Best Balance Bike for Toddlers
Are you looking for a starter bike for your Toddler? The Rookie 12 inch Balance Bike for 2 year olds is the perfect first bike for teaching toddlers how to balance and steer before they get a pedal bike – all in a fun and safe way. This pre-bike teaches them the basics of balance and control even if your kid has just started walking. Get them ready for their FIRST Pedal Bike with this Lightweight 12 inch Balance Bike from Kidvelo!
Benefits of a Rookie 12 Balance Bike
Rookie 12 Inch Balance Bike
- Extremely lightweight aluminium frame (2.93kgs) won’t rust EVER!
- Perfect For Ages 18 months – 4.5 years
- Tool-free, fully adjustable seat height range: 30cm – 44cm
- Alloy handlebars that adjust up-down & forward-back to allow for a custom fit for your child.
- A real 1 1/8″ threadless headset with a 50mm alloy stem with cover.
- Real Wanda COMPASS Lite Air-filled tires provide awesome grip.
- Comfy ergonomic child-sized saddle properly fits little bottoms.
- Small-diameter grips fit small hands with end protectors.
- Built-in footrests teaches kids were to place their feet for pedals.
- A low centre of gravity and long wheelbase provide optimal control.
- Built kid tough – 5-year warranty on the frame and forks.
- Comes in 4 bright neon colours – Red, Blue, Green, and Pink.
- Australian designed for kids World-wide.
ROOKIE 12 OVERVIEW
TYPE: Balance Bike
MODEL: Rookie 12
TIRE TYPE: Air Filled All Terrain
FOOTREST: Yes Integrated
WARRANTY: World-class 5 years
WHEEL SIZE: 12″
WEIGHT: 2.93kgs easy to carry
SEAT HEIGHT: 30cm – 44cm
PEDAL KIT: No
ASSEMBLY: Easy 5 minutes
COLOUR: Neon Red, Green, Pink, Blue
12 inch Balance Bike Features
Kid Specific Geometry
The Perfect fit gets your little one riding sooner, better, safer.
Kids don’t just need smaller bikes. They need different bikes. With all the right proportions. All kidvelo bikes are designed for kids, from the ground up.
Quick Adjust Seat
All Kidvelo bikes feature quick-adjust seat post clamps.
Seat height can be adjusted quickly, easily, and without tools. So when kids are ready for a higher seat, you can accommodate them in seconds.
At Kidvelo we believe that a lighter weight bike is a safer bike.
A lighter weight bike is easier to control. We think that’s a good thing. All Kidvelo frames and rigid forks are made of lightweight heat treated 6061 aircraft grade aluminium alloy.
Frame and rigid fork
All other bike components
Kidvelo Founders Have All Been In The Kid’s Bike Industry For Over 15 years
We put all our knowledge & experience into designing the Rookie Range. As a result, Kidvelo is already winning international awards!
- Gold Best Balance Bike Made For Mums 2022
- Best Bike and Best Buy at the Loved By Parents Awards, 2022.
- Gold Best Bike Organic Baby Awards 2022
- The Evening Standard ESBest list for 2022
- Winner in the Right Start Awards 2022
The team behind the Kidvelo brand were specialist kids’ bike distributors and have hosted balance bike racing events within Australia and the UK since 2008. We know a thing or two about kid’s bikes.
Contact us for expert advice on your child’s cycle needs.
Some Frequently Asked Questions About Balance Bikes
A 12-inch balance bike is a perfect bike for 2-year-olds (and up!) as they teach kids to balance on two wheels and how to ride independently. Balance bikes are also called strider bikes, glider bikes, running bikes, or toddler push bikes. Looking for the best balance bike for your toddler, or pre-schooler? Check out our Rookie 12 which is the lightest balance bike with air-filled tyres in Australia.
Children can start riding balance bikes when they’re around 18 months to two years old. In most cases, children will move on to a bike with pedals at around the age of four. There isn’t a top-end restriction on age, though, and you can even get balance bikes for older kids and adults. It’s important to remember that balance bikes need to be the correct size for their rider: bike fit is just as important for kids as it is for adults. Of course, children grow quickly between the ages of two and five, so ideally you’ll want to select a balance bike that is adjustable.
Children can start riding 12″ balance bikes when they’re around 18 months to two years old. In most cases, children will move on to a bike with pedals at around the age of four. There isn’t a top-end restriction on age, though, and you can even get balance bikes for older kids and adults. It’s important to remember that 12″ balance bikes need to be the correct size for their rider: bike fit is just as important for kids as it is for adults. Of course, children grow quickly between the ages of two and five, so ideally you’ll want to select a 12-inch bike that is fully adjustable and lightweight making learning to ride much more fun and safe.
Balance bikes are a great starting point for kids when they’re learning to ride. They get the hang of balancing while moving without relying on stabilizers, so the transition to a pedal bike is often much quicker. Let your child stride along aboard the balance bike. Let them enjoy the feeling of movement under their own power. As children get stronger and more confident, the gliding gets longer and faster. Once they reach this point, they’re already past stabilizers.
Be confident in buying a Kidvelo Balance Bike with a world-class warranty! 5 years warranty on the Frame & Fork, 2 years warranty on components, and 1 year on Accessories. Plus we stock a full array of spare parts locally to keep your little one on two wheels longer.
|Brisbane & QLD||1-5 days|
|Sydney & NSW||1-6 days|
|Canberra & ACT||2-5 days|
|Melbourne & VIC||2-7 days|
|Adelaide & SA||4-7 days|
|Hobart & TAS||7-8 days|
|Perth & WA||4-12 days|
|Darwin & NT||4-12 days|
The Kidvelo Rookie 12 balance bike has been designed from the ground up with children from the age of 18 months to 4.5 years in mind. Firstly, we reduced the unwanted weight to make the bike ultra lightweight (2.9kgs) and easy to manage by a 2-year-old. Secondly, we added real air tyres to give our little riders a more comfortable ride and with all-terrain tyres. Thirdly, we made the bike fully adjustable so the bike grows with your child. Lastly, we offer a 5-year warranty on the quality of our bikes so they can be passed on to younger siblings or family down the track, giving parents peace of mind in their first bike purchase.
Larissa Gooding –
We have been very fortunate to be given a blue Kidvelo Rookie 12 Balance Bike for my son’s Christmas present. He absolutely loves it’s always the first thing he grabs and he is learning a lot from riding, he’ll be a professional in no time, highly recommend.