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.
Benefits of a Rookie 18 Balance Bike
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.
ROOKIE 18 OVERVIEW
TYPE: Convertible Balance Bike
MODEL: Rookie 18
TIRE TYPE: Air Filled Tyres
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
PEDAL KIT: Easy-ride Pedal Kit included
ASSEMBLY: Easy 10 minutes
COLOUR: Neon Red, Green, Pink, Blue
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.
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
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.
|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 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.
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!
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.