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18 Inch Balance Bike with Pedals
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18 Inch Balance Bike with Pedals

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Introducing the Kidvelo Rookie 18-inch Balance Bike with Pedals, the largest convertible balance bike in the Kidvelo Rookie range! This lightweight bike is specially designed for 5 to 8-year-olds and comes with attachable pedals that help kids learn balance and control while having an awesome time on two wheels. What’s more, this innovative design of balance bikes grows along with your child’s skills, allowing you to purchase it once and use it when they transition from a balance bike to a pedal bike. Get the best 18-inch bike for your kid today!

A Perfect 45cm Kids Balance Bike For Riders

      • Aged: 5 – 8 years.
      • Height: 100cm to 120cm
      • Weight: 6 kg. It’s lightweight!
      • Inseam Range: 48cm – 68cm
      • 4 Neon Colours

Best Kids Convertible Balance Bike in Australia

The Rookie 18″ is our largest-sized 2-in-1 balance bike that truly 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 simply 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 of parents.

 KEY FEATURES 

Kidvelo Rookie 18 Balance to Pedal Bike

    • Extremely lightweight aluminium frame & forks (6kg) won’t rust EVER!
    • The best balance bike for 5 years to 8 years old.
    • Convertible balance bike design!  No need to purchase a separate balance bike and pedal bike. 2 bikes in 1
    • Tool-free, fully adjustable seat range: 48cm – 66cm
    • The alloy handlebar adjusts up-down & forward-back to allow for a custom fit for your child.
    • A real bike threadless headset with a 50mm alloy stem.
    • Proper V brakes (front and back) that stop on a dime. Coaster Rear Brake
    • BMX Grip-thread, pneumatic aluminium wheels for maximum traction.
    • Easy and quick assembly with all tools supplied.
    • Low centre of gravity for optimal control and manoeuvrability
    • Built kid tough – 5-year warranty on the frame and forks.
    • Comes in 4 fantastic kid-friendly colours.
    • Designed in Sydney, Australia for all kids worldwide.

 

Review

"If you’re in Australia or the UK, the Kidvelo Rookie 18 is a great choice. The Rookie 18 stacks up very well against the competition, with good looks, smart design, safety features that Mum and Dad will appreciate, and a price that’s solidly in line with other 18” balance bikes on the market today. If you’re shopping for your child’s first balance bike, give the Kidvelo Rookie 18 serious consideration.

Pros:

A Real Bike that looks like Mum and Dads bike but for 5 year old plus. Super Lightweight at 6kgs in balance bike mode. Pneumatic (air-filled) tires make for a safe, comfortable ride Sloping top tube makes it easy to mount/dismount Thoughtful safety features"
- Christopher Del Sole

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ROOKIE 18 OVERVIEW

TYPE: Convertible Balance Bike

BRAND: Kidvelo

MODEL: Rookie 18

TIRE TYPE: Air Filled Tyres

FORKS: Aluminium

BRAKES: 2 x V-Brakes with Rear Coaster

FOOTREST: Yes included

WARRANTY: World-Class 5 years

 

WHEEL SIZE: 18″

WEIGHT: 6kg / 7.6kg Pedal Bike

SEAT HEIGHT: 48cm – 66cm

FRAME: Aluminium

RIMS: Aluminium

PEDAL KIT: Easy-ride Pedal Kit included

ASSEMBLY: Easy 10 minutes

COLOUR: Neon Red, Green, Pink, Blue

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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.

18 inch Balance Bike Features

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 18 into the most adjustable and amazing pedaling experience your child will get on two wheels.

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.

Lightweight Design

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.

World-Class Warranties

5 YEARS

Frame and rigid fork

2 YEARS

All other bike components

1 YEAR

Accessories

Set Up In Minutes

A step by step how to assemble your Rookie 18 Balance Bike.
Quick clamps make it easy and fast to set up, and adjust the bike as your child grows.

Once your child has mastered balance installing the included easy-ride pedal kit turns your balance bike into a pedal bike. How good is that!

Some Frequently Asked Questions About Balance Bikes

Balance bikes are 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 ensures your toddler or kid can have fun on two wheels, even if they have no experience riding a bike.

Convertible Balance bikes with pedals are perfect for kids of all abilities and a fantastic way to introduce your little one to the beautiful cycling world. 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 as they age.

 

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.

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.

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.

Kidvelo bikes delivers balance bikes Australia-wide.

 
Australian LocationETA
Brisbane & QLD1-5 days
Sydney & NSW1-6 days
Canberra & ACT2-5 days
Melbourne & VIC2-7 days
Adelaide & SA4-7 days
Hobart & TAS7-8 days
Perth & WA4-12 days
Darwin & NT4-12 days

The Rookie 18 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 bike with pedals 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.

THE BEST BALANCE BIKE TO LEARN HOW TO BALANCE AND PEDAL FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME

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 18″
BHandlebar height 720 mm
CSteering Angle 72 °
DTop Tube Horizontal 440mm
EWheelbase 805 mm
FSeat Tube Angle 72°
GCrank Length 115mm
HHandlebar Idjustability +/-10 °
Stand-over Height 460mm
Min / Max Seat height 48cm – 63.5cm
Balance Bike Weight 6 Kg
Pedal Bike Weight 7.3 Kg

4 reviews for 18 Inch Balance Bike with Pedals

  1. Sarah P

    This bike is amazing, if your child struggles to go from a small bike to a big bike, this is perfect! My 7 year old daughter can balance on the big bike, as you can see no pedals, now she’s got the hang of it you put the pedals on and she’s going great and now riding properly! Yeah! So wanted to share if anyone else needed a great bike that can go from one to the other! Super light weight and loveee the colours! #kidvelobikes

  2. Julianna

    I purchased 2×18 inch and a 12 inch bikes for my grandchildren aged 8,6 and 3. The bikes are the best things I have bought for the kids. The quality is amazing everything about them is amazing. I have wasted so much money on bikes that ended up getting rusty in the garage. My grand kids ride at every available moment and the two older ones have already transitioned to pedals in only a few months. I tell all my friends and family there is nothing equal to the kidvelo bikes and it will be the best investment they make when buying bikes for their children. Thank you for your excellent bikes.

  3. Terri N.

    The Rookie 18 bike arrived quickly and was easy to assemble. My daughter loves the neon pink colour and was excited to ride. Took to it with no problems, even for a new rider and first time with a hand brakes. The brakes did need some adjustments but my husband was able to handle it pretty easily. Fantastic bike and great customer service. Would highly recommend!!!

  4. Laura B.

    It’s a great bike! Super quick shipping. Our 6 yr old had a balance bike and a very small two-wheeler with training wheels we inherited from a friend. We tried having her ride the bike we had without the training wheels and it was a disaster. So we ordered the Kidvelo Rookie 18 after reading some reviews and saw that it was a 2 in 1 balance bike with pedals we could add on. She took off the next day down the driveway. I was basically in shock because she had such an issue with the old smaller bike without training wheels and didn’t really use her balance bike a ton. So thank you Kidvelo, it’s so easy for little ones to get riding!

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