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Diggin Active Skuut Wooden Balance Bike
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- Please allow an assembly window of 2 hours
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- Skuut wooden balance bike for children 2-5.
- Kids kick off the ground as if running, pushing or skuuting themselves and the bike forward.
- Perfect for learning balance, steering, coordination and independence.
- Winner of The Oppenheim Gold Seal, Creative Top Toy of the Year and numerous other awards.
- Diggin plants a tree for every Skuut sold! Comes in red, blue and green. Maximum weight 75 lbs.
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CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
Top Customer Reviews
I bought this based on reviews on a bike forum site. A lot of people take 10-12" wheeled metal pedal bikes, remove the cranks, and cover the bike with padding to recreate this idea. The bike is simply two wheels, a saddle, frame, fork, and bars. The idea of modifying a pedal bike is good, this thing is great.
The problem with stripping down a metal pedal bike is the weight and the potential danger in a crash. The Skuut bike is feather-light and it won't cause bruises and bumps after a fall like a metal bike. There are no spokes to bruise or break little hands or feet. The bars wont turn sharply (they will only sweep about 40-50 degrees), so a wipeout is pretty difficult. Even the ends of the bars are brilliantly designed to prevent harm to tender little bodies.
Another plus is how adjustable it is. When lowered all the way down, it is still a little big for a young two year old. If you flip the frame (just move the fork and saddle to the other side of the frame) it changes the "head tube" angle and saddle height so that it is low-slung enough for even the shortest legs. There is a ton of adjustability, so I imagine it could fit a tall 20-month old up to a 4-5 year old.
The build quality is just OK. It is a Chinese item, which is why it doesn't cost as much as the German Like-A-Bikes made with non-slave wage labor. It isn't as strong as the $250 Like-A-Bike, but it costs 1/3 as much. It does what it was designed to do well, and is a good value for the $$$.Read more ›
After 6 months, however, the hardware that holds the wheels on the bike came loose and we lost a piece of the hardware. The hardware holding each wheel on the bike includes several small pieces -- screws that you tighten with a monkey wrench, spacers, tiny brass rings and one long bolt. We tried contacting Skuut by email and by phone, we tried our local bike shop, the hardware store (to see if we could match the parts) and a local REI (who carries the bike) to see if they would help us get the needed part or fix the bike for us, but to no avail. No one wanted to take responsibility for a bike we assembled ourselves (Skuut sends it to you unassembled) or, if they did want to help us, they were unable to obtain parts or even a response from Skuut, like us.
So, we have a very cute and cool bike that my eager 3-year old can no longer ride because no one services this bike. REI offered to give us a brand new Skuut if we had purchased the bike there, but sadly, we bought the bike online and were out of luck. So, if you're buying this bike, either buy it from a local store that promises to service the bike for you, or else tighten up the hardware every chance you get. This bike does not hold together like a regular bike. I'm very disappointed with Skuut and their non-response to our requests for parts.
I ordered the second bike to "live" in Oregon. This one arrived with the front wheel very un-true, or wobbly, to the point that it affected steering, and my toddler couldn't make the bike go straight. This was REALLY disappointing, as we had to launch "project return item" right after assembling it, and my toddler is now waiting...
Project "return item" is ongoing, but there is a steering pin that gets assembled, and once in, can't be removed, so there is no way to put this thing back in its orginial box. I contacted the manufacturer, and am waiting on a response, but to me this is just something that is now eating up my time, and my toddler is missing out on sunny riding days (something we treasure in Oregon).
So, I think it's great if you can buy one of these from a store and inspect it first. Buying it online, while cheaper, is a gamble, and the manufacturer needs to step up their Quality Control.
This is a great idea, and there may be better-quality balance bikes out there. But this particular model is just too hazardous to let your kid ride on it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I just gave this to my two year old for his birthday. My child is highly coordinated and well developed for his age. This bike is hard to steer and does not fit his age. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Bought this for my 2 year old's birthday and she loved the idea of it, but it took her a couple of months before she was really into it. Read morePublished 1 month ago by L. Scott
Bought this for my Granddaughter's first B-day! She loves it and it has helped her to walk sooner.
Another plus - since it is wooden, it is environmentally safe.
So cute. I love the wood. 3 yr old should get the feel of it in no time.Published 2 months ago by Linda Boyd
exactly after one month of return policy, the compressed wood at the joint of handle bar and chasis started getting bulgy. Read morePublished 3 months ago by shafeer
Item came as described, only reason for 3 stars is it is too tall for the child we bought it for.Published 3 months ago by Cold Ukrainian
We bought this bike 5 years ago for our grandson, it has gone through three grandchildren and fixing it up to go to the fourth grandchild. Read morePublished 4 months ago by A young Grandma
The handlebar/fork area wobbles back and forth a bit. I am not sure if it is to be used as a momentum builder for the child, but it seems like it could be more solid.Published 4 months ago by Justin K Moe