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Strider 12 Sports Balance Bike

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Good biking habits don’t form overnight. So, train your future bikers while they’re still young. Mastering the fundamentals of control and balance is important at this stage. That’s why most kids bike focuses on these. More importantly, teaching your kid how to bike at an early age develops their self-confidence.

Biking is a perfect family activity too! Be the example. Spend time biking with your kid around the neighborhood or park.

No bike yet? Here’s a list to help you get started. 

Featured Kids Bike

Pinto 12” – 14”: The Most Advanced Kids’ Bike in the World

The Pinto is super light, weighing only 5.7 kilograms (12.5 lbs.). It features Black Mountain’s EPOK­TM growing technologies which make the bike safe and easy to use. The Pinto is fully customizable. You can dial it down to fit your kid perfectly and then adjust it up as he or she grows and becomes stronger.

Three bikes in one, the Pinto can be a balance bike and a conventional 12” and 14” bikes, depending on how you set it up.

Pinto’s Unique Features:

  • A patented growing triangular frame which can be adjusted as your kid grows.
  • The first growing gear system in the market. Kids can pedal easily in small mode and then move up as they grow.
  • Grips and levers optimized for kids. Braking power is provided by Tektro® brake levers.
  • Custom saddle with inverted seat clamp to accommodate even the smallest biker.
  • Custom-made belt drive featuring maintenance-free and oil-free chain.
  • CNC rims, Kenda tires, and CNC rims

Best Kids Balance Bikes

Strider 12 Sports Balance Bike

Strider is one of the leaders in balance bikes. Their products are well-built from high-quality materials and are cheaper than other balance bikes in the market. The updated Strider Sports Balance Bike adds convenience for kids and their parents. This new design includes thinner grips, a padded seat, and a quick way to adjust the seat and the handlebar without using any tools.

The Strider Sports Balance Bike is light enough for your kids to scoot to the park and back on their own. This bike uses solid EVA polymer tires. These tires will never go flat. On the downside, they lack the grip of their air-filled counterparts.

Bike Specifications

Age18 months – 5 years
Weight6.7 lbs. (3.0 kg)
Seat Height11 in. – 19 in.
BrakesNo brakes
FootrestYes
LimiterNo
Tire Size12 in.
Frame MaterialSteel
PROSCONS
Easy to control and lightweight.Not ideal for tall or older kids. The bike frame is small.
Kids as young as 18 months can ride. One of the smallest balance bikes available.Tires don’t provide much traction. Not ideal for grass or other non-paved paths.
Tire are maintenance free. They never go flat. 
Well designed. Ample space for kids to extend their legs to glide and run.

Yedoo Too Too

The Yedoo Too Too kids bike offers premium features and design without breaking your wallet. It comes with rear V brakes for slow and easy stopping and a limiter to keep your kid safe while riding. This updated version also comes with a redesigned saddle for better comfort and stability. The Yedoo Too Too features Kenda-branded tires for better riding. Bike Specifications
Age 2 years – 5 years
Weight 8.2 lbs. (3.72 kg)
Seat Height 12 in. – 18 in.
Brakes Hand Brakes
Footrest No
Limiter Yes
Tire Size 12 in.
Frame Material Steel
PROS CONS
Easy to control and lightweight. Steering limiter can’t be disabled because it is built into the bike’s headset.
One of the lightest bikes on the market.
Air-filled tires offer better traction even in up-paved surfaces.
Larger seat height range allows plenty of room for growth.

Ridgeback Scoot XL

The Ridgeback Scoot XL kids bike is designed specifically for children between the ages of 4-7 years. Made from sturdy aluminum, this bike is lightweight and doesn’t deform, flex, or twist. Stopping power is provided by rear V brakes. The Ridgeback Scoot XL comes in 4 vibrant colors that your kid will surely love. This bike’s tires are made from puncture resistant air-filled rubber.

The Ridgeback Scoot XL has a larger frame, making it perfect for kids who are too tall for 12-inch bikes but are not yet big enough to manage 16-inch rides.

Bike Specifications

Age4 years – 7 years
Weight11.6 lbs. (5.26 kg)
Seat Height16 in. – 22 in.
BrakesHand Brakes
FootrestNo
LimiterNo
Tire Size14 in.
Frame MaterialAluminum Alloy
PROSCONS
Perfect tires. 14 inches is right at the sweet spot — not too small, not too big.Too heavy for smaller children.
Handlebars are stable and wide.Exposed bolts could be a hazard.
Long wheelbase provides additional stability. 
Seat height is adjustable by up to 6 inches. 
Built from high quality and durable materials. 

Looking for more balance bikes? Check out our full balance bike buying guide.

Best Kids Balance Bikes

Schwinn Skip Toddler Balance Bike

The Schwinn Skip Toddler Balance Bike comes in a foot-to-floor design that your toddlers will love. It’s made from lightweight steel and rolls on 12-inch wheels. The wheels are air filled.

For safety, this balance bike comes with a speed limiter and an easy to steer handlebar to give your kids more control.

In terms of comfort, the Schwinn Skip Toddler Balance Bike features an adjustable seat post. You can adjust the seat post height without using any tools!

Age2 years – 4 years
Weight14 lbs.
LimiterYes
Tire Size12 in.
Frame MaterialSteel
PROSCONS
Easy to control and lightweight.A little bit heavy compared to other kids bike.
Air-filled tires offer better traction even in up-paved surfaces. 
Adjustable seat post. 

Joystar Kids Balance Bike

The Joystar Kids Balance Bike comes in a step-through design that’s easy to hop in and hop out. This balance bike also comes with a foot rest that allows your kid to coast through like on a regular bike. This helps them develop balance and find their center of gravity.

The tires of the Joystar Kids Balance Bike are made from puncture-proof EVA polymer foam. It also comes with an adjustable seat post and handlebar.

Age2 years – 5 years
Weight6.4 lbs.
LimiterNo
TireEVA polymer foam
PROSCONS
Easy to control and lightweight.No speed limiter.
Tired are low-maintenance and puncture-proofTires may not roll as smoothly as air-filled tires.
Adjustable seat post and handlebar. 

Bixe Pro Balance Bike

The Bixe Pro Balance Bike allows your kid to master balance and steering first. This balance bike is made from a super durable steel frame. This amazing bike is designed for older kids between ages 5 to 9 years old. 

The Bixe Pro Balance Bike is designed with safety in mind. The clamps are tamper-proof and all wheels come with safety washers. 

Age5 years to 9 years old
Weight11 lbs.
LimiterNo
TireEVA polymer foam
PROSCONS
Easy to control and lightweight.No speed limiter.
Tired are low-maintenance and puncture-proofTires may not roll as smoothly as air-filled tires.
Adjustable seat post and handlebar. 

The Croco Premium Balance Bike

The Croco Premium Balance Bike is a lighter balance bike that comes with adjustable handlebars that don’t need any tools to setup. Made from aluminum, this balance bike is light.

This balance bike comes with flat-free rubber foams that require less maintenance compared to their air-filled counterparts. In terms of comfort and safety, The Croco Premium Balance Bike is designed with soft hand grips, sturdy sealed bearings, safety-end screws, and a padded seat.

Age2 years to 5 years old
Weight6 lbs.
LimiterNo
TireRubber foam
PROSCONS
Easy to control and lightweight.No speed limiter.
Tired are low-maintenance and puncture-proofTires may not roll as smoothly as air-filled tires.
Adjustable seat post and handlebar. 
Fast and easy to assemble. 

Schwinn Elm Balance Bike

The Schwinn Elm Balance Bike is designed to help kids develop coordination and balance. Made from a sturdy steel frame, this balance bike features a rigid fork designed for kids for easy handling.

In terms of safetly, the Schwinn Elm Balance Bike comes with a ball bearing headset with steering limiter. You can also adjust the seat post easily without using any tools. For tires, this bike comes with 12″ Mag wheels made from EVA foam.

Age2 years to 4 years old
Weight11.2 lbs.
LimiterYes
TireEVA foam
PROSCONS
Easy to control and lightweight.Tires may not roll as smoothly as air-filled tires.
Tired are low-maintenance and puncture-proof 
Adjustable seat post and handlebar. 
Fast and easy to assemble. 
Rear axle guards to protect the rider’s ankles. 

How do you get the best bike for your kid?

Getting the best fit is the most crucial part of motivating your kid to enjoy biking. Consider the weight (which should not be more than 30% of your kids’ weight), tire height, and the bike seat. The ideal seat height should allow the rider to be in a slightly bent position.

Happy biking!

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