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Why Balance Bikes Are Simply the Best Way To Teach Kids to Ride a Bike

Why Balance Bikes Are Simply the Best Way To Teach Kids to Ride a Bike

Kids balance bikes are a very simple bike designed to teach children how to steer and balance on two wheels. Balance bikes are designed with only foot propulsion to teach the fundamentals of riding. Because they have no pedals or other complicated forms of propulsion, most children find riding a balance bike as easy as walking. When the fundamentals of balance and steering are mastered, transitioning to a bicycle with pedals is straightforward.

When learning to ride, a child must be allowed to experience the feel of leaning sideways and how steering affects the balance of the bike. When a child learns to ride without leaning, such as on a tricycle or bike with training wheels, they aren't really learning to ride at all! By starting out on a balance bike, your child will develop balance, coordination, and confidence!

A balance bike is simply the best way for a child to learn balance and learn to ride a bike! From toddlers and young children to teenagers and adults just learning to ride, and those with special needs, there is a Strider balance bike to get them on two wheels.

Strider Balance Bikes

Strider Balance Bikes are the result of 10 years of development, manufacturing improvements, riding, observation, testing, and even racing. The patented design of the Strider is lightweight (6.7 lbs) and allows for a very low minimum seat height. This balance bike was designed for 2 year old children to learn to ride. Many parents even experience their children riding as young as 18 months, or younger!   Strider also offers 16" and 20" balance bike models for older kids, adults just learning to ride, as well as those with special needs.

Early Rider Balance Bikes

Early Rider was founded in a garden shed in the market town of Henley 30 miles west of London. Their first bike was a wooden balance bike, shaped like a chopper. It just worked - stability, ride comfort, roll over and all attitude. Super lightweight, no maintenance, no grease, no dirt, no steel to rust, smooth, quiet and always ready to ride. 

Early Rider makes the Lite, which takes full advantage of wood to make a lightweight bike that is easy to maneuver.  Early Rider’s SuperPly construction embraces wood’s natural forgiveness to absorb vibrations and smooth bumps to provide the most comfortable, confidence inspiring ride.

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