At the New York Toy Fair, smarTrike is introducing a modern way for kids to learn to ride a bike with Xtend Mg+ , a first-of-its-kind bike for ages three to seven. The extendable frame, balance-to-pedal bike helps to address the fact that parents find themselves quickly replacing one product with another as their child physically grows and their capabilities advance.
The Xtend Mg+ is designed to support kids as they develop the ability to ride a bike independently. The lightweight frame supports minimal exertion during the learning and riding process, and plenty of adjustments can be made to the seat, handlebar and frame as needed.
While a child's first stage of interacting with the Xtend Mg+ introduces the concept of balance, the second phase introduces pedaling forward rather than pushing to encourage motion.
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The Xtend Mg+ Shares a New Way for Kids to Learn to Ride a Bike
1. Extendable Bikes - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Developing bikes with extendable frames to accommodate a child's growth and capabilities, reducing the need for frequent product replacements.
2. Balance-to-pedal Bikes - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Creating bikes that transition from balance bikes to pedal bikes, allowing children to learn and progress at their own pace.
3. Child-friendly Design - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Designing bikes with lightweight frames and adjustable features to support children's independent learning and riding experiences.
1. Toy Manufacturing - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Collaborating with bike manufacturers to create innovative and educational toy bikes for children.
2. Outdoor Recreation - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Incorporating extendable and balance-to-pedal bikes into outdoor adventure programs and activities for children.
3. Children's Retail - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Partnering with bike brands to offer customizable and adjustable bikes that can be easily adapted to individual children's needs.