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ZumZum - The Coolest Balance Bike {Giveaway}



Tomorrow's my birthday and I finally turn 3! Time surely does fly doesn't it? I can't believe it myself. I have shared quite a lot of my adventures with you and a few of those has been learning to ride my bike. I remember the first balance bike I got. It was made totally of plastic but it did it's job. It helped me learn to balance. Since then I've done quite a few other balance bikes and all are unique in their own way. Today I want to share with you another. This one is one of the coolest balance bike I have seen to date. I bring to you ZumZum! There is no other like it and I've seen a lot, let me tell you. There is so much to this balance bike that I just have to share it with you. Before I do that though, let me tell you a bit of the history behind ZumZum. 



When the team at ZumZum decided that they wanted to create the perfect bike in terms of design and flexibility, they looked for the best, someone who has been riding bikes all their life and know what to look for. They contacted Steve Peat, a professional mountain biker who has won many championships. After a lot of work ZumZum was created as the perfect starting bike for any child. Now they just need the help of everyone to get this project up and running. 

Now balance bikes can be used any time your little one starts walking. Trust me, I got my first balance bike when I was only 13 months old. They are perfect for learning balance and coordination and for building up confidence. One of the things that I love about balance bikes is that you control how fast you go. With kids their first instinct is to put their foot on the ground if they're going to fast in order for them to stop. That's called our built in brake. It's what I still do even now. Now there are a few features that makes the ZumZum totally unique and also one of the coolest. 


The ZumZum is made of Birch Plywood from wood grown in sustainable forests, making it not only a cool balance bike but also a green one! It's unique design also makes it one of the lightest balance bikes in the world. 

The thing that totally caught my eyes though was the seat. I have never seen a bike (and I mean any bike, balance or regular) like it before. That's the natural suspension and my first thought was I'll be scared to sit on it because it might break. After reading up on it I found out that it is so well built that even adults can sit on it without fear of it breaking. That's how strong it is. 


Here's a feature that I know is not found in most bike or at least not any balance bike that I know of. NFC tagging in the steering wheel. Now you can identify your child's bike with your smartphone. The steering wheel will contain a chip which will be able to tell you all the information about the owner and the warranty. How cool is that! 



Another feature that I love was the non-marking pneumatic rubber tires. If it's one thing I hate on a balance bike, it's plastic tires. The people at ZumZum decided to up the ante with the real thing. Feel free to ride this bike indoors without leaving scuff marks on your hardwood floors. If indoors is too tame for you, don't worry, the ZumZum is perfect for all kind of terrain. Think gravel, sand and even mud. Now you can take your bike to the beach, something you possibly couldn't have done before. 

Here's a video showing you a bit more about ZumZum that I can tell you. 


To find about more about ZumZum and to help them reach their goal of $50,000 you can check out the ZumZum Kickstarter page or ZumZumBikes.com. The Kickstarter campaign ends on February 7 so there's not a lot of time left to get this amazing bike into your household. 


The team at ZumZum wants one of you to experience what it's like to own of the world's coolest balance bike. One lucky reader will win their very own. To give everyone a chance to win, this is open to residents of the US, Canada, Europe and Australia.  Don't forget to check out their KickStarter page. Good Luck! 




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."


Annmarie John
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  1. The seat would have come to mind for me too. Glad to hear it's sturdy. It's sure a nice looking bike, and I like all of the thoughtful considerations that went into building it.

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  2. The bike looks absolutely unique and would love to see my son riding it..

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  3. I think this is a terrific bike. Really like that it's for kids as young as 18 months.

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  4. I love this cute balance bike! Not sure why, except that it's unique and I love unique items!
    On a side note, the instagram.com follows don't automatically give the points when on a smartphone apparently. I tried several times on one of them and gave up. :) My username is jackiedunkin for instagram and I followed all available. Could you please apply the points or fix the issue and let me know so I can try again? Thank you so much!

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  5. This would be perfect for my daughter. She is nearly two and we live in Berlin and so many kids have these. I hope I will this! my social media accounts are all nicolenewblack

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  6. my son has special needs and this would be perfect for him. he can learn to balance and ride a bike. I love that it is light weight and I can carry it any where. lynn clayton lynnbeaniethethird@yahoo.ca

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  7. Davey learned to ride a bike using a Balance Bike. It is amazing how fast they learn on a balance bike. At first I was skeptical but I was wrong. The Balance Bike is the best thing ever for teaching children how to ride a bike and also making riding a bike fun when they are learning. Davey now has a great sense of balance - we think it is because of the Balance Bike.

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  8. I love the look of this balance bike and I can't believe this contest is open to Canada! Woohoo!!

    Thanks for sharing.
    xoxo

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  9. I think it's great that it can also be used indoors. I like that it has non-marking tires and won't rust or deteriorate.

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  10. This is such a great product. I love that it is so light, it would be perfect for my niece, once she can use it of course!

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  11. This is a fantastic. I love it. Hope you had a great birthday.

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  12. Wow! My kids just tried a Strider Bike yesterday and this looks WAY cooler than those! I love the natural suspension and how lightweight they are!

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  13. This would be perfect for my daughter. She is 2 and a half.

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  14. I love the cool, sleek look with no seat even.. Kids sit on swing and teetertotter seats that are flat. They aren't doing tricks and landing jumps with the bike, they are simply learning to ride.

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  15. I love that it has different wheel heights and adjustable seats so it can grow with my kids!

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  16. I love your blog, will be visiting often:) I found it on top baby blogs. I blog about helping babies sleep through the night, I would love to collaborate:) http://violet-sleepbabysleep.blogspot.com

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  17. This is a very unique bike. I have never seen anything like it. It would be fantastic if my daughter had the opportunity to have one.

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  18. It certainly looks cool never even heard of or seen one before so I can't say anything about it's performance but I LOVE that it's wooden like Flintstone age stuff or something :)

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  19. This looks so cool! I bet my youngest would love it!

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  20. This looks AMAZING! Love the neutral wood look and modern shape! Perfect for my daughter :)

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  21. Great exercise for the kids and it looks so cool

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  22. Such an awesome giveaway! The bike is different and I love the style and the chip in the handle bars is a cool idea!!

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  23. This is excellent and amazing website. This help for kid bike racer.Thank you for sharing.

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  24. Cute design, cute name!!! What a pity that I can't buy for my daughter a balance bike like ZumZum cus' I've already given her a Kazam balance bike, which made from sturdy metal. Wooden balance bikes are definitely the great choice. Some day I'll buy one for our upcoming baby :D

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