- Stroller bikes – Likeabike Jumper vs Islabike Rothan
Planning on getting my daughter her first set of wheels soon. After a bit of surfing I have some up with these two as the favorites. The Likeabike costs a bit more but seems to have a couple of extra features (rear damper and steering limiter).
Anyone got an opinion on either or better still experience of both?
RioPosted 9 years agogeoffjSubscriber
We got one of these:
The Isla is nice and in the same price range. I didn’t think the significant extra cost of the likeabike was worthwhile – and neither did the bloke in the bikeshop! Damper and steering limiter ?? 🙄
Of course junior number 1 had to make do with a 12″ bike out of a skip that I took the cranks and chain off.Posted 9 years ago
Hmmm perhaps I’m being a bit too keen. She is 18 months and I was thinking of getting the bike in the next couple of months ready for the glorious spring weather coming our way in March. Not sure if she is tall or short for her age. I’ll have to get her to stand back to back with the other kids at nursery next time I pick her up.Posted 9 years ago2tyredMember
My eldest had a Rothan from just before his 2nd birthday – was a bit big then, but he wanted to push it around the house and in doing so got used to the weight and what it would do when he moved. Two months later, he was outside and doing fine and he’s pretty small for his age. Didn’t take long before he was zipping round the bmx dirt track near our house.
I considered putting a brake on the back of the Rothan, but didn’t want to introduce too much too soon. He only ever had one proper out-of-control crash on the Rothan, but wore out the soles of his trainers in fine style!
He moved onto a Cnoc 14 a couple of months after his 3rd birthday and got the hang of it after a couple of trips up and down our street, the Rothan meant that balance was never an issue for him. Would recommend without hesitation.Posted 9 years agojames-oMember
The Scoot comes with 2 different length seatposts so it can fit a wider height range, but i don’t have the range to hand sorry. I remember we were confident it went both lower and higher than the other products out there when it launched, the smaller post means you can drop it right down and not risk ankles hitting the bottom of the post or the post snagging on uneven ground.Posted 9 years ago
A good fun project to work on tbh, shame i’m too big for one.. Have a look on utube under scoot racing to see the max age that can have fun on them )aracerSubscriber
Hmmm perhaps I’m being a bit too keen. She is 18 months and I was thinking of getting the bike in the next couple of months ready for the glorious spring weather coming our way in March.
Probably a little too young unless she’s really precocious. My 2 year old is only getting going very slowly on it, despite being an early walker and going fairly well on a scooter. When I ordered my Rothan they did ask how old my child was – implication of reason for asking being they didn’t want people getting them when children were too young (they reckoned 2nd birthday was a good time to start, but not before). I know I was enthusiastic like you, but it’s better to wait for these things to happen in their own time. You might also struggle on sizing – mini-aracer is tall for his age, yet the Rothan seatpost isn’t far off the bottom.Posted 9 years agofraserukMember
I got my boy a Specialized Hotwalk when he was 20 months – it was a bit big tbh, but he was keen to get on it after we tried it in the shop so a bit of foam pipe insulation on the down tube meant he could sit in reasonable comfort (with a usefully low centre of gravity) until he was happy on the saddle.
He's now 3 and we're looking for his first 'proper' bike with brakes and pedals.
On the age thing it's going to be very variable depending on the kid – I've a mate with a daughter about same age as my boy that also got a hotwalk but she still hasn't really got the hang of it.Posted 8 years ago
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