I’m just going to say it: if your kid is rocking this bike through the neighborhood, you are officially the coolest parent. Ever.
Coined the “ultimate pre-bike”,Â the Wishbone limited edition Endangered Snail Bike has original art by Neal Whittington and was inspired by the endangered giant kauri snail of New Zealand. With gorgeous green and red hues set against a snowy-white background, Neal has taken an amazing balance bike and made it even more fabulous. If you prefer earthier tones, Wishbone is also featuring the limited edition Koru bike, celebrating new life, relationships and diversity:
Now, if you’re not familiar with Wishbone bikes, it’s important to understand what’s so great about these wheels designed specifically for kids. Little ones can start as early as one with a 3-wheeled version of the Snail (or any other design) bike; lightweight and super stable, it’s easy for newbies to maneuver.
As your child grows and becomes more comfortable with his transportation, Wishbone bikes convert to a 2-wheeled balance bike; by ages 4 or 5, you can actually “flip”Â the frame and convert the balance bike into a larger model. Essentially, the same bicycle can take your child from his first ride right through his hundredth.
Because these bikes come without pedals, children get to focus on balance and steering without the frustration that often comes with trying to balance, steer, pedal and brake all at the same time!
With 12-inch pumped-up tires, this eco- and kid-friendly set of wheels is made from kiln-dried, preservative-free plantation birch/ash and weighs just over 8 pounds. Â And, with its easy transformation, there’s less material consumption and less overall waste, meaning these bikes are better for the planet.
So give your kids the simplicity of childhood on two – or three! – wheels. The Wishbone Snail bike is an investment well worth making. You’ll be doing something great for your kids and the planet.
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