Should you buy a children's bicycle with or without automatic shifting?

Automatic 2-gear shifting could be just the thing for some kids aged between four and six. But for others – such as those who are just getting to grips with cycling – a lighter bike with just one gear is often the better option.

Is the woom ORIGINAL 3 or the woom ORIGINAL 3 AUTOMAGIC the right choice for your child?

Compare the features of the two models in order to decide which bike is best for your four-, five-, or six-year-old child.

Will they be better off with the lighter weight of the woom ORIGINAL 3 or the automatic shifting on the woom ORIGINAL 3 AUTOMAGIC? That depends on their level of skill and how they're going to use their bike.



Automatic 2-speed hub gearing

Chainguard open at the bottom to make it easier to service the chain

Weight (without pedals): 6.1 kg

Price: € 479

Use and suitability:

Experienced children with plenty of power in their legs and confidence in their riding ability

Frequent everyday use

Longer bike rides and regular family cycling adventures

Hilly or windy areas



Lightweight hub with single-speed gearing

Closed chainguard for added safety

Weight (without pedals): 5.4 kg

Price: € 399

Use and suitability:

Children who are still learning the basics of bike riding

Occasional everyday use

Short bike rides

Easy stretches without steep hills or a strong headwind

Want to know more about the woom ORIGINAL 3 AUTOMAGIC?

You can find out all about our children's bike with automatic 2-gear shifting and added magic right here.