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THE ULTIMATE GUIDE
TO BALANCE BIKES IN 2022

Balance bikes, also known as push, pre-bikes, or running bikes, come in different designs and unique features. The most common balance bikes available on the market are wooden and metal bikes with footrests or hand brakes. Balance bikes are lightweight, durable, and reliable.

Most balance bikes weigh no more than ten pounds and are low to the ground to comfort the child, especially 2-3 years old. The design does not include pedals, allowing kids to learn to maneuver the equipment at their pace without focusing on two things, such as balancing and pedaling, simultaneously.

Children use a balance bike in various ways. For instance, a child sits on the bike and transitions from sitting/walking to sitting/running. Likewise, a child picks their feet off the floor/ground and glides.

Parents must ensure their children master the balancing, steering, and coordination skills to improve their self-confidence and physical skills. There are dozens of brands and hundreds of products available on the market.

However, not all are durable, sturdy, reliable, safe, and cost-effective. Today’s guide will give you essential information on balance bikes and help you choose the best one based on your preferences. Read on!

What is a Balance Bike?

A balance bike, also known as a running bike, has no chains, cranks, or pedals. When your kid sits on the bike, their feet are flat on the ground, making them feel safe and secure. Your child uses their feet to propel along and learn skills like gliding, scooting, starting and stopping with increased confidence.

In addition to learning balance, this type of bike enables your child to improve coordination, motor skills, and spatial awareness. At the same time, riding a balance bike is a good exercise that enhances your child’s overall health. The fun activity will keep your little one engaged and happy.

What is the Recommended Balance Bike Age?

Balance bikes are suitable for kids of all ages. However, they are ideal for two to three years old. These bikes are excellent for kids to improve their physical abilities and process their feet before riding pedal bikes.

A balance bike allows a child to walk in and hold onto the handlebars. Remember, practice is essential because this improves the child’s ability to ride the bike appropriately without the risk of accidents.

Over time, your kid will learn to scoot the bike with their feet, glide, pick their feet up off the floor and achieve a good balance. Learning to glide is an essential step because it allows your kid to steer around obstacles and increases the likelihood of transitioning to a pedal bike.

How to Ride a Balance Bike – Tips for Parents

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ROOKIE 12 BALANCE BIKE

Our lightweight balance bikes are the best training tool to teach toddlers to ride a bike without having to use training wheels.

  • Age Range: 18months - 4 years
  • Seat Height: 30cm - 44cm
  • Ability Level: Learning to Balance
  • Bike Weight: 2.93kgs
  • 4 Amazing Colours: Neon Red, Blue, Green, Pink

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ROOKIE 14 BALANCE TO PEDAL BIKE

This revolutionary balance bike converts to a child's first pedal bike with an attachable pedal kit once your child learns to balance.

  • Age Range: 3 - 6 years
  • Seat Height: 37cm - 54cm
  • Ability Level: Learning to Ride their First Bike!
  • Bike Weight:6.6kgs
  • 4 Amazing Colours: Neon Red, Blue, Green, Pink

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ROOKIE 18 BALANCE TO PEDAL BIKE

This revolutionary larger balance bike converts to a child's first pedal bike with an add-on pedal kit once your child masters balance.

  • Age Range: 5 - 8 years
  • Seat Height: 47cm - 64cm
  • Ability Level:Learning to Ride their First Bike!
  • Bike Weight: 7.6kgs
  • 4 Amazing Colours: Neon Red, Blue, Green, Pink