Strider Balance Bikes have been designed around the child and designed to fit for as many years as possible. After all, kids grow quickly, so it makes sense to use our balance bike size guide to ensure the bike will last for several years.
With so many brands and models to choose from, there is a bewildering choice available so let us try and break this down.
Why choose a balance bike?
Bikes allow a whole new level of independence and are a great way to get them away from games consoles and out exploring the world. They will even stay fit and healthy and develop a love for the outdoors! Kids bikes are also a great way for families to spend quality time together.
The problem with bikes with stabilisers, the old traditional method of riding a bike, is that balance isn't being learned whilst the child rocks precariously from one side to the other, as the stabilisers are doing the work and not your child's brain.
Also, it is pretty hard to go on a family bike ride, as parents need to keep assisting kids up and down curbs and deal with the odd tantrum due to oversized heavy bikes that are no fun to ride.
What size balance bike?
Ignore frame and wheel size; it is the standover height that counts. Children need to have feet flat on the floor, with a bend in the knee, so the only things that matter are choosing a lightweight bike, so they can handle it. Checking the seat height adjusts to provide room for growth and adjustable handlebar positions so that they find a comfortable riding position so they enjoy riding.
We have balance bikes suitable for every age, from babies through to adults.
How to measure for a balance bike.
We mention inseam/ inside leg a lot. To measure a wriggling toddler isn't easy so our guide to get the measurements you need, and then pick a bike from the table to suit. We would suggest doing this wearing shoes as after all, they will be wearing them when riding.
All Strider Bikes come with free delivery across the UK & Ireland and a 60 day no quibble refund policy alongside a 2-year manufacturers warranty.
Which balance bike?
The 12" Strider Sport/ Pro Balance Bike fits kids from 18 months to 5 years. Super light, starting at just 2.4 kg, the bike features adjustable seat and handlebar heights, altered using a quick release clamp. Perfect for adjusting on the go.
Mini grips to fit little hands, a padded mini seat to not strain the narrow hips of young children and enhanced performance footrest for somewhere to put feet when they are speeding along, make this range the best-selling Strider in the world.
If your child is younger than 18 months, then use the Strider Baby Rocker to ensure the fun starts from as soon as they are climbing.
The next step is to look at adding pedals..
The 14X Strider Sport Balance Bike converts seamlessly to a lightweight pedal bike by adding our Easy-Ride Pedal Kit. This is the bike for 3-year-olds that will then work beautifully until they are 7 years plus.
If you still need advice, contact us on 01926 339107 as we will happily talk balance bikes all day. After all, Strider are the specialist balance bike manufacturer and have been making these bikes for over 10 years.