Kidvelo Rookie 18 Balance Bike – Neon Red

$409.00 inc. GST

Learning to ride a bike does not have to be difficult with our Rookie18 Balance Bike that converts into an 18″ Kids Pedal Bike with our included Easy-Ride Pedal Kit!

Suitable for kids aged 5 – 8 years of age.

18-inch Balance Bike Weight: 6 kgs
Fits a child’s Inseam: 48cm – 68cm

Ability: Learning to Balance or Pedal for the first time.

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Kidvelo Rookie 18 Balance Bike - Neon Red $409.00 inc. GST
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Convertible Balance Bike with Pedals

The Rookie 18 Balance Bike is our largest-sized 2-in-1 balance bike that indeed grows with your child like no other balance bike on the market. The Rookie range of balance bikes from Kidvelo will revolutionize how children learn to balance and ride a bike without ever needing stabilizers or training wheels. Like all of our top-rated balance bikes, the Rookie 18 is incredibly lightweight and durable, compliments of a 6061 aluminum frame and alloy components that will NEVER rust. But, it goes a step further: The Rookie 18 quickly and easily converts from a balance bike to a first pedal bike by adding the included easy-ride pedal kit. Transitioning from balance mode to pedals and back again is accomplished in mere minutes for your child’s instant riding success! Plus, since it retains the same geometry and handling between modes of operation, the child’s learning lag from balance to pedal is virtually non-existent. The Rookie range of 2-in-1 balance bikes that easily converts into a kid’s pedal bike is sure to please even the most discerning parents.

Benefits of a Rookie 18 Balance Bike to Pedal Bike

Wheel Size

18 inch Alloy

Approx. Age Range

5 years to 8 years

Adjustable Seat Range

48cm – 68cm inseam

Bike Weight


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Rider Ability

Beginner Learning to Pedal

Easy 10min. Assembly

Includes tools & Instructions

Kidvelo Quality

5 years peace of mind

2 in 1 Balance Bike 

One of the biggest challenges for parents when it comes to buying a bike for their children is balancing the desire to buy a good bike with the reality that your child will soon outgrow whatever bicycle you pick.

Kidvelo has designed the next generation of 2-in-1 Balance Bikes, where the Rookie 14 helps new, and veteran balance bike riders gain confidence and learn more advanced skills on a bigger balance bike. The included easy-ride Pedal conversion kit transforms the Rookie 14 balance bike your child already knows and loves into a Kids first Pedal bike for instant riding success.

From Balancing to Pedaling

Once your little one has mastered balance, steering, and control and is ready to pedal, the included Easy-Ride Pedal Kit transforms the Rookie 14 into the most adjustable and amazing pedaling experience your child will get on two wheels.

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World-Class Warranties

Kidvelo Balance Bikes offer a warranty period of:


Frame and rigid fork


All other bike components



“The best balance bike to learn how to balance and pedal for the very first time”

Got Questions? 18-inch Balance Bikes

The rookie 18 Balance bike is the perfect transition between a scooter and a standard push bike. They are an excellent gift for a preschooler, toddler or kids that simply want to move a little faster around the neighborhood. Getting a balance bike makes sure your toddler or kid can have fun on two wheels, even if they have no experience riding a bike.

Got Questions about Balance Bikes? Convertible Balance Bikes with Pedals

Convertible Balance bikes are perfect for kids of all abilities and an amazing way to introduce your little one to the wonderful world of cycling.  Our balance bikes are lighter and small-wheeled compared to other kid’s bikes, making them suitable for small hands and bodies. A Kidvelo balance bike is a fantastic way to help them transition into unsupported pedal bikes when they get a little older.

Got Questions about Balance Bikes? Some Frequently Asked Questions about Balance Bikes

What is the best age for an 18″ balance bike?

The Rookie 18 Balance bike is best suited for kids from 5 years to 8 years of age. Our 2-in-1 Rookie 18 provides a Seamless transition to pedaling without the need to switch bikes. Kids have more confidence having used the balance bike mode before fitting the included easy-ride pedal kit. No need to buy a new bike to change bike size. With two modes and a saddle height range of 48cm to 64cm, the Rookie 18 adapts to your growing child.

How do you ride a Rookie 18-balance bike?

Balance bikes don’t have a drive train or pedals and are powered by your kids kicking off the ground. Adults can also guide the bike along by holding the handle and seat.

Do Kidvelo balance bikes have a warranty?

Be confident in buying a Kidvelo Balance Bike with a world-class warranty! 5 years warranty on the Frame & Fork, two 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.

What makes a Kidvelo balance bike the best?

The Rookie 18 Balance Bike starts as a larger balance bike for kids age five or over. Unlike most balance bikes, as your child grows, the unique 2-in-1 bike adjusts to your growing child! The Rookie 18 is different to normal balance bikes as it is the only convertible balance bike where pedals can be fitted, converting it into a proper pedal bike. No need to buy two separate bikes when you can buy the Rookie 18. Our Kidvelo Balance Bikes are designed in Sydney, Australia by designer Anthony Kotarac with an ultra-lightweight aluminium frame, making our balance bikes easy to handle, rustproof, and durable. It is also ergonomically designed with a footrest for traction and stability and an ergonomic grab handle under the saddle for easy teaching.

Additional information

Weight 7.6 kg
Dimensions 85 × 15 × 49 cm


18″ Balance Bike Specifications

Age: 5-8 years approx
Loading Limit: 50 kgs
Childs Inseam: 48cm – 68cm
Min. Seat Height: 48 cm
Max. Seat Height: 65 cm
Balance Bike Weight: 6 kg
Pedal Bike Weight: 7.6kg
Frame: Superlight Strong 6061 heat-treated aluminum alloy
Fork: Aluminum alloy blades with Chromoly steerer tube – 30mm rake
Handlebar: Aluminium – 520mm wide x 100mm rise – 22.2mm
Grips: Kraton rubber with end protectors
Saddle: Comfy small kid saddle
Front Brake: Aluminium V-brake with kids friendly short reach brake levers
Back Brake: Aluminium V-brake & coaster Brake with kids friendly short reach brake levers. Coaster Brake required under Australian Bike standards
Crank Set: Kidvelo anodised alloy 3-piece tapered crank arm – 115mm length.
Sprocket: 28T with double chain ring guard
BB set: Seal Cartridge
Wheels: 1 1/8″ threadless with 40mm Alloy Stem
Headset: 18 inch
Rims: 18″ HJC Alloy
Hubs: Joytech Alloy
Bearings: Sealed Assess
Seat Clamp: Aluminum alloy with toolless adjustment
Tires: Innova Compass Lite BMX 18″ x 2.0 tires provide awesome grip
Certificates: En-71-1-2-3, AS/NZS 1927:2014, & ISO 8098
Max. Inflation: 2.5bar
Warranty: We don’t just brag that our products have performance and quality built to last – we proved it with a full 5-year warranty.
Trademarks: Kidvelo Frames are protected by registered Industrial designs along with the trade names that are trademark protected.



18″ Balance Bike Geometry

AWheel size 14″
BHandlebar height 490 mm
CSteering Angle 71 °
DTop Tube Horizontal 320 mm
EWheelbase 705 mm
FSeat Tube Angle 71 °
GCrank Length 89mm
HHandlebar Idjustability +/-10 °
Stand-over Height 360mm
Min / Max Seat height 40cm – 55cm
Balance Bike Weight 4.7 Kg
Pedal Bike Weight 6.2 Kg


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