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What is a Balance Bike?

What is a balance bike? Balance bikes are a very simple bike designed to teach young 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 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.

Woom Balance Bikes

Ignite the fire within your little tyke!  The Woom 1 Balance Bike is the ideal partner to introduce your young child to the concept of riding two wheels.  With 12" wheels, weighing only 7.7 lbs, and designed for 1.5 - 4 yr olds (33"-39" tall), the Woom 1 Balance Bike is designed for stability and ease of handling.  Due to the extremely low entry and the high cockpit, our little ones can enjoy the ride as soon as they can start walking - without training wheels.  Woom Balance Bikes include a unique “small hand reach” brake, which enable even the smallest of hands to brake safely and with minimum effort - a good brake is particularly helpful on a balance bike when going downhill or on rough terrain.

Stampede Balance Bikes

Designed for smaller riders, this 12 inch Balance Bike is ready for action.  With its light (10 lbs) rust free Alloy frame, comfortable seat, and low center of gravity this bike will inspire confidence in the youngest of riders.  Wide handle bars and tires combined with a low center of gravity make this a very stable bike. The easy to reach rear brake adds control and improves riding skills.