Taking obesity for a ride with Zike Wing Flyer Z150! Read my #review on this unique ride-on!

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Z150-silver-5Company Bio: Adult and childhood obesity have become a national epidemic endangering the quality of life for many. Ziking synergistically engages the major muscle groups to deliver a total body fitness fun experience.

MSRP: $329.00 (Currently on sale for $169.00.)

Personal Experience: I had come across a few other reviews on the various Zikes, so I was pretty excited to give the Zike a try. When Zike asked me to review their Z150, I jumped at the chance. I should have paid attention a little more to the weight restrictions and ages on this particular model though… none of our little family could use it, so I had to wait until my nieces came around to visit. This review comes largely from their comments and experiences, so a big shout out to my gorgeous nieces for their contributions!

The Zike Z150 was a little bit of a challenge to put together… not because of the poor instructions or anything, but because I had a very curious little helper in my son. The pieces were a bit cumbersome at times. It is possible to put it together by yourself, but I think it would go more quickly and easily with an (adult) helper. ;) My only real complaint was needing to inflate the tires. I completely understand the safety reasons of shipping the tires flat, but my tire pump recently broke and I wasn’t prepared for inflating tires.

When I put this together, I was really confused about how it would work. The large pedals are connected on one spot to the main structure and just rest on a small pegs extending out of the sides. The pedals press against the pegs as you push each pedal down and it creates the forward motion.

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As you can imagine, there’s a little bit of a learning curve with riding the Zike. You put one foot on one pedal and push off with the other foot. Then you push downward on the pedals to keep moving. Both of my nieces said that it felt a bit awkward at first, but they got used to the motion quite quickly. Both are quite athletic, but commented that they felt the muscles really working hard in their upper legs and calves. They had a lot of fun riding it, though… they rode well into the evening and were up early to ride again the next day.

I love that the Zike folds for easy transport. I can take it along for my family to use in different places. I’m also looking forward to taking it on our local bike trails once I get my weight down in that 160 range! It also has a kickstand, so I don’t have to worry about damaging it while on the go. I can chain it up just like a bike when we stop.

Pros: Fun to ride vehicle. A cross between bike, scooter, and elliptical machine that gives you a great workout. A variety of sizes and styles available for all ages… yes, even us adults! Folds and has a kickstand for easy travel.

Cons: Price when not on sale is pretty hefty. There’s a learning curve to riding it.

Overall Rating

star4

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24 Comments

  1. What a great scooter. My granddaughter saw this and would love it for her birthday. I love that it has two wheels on the back and you peddle with the two foot pads.

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  2. I like this and my nephew would too.

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  3. My niece would adore the Zike! She’s very petite and very athletic.She amazes me.

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  4. My two oldest sons would love this. This is really unique and would keep them entertained for hours.

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  5. These look fun. I wish i had one when i was a kid. Can’t wait to read the review.

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    • My nieces had a blast on it this weekend. They were riding up and down our street and didn’t want to get off of it even after it got dark.

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  6. This is a great scooter. I bet it would work well, be a good exercise, and be fun for kids and adults alike.

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  7. This flyer is so cool. It makes me wish I was a kid again.

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  8. This is neat. I have a nephew an age where he would really like this.

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  9. Actually, it looks like fun! My niece & nephews would really enjoy this Zike!

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  10. Love how adults can use this as well! Wonderful! Thanks for all your hard work and info!!

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  11. This would be so much fun for all of us grown ups too.

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  12. This looks like such a fun thing to ride! My kids would have loved to have had these when they were younger.

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  13. I have seen scooters like these in use, they are fascinating and you are right they are good for exercise and the in and out motion of your legs, helps with weight, I like that they are streamlined and that it makes people use their muscles.

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  14. My son is a little young for this but it a pretty interesting scooter. I have seen them around and they look pretty scary to me haha. thumbs up for putting it together though!!

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  15. I like how easily transportable it is. Sounds like a really good workout too. I bet my daughter would be interested in something like this.

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  16. Ohhh my goodness this is not your run of the mill scooter! I love it! How much fun !? I wonder if I am over the weight limit.

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  17. This looks super fun, I wish they had stuff like this when I was a kid. If I am lucky, I might get my daughter and niece to ride one.

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  18. I love these scooters, they look like so much fun.

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  19. sounds fun, i’d love to try it :)

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  20. This looks like so much fun. My children would love it.
    Living at the end of the cul de sac they would have the perfect place to ride it as well.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

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  21. It sounds like this works like the stairstepper at a gym , except of course it moves. At least the kids enjoyed it. This could really help me get some weight off.

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  22. Love this!

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  23. Wow, this looks awesome!

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