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Q: Where can I try out the Kangaroo bikes?

A: You can contact us and arrange to test ride various models at our storage facility in North Cambridge.  See also What we do for you page.


Q: How much do the bikes cost?

A: Kangaroo bikes start from about £2,000 depending on the model and options chosen.


Q: What age can the children ride in the Kangaroo bike?

A: That depends on various factors, such as the height of the individual child. Thanks to the low centre of gravity children can continue to be comfortably transported on the Kangaroo bike long after they become too tall or heavy for a child seat on a regular bicycle. Depending on the model there is headroom in the cabin for children up to 1.5m (5 feet) tall (app. 10-12 years of age). The Kangaroo bike takes a load up to 100kg (almost 16 stones) in the front cabin.  A baby seat can also be fitted to cater for newborns.  See also Dimensions page.


Q: What is unique about Winther bikes?

A: The Kangaroo bike has safety as its focus and it is the only model with roof bars that provide protection above the passengers heads should an accident occur.  The Kangaroo bike is built to a recent design developed specifically for carrying children, unlike other models on the market that have evolved from cargo bikes.  There are several key differences, including the impact resistant, moulded cabin and the built-in cover which are ergonomically designed and simple to convert in sun or rain without requiring stowage.


Q: Is a Kangaroo Bike easy to ride?

A: Yes, although it initially feels slightly different to a regular two-wheeled bike, most people take to it pretty much straightaway, although some may take a little while to get used to it.  The frame moves your weight into the corner for increased safety and to allow greater speed, while also enabling a smaller turning circle and a large carrying capacity.


Q: Where does the Kangaroo rank in terms of safety?

A: The Kangaroo bike leads the way on has been designed to strict Danish safety specifications with the comfort and security of children in mind.  The child is secured with a 5 point harness in a front-facing cabin, so that they can be seen at all times by the rider, and they can also look out.  The cabin is low to the ground, allowing a bigger load to be carried, more safely. This. combined with the three-wheel base makes the tricycle extremely stable compared to a normal bicycle.


Q: Can my Kangaroo be retrofitted for electric motor?

A: Most models can be - contact us with details of your Kangaroo. 


Q: What is the lead-time from ordering to delivery?

A: The Lead time is usually about two to four weeks.  Each Kangaroo bike is made to order based on your choice of colour and options.  Our experience is typically two weeks.


Q: Do you sell second hand models?

A: Kangaroo bikes have have been in use in the UK since 2007 and although second-hand ones are much sought-after, they are relatively rare. This is because some customers decide to keep their Kangaroo for other uses such as shopping once their kids have outgrown it, whilst others find that friends or other parents at school are keen to buy their Kangaroo.  We have dealt with a number of second-hand Kangaroos, but most are sold on by their owners directly.  What is clear is that after a period of about five years, Kangaroos typically retain 65% of their original cost.

Q: Where is the Kangaroo Bike produced?

A: The Kangaroo Bike is a Danish-produced family bike. The manufacturer, Winther, has been producing bikes for carrying children since 2005, having originally started supplying the Kindergarten and Nursery market in Scandinavia and Germany. Production of the bikes takes place near Silkeborg in Denmark, from where Kangaroo Bikes are sent worldwide.

http://www.wintherbikes.com/about-us/#history

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