Kickstarter launch for YBIKE Evolve – the 3-in-1 smart bike for kids
Chrome Cherry hopes to raise $25,000 in funding for the YBIKE Evolve project
New Jersey, July 22, 2013 – Today the YBIKE Evolve, the world’s first 3-in-1 smart bike for kids, launches on crowd-funding site Kickstarter. Starting at $50 for early backers, the new Evolve trike-bike “evolves” as your child’s riding ability progresses.
The Evolve begins as a trike to develop peddling skills, before transforming into a balance trike, and then finally into an advanced balance bike – all with a simple and easy mechanism. The Evolve’s 3-in-1 function is based on a forward-thinking design that helps develop balance and co-ordination in children, whilst also saving you money and space.
Many children form relationships with their bikes and learn to trust them, and are wary of new ones. The Evolve bike was designed to leverage that trust. Jaco Kruger, Co-founder of Chrome Cherry Design Studios and MD of YBIKE, explains: “No parent wants to restrict their child’s development but as parents, our team knows how expensive and time-consuming it is to keep buying a new bike every time your child grows out of the old one. This is the fun and unique bike that grows up with your child. It’s like a transformers trike-bike for children”.
The Evolve means that children learn how to balance instinctively at the same time as having fun. The adjustable seat accommodates the growth of your child from the age of 2 upwards to 5 without the use of training wheels, which can teach habits that later need to be unlearnt again. It can be easily transformed by adjusting the back wheels in a few minutes, without the need for specialized tools or technical know-how.
“The Evolve is the result of years of work on design and structure” explains Jean van der Merwe, Co-Founder and Design Director, “and we want to create something that promotes our kids’ interest in physical and outdoor activities – especially in this modern day and age. The team has also worked hard on its beautiful design, so that it looks sleek as well as being smart and effective”.
The YBIKE Evolve:
- Improves your child’s static and dynamic balance along with bilateral coordination
- Recommended for children aged 2- 5 depending on size of your child
- Silent rubber wheels perfect for indoors, but durable for outdoor activities
- Passed all the relevant child safety regulations for Europe and the USA
- Height 53 cm/ 20.8 inch
- Length 78 cm / 30.7 inch
- Width 48 cm / 18.9 inch
- Seat Height 32 cm / 12.5 inch up to 37 cm/ 14.5 inch
- Weight Up to 5.9 kg / 13 lb a
- Wheel size 22.8 cm/ 9 inch
- Fork Aluminum & Injection PP
- Body Aluminum & Fibre Reinforced PP
- Wheels Solid mould-on rubber
- Grip TPR
- Seat PP with soft EVA
The YBIKE Evolve is expected to start shipping by August 2013. You can pre-order your YBIKE Evolve now on the Kickstarter page here.
I have inquired about a sample of the YBIKE to review for What You Tink Daddy. Please check back as I hope to have a review as soon as they are available.