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BALANCE BIKE BUYING GUIDE

Finding the right balance bike makes a huge difference for children who are anxious to ride a two-wheeled bike. Balance bikes are available in many different styles and colours, something that may give you a hard time selecting the most suitable bike for your child. However, checking the following key factors prior to making your purchase will help you decide which is the best balance bike for your toddler or child.

Top 5 Factors to Consider Before you Buy a Balance Bike

Here is a guide on how to choose your desired kid’s balance bike and some important facts that will help to choose the right bike for your child.
STEP 1

BIKE SIZE

When it comes to size, “one-size-fits-all” is quite a misconception
Well, lets get real – the same bike won’t provide a proper fit for a 2-year-old and a 5-year-old.
The proper criteria to determining the right size would be to consider the size of the tyres and seat height. 12-inch tyres are considered a good choice for toddlers 2-4 years while 14″ to 18 inches tyres are perfect for tall preschoolers 3-5 years and grade-schoolers who are aged 5-8 years .
STEP 2

BIKE WEIGHT

Experts recommend a balance bike that isn’t more than 30% the weight of your child.
For instance, a 4.5kg balance bike may prove difficult to maneuver by a 10kg child.
However, the same bike can be a piece of cake for a 16kg sized kid. Therefore, ensure to choose a bike that’s been built lightweight without eliminating the all the features.
STEP 3

BIKE GEOMETRY

Good bike geometry will work with the child to help them learn to balance and maneuver, while a bike with poor geometry will work against them.
Balance bikes are all about running and gliding. It’s natural for kids to lean forward when running. But to be able to do so, they need plenty of room.
That said, you need to consider a balance bike with a geometry that creates more space between the handlebars and seat post. This makes it easier to extend the legs for a more comfortable and natural run style while striding on a balance bike.
STEP 4

BIKE TYRES

Tyres play a key role in the performance and comfort level of a bike.
The type of tyres in a balance bike will determine the smoothness of the ride and the traction achieved on various surfaces. Basically, there are four types of tyres used on balance bikes. These include foam, air, plastic and rubber tyres.
Air tyres give the most cushioning and traction and are considered the best all-round tyres. Foam tyres are cheaper, lighter and generally puncture-proof. However, they lack in terms of traction. Rubber tyres are quite solid, puncture-proof and better in traction than foam tyres. Plastic are the lightest but lowest in quality.
STEP 5

BIKE BRAKES

Though a rider’s feet provide some stopping power, brakes are often a better consideration. They help prevent injuries and keep your child’s shoe from being worn out quickly. Brakes are often recommended when your child is around the age of 3.5 years.

WORLD-CLASS WARRANTIES

Kidvelo Balance Bikes offer a warranty period of:

5 YEARS

Frame and rigid fork

2 YEARS

All other bike components

1 YEAR

Accessories

OUR ROOKIE BALANCE BIKE RANGE

Super lightweight, safe and easy learn to ride balance bikes for kids aged 2 to 8 years old.

ROOKIE 12 BALANCE BIKE

Our lightweight balance bikes are the best training tool to teach toddlers to ride a bike without having to use training wheels.

  • Age Range: 18months - 4 years
  • Seat Height: 30cm - 44cm
  • Ability Level: Learning to Balance
  • Bike Weight: 2.93kgs
  • 4 Amazing Colours: Neon Red, Blue, Green, Pink

ROOKIE 14 BALANCE TO PEDAL BIKE

This revolutionary balance bike converts to a child's first pedal bike with an attachable pedal kit once your child learns to balance.

  • Age Range: 3 - 6 years
  • Seat Height: 37cm - 54cm
  • Ability Level: Learning to Ride their First Bike!
  • Bike Weight:6.6kgs
  • 4 Amazing Colours: Neon Red, Blue, Green, Pink

ROOKIE 18 BALANCE TO PEDAL BIKE

This revolutionary larger balance bike converts to a child's first pedal bike with an add-on pedal kit once your child masters balance.

  • Age Range: 5 - 8 years
  • Seat Height: 47cm - 64cm
  • Ability Level:Learning to Ride their First Bike!
  • Bike Weight: 7.6kgs
  • 4 Amazing Colours: Neon Red, Blue, Green, Pink