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Bentwood Cycle by Works Guild Japan

Delightful, Durable, Bentwood Balance Bikes for Tikes

"Great for learning to ride a bike"

Reasons why you and your kid will love this bike

During their formative years, youngsters can easily pick up the motor skills associated with cycling. Learning on a bike with stabilizers, however, forces a child to concentrate exclusively on pedaling, while distracting her from balancing and steering; the very skills she needs to ride independently! When playing on a bike without pedals, children naturally stay upright using their own momentum and their feet to maintain balance. Conveniently, the Bentwood Balance Bike has no pedals! Kids quickly gain confidence learning how to steer by propelling themselves with their feet, then coasting along with them off the ground. When it comes time to progress to a pedal cycle, they already have the necessary sense of balance and coordination making the transition quick and easy. The most attractive part of all this, of course, is that tired parents don't need to run up and down the road holding bike seats on Sunday afternoons! We like that!

A child's first bike marks a special moment for both parents and kids

A Bentwood Balance Bike is an excellent way to introduce your child to the joys of cycling. Presented this year (2011) with the prestigious Japanese GOOD DESIGN AWARD for excellence in design and craftsmanship, it's a great first bike for cool kids and eco-friendly families. Made in Japan from premium beech timber, it helps young ones develop balance, coordination and fine motor skills enabling them to progress to a pedal cycle with confidence. Ideal for both indoor and outdoor use, the pneumatic rubber tires make it perfect for riding on rough and bumpy outdoor surfaces, and will not mark or damage floors when used indoors. Allowing youngsters to master steering while virtually eliminating wipeout probability, the handlebars, equipped with PVC grips for safety and comfort, are designed to turn only fifteen degrees each way.

Highly valued and respected in many parts of the world, the beech tree, though hard and durable, demonstrates some degree of flexibility which facilitates bending. The timber used for the creation of the Bentwood Balance Bike is harvested from virgin forests formed some 8,000 years ago in Akita prefecture. Each bike is handmade by master cabinet makers using traditional wood bending techniques, while being equipped with top quality bearings and maximum strength shafts, all made in Japan.

A beautiful, sturdy first bike that even with the inevitable 'patina' of knocks and scratches, will look great as a display piece while it waits for the kids to grow up and produce the next generation of riders!

Main Points

-Serious kid kudos!
-Japanese Good Design Award, 2011
-Develops confidence, coordination and balance
-Accelerates natural progression to a pedal cycle
-Made in Japan from premium beech timber
-hand finished in hard wearing, eco-friendly, nontoxic lacquer
-Lightweight yet robust
-Tough pneumatic tires
-For both indoor & outdoor use
-Adjustable padded seat allows the bike to grow with your child
-PVC grip handles for security and comfort
-Display stand
-Supplied flat packed and pre-drilled
-Easy to assemble with supplied Allen key (5-10 minutes)
-Max user weight: 30 kg
-Conforms to European safety standards (CE-EN-71)

Product Details

Selling Agency Japan
Specification

Specifications

  • Material: Beech Plywood
  • Weight: 4.2 kg (9.3 lb.)
  • Grips: PVC
  • Tires: Pneumatic
  • Handlebars: H 500 x W 410 mm (19.7 x 16 in.)
  • Saddle height: 390~440 mm (15.3~17.3 in.) (adjustable)
  • Length: 850 mm (33.5 in.)

All the products handling in ALEXCIOUS are the genuine products from the original makers.

Kids Balance Bike (Wooden)

SKU: T2-A003-B001-01-01

AWPT

¥ 43,340
In other currencies $ 389.57 USD

Shipping Fee

¥ 9,400
Gift wrapping available
  • T2-A003-B001-01-01

    ¥ 43,340
    Domestic: Delivery in 9-10 business days.
    Overseas: It takes a few more days.

Contact us

  • +81-3-5781-8975(Weekday, 10:00 - 18:00)
  • Inquiry Form(We'll reply within 24 hours)
Returns

Guide for Ordering Procedures

Order Procedures

  1. 1
    Placing an Order

    Orders can be made anytime.

  2. 2
    Confirmation Mail

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  3. 3
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  4. 4
    Shipment Confirmation Mail

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  5. 5
    Arrival of the Product

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Delivery and Wrapping

Shipping Method Delivery within Japan: Sagawa Express, Delivery Overseas: Express Mail Service (EMS) via the Japan Post Service
Shipping Fee
Japan:
¥ 600
Overseas:
Estimated Delivery Date
Japan:
Domestic delivery usually takes 1-3 days after the order is shipped.
Overseas:
For international delivery, delivery time can be estimated based on that of EMS (International Express Mail Service) once the order is shipped.Check the delivery time here.
Ship from Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
Track
Japan:
Sagawa Express Tracking Info Site
Overseas:
EMS Tracking Info Site
Insurance Included
Wrapping Message card (+ 50JPY / texts can be personalized) and gift wrapping (+ 450JPY) options are available. (Gift wrapping materials may be different from the image due to the size or shape of the product.)

Payment Method

(1) Credit card (no handling fees)
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  • American Express
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(2) ATM (no handling fees)
(3) Convenience stores (no handling fees)
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  • LAWSON
  • FamilyMart
  • MINISTOP
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  • Daily Yamazaki
(4) Online banking (no handling fees)
(5) PayPal (no handling fees)
PayPal
(6) Cash-on-delivery (COD)

(For domestic shipping and wristwatch purchases only)
For those who would like to pay via cash-on-delivery (COD), please select the ATM option. Then, please specify the COD option and the desired date of delivery (excluding weekends, the date can be no sooner than 4 days after the order) on the information form below. Cash-on-delivery Option/ Service Fees

Less than JPY 10,000
JPY 300
JPY 10,000 or above ~ less than JPY 30,000
JPY 400
JPY 30,000 or above ~ less than JPY 100,000
JPY 600
JPY 100,000 or above ~ less than JPY 300,000
JPY 1000
Customers outside Japan
(5) PayPal (no handling fees)
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