Simon Booth and Lynda Davis of KiddiMoto gave me tour of their booth at Toy Fair 2018! Kiddimoto is known for making motorcycle inspired wooden balance bikes. They’ve since expanded to making helmets, back packs, steel bikes and even carbon balance bikes.
Lynda who is the president of Kiddimoto USA starts off the tour by showing me the aluminum, twin top tube balance bike. The frame design gave the bike an instant vintage BMX vibe, reminiscent to the classic BMX freestyle frames from back in the day. It come as a mountain bike version and a BMX version with the only difference is the handlebar styles.
Next we check out the Super Jr. which has more of a traditional balance bike look to it. Then we moved on to the helmet section which come in a variety of designs.
Next up Simon, who is the founder/owner of Kiddimotto showed me the “Kurve” wooden balance bike then he went on to show me the wooden Evil Kenevil inspired balance bike built on the brand’s superbike design.
Then Simon showed me the Kiddimoto’s latest balance bike called the “Karbon”!! The high end balance bike features a carbon fiber frame, fork, stem, stem spacers, handlebars and seat post. The bike just looks amazing and we love how they put the branding on the wide top tube.
“The Karbon is crafted purely from carbon fibre with the exception of the pneumatic tyres and super lightweight bespoke gel saddle, which adds that little extra touch of luxury. The bike has met with widespread acclaim at international trade shows, with orders flooding in from high-end department stores across Europe and a well-known international footballer…” ~Kiddimoto
For more information on the Kiddimoto balance bike and accessories visit Kiddimoto.co.uk
FTB, Balance Bike Collection, Inspired By Classic BMX Builds
If you didn’t already know, Factory Team Bikes (FTB) makes a really cool, high quality balance bike collection. These bikes are built as legitimate mini BMX bikes for kids to get their balancing skills on point. The steel frames are also strong enough for the little ones to shred with worrying about shredding the bike to pieces ;). Not only are these bikes quality made, they also pay tribute to some of the icon BMX bikes from the 80’s.
Lots of companies make balance bikes, but none of them make a real BMX balance bike. So, when we decided to add a balance bike to the FTB BMX range, our mission wasn’t to beat our competitors on price, it was to beat them on quality. We wanted to make something you would be proud to see your kid ride (not some toy store piece of junk) but also something durable enough to eventually be passed on to family or friends to share the love of learning to ride a bike with future generations. A gift that keeps on giving! With its quality steel frame and forks, chunky tyres and sealed bearings throughout, not only is the FTB balance bike fully serviceable, you also get all the quality and great design which the FTB brand is renowned for. Kids these days have never had it so good! ~FTB
For more info visit FTBBMX.com
Bay Area BMXers Non-Profit Organization
Bay Area BMXers is a new, one of its kind grass roots Non-Profit organization that targets at risk kids in urban communities that might not have a chance to participate in bike programs. The youth enjoy racing BMX bikes and fun community rides in the evenings and on weekend mornings.
To help support healthy family bonding and kid BMX rides with parents Bay Area BMXers has a new campaign called Flood The Streets With Bikes to get bikes for kids and go into places no one will go.
Super huge shout out to Howard Kato and the Bay Area BMXers for all that they do for the community!
Bassett Racing 29″ Ronin Series, Frame & Fork
Riverside, CA BMX manufacturer Bassett Racing has cool 29″ chromoly BMX frame called the “Ronin” and it’s hot! The chrome plated frame features a simple yellow,orange, pink and blue colored decal placed in the middle of the down tube and seat tube giving it retro vibe. The frame also features a loop tail rear end to complete the retro look.
Peep the Specs:
-23-1/2″ Top Tube
-18 1/2″ Chain Stays
-Crank Bottom to Ground Height 11-7/8″
-74 Degree Steer Tube a 2 Degree Rake on the Fork
-R3 Front load has 0 degree offset front load is 1″ projection off fork leg.
-Forks are 1-1/8″ Threadless
-The Steer Tube is 1-1/8″ Integrated
-Can be ordered to use conventional headsets with cups
-The seat mast is 1-1/8″ so you’ll need a 1″ post
-1-1/2″ OD Down Tube
-1-1/4″ Top Tube
-.125 wall Axle Tabs
This bad boy is available on BassettBMX.com