“Now THAT is a cool bike!”

That was what one parent from down the street said when my daughter was cruising the neighborhood on the Droyd Blipper last month. They’re not wrong.

The Blipper is an electric bike (e-bike) designed for teens ages 13 and up. Its sturdy frame sits atop pneumatic rubber tires and is powered by a brushless, 24-volt, 250-watt motor that can propel the Blipper and its rider (up to 165 lbs) to a top speed of 12.5 mph.

It’s short, so you could call it a mini bike; and the Blipper gives the gas-powered dirt bikes that some of our neighbors have a serious run for their money — and it does it without the noise and harmful emissions.

The Droyd Blipper is functional and stylish. | Source: Droyd

I’ve built a lot of bikes over the years, so I can tell you that it was a delight to open the Blipper’s box to discover that it arrives nearly fully assembled. A parent or other grownup simply has to attach the handlebars that come with all of the cabling pre-routed. A pro tip: Use your own tools as I found that the included wrenches weren’t up to the task, which is on par with most of the throwaway tools I’ve seen included with bikes and other ride-ons over the years. A proper socket set will get the job done with ease.

Once assembled, the bike should be left to charge for 6-7 hours using the included charger. When the rider is ready to rock, the Blipper is ready to roll at the turn of the ignition key and the flick of the power switch.

As with any e-bike, there is a slight learning curve to get the hang of acceleration, slowing down, and stopping. Kids can use the accelerator mounted on the handlebars to ease into their ride. Easing off of the accelerator and using the hand brake will bring the Blipper to a safe stop. The accelerator also has a button that kids can use to activate the onboard LED headlight for evening rides.

On a full charge, the Blipper can run for up to 60 minutes and reach a distance of up to 12.5 miles. In our experience, the kids don’t ever travel that far, so we have yet to see a fully discharged battery. That said, it’s important to make sure that the bike gets plugged in and charged after each use.

While the Blipper is prompting a lot of smiles in our neighborhood both from our daughters and those who see them cruise by, safety and security are always a concern.

As I always point out with any bike, a responsible grownup should make sure that kids are prepared to ride safely with a proper helmet. Additionally, you’ll want to invest in a quality bike lock and make sure that one of the two included ignition keys is held onto by a parent or guardian, just in case one gets lost or misplaced.

Overall, the Droyd Blipper is an awesome ride that kids will love and adults can view as a solid investment. Once you watch the kids start cruising, you’re gonna wish you had one for yourself!


This motorized, rideable bicycle is made specifically to give older kids a safe, yet thrilling experience. The Blipper model provides more advanced riding, with an accelerator lever for riders to gradually decrease the speed of the bike with a release of their thumb, as well as a max speed of 12.5 mph.

Product Facts

  • MSRP:
  • $529.99
  • Age:
  • 13+

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James Zahn

James Zahn

James Zahn, AKA The Rock Father, is Editor-in-Chief of The Toy Book, a Senior Editor at The Toy Insider and The Pop Insider, and Editor of The Toy Report, The Toy Book‘s weekly industry newsletter. As a pop culture and toy industry expert, Zahn has appeared as a panelist and guest at events including Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC) Wizard World Chicago, and the ASTRA Marketplace & Academy. Zahn has more than 30 years of experience in the entertainment, retail, and publishing industries, and is frequently called upon to offer expert commentary for publications such as Forbes, Marketwatch, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USA Today, Reuters, the Washington Post, and more. James has appeared on History Channel’s Modern Marvels, was interviewed by Larry King and Anderson Cooper, and has been seen on Yahoo! Finance, CNN, CNBC, FOX Business, NBC, ABC, CBS, WGN, The CW, and more. Zahn joined the Adventure Media & Events family in 2016, initially serving as a member of the Parent Advisory Board after penning articles for the Netflix Stream Team, Fandango Family, PBS KIDS, Sprout Parents (now Universal Kids), PopSugar, and Chicago Parent. He eventually joined the company full time as a Senior Editor and moved up the ranks to Deputy Editor and Editor-in-Chief.