Balance Bikes are gaining in popularity as they provide young children with a two step approach to learning to ride a bike. With so many on the market it’s hard to know which to choose. We have been carrying the Runners-bike, Canadian designed wood balance bike for several years and are really impressed with how well they are made and how well they hold up. We’re happy to see the lighter weight aluminum version which is a bit easier for more petite kids and is a little more weather and water resistant.
Balance bikes are easy to use. First kids walk the bike forward. As they experiment with speed and momentum they learn to lift their feet and coast for longer and longer periods of time. If they need to put on "the brakes", they just lower their feet!
Aside from being great fun, cycling on a balance bike provides absolutely fabulous exercise, both cardio and strength building. Balance bikes give young children a great sense of freedom and mastery. Most children learn to ride them quickly, and then they are off and rolling!
• Sturdy Aluminum frame.
• Standard rubber tires (12½ x 2¼in.) with inner tubes
• Soft padded adjustable synthetic leather seat
• Best suited for ages 2 to 5.
• Easy assembly kit includes wrench.
• Adjustable seat height from 37 to 48cm. (14.5 - 19 in.)
•Weighs 3.6 kg (7.9 lbs) (wood bike weighs about 10 lbs.)
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