What age do balance bikes go up to?
Balance bikes are normally for kids from 18 months to 7 years old. If your child can walk, chances are they can use a balance bike. As balance bikes don’t have a drivetrain (pedals, cranks etc.) they are much lower to the ground and are much lighter than traditional kids bikes.
Are balance bikes a waste of money?
While many find that it can be considered a waste of money due to the short-term use of it, that would be short-sighted thinking. The truth is, the balance bike is so effective at teaching kids how to properly ride a bike that they quickly grow out of it.
Why are balance bikes bad?
Balance bikes are made for your child to sit on the seat and push themselves along with their feet. … The bike would often topple over from your child riding too fast and taking a turn. This has the effect of teaching your child resilience, ‘getting back on the bike’.
Can you put a brake on a balance bike?
As kids get more confident on the bike you can introduce a brake – it’s easy to take brakes on and off we can guide you through it if you need help. As brakes are not vital on a balance bike don’t feel this has to be a factor in your decision (you can also buy rear brake kits separately).
Does a balance bike need brakes?
Should balance bikes have brakes? A balance bike doesn’t have to have a brake – little feet will suffice. However, having one (usually at the rear) can add confidence. Not only that, it also gives your child one more skill which they can apply when they start to pedal.
Why are balance bikes expensive?
Balance bikes are a bit more expensive compared to regular kids’ bikes because they are specifically made to help children learn to balance on a bike.
Are balance bikes safe?
Safety: Balance bikes are safer and more practical than tricycles and training wheels. Tricycles are slow, awkward to maneuver and easily tip on uneven or angled surfaces. On a balance bike, children are focused on balancing, rather than pedaling.