Coming June 1st! Order now and pre-pay to reserve incoming stock. Yes: You will be charged in full and there will be a waiting period. When the bikes arrive in mid May, they will be professionally bench prepped and re-packed for dispatch via Fedex. Please refrain from ordering if these terms are not understood and accepted. Full refunds happily provided if order is cancelled before shipment.
The Ridgeback Scoot is a kids balance bike full of great features that will help your little rider to set off on their first wheeled adventures.
Best for age 3+ with minimum 14" inseam.
New premium tires! New paint colors! Same amazing quality and super light weight and same amazing quality since 2007.
Scoot and Scoot XL are safety tested in accordance with bicycle industry protocol!
Balance is quickly learned without the distraction of pedaling!
The world-renowned Ridgeback SCOOT Balance Bike is designed to meet the challenging demands of kids age 3-6. Scoot's perfectly proportioned 6061 aluminum frame provides the best fit for comfort and control. Scoot's rear hand brake provides an early understanding of how to safely slow down and stop. Supplied with two seatposts for a seat range of 14" to 20", Scoot accommodates children age 3 to 6. Specifications include a inflated rubber tires and fully serviceable bearings throughout. The handsomely stitched saddle incorporates a handy carrying handle for convenience and Scoot's domed wheel nuts and alloy V-brake complete the safety package.
How Scoot works:
Without the complication of pedals, children are able to narrow their focus on stabilizing themselves and walking the bike. With a little practice, children gradually propel themselves with more confidence and speed. Eventually, forward momentum becomes sufficient to overcome gravity and balance is achieved! Ridgeback Scoot is well equipped for kids to safely practice shifting their body weight and correctly leaning into corners at speed. Once momentum, balance and cornering are mastered, proceeding to a conventional bike with pedals (without training wheels) is a simple formality. Congratulations! Scoot is going to build your child's confidence, place them years ahead of their peers, and put them on the fast track to successful bike riding.
Specifications & Safety Features
*6061 Aluminum Alloy Frame
*Inflated SPEEDSTER tires by Vee Tire Co
*Aluminum wheels and full bearing hubs
*Rounded dome nuts on wheels
*Superior Aluminum V-brake
*Adjustable reach child-specific brake lever by Tektro
*Internally routed brake cable for clean lines
*Finely upholstered saddle with integrated carrying handle
*Quick release seatpost clamp
*Two seatposts included for growing kids
*Long wheelbase and low center of gravity for stability & comfort
*Weight: 10.5 pounds (recommended for children min. 30+ lbs)
*Seat height range: 14" to 20" recommended for children with min. 14" inseam
*Built by a real bicycle company and safety tested per Bicycle Safety Protocol (not a toy)
*No weight limit! Strong enough to support an adult
*Decals protected under the topcoat (no stickers that peel)
Industry standard components easily serviced by any bike shop
NOTE: None of our balance bikes are provided with valve stem caps due to serious choking hazard.
Returns Policy: Only new, un-used products may be returned within thirty (30) days of delivery for a full refund of the net cost of the goods. The cost of expedited shipping originally paid is not refundable. Except in cases of a warranty claim or manufacturing defect, return shipping cost is the responsibility of the buyer, whether returning or exchanging. Please refrain from unpacking and/or assembling products if there is possibility of return for personal reasons. We do accept returns of very lightly used and/or assembled bikes, but all returns must be in exact new condition and shipped in the original packaging in which they were received, with proper use of protection materials originally provided. At our discretion, returned products exhibiting outdoor use or minor cosmetic defects will be assessed a restocking fee of not less than 20%. Poorly packaged returns in which there is metal to metal contact while in transit will not reach us in perfect condition!- If successful re-packaging by the buyer is not possible, a professional packing service should be hired to perform correct re-packaging.
Assembly: Our bikes have been engineered to safely perform when correctly assembled by the buyer or by a skilled bicycle technician in a bicycle shop. If buyer/recipient's technical skill is not sufficient to successfully perform assembly, the balance bike should be taken to a local bike shop for professional assembly. The cost of this service is not included in the purchase of our bikes. Most buyers successfully self-assemble bikes in 5-10 minutes and this process usually consists of attaching front wheel using a wrench, and inserting/fastening handlebars using an allen wrench. Basic assembly tools are provided with most bikes. Keep all packing/protection materials out of the reach of children and dispose of properly. Protective plastic forms are sometimes used to protect your bike from damage while in transit. If these pieces are broken it is completely normal, it means they did their job! Most packing materials and cartons are recyclable.
Break-in Period: The moving parts of our balance bikes have been lubricated and professionally set at the factory. The bearings in the wheels and frame are adjusted such that a certain amount of break-in is necessary for optimal performance. Our bikes are sometimes stored in an unheated warehouse and this causes lubricants to harden temporarily. An initial break-in period of 5-6 hours (riding time) will loosen all lubrication, and bearings will perform exactly as required. Early stiffness of wheels or other moving parts is not considered to be a defect.
Valve Stem Caps: Plastic valve stem caps are not provided on a few of our balance bike tires because they pose a choking/suction hazard to the bike recipient and to younger members of the household. Valve stem caps are not designed to retain air. For this reason and for the safety of children, they are not provided with Scoot, TooToo [and other] balance bikes. This is not a deficiency, it is for the safety of children. We strongly recommend disposing of valve caps on bikes so equipped.
Tolerances: Production of 12" bicycle wheels is very difficult due to their very small radius. (The wheel rim starts out as a straight piece of extruded metal) For this reason, it is not possible to always produce exactly round and true balance bike wheels. For balance bike wheels, a small amount of lateral dance is acceptable, does not affect performance, and is not considered to be a defect. Some of our brands (Ridgeback Scoot, Yedoo TooToo, go through a special bench prep process to inflate the tires, true the rear wheel and tune the rear brakes (if so equipped).
Legal Disclaimer: By purchasing this product, buyer/recipient/user acknowledges and agrees that cycling is an inherently dangerous sport, and assumes all risk and responsibility for any and all consequences of accidental mishaps, including injury and death. Please supervise children at all times while using this product. Children should always wear an ANSI approved helmet and wear rubber soled shoes. Avoid steeply inclined areas where excessive speed may result. Ride only in places where motor vehicles are not allowed. (sidewalks, parks, bike paths) Professional assembly, periodic service and maintenance is the responsibility of the buyer/recipient. Inspect tires, brakes and fasteners before every ride. Repair/replacement of parts exhibiting excessive wear is the buyers/recipient's responsibility.