little 'uns can learn to balance and be confident on a bike at a slow enough speed that they don't get freaked out and scared. Essentially mastering the physics of velocity/forward movement v gravitational forces without thinking about it. Once their wee little legs are strong enough to pedal a bike, the balance is then second nature already.

Surely, at the stage of balance bikes, adding speed is counter-productive?

I'm happy to be informed otherwise as i don't understand it myself.
  • 7 0
 There seems to be a lot of negativity and pushback in the comments. For someone who has a young child that rides both bicycles and motorcycles, this seems to be a great thing. From my experience having a motorcycle doesn't necessarily take away child's enthusiasm to ride a bicycle and will not make them weak and lazy riders.

We put our son on a running tricycle before he was 1 year old and before he could even walk. The fairly soon he moved to a strider bike. By 2 and a half he was riding a pedal bike and an Oset trials motorcycle. Now at 3 and a half years old he loves riding both. He rides his bicycle at his local pumptrack around 4 times a week and his trials motorcycle twice a week. Both provide complementary skills and gives us many more opportunities to ride together. Also trials riding for sure doesn't make you a weak and lazy rider. Even young kids are standing 90% of the time and constantly using their legs and upper body to manage the motorcycle.

When it comes to bicycles, there are not many places we can ride together apart from a pumptrack or a BMX track or just a little spot that we can session over and over again. There is no way a young kid will be able to join you on a longer MTB ride, but when the kid has an electric motorcycle it's possible. I have been on 2+ hour XC rides with my son, where he was on his motorcycle and had no problems to keep up with me. I can take also him to our local endurocross track. While I'm practicing, he can ride around, see what the older riders are doing, try different small obstacles, etc. It just gives so many more opportunities to ride together and explore. A bicycle on its own could not provide it at this young age.

If this type of electric balance bike was available when my kid was 1 and a half, I would have bought it in addition to a standard balance bike, so that he can practice throttle control even earlier.
  • 9 1
 As the father of a 2 year old: if a child is not developed enough to pedal, they are not developed enough to have a throttle.
  • 6 1
 This exact platform already exists in the moto world by the brand stacyc.com with 12" and 16". It really is shifting the range earlier for kids to start their motocross carriers. Competition at a younger age is only going to get more competitive. Surprised the article didn't recognize Stacyc since they are quite popular and reasonably priced vs a Chinese RaZor.
  • 12 3
 In other news, obesity is on the rise.
  • 6 5
 How many obese motocross riders have you seen?
  • 5 2
 @bchampig: Not obese for sure - but a lot of fat ebikers
  • 1 1
 @bchampig: To me, this isn't really a bike to get kids into moto. If parents are getting their kid into moto, they would get them 50cc moto. I definitely wouldn't be the rider I am today if I grew up on no-pedal ebikes or even pedal ebikes. I do believe e-bikes have their place for older riders, riders with injuries that can't ride normal bikes, etc. However, for people who are healthy and able riding regular bikes uphill will make you stronger, fitter, and healthier.
  • 3 2
 @bchampig: Loads, actually. You do realise the ripped MX/SX pros you see on TV are a tiny minority of moto riders, right?
  • 6 1
 I have never seen kids hating balance bikes. Small kids are easily entertained on "normal" balance bikes and anyone on a balance bike will be happy and have fun if the parents present it in a correct way. This motorbike is surely fun but it doesn't offer a thing for a kid who is just learning to balance and will probably even steer them away from bikes.
  • 9 2
 What better way to show that your generation will own the amount of people with diabetes.
  • 8 1
 what kid is going to want a classical bicycle after they've been on one of these
  • 3 1
 My son used to ride a ktm 50 moto and chose MTB and BMX. Sold all the moto stuff.
  • 4 0
 @fruitsd79: apples and oranges
  • 2 2
 @nordland071285: you're right. A kid choosing an acoustic bike after having ridden a powered two wheeler is not exactly your OP.
  • 1 1
 @fruitsd79: Yes, he is right. Choosing a different sport vs the same-ish thing but without power is apples to oranges. Your kid might as well have sold his moto gear to take up surfing or climbing. Totally different sports just like moto and mtb.
  • 1 0
 @bananowy: its great he's moved to though, lots of transferable skills
  • 15 7
 If you buy this for your kid, it's bad parenting.
  • 7 13
flag onemanarmy Plus (Jul 16, 2020 at 11:04) (Below Threshold)
 Reading your post is bad parenting
  • 8 1
 @onemanarmy: Did you read it? He only wrote it Wink .
  • 4 0
 Hahaha. Well if there's a market for it, why not? My kids won't be getting them though.
Man, I actually really laughed out loud and had to think about what month it is.

There was an article about kids on e-bikes recently that basically explained that they don't have the cognitive ability to ride e-bikes because they can't understand that their input isn't equal to their output. But whatever floats yer boat I guess.
  • 16 13
 Saw a dude riding singletrack with his kid on one of these. Little girl was cooking it, and learning way more real handling skills than some tyco BS with training wheels would out in a parking lot. Everyone knows scoot bikes teach kids better, and they pick up the pedalling afterwards.
  • 12 4
 fuck 2020 already
  • 5 2
 OK I get the fact that from a designer point of view it might be fun to create. But don't try to convince me that groms need this..

Kids on pictures are already way too big/old to ride a pushbike, please get them a proper kid's bike instead of this... thing.
  • 3 0
 Honestly if there were a light, pedal assist 16 in emtb (ideally with a removable battery/motor like the Fazua), I'd consider it. My 4 year old son loves riding his bike but given that his 14in bike is single speed and he can't generate that much power at his size, any decent uphill grade will defeat him, esp on dirt/grass. We've been having success with a homemade Towhee, but it's best for extended climbs given you have to hook and unhook/stow each time. If there was a mini ebike that basically used a small motor in place of being able to downshift, I would certainly give it a look.
  • 4 0
 These look amazing! I honestly don't believe a single mtb'er who claims that if they had one of these when they were 3 it wouldn't have been their favorite toy in all the world.
  • 8 2
 No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no........
  • 3 0
 Waiting for the adult version, with lightest carbon monocoque, vittoria economic tires and a huge battery. Around 13 kilos and 40km/h max speed by wire. No pedals to generate kickback/squat.
  • 9 3
 WTF. One more reason not to buy a Mondraker. Makes me sad.
  • 3 1
 A PW50 is $1649 so this is a decent alternative that can easily be thrown in the car without worrying about gas etc. however, If my kid wanted one of these, I would definitely push for a real bike so they can develop the essential skills at the right age instead of glorified Power wheels etc,
  • 4 0
 Dude if my parents got me one of these things when I was a kid I would have been so stoked! Prob in trouble with it within a couple of days too lol
  • 2 0
 Good for rentals or school or for the environment with uphill's that are to steep
Balance bike is crucial step in kid development, in this case not sure how the f* motor will help to develop balance? however it will be more or less fun for 4-5y old, rather then 1-2y old
  • 5 0
 So...a quiet CRF50? Pretty cool!

(reads comments)

Wait, they call this a bicycle?
  • 3 1
 I can understand the hate but I see one positive in this. If I could fabricate some sort of suspension stabiliser that will move with the uneven bumps in the ground then my daughter could ride this and come with us. She has spina bifida and very weak legs so unable to pedal and balance isn't great due to the no feeling in her feet.

Being 4 she's too big for a shotgun seat so tends not to come on rides with me, the wife and her brother & sister. This might just be the answer to actually mountain bike as a family ????
  • 1 1
 Sounds like a great idea Smile
  • 2 1
 You can understand the hate towards a kids toy? Maybe everyone here can sign a petition to have PinkBike remove the article because this is offensive to real bicycles. I thought the yeti article comments were bad, this is straight confusing.
  • 3 1
 Hummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm?????????????????
These are just a form of the modern day mini bike or monkey bike!
Not having pedals or a form of pedaling, I can't grasp what the market place is for?
Firstly a kid likes to play all day, ALL DAY!
So to limit a kids ALL DAY experience to a battery life has to me very demoralizing to the young one!
This is a very interesting direction that seems a little to outside the box!
  • 6 2
 Just get the kids a proper dirtbike if you're going this route. Way more fun anyway.
  • 5 3
 There’s a place for all of these. Buddy of mine uses one of these with his kid do they can smash single track together. And do nightly neighborhood rips.

His kid has as much bike handling skills as any kid his age I’ve seen. He also rips on his pedal bikes. And proper dirt bikes.

If you’re buying a 750 euro balance bike it’s not all the kid has to chose from
  • 1 0
 @onemanarmy: As fast as kids outgrow toys, the 2nd hard market for these should be pretty good lol
  • 6 2
 @onemanarmy: Just for the record, you’re cool with non pedal assist ebikes on single track? I know it’s “just a kid” but we’ve already got teens on throttle ebikes hitting the trails here in Marin. It’s a slippery slope of unintended consequences my friend.
  • 3 2
 @EricHarger: single track meh. But double wide trails sure for the 4-7 year olds we’re talking about. The max speed in those things is more than reasonable, now my 10 year old... nah. She can pedal her ass on the trails just fine.

Now saying that... a pedal bike and a toe strap for the climbs is just fine for kids on pedal bikes.

Grown ass adults and older kids on non pedal ebikes that first 25 plus. Hell no.
  • 1 1
 @matadorCE: it will be as more of them show up. You’re talking about a 2 maybe 3 year window that these are useful.
  • 2 1
 @onemanarmy: just like the macride, my 18mo has already experienced more trail than i did by 25. he leans into corners, pumps, pulls etc its a fun game we play and we go almost everyday.
  • 3 0
 @graniteandrew: sick. Yeah it’s crazy how quick the develop form at that age. I have some video of my son demoing a staycyc and he was dropping knee and positioning himself really well for corners. Picked most of it up quick..,, brakes not so much. Lol
  • 3 0
 So it’s just like this but less power: Oset electric trials bike for kids 3-5. I’m sure it’s fun.

osetbikes.com/us/bikes/oset-12-5-racing-24v
  • 6 3
 Parents, now your child will never have to look at a steep hill and think "I can make it", instead they can just summon more power from the motor on the fly. Progress? Wink
  • 7 4
 Children don't need exercise. They need motors. THey don't need to learn balance and skill, they need motors. They don't need affordable simple toys. They need motors.
  • 6 1
 Do you remember the movie Walle? This is how it starts...
  • 3 2
 If kids grow up on one of these they will never want to get a pedal bike. Whats considered a motorbike and a e bike? At what point do you have to start obeying motorcycle laws? If I could strip a dirt bike down to the frame and put a very powerful electric motor in it would I be able to ride on streets without it having licenses plates?
  • 3 1
 No, you couldn't. Only need brake lights and turn signals to get a plate...and whats wrong with not wanting to ride pedal bikes? I grew up pedaling and now that by body is f*ckered I can't go on long trail rides and if I could afford a motorcycle I would by one and one of these for my 3yr old.
  • 3 1
 @MikeGruhler: yeah I wish I could afford a motorcycle/dirt bike as well. I would love so much to be able to go out for a long ride on days my legs are to tired to mtb and when I just feel like covering more ground. I think these electric bikes are super cool but for little kids I think it would be good for them to learn how to pedal before getting electric.
  • 3 0
 Competitor to Staycyc which was bought by Harley Davidson last year. They work great for taking your kids on the trails, but definitely not a "bike".
  • 2 1
 Mondraker is spanish, so is the spanish market targeted at first... and then the rest?
I often go to Spain riding the Zona Zero in Ainsa, and after each ride I go to swim and relax by the rivers.
I`ve noticed how fat and sometimes obese some kids are, eating crips and fat stuffs the whole day.
Daddy is not that old but owns an e-bike because he can`t pedal a regular one anymore.
Difficult to teach the kids that making efforts is part of life in such a context.
It`s sad.
  • 2 0
 This is how kids can play with very cheep less than 100$ bikes!

www.pinkbike.com/video/257122

Funny but I couldn't imagine this day being any better than it was!


RideON!
  • 4 3
 These are awesome. My 2 year old has one and loves it! It's giving him awesome balance skills and they carry over great on his normal runner bike. All these people flipping out need to relax. They are just another tool for young kids. My son still loves and uses his runner bike 100x more than his E-Runner bike. They go as fast as you set them up. I have my son's set up at a adult jogging pace, same as he can go on his runner.
  • 2 1
 Everyone is forgetting about the release of the electric razor scooter in our childhoods and how they were an absolute game changer that every kid wanted... by the way, IIRC, the scooters were tiered at 9, 11, and 13 mph - meaning the scooters, designed for kids, were faster than this 11 mph bike. Relax and think back on how joyous childhood was.
  • 1 0
 Despite being deprived of electric razors or e-motos, yes childhood was joyous.
  • 1 0
 My childhood was spent trying to be RAD and Gleam the cube.
  • 3 2
 so when this is available in an adult size, how many of you dummy's are still going to call it an E-bike and still not raise concern maintaining your local trail system? I mean this is just around the corner are you guys f*cking blind?
  • 1 0
 My 5 year old and his little buddy STILL hop on their tiny 12" striders and rip around our street over curbs and bumps. They do this after we come home from a ride on their 16" pedal bikes.

These e-bikes are sick! They'd have a bloody blast on them and it's a good setup for future dirtbike riding. Kids can learn and enjoy multiple riding methods, this one doesn't have to take away from legit mountain biking.
  • 7 3
 I would've killed for one of those as a kid.
  • 9 5
 These are just electric, sad, pit bikes
  • 4 4
 No. Oset makes electric pit bikes and they rip. These are electric balance bikes
  • 6 2
 It's official - e-bikes have jumped the shark.
  • 5 1
 In retrospect, my childhood sucked. Congrats today's youth.
  • 6 2
 749 for a kids bike, people are mad
  • 3 0
 If only. This would be my jam. Show them to your kids for a legit reaction. Amazing.
  • 4 1
 Surely the whole point of a balance bike is you can put your feet on the ground? Not doing that at 17kph!
  • 6 2
 Does it come with free video games and big gulps
  • 6 2
 Who can I pay to make sure the word “grommy” is never used again?
  • 2 1
 Agreed! It makes me think of grommets.. Which kind of gives me a sick feeling
  • 5 2
 I'm actually a pretty big supporter of E-MTB. This is just a kids motorbike...
  • 6 2
 Just no. Fat, lazy generation incoming.
  • 6 0
 (psssttt...they are already here)
  • 4 1
 Minibike without the braaappp. Needs one of those bolt-on noisemakers that kids put on bmx bikes
  • 4 0
 I should make some popcorn. I’ll be back in a bit.
  • 6 2
 So...small motorcycles....
  • 3 3
 Harley Davidson has something similar:

www.harley-davidson.com/us/en/products/bikes/electric-balance-bikes.html

The little people can have trouble with longer rides or hills - i can see where these would be a ton of fun for them and help them develop bike skills - particularly the 16" model. The price has kept me from getting one. We've got a balance bike for our almost 2 year old and our 4.5 year old is pedaling away on a 16" bike now after progressing from the balance bike and 14" bike... We also have a chariot to pull with mommy or daddy's bike and a shotgun ride - that the bigger one loves and the little guy just got his first real ride on.

I think the more options you have to get the kids engaged in bike/outdoor/non-screen-time activities the better!
  • 3 5
 Don’t speak sense. Don’t you know where you are.
  • 3 1
 Only 749 Euros? pshaw. Parents of Generation Insulin should just get off their wallets and pony up for a real electric childhood experience like the KTM SX-E 5.
  • 1 1
 .....and illegal in the UK in the same way electric scooters are. This is a ‘mechanically propelled vehicle’ and therefore would need a license, insurance and an MOT as well as a proper motorcycle helmet.
No differant to an old school mini moto.
But I would so bomb round on it!!! Smile
  • 4 2
 I mean I know you're driven by "sponsorship" and paid content Pink Bike, but could you please just make a new dedicated site to e-bikes and get this garbage off of here?
  • 4 2
 Great marketing, but Hell to the No. My boy is gonna have to pump or pedal, no electric scooter shit. Wu-Tang is for the children, not e-striders.
  • 1 0
 Seriously at that point just but them an Oset 16 and stop pretending it isn’t an electric dirt bike. That’s what we did and the kids love ripping around the field on the Oset.
  • 2 0
 What a lot of Haters out there. Its a great idea for parents to go on some great missions with their kids. Easy to get the kids out.
  • 1 0
 meh probably not on this Santa's list. Hard pass! XC is taking off in America right now with NICA, Womens/Mens UCI elite coverage, COVID cycling/trail usage. Maybe if I were looking for a 4th or 5th bike.
  • 1 1
 Consider this... Adults go to the gym to strengthen their bodies, this makes them stronger and physical tasks in life easier. Children develop the same way, if you take away their physical exertion, you make them into weaker adults. Don't buy your kids a crutch because normal life is too "hard" teach them to overcome the challenges that life brings...
  • 1 1
 Is this to teach brand new humans to be pieces of shit right out of the gate? Usually they turn to lazy sacks of shit well into adulthood when they purchase an electric moped and ride it on trails that don't allow motorized vehicles.
  • 11 7
 Holy shit is this stupid
  • 1 0
 More interested in those proper thread design vee rubber tires in 12in & 16in size. Finding anything with a good thread below 24in is hard.
  • 7 4
 Great Way to keep making kids fatter and lazier!!!!!
  • 4 3
 Because all electronic transportation breeds laziness? Like one wheels?
  • 3 2
 @onemanarmy: yeah I can tell you’ve never ridden a Onewheel. The core muscles and balance that it creates is 10 times harder than sitting on a little electric bicycle at the pump track. You must be invested in this and having your feelings hurt because you’ve gone around to everybody’s post who has said anything about E bikes trying to defend them. Sorry you don’t know a good product when you see one.
  • 4 4
 @krumpdancer101: I’ve got a one wheel in the garage fool.

Apparently you’ve never put your kid on a balance e bike. I have. I’m not invested at all. I’m taking a dump and I’m bored. And it’s fun watching people like you that know zero of what they speak of talk to each other.

Most of the idiots in this thread don’t have kids and have never put their kids on one of these. Lol.
  • 3 1
 @onemanarmy: hey glad you’re constipated enough to have this conversation then. If I had a kid which I don’t know why I would want one then I would rather teach him to pedal while balancing instead of just sitting on a bike and pulling a throttle.

Since you have a Onewheel then you should know you wouldn’t teach a kid to skateboard on it because he would never learn the motion that is required to get the board going.

Hope we can talk again soon.
  • 3 1
 @krumpdancer101: my kid went from a balance bike to a pedal box by the age of 3. No training wheels. But he’s small as hell and can’t pedal fast enough for longer rides so this thing would rip for that. He’s done done 4-6 milers with me on his pedal bike and his balance bike.

And no I wouldn’t teach him to skate using a 1 wheel. But it would be helpful for off season snowboard balance/core muscles and just to.,, get this..,. Have fun.
  • 1 1
 @onemanarmy: Click here Found a Nice Bike
ebay.to/2OHznj8
  • 2 1
 Looks awesome. I wouldn’t mind getting one in an adult size if it came with a 2 stroke motor. Would be a blast at the local trails.
  • 6 3
 Just say no to drugs and e-bikes.
  • 8 2
 Can I just say no to e-bikes?
  • 3 0
 @thegoodflow: What about riding eBikes ON drugs?

Think about it.
  • 6 3
 Cool for disabled children who cant walk. But thats about it.
  • 1 3
 Yup!
  • 5 2
 Idiocracy is coming true.
  • 3 0
 Water!? Like in the toilet? But, does it have electrolytes?
  • 3 0
 Goya has what plants crave.
  • 3 0
 Kids can now ride longer and further! Wait, where did my kid go?!
  • 4 2
 mcdonalds, playstation and ebikes... kids these days have all the excuses to be chubby!!
  • 6 2
 Is PB become Pinkmoto?
  • 6 7
 A balance bike is a moto?
  • 6 1
 @onemanarmy: A balance bike where you can twist a Throttle Controllol on the Bar is more similar to an Electric Kid Motorcycle (for example Ossa E Trial) than a Bike in my Opinion
  • 5 2
 Let's get the kids even fatter
  • 5 2
 You should have killed e-bikes with fire before they laid eggs...
  • 4 1
 These dentists are getting younger and younger!
  • 3 1
 I am waiting for the industry to come up with electric assist stationary bikes.
  • 3 0
 What an incredible time to be a little kid!
  • 5 2
 PB comments section setting a new low bar: hating on kids toys!
  • 2 1
 Every demographic has its Karens
  • 3 0
 @won-sean-animal-chin: Karens kids almost certainly have these..and Karen herself rides one to speak to the manager
  • 3 0
 @nordland071285: Karens rarely recognize that they're ,in fact, Karens Karen
  • 1 0
 Finally, the apocalypse all the KWAEB have been warning us of!!! That's Keyboard-Warriors Against Electric Bikes if you didn't know.
  • 3 0
 Dads new toy
  • 11 8
 f&^% off
  • 4 0
 Your so hard core!!!
  • 7 5
 Are you f-ing kidding...?
  • 5 3
 WTF do you need an e-balance bike. Please GTF with this pish.
  • 4 2
 They will soon release a Ipad handlebar mount....????
  • 4 3
 You would think it’s April 1st. I checked the calendar twice and unfortunately, it’s not.
  • 4 3
 This could be great first introduction for kids whose parents want to get them to mx.. not sure why it's on pb tho.
  • 4 2
 Seems great for getting kids ready for motocross.
  • 2 0
 The back tire will have a one week lifetime on those bikes.
  • 2 0
 Sweet! I just all of a sudden want an e-DJ!
  • 3 0
 I want one
  • 4 2
 This is the dumbest thing I will see all week - shame Mondraker SHAME.
  • 1 0
 A rigid motor bike, hmm why not have some suspension? Or fat tyres.
Oset makes better ones.
  • 4 2
 Im not an E-bike hater or owner but I believe we've gone too far now.
  • 3 1
 I've never seen a two year old dentist.
  • 3 2
 250 watt balance bike for 3 year olds. To quote a popular TV show for 4-wheelers: "What could possibly go wrong?"
  • 3 1
 Did mondraker pay pb for this ad ?

Yes they did.

OK then it belongs.
  • 5 2
 What an abomination
  • 1 0
 Can you chip or over click them to go faster? Just asking ‘for a friend’
  • 1 1
 "The bike you wish you had when you were a kid" very humurous, I never wanted an electric bike - they have and always will suck
  • 1 0
 Say what you want, if I was a kid, I would be mega stoked on one of these, and that is all that matters...
  • 1 0
 I would hvae loved this as a kid, and that's why I've ordred one for my kid. And it makes a great pitbike for me. Win win!!
  • 3 2
 If you want that dirt bike and your parents think its to
  • 5 3
 Re-diculous!!
  • 2 2
 They even have numbering like motocross bikes. What a shame. Not like I'd ever buy a mondraker anyway.
  • 2 3
 What 3 year old is going to want to scoot a 7.5kg bike along once the battery has ran out of power.... non!! Poor mum or dad that has to carry it the rest of the way.
  • 3 1
 Nah. Just tow them out or be aware of range. It’s not that hard and spare batteries fit in your pack just fine.

But run outta juice a couple times and they’ll learn to be aware all by themselves. I know pedaling 50 pound ebikes out sucks.
  • 5 3
 BUT WHY !?!?!?
  • 3 3
 Sweet. Can I get an adult version that'll do 30mph? That would be fun to tear around my local woods...
  • 4 2
 Yes you can. You can find info on a motorbike site.
  • 2 0
 @CircusMaximus: I think my sarcasm was a bit subtle.
  • 2 1
 @tremeer023: haha got me!
  • 1 2
 I am a eMTBer, but I don't understand this. Kids have to learn how to pedal and use balance at the same time. Should just create a low powered eMTB 20Nm.
  • 2 2
 Reminds me the comment saying 2020 is a 1st April's fool year under that zipped tire... Again one more evidence!
  • 3 1
 It's April 1st, right?
  • 2 0
 Just get a Cake bike!
  • 3 2
 Might as well get the kid a dirt bike
  • 1 0
 Not a bicycle, but interesting.
  • 1 4
 Pros: My kid can ride this up easily to help do trail work(Big one for me) try pedal your kid up and baby on back and esaw stowed to cut sick lines. Feck this escoot rules for that!
Cons: e- lazy?-transition to pedal bike harder-purist haters-
For me, f~~~ebikes, All the kids I’ve seen love these little rides, it’s the adults w the issues
  • 5 2
 Other cons.. Expensive, batteries degrade over time, costs to run, batteries go in landfilll at end of life, for rich kids only
  • 4 3
 Yet again the bike industry shits the bed.
  • 1 0
 AWESOME!!! cheap way of getting my daughter onto dirtbikes!!!
  • 3 2
 So a 15kg kid using a 7,4kg bike. Hm, that is not safe.
  • 1 2
 Would never have bought a Mondraker before. Nothing has changed in that department. And now I can confirm, I would also not buy one for my kid!
  • 1 2
 Hey now, hey now If y'all tired of this E-lectronic blasphemy presenting itself in our pedal-driven world - I reckon you outta visit SanctimoniousBiker.com
  • 1 0
 Looks like the kids feet don't have enough room.
  • 1 1
 Does it come with a remote control unit with an instant kill switch? If not, definitely not designed by a parent then.
  • 1 1
 Also, while I find it hard to hate the thing (being a parent I can see it being both fun and sometimes practical), does it deliver the idea and joy of self-propelled transport? Most likely not.
  • 1 0
 Click here Found a Nice Bike
ebay.to/2OHznj8
  • 8 11
 I hope that are no kids of the target age group reading these comments. We wouldn't look like the most welcoming community. But, maybe that's the reality, bit closed off and elitist, shame.
  • 12 5
 Total strawman. This isn't a motorbike community but yet we just get paid ads for motorbike products here. Post this on a dirt biking website.
  • 1 8
flag carlitouk (Jul 16, 2020 at 7:55) (Below Threshold)
 @gillyske: Strawman...? Might be some new fangle fancy word I don't get. Like a scarecrow...?
  • 11 4
 if a comment here persuades a kid or parent of the target audience to go down the non-electric motor route, i'd count that as a win for the environment
  • 3 3
 Hey look, another battery to keep charged. Can't wait.......
  • 1 2
 Since they don't have pedals, this is the first ebike I've ever seen that isn't actually a mislabeled moped. Well done!
  • 2 2
 What a f****** ridiculous joke
  • 1 0
 say goodbye to nap time
  • 2 1
 Fat kid rides matters
  • 2 1
 STAF! stupid as fuck....
  • 4 4
 wtf hahahahaha
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 BOOOOO! BOOOOO!
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 Just keep them off the trails
  • 1 1
 what
  • 1 1
 The throttle has arrived
  • 5 8
 For this application, this is a good use of a motor. Groms really struggle to get back up the hills.
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 Idk, maybe let your "grom" struggle a little bit?
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 I watched my 4 year old little brother teach himself how to ride a bicycle by pushing it up the hill, then coasting down the hill. I taught him how to pedal that day, and he was free until the day he died (unrelated to cycling).
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 @JSTootell: WOW very impressing, touching and sad story!
Im sorry you have lost your brother, very sorry!
You message says a lot, he taught himself how to ride by pushing and coasting both of which need no
assistance and thats deep!
These bikes seem very cool but limit a young rider to the life of a battery and that can't be positive for littles ones who don't really care, the just want to keep on riding!
RIP to your little brother!
  • 1 2
 okay Karen
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 Are they paying for the ensuing hospital bills as well?
  • 12 15
 Yes, just Yes!
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