Q. why is pello the ultimate kids bike?
A. There are several things that go into making the ultimate kids bike. The highlights are listed below, for the full details please click HERE for the full story.
Weight - Our bikes are light so children do not have to overcome the burden of a heavy bike. Heavy bikes are cumbersome to ride, lift over obstacles and carry home from the park.
Ride Right Geometry - Our bikes were designed from the ground up which allowed us to create a geometry that enables children to easily ride without the awkwardness that comes from poor geometry.
Will last for generations - Our bikes will be there when you need them, like heading out on the Sunday rides, they are built to handle anything your little one can dish out. To ensure this every Pello Bike comes with a lifetime warranty on the frame and fork and 2 year warranty on parts.
Fit and Checked - When you order a Pello we ask for your measurements. We then take that information and adjust the bike to fit your child. Every bike is inspected for quality and safety before it ships to you.
Q. How long will my child ride a pello before they outgrow it?
A. From our experience little riders fit properly in one size for about 1.5-3 years. It all depends on how fast your little one grows while they're on a Pello.
Q. What is the WARRANTY on your bikes?
A. Each Pello comes with a Lifetime warranty on the frame and fork and 2 years on the parts.
Q. Can I return the bike?
A. We want you and your little one to be totally content with your new Pello purchase. To make sure you love your Pello we offer a 60 day full refund guarantee. Sort of like buying a new pair of shoes, generally wear them around a bit but don’t wear them out, if they don’t fit take them back. When trying out your Pello try to keep it in a clean condition. If you aren’t in love with it after 60 days we give you your money back and pay for it to be shipped back to us. Shoot us an email to arrange a return at email@example.com.
Q. Can I ride a pello before buying it?
A. Absolutely! Simply come by our shop and try one out we have a great car free area to take a test ride. Shoot us an email to ensure we have the right size in stock or check out one of our cool partner shops (Richmond, VA; Harrisonburg, VA; Fayetteville, WV)
Q. How long does shipping take?
A. In stock bikes generally ship out 1-3 days from recieving your order. All bikes are shipped UPS Ground from our Richmond, VA location. For birthday's please plan ahead. Bikes ordered on the weekend ship on Monday. We will email you a tracking number when your bike ships. Because each bike goes through a quality and safety inspection (pre-check list that is included with your bike) our bikes are sometimes not available for immediate pickup from our shop. If you choose to pick up your bike at our shop we will email you when it is ready.
Q. Do you ship outside the usa?
A. Currently we are only shipping within the US due to the high cost of shipping outside the US.
Q. How difficult are the bikes to assemble?
A. The bikes are shipped to you 95% assembled. The only required tools are a 6 & 5mm hex key (provided in the box), screwdriver, and 15mm box wrench/adjustable wrench. Total time takes about 15mins (most of the time is removing the padding). Before the bikes ship to you we inspect the bikes and go through a thorough checklist to ensure all parts are there and everything is ready to go!
For more information check out our Owners Manual
Q. Is orange the only color?
A. Currently yes. We like the Pello Orange because it is awesome for both boys and girls. They also look great with stickers :).
Q. What if i need a spare part like a tube or brake lever?
A. We carry all of our parts in-house, if you need something extra just ask, we've got you covered. firstname.lastname@example.org
Q. Why do your little sizes (romper & revo) have coaster brakes?
A. The little guys have a coaster brake because they offer the best skid marks ____:-) Besides skidding out they are also required by the CPSC (Consumer Protection Safety Commission) because all our bikes are tested to meet CPSC standards. We have found that they are also good for little ones that are still learning how to brake and using a hand brake isn't always as instinctual as simply pushing back on the pedals. That is why we offer both the hand and coaster brakes on the rear wheel, with 2 choices for the stopping one of them is bound to bring the bike to a halt.
Q. HOW LONG HAS PELLO BEEN AROUND?
A. Pello was born in 2012 when Shane bought his oldest son his first 20" bike and discovered how heavy and poorly made it was (the bike was purchased from a local bike shop). Since then we have been designing, testing, re-designing and re-testing our bikes to ensure they are up to our standards.
Q. Do you offer training wheels?
A. We designed our bikes to be very easy to ride and enable children to quickly learn the joy of riding, hence our bikes do not come with training wheels. Design elements like a low center of gravity, relaxed geometry and proportional components lend themselves to making riding easier for those just starting out. That being said, if you feel that training wheels are necessary (you know your little one better than anyone), we use Wald training wheels and prefer to include them at our shop before we ship your bike. The reason we like to include them is that we need to change the rear axel to a longer one that will accommodate the training wheels. Additionally, you can also take your bike to you local bike shop or qualified bike mechanic and they should be able to install them without any problems. Please check our Gear page for more details.
*Please note that because of packing constraints some assembly is required (you will need to attach the training wheels to the bike, this requires a 15mm open end wrench or adjustable spanner wrench, same sized wrench used to put on the pedals, instructions are included with the training wheels).