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Get Flying With The Zike WingFlyer Z100 #Review



Disclaimer:  I was given the products in this post for the purpose of a review. 
I was not paid in any way to write this review.
All opinions are my own.



 Today's review is going to be all Mikael. We haven't had a Big Kid Review in quite a while. Recently it has been all about me and although I love it that way, sometimes I do have to share the spotlight. While my big brother Kyle doesn't get to shine too often, my brother Mikael who is autistic has been with me a lot. He just celebrated his 9th birthday a few weeks ago so he thinks he's officially a big kid now.

When offered to review the Zike Wingflyer Z100 mommy thought Mikael would be the perfect person to review this. His sense of balance isn't often there and he gets occupational therapy at school. He seems to trip over his own feet and every time you hear a tumble down the stairs you know it's Mikael. Mommy says that Mikael can fall standing up which I really believe is true. I have seen it happen often enough and while its funny sometimes, sometimes he really does hurt himself. Now that isn't funny at all.



You may have taken one look at that photo above and asked yourself "what is that?". Now Mikael likes to think of it as a cross between a scooter and a bike. Mommy says it's also an elliptical. I would say it's all three. 

Here is what Zike had to say about it. 



  • The WingFlyer is an innovative way to "Let It Fly" and is a revolutionary product that the entire family can enjoy together. If you're looking for a new way to have fun, you'll love this unique outdoor activity that lets you "Fly at Ground Level". Our patented drive system will insure a smooth flight and allows the rider to quickly cruise around the neighborhood. The WingFlyer model Z100 is designed for kids ages 8-12. You'll love the fact that the Z100 has a handle that lifts out to fit easily in your car...no racks required! A rugged steel frame and a hand controlled rear band brake contribute to the high quality of the Z100. The Z100 is available in Lime Green, Fire Engine Red and Classic White with Hot Pink pedals and wheels.

$249.99 -  Recommended age: 8-12y

The Zike WingFlyer Z100 comes in a very big box but it's partially set up. The assembly was fairly easy once again says daddy and it comes with all the tools needed for assembly. The only thing that you would have to do before being able to use it is inflate the tires. Since mommy didn't have a tire pump she decided to go out and buy one. Mommy got one fairly cheap at Walmart. Each tire required 50 PSI so mommy got one with a gauge so there would be no mistake. Once filled up Mikael was ready to go.



The Zike WingFlyer Z100 is made of steel so it's not too light but Mikael being 9 years old, weighs 71 pounds, is able to lift it. Though he won't be able to carry it around for too long. The Zike WingFlyer Z100 weighs 33 pounds. 

Some of the great features of the Zike WingFlyer Z100 includes the hand controlled rear brake. It is shaped and works exactly like a regular bike. If your little or big ones know how to ride a bike with a hand controlled brake, then they will know how to use this. Believe me when I say that the brake really works. Stopping is really easy and it stops pretty fast. Now the reason why I mentioned Mikael's weight, is that the Zike WingFlyer Z100 can hold the weight of up to 160 pounds. 



The pedals are textured so your feet doesn't slip and slide while riding. There is also a kick-stand for you to use when you're tired and want a break. You're riding while pumping the pedals like a regular bike, although more of an elliptical but it really zooms. 



This really is a work out and great fun. Mikael says that it makes for great exercise and he really had fun riding it. He also said that he could feel it burning in his legs after riding for a while. When he is all done it folds just like you would your scooter. It sure makes it a lot easier to carry than a bike. 

Mommy did a very short video of Mikael riding his new Zike WingFlyer Z100. Check him zooming!


The Zike WingFlyer gets Mikael's Big Thumbs Up. It also gets my Two Tiny Thumbs Up as well because it really has helped his sense of balance. Anything that helps my big brother gets my Thumbs Up! You can purchase your very own Zike Wingflyer Z100 at Zike's website where you can also get a variety of colors. 




Now here are the ways you can connect with Zike:

Disclosure: Growing Up Madison receives products in order to conduct reviews. No monetary compensation was provided unless noted otherwise. All opinions are 100% my own. Some posts may contain affiliate links that I receive commission for payment from in exchange for referrals. In the event of a giveaway, the sponsor is responsible for delivery of the prize, unless otherwise noted in the posting. Giveaways are not sponsored by Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ or any other social media site. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I personally believe will be a good fit for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."


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  1. This scooter looks like so much fun. I really like the fact that it is compact and comes in vibrant colors. Also, the fact that it is a cross between a scooter and a bike must be so much fun.

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    1. Mikael says that it was really fun. I can't wait until I'm grown up to start riding it, if he'll let me. ♥ Madison

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  2. My boys would LOVE these. I love that they come with hand brakes, which would make it much easier to stop than a regular scooter!

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    1. Yeah the handbrakes is an added plus. You do need to stop suddenly at times and this will help. ♥ Madison

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  3. Whoa! That's a crazy looking machine, but I read that it can also be used by adults (other models). I totally want one for everyone in my family!

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    1. Oh yeah there are bigger versions for adults as well. I think that's a great idea to get one for everyone because they might not want to share. ♥ Madison

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  4. What a neat scooter!! My son is too little still, but the fact that it gets you more of a workout while using is awesome!! Wear those little legs out, lol!

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    1. hahaha Mikael does need to wear his legs out doesn't he. Maybe he might not fall as often if he does. ♥ Madison

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  5. I LOVE THIS!! I have been looking for something cute for my oldest, his little brother is getting a toddler scooter for christmas so I wanted to get him something too this would be perfect :)
    Thank you so much for sharing!

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    1. I'm so happy that I was able to help you with something. I think your son would love this like my big brother does. ♥ Madison

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  6. This is a really cool thing! In a few years when my children get as little older, I may have to get one of these for them!

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    1. That would be awesome Ashley. I hope you're able to get one or two. ♥ Madison

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  7. I want one of these, I wonder if it could handle adults - my kids want one as well. This could be a fin way to get exercise for all of us.

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    1. Yes they sure can. There are other versions that are available for adults to use as well. It would be a great way to get some exercise in. ♥ Madison

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  8. I think this would be a fun option to get my kids interested in fitness. We have all fallen in a fitness rut.

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    1. I agree that this would help. They'll be exercising and having fun and not even knowing it. ♥ Madison

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    1. I really think he would. How about getting one for him. ♥ Madison

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  10. Its when I see fun things like the Zike, I wish my kids were older so they could enjoy them

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    1. Well they'll be grown up soon enough and they you can get a Zike for them. ♥ Madison

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  11. I've seen kids riding on this kind of scooter in our park. Wish I can use it :D My kids are too young yet.

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    1. Well you actually can. There are bigger models for adults that you can totally use. ♥ Madison

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  12. Interesting! I want pink for my girl. She was been asking for a scooter, this will be better.

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    1. That will be great! If you get one please do a review and let me know. ♥ Madison

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  13. This is super cute. However, I think it is a little to big for my boys at this time.

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    1. It may be but it will be great for when they've grown up a little bit more. ♥ Madison

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  14. I love this. Zike Wingflyer looks like a toy that will get the kids up and moving. Always love a toy that promotes exercise and getting out of the house. Great review.

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    1. Thank you Chrishelle. Mommy loves toys like that as well. She always encourages us to go outside for at least an hour a day. ♥ Madison

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  15. This looks pretty cool! I have a friend who has an 8 year old. She was thinking of getting him a scooter. I will have to tell her of this one.

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    1. Thank you Tiffany for sharing.. I'm sure if she gets it she won't regret it. ♥ Madison

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  16. I know my two older boys would have loved this when they were at the age to use it. What a great holiday gift item too!

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    1. It does make a great holiday gift item, it's why it's on our holiday gift guide. ♥ Madison

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  17. This looks like SOOOOO much fun; love that it has a break, always worried when my kids zoom around on their scooter.. what a great review; thanks for sharing

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    1. You're welcome Melanie. It was fun according to Mikael and he enjoys riding it almost daily. ♥ Madison

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  18. This looks cool. My nephew would love it.

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    1. Are you planning on getting one for your nephew. That would make you the best auntie in the whole wide world. ♥ Madison

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  19. I have heard so many great things about these. I cant wait to get one for my daughter! She would love it!

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    1. I'm so happy that I was able to confirm what you've heard. They really are great. I hope you're able to get one for your daughter. You both would love it. ♥ Madison

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