The company, founded in 2003, has produced a variety of balance bikes over the past decade-and-a-half enabling youngsters a first taste of cycling.
The Darwin is available in two sizes, 16-inch and 20-inch, aimed at 4–6 year-olds and 5–8 year-olds respectively. Both models are belt driven and equipped with Tektro front and rear brakes, with short reach levers for smaller hands.
The 20-inch model also features a three-speed Shimano Nexus internal hub gear.
The 20-inch frame version features a Shmano Nexus three-speed internal hub gearKiddimoto
Kiddimoto’s Darwin comes in brushed aluminium or cobalt blue for both sizes, and the 16-inch model has a claimed weight of 7kg, within a few hundred grams of Islabikes’ Cnoc 16 bike, while the 20-inch model is a claimed 8kg.
Other features include a quick release seatpost clamp for ease of setup and pneumatic tyres, with a ‘clotting agent’ sealant in the inner tubes to help prevent punctures.