In order for a product to be sustainable, it needs to last; both technically and emotionally. Alex Fernandez Camps, a Barcelona-based industrial designer, decided to come up with a good quality kids' bike that is easy to ride and grows in size. Orbea, the Spanish bicycle manufacturer that believes that kids love vehicles more than toys, just launched GROW bikes in Spain.
Because the bicycle grows in size, it can be used by the same child for twice the time; using 1 bike instead of at least 2. The advantage of GROW, apart from reduced economical and ecological costs along the whole of its life cycle, is a much better ergonomic adjustment for the user. Kids often ride a too small or too big bike for quite a long time which is not healthy.
This light and high quality aluminum bicycle has an adjustable seat, handle and also adjusts the length of the frame. It comes in 3 sizes: Grow O for age 1.5 to 4, available for 179€; Grow 1 for age 2 to 5 years at 239€ and Grow 2 for 4 to 9 year olds, priced 249€. For younger kids, check out the Wishbone Bike, and don't forget that good bicycles can be shared!