which balance bike?
Looking to buy my daughter a balance bikes for Christmas and trying to decide which one, already ruled out isla bikes based on cost (yes I know they have good resale value but no).
Was looking at the strider at £80 but there are a whole host of bikes around the £50 mark such as the bike star and wondered if anyone had experience with either of these bikes and if its worth paying the extra for something that will probably only be used for a short period of time?
Views/recommendationsPosted 6 years agoknightmareMember
we have a Norco alu balance bike and although it has been excellent it does not have a brake which lets it down a little. i think learning to use brakes is as important as learning to balance. i would recommend getting one with at least the option of adding a brake.Posted 6 years agoflowMember
Flow how old is your little boy…. my grandson is 2 year old in march…..and his dad has been looking at balance bikes but my grandson just cant get his feet to touch the floor when he sits on one of these bikes ….
He turned two this month.
The saddle is at its lowest in the photo, so I cut an inch off the seatpost so it goes right down. His feet are pretty much flat on the floor.Posted 6 years agolardmanMember
nice’n light, and my boy didn’t really need a brake for the first few months.
Then i got the same size spesh bike with brake, and pedals. He was riding pedalling confidently on his own within 6 months of getting the balance bike, at around 3 yrs.
I think having a light enough bike at that age is of under-rated importance.Posted 6 years agoMountainMonkeyMember
We just got our little girl a Strider, mainly because it’s so light and because it smaller than most of the others out there (she’s only 19 months). She’s not exactly a pro just yet, but she clearly loves being on it and hopefully it won’t take her long to get the hang of it. We bought it through the main UK dealer, but via ebay so that we could put a ‘best offer’ in and so got it for £70 rather than £80 – definitely the easiest way to save a tenner and they posted it out straight away – very impressed with the service all round!Posted 6 years agodocstarMember
http://www.groupon.co.uk/deals/national-deal/bodini/1835136/.R2swKl seen this yesterday was gonna buy one for my daughter but I’m going to get a more girly looking one.Posted 6 years ago
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