What balance bike or other wheeled contraption for my two year old?

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  • tinsy
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    Sadly, you will need to budget for some new grips or soft end plugs if you have hard floors indoors & you intend to let her have a potter about the house.

    Ours went through the end of the grips in no time.

    Micro scooter ones are good for floors but too big a diameter for little hands.

    That said the bike is very, very stable & is great quality other than that.

    Premier Icon jonathan
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    What you spend on a balance bike is irrelevant because if you succeed in indoctrinating the into your hobby (that’s what we’re doing right?) then 100 quid vs 50 quid becomes a bit meh. After the balance bike (Rothan natch) came the 14″ wheels, then the 20″ MTB, then the 16″ BMX, then the 24″ road/cross bike, and now I’m scraping together parts to build a decent 24″ MTB for next summer as we’ve run out of money 😉

    This is obviously all on top of the Chariot trailer (AMAZING BIT OF KIT!) and the extra bike (or two) to pull the trailer as I knackered my knees doing it SS and didn’t fancy do it much with the full suss.

    The first carbon appeared on the 20″ mtb (hand-me-down bars), next carbon will probably be the cut down Pace forks planned for the 24″ mtb 🙂

    The Rothan is the best balance bike about, it’s also the most expensive. It’s not really a surprise is it? The main problem is setting their standards too high, our youngest rode a Strider recently and declared it rubbish. A strangley proud, but worrying moment.

    nathaneddy
    Member

    strangley?
    gives me the shivers.

    hora
    Member

    Ok Im man enough to admit that I was wrong. You get what you pay for and the Decathlon bike is junk.

    The collar holding the bars constantly loosens so the bars are always off centre. Nice safety issue there, one refund and and Isla please.

    mikew
    Member

    Anyone tried the Zooom from CRC ?
    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=51811

    Looks good value with a £10 voucher + quidco

    hora
    Member

    The Strider is light and great quality

    Premier Icon aracer
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    The first carbon appeared on the 20″ mtb (hand-me-down bars)

    Ooh that sounds like a challenge. Sadly my oldest is already on a 20, so can’t get you there, but shall have to see if I can find something carbon in the parts bin to put on the Cnoc 14 my littlest is just getting going on.

    The Strider is light and great quality

    Do you trust the opinion of a man who just a week ago was saying “Decathlon- £29. I built it and it is good quality.”, “I think the Decathlon bike is well made.” ? 😉

    Premier Icon GrahamS
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    Ok Im man enough to admit that I was wrong. You get what you pay for and the Decathlon bike is junk.

    *falls of his chair*

    Wait… you.. you.. were wrong…?

    Has this ever happened on STW before?
    Isn’t this one of the portents for the End of Days or something?

    Premier Icon binners
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    What have you done with the real Hora, you monster?!!!!

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