What are balance bikes?
The concept of bikes have changed lately. Imagine a toddler’s bike, but, without pedals or cranks and you can get balance bike. The good thing in these bikes is that they are perfectly balanced, lighter than small wheeled bikes and adapted to suit small bodies and hands. The idea is these bikes to be pushed by the kids with their feet’s. Once they get the rhythm of it, the next should be “Push and then Glide” faze, where after the pushing the legs should be lifted to make the most of the momentum gained.
Balance bikes also goes by the names:
- Glider Bikes
- Strider Bikes (Brand name specializing in balance bikes)
- Run (Runner) bikes
- Pedal less bikes
It is mostly recommended to choose the right cycle, so the child’s first experience won’t be traumatic and it will be safe. That being said, we can recommend a few bikes (stabilisers or balanced) that we think can be good choice for the youngsters:
Ridgeback Scoot XL 2018 balance bike
This is the perfect bike for older preschoolers or grade schoolers who have yet to learn how to ride a pedal bike. The Scoot XL is geared towards kids aged 4 to 8 who have no biking experience at all, who have only used training wheels, or who have outgrown their small balance bike but don’t yet have the desire or confidence to move up to a pedal bike.
Taken from https://www.ridgebackkids.co.uk
Verenti Smoothy Runner balance bike
As we said Balance Bike is a perfect introduction to cycling for your child, and Smoothy Balance Bike with its ability offers your child an easier way to learn the basics of balancing the bike, is made of strong and durable Hi-Ten steel. The 10 “racer has adjustable seat height that gives you plenty of room for growth.
Taken from http://bikeparts-best.com
Pinnacle Koa 14-Inch Kids’ bike
If you have a children aged between 4 and 6 then the Pinnacle Koa is an excellent bike model for them. These bikes are made simple to make riding fun for small cyclists who are still learning the art. The bikes have nice features as well, like chain guards. Also, these bikes are amazingly durable.
Taken from https://www.evanscycles.com/
Strider Bikes Sport 12 inch balance bike
Streider bikes are well designed and well built, which we recommend as victorious in winning bikes that are sold in large-box stores. The best-selling model of the brand is Strider Bikes Sport. It has 12 inch wheels, and is designed to match children under five years and comes in seven colors. The tires are made of an EVA polymer – that means they are light and hacked, but they will not retain traction as a tire. Speed-pressing adjusts the seat and steering wheels and does not require editing tools