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Leg&Go wooden bike transforms into a sled, rocking horse and more

Leg&Go wooden bike transforms ...
The Leg and Go balance bike
The Leg and Go balance bike
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The Leg and Go bike is designed to ride as three styles of balance bike, a pedal bike and more
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The Leg and Go bike is designed to ride as three styles of balance bike, a pedal bike and more
The Leg and Go bike is designed for children from eight months old
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The Leg and Go bike is designed for children from eight months old
Leg and Go will add a pedal kit option if its Kickstarter hits $150K
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Leg and Go will add a pedal kit option if its Kickstarter hits $150K
The Leg and Go bike is made from birch and oak
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The Leg and Go bike is made from birch and oak
Some little riders enjoy their Leg and Go bikes
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Some little riders enjoy their Leg and Go bikes
Leg and Go has designed a trike option, too
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Leg and Go has designed a trike option, too
The rocking elephant kit transforms bike into indoor toy
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The rocking elephant kit transforms bike into indoor toy
The seat is adjustable
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The seat is adjustable
The pedal kit uses a belt drive
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The pedal kit uses a belt drive
The oversized screws make assembly quick and easy
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The oversized screws make assembly quick and easy
The bike has a larger front wheel for increased stability
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The bike has a larger front wheel for increased stability
Leg&Go closeup
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Leg&Go closeup
The handlebars adjust in height
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The handlebars adjust in height
The Leg and Go is designed for children between eight months and six years old
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The Leg and Go is designed for children between eight months and six years old
The Leg and Go is available on Kickstarter for pledge levels starting at $179
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The Leg and Go is available on Kickstarter for pledge levels starting at $179
The Leg and Go Bike
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The Leg and Go Bike
A child enjoys the rocking elephant
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A child enjoys the rocking elephant
The Leg and Go transforms from balance bike, to pedal bike, to rocking elephant, to sled, and more
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The Leg and Go transforms from balance bike, to pedal bike, to rocking elephant, to sled, and more
One of the stretch goals is a tricycle with trailer
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One of the stretch goals is a tricycle with trailer
The Leg and Go pedal kit offers a belt drive and fixed gear
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The Leg and Go pedal kit offers a belt drive and fixed gear
Leg and Go pedal kit
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Leg and Go pedal kit
Leg and Go pedal kit
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Leg and Go pedal kit
The Leg and Go balance bike
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The Leg and Go balance bike
The Leg and Go balance bike
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The Leg and Go balance bike
Leg and Go offers a new, multifunctional bike
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Leg and Go offers a new, multifunctional bike
A young girl enjoys her Leg and Go downhill bike
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A young girl enjoys her Leg and Go downhill bike
The high balance bike configuration
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The high balance bike configuration
Leg and Go pedal trike with tow trailer
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Leg and Go pedal trike with tow trailer
The Leg and Go downhill bike includes foot platforms for smooth, safe downhill riding
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The Leg and Go downhill bike includes foot platforms for smooth, safe downhill riding
Leg and Go pedal bike
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Leg and Go pedal bike
Leg&Go's comfort bike configuration offers a springier frame
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Leg&Go's comfort bike configuration offers a springier frame
The low balance bike is good for the youngest riders
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The low balance bike is good for the youngest riders
The rocking elephant
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The rocking elephant

Kids' bikes are learning to grow as quickly as children. Designs like the Grow bike and B'kid expand in size to keep up with the fast-growing tyke, and the Wishbone bike keeps right on growing from pedal-free balance bike to pedal bike. The new Leg&Go bike does all that and even transforms to keep the ride going indoors and out in the snow.

The Leg&Go bike features a distinctive two-part wood frame. The two curved frame members can be secured to the fork in three different ways to create three bike styles. When laid on top of each other with the outside of the curvature pointing down, they create a low-to-the-ground balance bike good for very small children. Flipped up the opposite way, they create a higher frame with a bit of under-seat suspension. If the child desires more shock absorption, the two pieces can be mounted in high-low configuration as pictured below, creating what Leg&Go designers call a "comfort bike."

Leg&Go's comfort bike configuration offers a springier frame
Leg&Go's comfort bike configuration offers a springier frame

The Leg&Go frame itself makes for a versatile, growing balance bike, and Leg&Go's accessories make it even more versatile. The single-gear pedal kit transforms balance bike to pedal bike when the child is ready to learn how to ride. The pedal kit uses a belt drive, wooden pedals and a fixed gear. The owner can also add an extra rear wheel to create a pedal trike. To create a pedal-less downhill bike, Leg&Go has designed a set of foot platforms that pull the child's feet off the ground. The Leg&Go is designed to stay with the child from about eight months through six years of age, serving as an introduction to balance and pedaling.

All the other growth bikes that we've seen in the past stop transforming at "cycle," but the Leg&Go keeps changing form into other types of toys. The bike frame can be attached to a rocking elephant platform that's like a small, wooden rocking horse with wood-flex suspension. With the addition of the ski kit, it becomes a sled or "polar bike" that keeps the fun going right through winter.

A child enjoys the rocking elephant
A child enjoys the rocking elephant

The Leg&Go Bike relies on a simple set of tool-free hand screws for assembly, disassembly and transport, and transformation. The hardware makes setup and reconfiguration easy tasks that can be handled in minutes. The pieces also offer some room for adjustment, so you can adjust handlebar, seat, frame and wheel height within a single bike configuration.

The Leg&Go bike design includes a steering limiter meant to prevent small children from turning the front wheel too sharply, which could result in falls and injuries. The limiter can be removed when the child gets older and more experienced. The bike has a 14-in front wheel and 12-in rear wheel sized for a smooth, stable ride.

Leg&Go, which has an office in New York and will be doing its manufacturing in Latvia, launched its Kickstarter campaign today. Pledge levels start at US$179 for the basic balance bike with high, low and comfort configurations. Options like the pedal bike, rocking elephant and sled are linked to stretch goals and will be offered to Kickstarters if the campaign reaches those individual funding levels. If all goes according to plan, Leg&Go will begin deliveries in December.

You can watch the ultra-versatile kit in action in the video below.

Source: Leg&Go

6 comments
BZD
Looks good, but the company name is something of a lame attempt to try and copy the Lego brand. I'm sorry but in my book that is really lame and a total show stopper.
The Hoff
It turns into a variety of unusual bikes that would be kind of hard to push in that position. Many look kind of uncomfortable. Lots of extra parts laying around too.
Daishi
The wording of the kickstarter options are a little confusing "Chose 3 balance versions for $179 or add also downhill version for $224" Should be "Choose 3 in 1 balance version for $179 or with downhill kit for $224"
sk8dad
Boy, the word "transform" is really loosely used here. I can equally say that I can transform my mountain bike into a sled and a aqua-bike, provided I add remove most of the parts and add another truck load of other parts. In the end, I end up with a product that isn't particularly good at any specific activity, and still cost as much as buying three dedicated products for each of the said activity. Children at the targeted age have remarkably short attention spans...short enough to make the time required to reconfigure and bolt on extra parts questionable in it's worth--not to mention, what parent would jump at the though of carrying loose parts and tools for every trip?
Joris van den Heuvel
Agree with BZD. They will be hearing from Lego. Not only because of the brand name; before Lego invented the plastic bricks, they used to make wooden toys. My grandparents owned a few of those.
ShaMeccaMalib
I actually find these bikes very comfortable or maybe that's just because of their visual look, meaning, the wooden design that caught my eye makes them look comfy. I absolutely love how you can adjust this bike into all different formations...it is so versatile as the child grows! Wow. I have heard of balance bikes but this seems like something totally unique... My niece would definitely love it! I guess this means it's a must have for me!