Why don't woom bikes have a coaster brake?

A coaster brake has substantial disadvantages compared to a hand-operated brake. If, for example, your child is in a dangerous situation, a coaster brake can only be used if the pedals are in the right position. If not, the child will not be able to brake. What's more, the pedals have to be at a certain angle for your child to be able to set off.  We think it's important for kids to learn how to use hand-operated brakes on their very first balance bike rather than having to familiarise themselves at a later stage. The earlier children get a feel for hand-operated brakes, the faster they will learn how to use them effectively and how to react in case of an emergency. For this reason, we developed our small-hand-reach brakes. They are specifically designed to help children with small hands brake properly and effectively.

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