The SKOG rolls on 16” wheels and is the largest bike (at present!) in the Black Mountain EPOK range and is aimed at children aged between ?? and ?? years old (in the ?? to ???cm height range – see here for sizing help). The SKOG really is three bikes in one – replacing a separate balance bike, and two conventional 14” and 16” bikes.
The SKØG starts life as a small lightweight balance bike, which is ideal for your child to learn on. This offers them the chance to gain confidence, getting used to the bike’s geometry, brakes and riding position before they transfer to the first pedal bike mode (we recommend running the bike in this mode for a while, even if your child can already ride, as it’s such a great way to allow them to get used to our bike’s responsive steering and brakes).
When ready, you simply install the included PowerPack – our neat upgrade that brings into play the cranks, pedals and our unique lightweight, oil free drive belt, transforming the balance bike into a small pedal bike. The small frame with a short wheelbase and ‘reach’, low saddle height and easy low geared pedalling allows the SKØG in this mode to be more like a conventional 14” bike, so smaller riders can get on the bike safely and easily, and earlier than with a normal bike.
Then as your child grows in size and confidence, you simply adjust the UP:SCALE frame and IN:GEAR system (see here for how this works) to transform the SKOG into a large pedal bike, which increases the frame size and gearing by about 20%, making the most of the easy rolling 16” wheel size, and lasting your child for longer.