BEST BALANCE BIKES
Find the Perfect Balance Bike
The best riding experience starts with the best balance bike. For kids, that means a balance bike that’s lightweight and easy to ride – one that’s intentionally designed and built for them, not just a smaller version of an adult bike.
Help your child fall in love with riding their bike by selecting the ideal Kidvelo Rookie balance bike for them today.
12 inch Balance Bike
For Ages: 2 to 5 Years
14 inch Balance Bike
For Ages: 3 to 6 Years
18 inch Balance Bike
For Ages: 5 to 8 Years
24 inch Balance Bike
Find 24-inch balance bikes for sale online from Kidvelo Bikes.
For Ages: 9 Years and up
BEST BALANCE BIKES FOR TODDLERS
Balance Bikes For Children
Create your first childhood memories on the Rookie Balance Bike. Designed for toddlers as training bicycles, the Kidvelo Rookie Balance Bike range helps toddlers as young as 18 months old learn how to ride a bike without needing stabilizers or training wheels ever again.
12-Inch BALANCE Bike
Best BALANCE Bike for 2 to 4 year olds
12-inch BALANCE Bike
Ultra-lightweight at just 2.9kgs, these 12-inch balance bikes without pedals are easy to manoeuvre, encouraging the youngest kids to stride confidently. These toddler balance bikes are designed to grow with your child from 18 months to 4.5 years. Highly durable and available in four vibrant neon colours your kiddo will love riding this bike day and night. Take it from us it will be the best gift you can buy a child.
BEST BALANCE BIKES
Learning to ride a bike has never been so easy
Skip the training wheels, take on the world! The Rookie 14 balance bike provides kids three and up a seamless transition from a balance bike to a pedal bike without training wheels. At 6.6kgs the Rookie 14 is one of the world’s lightest convertible balance bike to pedal bikes on the market. In no time at all, kids intuitively learn the skills they need to ride: balancing, resting their feet, and pedaling. With a Kidvelo Rookie 14 balance bike, an important moment in childhood becomes unforgettable!
14-Inch BALANCE Bike
Best BALANCE Bike for 3 to 6 year olds
14-inch BALANCE Bike
The next generation of 14-inch balance bikes are perfect for kids 3 to 6 years of age. Our revolutionary Australian-designed kid’s convertible balance bike range will give your child the very best first bike experience on two wheels. Weighing in at only 5.2kgs in balance bike mode your child will never need training wheels or stabilisers ever again.
BEST BALANCE BIKES
Older Kids Can also learn how to ride a balance bike
The Rookie 18 helps kids ages five and older learn how to ride and continuously improve their cycling skills. The upright positioning makes it easy for Riders to maintain their balance and at the same time keep an eye on everything going on around them. At only 6kgs, the Rookie 18 in balance bike mode is super-lightweight, and a favourite companion for those first longer rides on two wheels.
18-Inch balance Bike
BEST BALANCE BIKE FOR 5 TO 8 YEAR OLDS
18 INCH BALANCE BIKE
Our 18-inch balance bikes for kids are the best balance bikes for 5 to 8-year-olds. Weighing at just 7.6 kgs, these lightweight kids bikes enables them to start their cycling journey today. These larger balance bikes are available in four kid friendly colours and have a beautiful sleek design for a smoother and safer ride. Moreover, we offer a world-class 5 year warranty on our range of high quality kid’s balance bikes giving you that extra peace of mind.
The Perfect LEARN TO RIDE Balance Bike
Rookie 24 inch Balance Bike
Are you looking for a balance bike that’s perfect for an older child or a small adult that has had trouble learning to ride a bike? The Rookie 24 Balance Bike with add-on pedals is exactly what they need. Let them learn how to balance properly with this fun balance bike!
BEST BALANCE BIKES
Best 24 inch Learn-To-Ride Bike for ALL Ages and Abilities
The Rookie 24″ is our largest-sized 2-in-1 balance bike that truly grows with you like no other balance bike on the market. The Rookie range of balance bikes from Kidvelo will revolutionize how boys and girls of all ages and abilities learn to balance and ride a bike, without ever needing stabilizers or training wheels. Like all of our top-rated balance bikes, the Rookie 24 is incredibly lightweight and durable compliments of a 6061 aluminum frame and alloy components that will NEVER rust.
24-Inch balance Bike
What Size Balance Bike is Right for my Child?
Balance Bike Sizing Guide
BEST BALANCE BIKES
Our Unique Balance Bike Features
Balance Bike with add-on Pedals
We designed our balance bikes to not only teach young toddlers how to balance and steer but to also learn how to pedal with our easy ride pedal kit which converts the same balance bike into a child’s first pedal bike.
Balance Bike with Brakes
We decided to go one further and include not only 2nos of high performance V brakes to the front and rear wheels but we have also a 3rd rear coaster brake to meet Australian kids bike standards.
Balance Bike with Footrests
We believe smartly designed footrests are critical to the child’s learning of how to ride a bike for the first time. Our footrests are smartly placed in the perfect position to train kids where to place their feet when it comes time to add pedals.
Convertible Balance Bikes
2 in 1 Balance Bikes
These revolutionary 2 in 1 Balance Bikes convert to a Pedal Bike with our easy-ride pedal kit when your child has mastered balance, steering and control. These Australian designed 2 in 1 balance bikes set a new standard as the best first pedal bike for children 5-8 years and creates a foundation for instant riding success.
IS YOUR CHILD READY FOR PEDALS ?
No Need To Switch Bikes
Don’t buy two bikes when you can buy a Rookie 18 Balance Bike that converts to a pedal bike when your child is ready for pedals.
BEST BALANCE BIKES
Frame and rigid fork
All other bike components
BEST BALANCE BIKES
Frequently Asked Questions About Balance Bikes?
The perfect balance bike for kids 2 to 8 years old is our Rookie balance bike for kids. These new kids balance bikes teaches your toddler to ride a bike at the early age of 18 months. We have a balance bike for every child's instant riding success at Kidvelo.
A Kidvelo balance bike is best suited to toddlers and children ages 18 months to 8 years old. Your child should get on a balance bike once he or she is confidently walking and tall enough to handle the frame on their own.
When it comes to learning to ride a bike, slow and steady really wins, and our Rookie balance bikes are an excellent new way of helping young and older children develop the motor skills and build the strength they need to zoom along the bike path with the rest of the family. At www.kidvelobikes.com you can shop online for the best kid's balance bikes in Australia.
Due to their inherent simplicity, they are lighter and easier to understand for young children. For kids, balance bikes are very intuitive and they simply grab the bike and go, no instructions required! With pedaling removed from the mix, kids can concentrate on balancing the bike, which is a more challenging and nuanced skill.
Because a balance bike requires the child to lean and steer actively, it promotes independent cycling.
Children who used balance bikes only at a younger age were able to cycle independently, compared to those who used bikes with stabilizers.
It is important for your child to be able to sit with their feet flat on the ground while riding the bike. Make sure your child's inseam is the right size by measuring it with shoes on. The saddle should be the same length or slightly longer than the minimum saddle on the bike. Choose a bigger bike if your child's inseam is longer than the saddle height of the bike! If your child leans slightly forward, their torso should be able to reach the handlebars comfortably. A balance bike with a longer arm reach will allow your child to go faster and maintain an aggressive, forward-leaning stance. See if your child will fit on the Rookie balance bike by checking out our sizing page.
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We at Kidvelo bikes strive to create a fun and easy learning experience for you and your child. While toddlers on our Rookie 12" balance bike from 18 months to 3 years of age prefer to stop and slow down with their feet instead of using the handbrake. Our older riders once they start using a pedal bike it will no longer be safe for them to use their feet. Preparing your child with front and rear handbrakes on their convertible balance bike first enables an easy, fun, and safe transition to their first pedal bike. Having fewer new things to learn reduces stress and makes learning more enjoyable and most importantly safer for a first time rider.
Physically and developmentally disabled children often have difficulties coordinating balance, pedaling, and steering. With a balance bike, kids with special needs can learn to glide along independently much more easily than with a pedal bike. Personal development and confidence building are greatly enhanced by its independence.
In addition to being great exercise, a balance bike improves motor skills as well.
Due to the Rookie's unique design, it can be used for many years as a balance bike. It may be possible for your child to use it for even longer if they have a slower growth rate (such as those with Down syndrome). When kids have their feet on the ground, they are fully supported by the saddle, which makes it even easier than walking for them. Due to its lightweight, the Rookie is much easier to push forward and steer than a traditional kids bike.
Balance bikes are great for gliding around, but eventually, your child will want to start pedaling.
Once your child has mastered the skills needed to glide the balance bike confidently and safely, they are probably ready to pedal.
While pedaling adds a new skill to learn, it may still take them time to adjust before they can pedal confidently. Wearing a helmet and practicing pedaling in a safe place away from obstacles and traffic is important.
With the option to attach easy-ride pedals, the Rookie balance bike makes the transition from balance bike to pedal bike easier. As a result, your child will have an easier time learning to pedal on a bike they're already familiar with.
In contrast to traditional bikes, balance bikes are made specifically for children to glide rather than ride them. In this case, pedals would only interfere with your child's balance as they are still in balance mode.
Unlike other balance bikes, the Kidvelo Rookie 14" balance bike and 18" balance bike range can easily be converted into pedal bikes.
Simply attach the easy-ride pedals when your child is ready to ride independently, and it converts into a standard pedal bike.
Toddlers will benefit greatly from balance bikes as they will develop their coordination and motor skills as well as becoming independent and able to explore on their own.
A balance bike is a very natural thing for toddlers to use and will give them extra confidence as they progress.
The best balance bike for a toddler (2/3 year old) should combine safety & stability with aesthetic appeal. It will be difficult to get your child to try out the bike if he or she doesn't like how it looks.
A well-built bike that won't fall apart would probably be a factor in parents' decisions.
Kidvelo's unique 2 in 1 design achieves this balance. Your child will love riding the balance bike, while you’ll have the assurance of knowing it’s helping them learn to cycle easier and safer.
On a balance bike, the saddle should be set so the child's feet are flat on the ground.
There is usually a quick release seat clamp on decent balance bikes so you can easily adjust the seat. With their torsos angled slightly forward, they should be able to reach the handlebars comfortably.
It may seem unbelievable, but there are still people who believe balance bikes are a scam. Unsuspecting parents believe balance bikes are merely marketing ploys.
Besides being ideal for small children who can't cycle yet, balance bikes are also perfect for older children. Children can enjoy balance bikes because they are low to the ground, lightweight, and easy to maneuver.
Before transitioning to a pedal bike, your child should learn coordination and balance on a balance bike. Your child is in a critical stage of physical development at this point. You will be able to use the skills your child learns on a balance bike in a variety of other activities as well.
Visit a bike shop with knowledgeable staff or talk to your friends, read reviews, or watch some YouTube videos.
Since some bloggers recommend bikes from stores with affiliate links, such as Amazon, a third-party review may not be as biased as a blogger's endorsement.
Instead of looking at just the concept of the balance bike, look for reviews that test its quality and function. There have been many reviews over the years that say "this balance bike is better than a normal bike" but they fail to consider whether the bike actually functions well.
Take into account the bike's long-term value. You won't have to worry about buying a new bike for a few years with a growing convertible bike like the Kidvelo Rookie.
The Rookie balance bike comes in 4 different colours, just in case your child has a colour preference:
- Red Balance Bike
- Blue Balance Bike
- Green Balance Bike
- Pink Balance Bike
The best balance bikes vary in price from $69 to over $1,000, but the best quality balance bikes are between $200 to $400.
Our Kidvelo rookie balance bikes are unique in that they’re convertible balance bikes and can adapt as your child grows, giving long term value for money for parents and a lifetime of memories for your child on two wheels.