Zikee LLC is a revolutionary company that has a passion for creating the next generation of revolutionary human powered products! They have combined an innovative new scooter and bicycle creating their freestyle hybrid scooters. Their scooters are unlike any others on the whole planet. They hope to make a positive difference in people's lives by combining fun and fitness as well as environmentally friendly transportation. As you may know mainstream bikes have basically been the same for over 100 years, but with 27 patents pending, Zike has pioneered a radical rethink of these bikes.
Zike Z100 Scooter ($249ARV) is recommended for children from the ages of 5 through 8 and supports up to 150lbs. It has a rugged steel frame and aluminum alloy wheels. This scooter has matching color wheels that are air-filled, rubber grip handles for comfort and textured grips and reflectors on the pedals.
We received our Zike Z100 just before Jedilynn was to arrive home from school and both of the boys were napping. I thought I'd use my time wisely and put the scooter together, alone! I sure was wrong about that. Kittens are very nosy and had to check it out. I honestly often times think it is easier to get things built or do other things such as seem with toddlers then it is with kittens! I manage to get it all put together with the "help" of the kittens and the muscles help from Dan all in time before Jedilynn arrived home. She was ecstatic when she seen the Z100, she did not know we were getting one so she was caught completely off guard by this awesome new scooter!
Jedilynn will be 8 years old this January and the Z100 is the perfect size for her. While she is not obese, exercise is still important for her as well as all children! You can really only ride a mainstream bike so often during the warmer months as a child, it can become boring after a little while which is why I wanted to get the Zike Z100 freestyle hybrid scooter for her. She was a little nervous when she first tried it out, but we called her uncle who is 16 years old, but still within the 150lb weight limit for the scooter. He also liked using the Z100 and showed Jedilynn how to "work" it and make it go. At first I held onto the handle bar as she pumped the pedals, to help keep her upright. She started to get the hang of it and I'm sure if we were not in freezing weather in Wisconsin she would have rode the scooter til dinner time! Unfortunately she was only able to give the scooter a try that one day as the temperatures increasingly dropped and now we have snow and another 6.6" on the way!
She has already made plans for when the snow melts for what family members house she could take the scooter to and when she can ride the scooter at home as well. I'm excited for the snow to melt so she can ride this and gain better balance. While riding a bike children are often more comfortable and have a slightly easier time of balancing, but she rides "regular" scooters just fine and I know it will only take a few more times for her to be able to feel confident in her ability to ride the Z100 Scooter.
Zike has a wide range of innovative freestyle hybrid scooters available on their website. They accommodate children all the way through adult. So be sure to stop by and take a look around, plus some of their scooters are even on sale right now!
Disclosure: I received the above product in exchange for my honest review. All opinions and experiences are 100% my own and may differ from those of your own.