- Where to get a wooden balance bike for a two year old?
I got a dreadful little bike like this for my grandson.
I attacked it with a hacksaw and made a flat wooden saddle for the back rack. It made a great little balance bike. He was riding it before his 2nd birthday.
He graduated to a proper bike and was pedalling unaided just before his 4th birthday.Posted 5 years agoandysredminiMember
I would advise against going for a wooden one depending on the type of use it may get.
We bought my daughter a kiddimoto kurve which looks nice but in reality isn’t very good. My daughter is very tall for her age and still had to wait until she was quite old to fit on it due to the high stand over and minimum saddle height. The main problem has been the durability of it though. She uses it once or twice a week on our local bmx tracks and its starting to drop apart. The steering wobbles like crazy on the steep bits and the front axle comes undone every now and then. Obviously its not designed for this type of riding and would be more than adequate for playing in the garden or park.
I’m not completely trying to advise against getting one as my daughter has had a lot of use out of it and loves it but just have a think about what type of use it will get. We never thought she would be doing the sort of riding she is doing on it when we first looked at them.Posted 5 years agowarns74Member
warns74: Can’t tell what it is…got a link and/or a make/model?
It’s aptly called a “tinybike”, theres a few places that sell them, (amazon, ebay shop) typically about £45-50. Plus points are it’s relatively light and the wider wheels help with balance when they first start out.Posted 5 years agoWorldClassAccidentMember
There is a kid on one of those Rebel-Kidz bikes who did the dual track at the bike park on Sunday.
The dad let go of the saddle on the start ramp by mistake and couldn’t catch up.
Great watching a 2 year old getting air over the rhythm section and then running up the hill for another goPosted 5 years agoStainypantsSubscriber
We have an easy rider and to be honest its too heavy for my son who is a big and strong 2 and 2 months. We also have a cheap decathlon plastic balance bike and he’s just to grips with it this week having been using one of those plastic motorbikes with the big wheels.
To be honest I think he’ll be riding a normal bike before he’s strong enough for the easy rider. There is a lighter early rider but i think your better of with the cheaper lighter options.
I’m taking him to the bike park this afternoon i’ll post up some video here he is on the motorbike a few monthsPosted 5 years ago
Get a Puky
I’ve got one of these that my 2.5yo has just grown out of if your interested? (well, he’s actually just grown into a LikeaBike Kokua)
 Its metal, not tree material.Posted 5 years agopeabrainMember
The metal ones tend to be smaller than the wooden ones. Puky LRM and Strider are the smallest. Strider lasts longer as it has bigger wheels and longer reach, but Puky LRM is great because it is so tiny (my son was on it at 19months and he is very small for his age)
For slightly bigger kids (IIRC my son was 2.5) the LikeaBike Jumper is the bees knees.Posted 5 years agotwistedpencilSubscriber
My son managed to throw his leg over an early rider lite at 18months, my daughter was using it at 2.5years. Both love it. It weighs nowt. It’s been ragged around a BMX track, slammed into muddy puddles up to the axles and worse. I stripped it a polished it about two weeks ago and after 4years it’s still going strong, will strip sand and revarnish before number three gets her mitts on it.
The striders do look good though 🙂Posted 5 years ago
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