5 Great Balance Bikes for Kids Reviewed – the Fun Way to Learn
Thinking about getting a balance bike for your four-year-old? Rather than overwhelming them with an older child’s bike, balance bikes are a great introduction to cycling.
Balance bikes do not have pedals. To accelerate, the kids need to push off the ground using their feet – far easier than trying to coordinate pedaling. As they gain momentum, their focus is set on balancing their weight on the bike and keeping the handles steady. After this, it will be easier to transition to a normal bike and learn how to pedal while keeping a perfect balance.
After letting the kids of friends and family try out the best-selling balance bikes, here are our favorites:
Training your kids to ride a bike can be challenging especially if they are not good at balancing or are afraid to fall. The WeeBikeShop Saracen Freewheel 12″ Aluminum Balance Bike (US Edition) with Air Tires and Brakes is made of a sturdy metal body that is great for balance training. It has oversized rubber tires that provide comfort and stability and it makes balancing for beginners easier. Although it has no pedals since you are just training their balance it comes with a hand brake so your kids feel safe and secure that they can control when the bike will stop.
Teach your kids how to ride a bike safely and conveniently with the Strider 14x Sport Balance Bike. It has no pedals so your kid can focus on maintaining and practicing their balance instead of pedaling. Once they get that balancing skill on the point then you can move ahead and train with the pedals. The great thing about the Strider is you can purchase the pedal conversion kit which instantly turns this training bike into a full beginners bike that they can pedal. It is perfect to train your kids in the confidence of riding and balancing a bike.
1 used from $162.44
Once your cute little kid asks if they can ride a bike you cannot just say no to that because you fear that they might fall or get injured. Do not worry you can get a training bike that will help them practice balancing first before they drive or pedal a bike. The ACEGER Balance Bike for Kids with Basket is an adorable training bike that is perfect for your adorable little kid. It comes in several cute colors, pink, pastel green, white, yellow, and purple. It is lightweight yet sturdy which can be handled by a small kid. It has a soft handlebar, a bell, and a reflector so your kid can experience the real feeling of riding a bike.
$95.99 in stock
1 used from $79.48
Since balance training bikes do not have pedals your kid might feel uncomfortable with their feet and legs and not know what to do with them. The JOYSTAR 10″/12″ Kids Balance Bike comes with a Footrest and it is suitable for both girls and boys. The footrest will act as a pedal so that your kid will be familiar with where to place their feet when they ride a real bike. It also enhances their ability to balance by having their feet raised and does not touch the ground. The cool thing about this is the tires are air-free so it is puncture proof so your kid will never suffer a flat tire.
2 used from $40.27
Schwinn Balance Toddler Bikes, 12-Inch Wheels, Beginner Rider Training is the perfect training bike for kids from ages 2 to 4. As young as they re they can easily learn how to balance their weight when riding a bike. It has a convenient handlebar for steering that is designed for beginners to give them more control of the training bike. The seat is also adjustable so kids can ride it no matter their height. It is lightweight and looks amazing. It comes in 7 bright and fun colors, pink, white, red, green, graphite, blue, and black with green.
1 used from $73.20