The Off 5 is the 24 inch wheel kids’ mountain bike in a relatively new line up of offerings from Woom. This company makes bikes specifically for kids. Undeniably, Woom has earned a very favorable reputation for making kids’ bikes that are fun and easy to ride.
Now, with the introduction of the Off series, Woom’s designers have created true purpose-built youth mountain bikes. Importantly, the Off series bikes adhere to the company’s principles: Faster Learning, Experience Adventure, and Value. At the current time, the MSRP for each bike in the Off series is less than $700 USD.
Presently, most kids mountain bikes bikes in this price range are composed of aluminum alloy frame and fork components. However, the fork on the Woom Off is constructed from carbon. The carbon fork reduces weight and improves responsiveness. To note, Woom has plans to offer an air fork for the Off series in 2020.
Quick Look – The Woom Off 5
MIN. SADDLE HEIGHT
1 x 9
Approx. 7 – 11
Some More Numbers And Specs – Woom Off 5
In addition to its carbon fork, he Woom Off has some other stand-out features. Firstly, the hydraulic brakes make controlling speed easy. Secondly, Schwalbe Rocket Ron tires provide high quality grip. We really love having tubeless tires in our family. However, we don’t think it would be too hard to set these wheels up as tubeless. To this end, you can use either tape and valves or the bottom inner portion of a 20″ tube. To be sure, it’s a little odd that the tubes that shipped with our demo have schrader valves. But luckily, most bike pumps are both presta/schrader compatible.
|Frame||Lightweight, high-quality 6061 T6 aluminum with butted and hydroformed tubes|
|Fork||Light carbon fork; 100 x 15 mm through axles|
|Brakes||Hydraulic disc brakes from Promax|
|Gears||9 speeds; SRAM trigger shifter; SRAM X5 derailleur|
|Drive||Narrow-wide chainring with 28 teeth in the front Cassette with 11-34 teeth in the back|
|Cranks||Lightweight, forged 130 mm aluminum cranks with narrow tread|
|Rims||Superlight woom OFF DISCO TEC double-chamber aluminum rims|
|Tires||24 x 2.35″ Schwalbe Rocket Ron with ADDIX SPEED rubber compound|
|Weight||18.9 lbs without pedals|
|Buy-Direct Price||Woom Website|
Additionally, the Woom 5 Off has a quick-release seat post collar, not a collar that requires a hex key. Accordingly, seat hight changes are quick and easy. Contrarily, if you want to get adventurous and increase your standing as a valued parental life form you can make a few modifications. Firstly, pick up an old external RockShox dropper. Secondly, install it on the Off. You’ll want to cut the dropper’s line to the proper length and affix it to the top tube with zip ties. Without aa doubt, this adjustment can boost your little rider’s confidence even more.
Drivetrain And Design
The 1 x 9 SRAM drivetrain is smooth-shifting and reliable. What’s more, the wide gear range is great for speedy flats and quick climbs. Surprisingly, the Woom Off even has a bash guard protecting the front chain ring.
Next, step back into time and behold- a kickstand! This easy-to-remove accessory was just as surprising as the bike’s carbon fork. Keep it on if you like, or use it to prop up the bike for a photo shoot. The bike’s a looker and worth every photo you take.
The designers at Woom understand aesthetics. Smooth lines along the top tube of the bike, impeccable curves on the chainstays, and a minimalism is better-ism doctrine are noticeable. Overall, this bike looks fats!
Woom Off 5 Geometry
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|Top tube horizontal||21”|
|Seat tube angle||70°|
|Minimum saddle height||28.2”|
|Maximum saddle height||32.28”|
|Handlebars adjustability||Angle +/-15°; Height +/- 0.47″|
Who Is The Woom Off 5 Built For?
This kids’ rigid mountain bike is going to work very well for any mountain biker 7-11 years old and 50″-57″ tall. Skill level doesn’t matter. Beginning mountain bikers through experts will enjoy this bike on cross-country terrain.
Riding The Woom Off 5
Our riders simply loved pedaling the Woom Off 5. The bike’s weight is its greatest attribute. One of our riders was riding the bike in a familiar area where he was used to riding a heavier bike. He was able to climb a few hills for the first time on the Woom Off instead of walking them and he let us know over and over.
The bike zipped through descending turns and quickly transitioned to climbing with a couple of hasty shifter clicks.
A confident, skilled and safe rider can maneuver the Woom Off to the top obstacles and over the rocks. The fact that it’s a rigid frame didn’t bother our pre-teen riders. The width of the rims, quality of rubber, and tire pressure helped smooth out the bumps.
You’re always going to hear us say “Fit is it.” Be sure to get the Woom Off that will fit your child best. Never get a kids’ mountain bike that’s too small or too big. Be Goldilocks and get the bike that’s just right. The right fit allows your child to use the bike safely and maximize all of its features and components as designed and intended. Because Woom has built the Off in three different sizes, you can be sure to get the right one, right now.
The Woom’s geometry allows kids to pedal efficiently, steer, brake and descend with determination. Fun is always part of the universal, multi-lingual equation, too.
Consider The Woom Off 5 For Your Kid’s First Real Mountain Bike
Unquestionably, Woom has upped their game by designing the Off series of kids’ mountain bikes. As can be seen, they are competent machines at an excellent price-point. The hydraulic disc brakes, wheels, tires, and carbon fork make the line up an immediate contender for families who will be getting their kids their first real mountain bike.
Woom’s light-weight build is going to be a game-changer for kids who have learned to ride on heavier bikes. To sum up, your kids are going to be able to ride longer and and go farther on a bike with a build that had been engineered and fabricated to be heavy on fun and light on the scale.