Over the years when it comes to learning how to ride a bike it has become much easier and safer for children to learn and in turn causing less stress for both parent and child. This is all due to the balance bikes for kids which allows for this much easier learning experience.

These like bikes are also know as “run bikes”.

So when it comes to buying your child their first you should consider a balance bike. Balance bikes for kids have become the first choice with many parents due to its safety and ease for the child to learn.

Learning how to ride a bike can be quite difficult for many young riders and not to mention very stressful. When it comes time to take off those training wheels it becomes very daunting for both the child and parent.

As parents we tend to be more receptive and open to letting our child ride more on their own but in essence are they really ready to take on this task of operating the brake, wobbling down the road with plenty of obstacles’ in their way? Bikes can be dangerous if the child is not well trained in keeping the bike straight, stopping when they need to on a dime if necessary and being able to turn the bike.

Balance Bikes For Bikes-Why is it the best bike For A Child
For toddlers, a tricycle can be dangerous too because they can tip over very easily and they do not have much of a turn ratio.

So this is why a balance bike is a great first time bike for children because these bikes do not have brakes or chains on them. The child stands straight up on them with both feet touching the ground.

When the child first starts off they walk and run with the bike. As they get comfortable they raise their feet and place them on the foot pegs. When it comes time to stop they put down both feet and stop. By being able to put both feet down on the ground they are able to stop on a dime.

These balance bikes for kids make it much easier and less stressful for the child to learn and parents are less stressed knowing that their child is safer while riding.

These balancing bikes/run bikes come in different Brands and Models as we have listed the best ones here on our website.

P.S.
For those grandparents-These make the perfect gift for your grandchildren

Balance Bikes For Kids

Composite Balance Bikes

 

Product Description
The FirstBike Cross Bike Without Brake is a state of the art bicycle that will grow with your little one! This fantastic buy has an adjustable seat- easily change the seat height by just turning the knob! The optional lowering kit adjusts the seat to a lower height making it ideal for small children to ride. The knob and the optional lowering kit allow children between the ages of 22 months to 5 years of age to enjoy their bicycle for years. The bike comes with replaceable pneumatic knobby Cross tires with Schrader valves, a soft rubber seat and hand grips, and front and rear splash guards. This lightweight composite frame bicycle is rust and insect proof and assembles in minutes! The hassle-free, safe, and fun FirstBike CrossBike Without Brake will become your childs favorite!

Product Details
Bike Dimensions: 33.1in L x 14.2in W x 22in H / Weight: 7.7 lbs
FirstBike Grows with Your Child! Good for Ages: 22 months-5 years
Comes Standard with Replaceable Pneumatic Knobby Cross Tires with Schrader Valves/ Soft Rubber Seat and Hand Grips/ Front and Rear Splash Guards / Reflective Stickers
Standard Seat Height: 14in- 18in/ Tool-Free Seat Height Adjustment- Just Turn the Knob!/ Optional Lowering Kit Available for Seat Height of 12in-16in
Lightweight Composite Frame is Rust and Insect Proof


Adams Run Bike

Adams Run Bike Boys Silver and Blue.
Helps to develop balance and motor skills and speeds up the learning curve to transition to a 2 wheeler.
Great learning tool as an alternate to training wheels.
A fun alternative to a sidewalk bike or tricycle. Long saddle for multiple sitting positions.
Adjustable saddle height to fit a wide range of children from 2 1/2 to 7 years (small) old.


FirstBike Composite

Product Description
The FirstBike Cross Bike Without Brake is a state of the art bicycle that will grow with your little one! This fantastic buy has an adjustable seat- easily change the seat height by just turning the knob! The optional lowering kit adjusts the seat to a lower height making it ideal for small children to ride. The knob and the optional lowering kit allow children between the ages of 22 months to 5 years of age to enjoy their bicycle for years. The bike comes with replaceable pneumatic knobby Cross tires with Schrader valves, a soft rubber seat and hand grips, and front and rear splash guards. This lightweight composite frame bicycle is rust and insect proof and assembles in minutes! The hassle-free, safe, and fun FirstBike CrossBike Without Brake will become your childs favorite!

Product Details
Bike Dimensions: 33.1in L x 14.2in W x 22in H / Weight: 7.7 lbs
FirstBike Grows with Your Child! Good for Ages: 22 months-5 years
Comes Standard with Replaceable Pneumatic Knobby Cross Tires with Schrader Valves/ Soft Rubber Seat and Hand Grips/ Front and Rear Splash Guards / Reflective Stickers
Standard Seat Height: 14in- 18in/ Tool-Free Seat Height Adjustment- Just Turn the Knob!/ Optional Lowering Kit Available for Seat Height of 12in-16in
Lightweight Composite Frame is Rust and Insect Proof


Glide Balance Bikes

Product Description
The Go Glider from Glide Bikes allows children to gain confidence, improve motor skills, increase coordination, and learn balance at their own pace all while having fun! Balance Bikes do not have training wheels and pedals to get in the way, so children learn the important first step in riding a bike- BALANCE! Pushing off with alternating feet as if the child were running from a seated position, the child can learn balance and control. Once the child becomes more stable they begin to glide with their feet off the ground. Glide Bikes also incorporates a unique foot peg system to allow kids to have a place to rest their feet while gliding. These pegs can be locked into place with one simple to use, tool-free pin allowing the foot pegs to be installed or removed in seconds. As your child develops balance and begins gliding, they can place their feet on the foot pegs and get accustomed to the natural foot position present on a traditional bicycle. Another important aspect of learning to ride with a Glide Bikes balance bike is how they help build a child’s confidence. The problem with bikes that depend on training wheels is the lack of control and stability and the higher probability of tip-overs. This makes the child more prone to injuries and takes the fun out of riding a bike. With the Go Glider, riders have a lower center of gravity which increases stability similar to a sports car in comparison to a tall sport utility vehicle. We also design our bikes using downhill mountain bike geometry which also increases stability and allows for the lowest balance speed of 1.5 MPH. Unlike the heavy kid’s bikes with training wheels, we use high quality, lightweight materials so that children can lift the bike by themselves and avoid getting trapped underneath the bike if they do fall. These are all very important features built into our bikes to make your child’s experience a safe and fun one!

Product Details
Designed for ages 5 years old to 10 years old
Lowest and safest balance speed on the market due to unique downhill mountain bike geometry and lower center of gravity
Unique removable foot pegs to improve balance and practice gliding
Easy to adjust quick-release seat clamp to allow for tool-free seat height adjustment
Child sized handbrake for safe stopping power as children build confidence and speed


Jammer Balance Bikes

Currently comes in Red, Blue, Silver, and Pink.
10lbs
Overall dimensions 36 x 17.5 x 23 inches

 

Although the bike is new there has been an issue with the manufacturer where the handlbar paint was knicked. Please see image #5. It only affect the aesthetics of the bike and not the functionality. Not all of them have these but please assume yours will have it. The bike will get pretty beat up anyways with your child falling and dropping it. Consider placing your favorite sticker over it if it bothers you. We are very sorry.


Joovy Balance Bikes

Product Description
The Joovy Bicycoo BMX is a durable, well designed balance bike for kids 3 years and above. The frame is made of aluminum so it is strong and lightweight just like high end bikes. The lightweight frame makes controlling the bike much easier for kids, unlike the heavy wooden and steel versions. The tires are pneumatic and refillable. Many balance bikes on the market use EVA plastic tires which are cheaper and wear out much quicker than these rubber tires used on the Joovy Bicycoo BMX. The suspension qualities of pneumatic tires give kids a much smoother ride. There is also a hand brake for the rear tire. When you combine the high quality of the Bicycoo BMX with Joovy’s great customer service, you can’t go wrong with this bike. You’ll love the look on your kids face when they finally figure out how to balance and ride with no feet touching the ground! The seat is height adjustable for a perfect fit. The bike has 12″ tires and the overall bike dimensions are 33.50L x 15.5W x 22.25H. The weight is 7.25 lbs.

Product Details
Aluminum frame
Height adjustable seat
Refillable 12″ pneumatic tires provide suspension
Wide 2.25″ tires for stability and hand brake


Kazam Balance Bikes

Product Description
Kazam balance bike uses the “Balance first, Pedal next” approach to learning how to ride a traditional bike. It’s all about balance not training wheels or pedals. The Kazam bike is uniquely designed with a foot reat for feet placement and proper balance; and maintaining center of gravity similar to riding a traditional bicycle. Compact in size this bright green bike’s 33 x 22.5″ frame has an adjustable seat to grow with your child. The quick release seat adjustment makes it easy to alter for other children and its air inflated tires help make for a smooth ride.

Product Details
12 inch steel frame
Adjustable Seat
Air inflated tires
Quick release saddle adjustment
Durable molded set


Kettler Balance Bikes

Product Description
There’s no better or safer way to get your child into cycling. The Kiddi-o Layana Balance Bike is safe and easy to ride for children from 2 to 6 years old. With a scoot of their feet, our unique training bike helps a child build the skills needed later to ride a bicycle without training wheels. Your child’s confidence will grow while their sense of balance improves from the hours of riding without the pedals getting in their way! With a child’s natural tendency to want to move around combined with a fun way to exercise, the Layana Balance Bike helps promote a healthy lifestyle and better posture that can last through to adulthood.

Recommended Ages: 2 years – 6 years
Product Details
Patented Limited Turn Radius
12-inch air tires on ball bearings
Height adjustable to grow with your child
Padded and lengthened saddle
Ground to seat distance adjusts from 13.5 to 17.5 inches


Kinderbike Laudfrad Balance Bikes

Recently rated the top balance trainer above all others tested by the New York Times. The quality you’ve come to expect from KinderBike – no foam EVA wheels or plastic rims. Built to last multiple generations or riders and an industry best limited Lifetime Warranty!
 


M-Wave Wooden Balance Bikes

The Ventura Wooden Tiger Running Bike offers a fun, interesting, and different way to learn how to ride a bike without the need for training wheels. Designed for children, this bicycle doesn’t feature any pedals or training wheels. Kids can sit on the adjustable seat, generate momentum with their legs, pick their feet up, and get used to the balanced feel of riding a bike. The Tiger Running Bike features a wood construction. A steering angle limitation device is included for extra safety and control.

Micro G-Bike Balance Bikes

Product Description
The micro g-bike is + is slightly taller than the original G-Bike, with larger 200mm polyurethane wheels and a hand brake that operates on the rear wheel. Provides safe, fun mobility for preschool children.

Maximum mobility with minimum weight! The new g-bike+ weighs half as much as other comparable models so that you can carry it easily by hand or with a pram. Extra-big 200mm wheels and the new handbrake helps with learning the braking technique used on big kids’ bikes. Handlebar and saddle are adjustable and the rubber knob is there to protect kids from injuries. Probably the most innovative runner bike ever.

Children can keep pace with adults and they love the feeling of ‘pedaling’ down the street. Even the youngest children will learn a sense of balance and coordination while improving their motor skills.
Winter and summer, the g-bike is as much an indoor toy as a mode of mobility outdoors; the transparent wheels of the g-bike make it suited for indoor use – no black marks on the floor!

Product Specifications:
Wheels: 200mm polyurethane
Weight: 5.5lbs
Seat Height: 13-15in (low-high)*
Handle Bars: 18in (from ground)
Wheel Base: 22in
Max Load: 40lbs
Age: 2-5 years

Product Details
The Swiss-designed g-bike+ is probably the most innovative runner bike ever, perfect for preschool children learning to balance and ride.
The g-bike + offers exceptional quality construction, award-winning design with minimum weight; the g-bike+ weighs half as much as comparable models so it can be easily carried by hand or with a stroller as needed.
The g-bike+ is slightly taller than the original g-bike by micro and the handlebar and saddle are adjustable for additional height. The rubber knob is there to protect kids from injuries.
The g-bike + has larger 200mm wheels of highest quality polyurethene and is slightly taller than the original g-bike. A hand brake operates on the rear wheel.
The g-bike is as much an indoor toy – the wheels won’t leave any black marks on the floor. It is a mode of mobility for even the youngest child, indoors and out!


Prince Lion Heart Balance Bikes

Prince Lionheart’s Chop Balance Bike will teach your child how to balance – a crucial skill necessary before transitioning to a two-wheeled pedal bicycle. Your child’s sense of independence and self-confidence will become apparent as they learn to balance and steer at their own pace: first walking, then gliding!
 


Schwinn Balance Bikes

The Schwinn 12″ balance bike is the perfect way for your child to learn how to balznce on a bicycle and feel confident to go and take on the experience of riding a traditional bike. Adjustable height saddle and handlebar for growing kids.
 
 


Skuut Balance Bikes Metal

The Skuut is a metal balance bike that has no pedals and no training wheels. Children kick off the ground as if running, thus pushing or skuuting themselves and the bike forward. Great for learning balance, steering, coordination and independence. Having mastered balance on the Skuut, the transition to a traditional 2-wheeled bike is easy.
 


Skuut Balance Bikes Wooden

The Skuut is a wooden balance bike for children ages 2 to 5. It has no pedals and no training wheels. Children kick off the ground as if running, thus pushing or “skuuting” themselves and the bike forward. The Skuut™ is perfect for learning balance, steering, coordination and independence. Having mastered balance on the Skuut™, the transition to a traditional two wheeler bike is easy. Easy to assemble and adjust.
 


Smart Gear Wooden Balance Bike

Smart Balance Bikes by Smart Gear, often referred to as “run bikes” or “balance bikes”, which are pedal free and without training wheels, first and foremost help a child develop the most important skills necessary to later ride a 2 wheel bicycle with pedals: BALANCE and MOTOR SKILLS. Smart Balance Bikes were designed to develop a child’s balance and coordination by simply allowing the child to sit and walk or run with the bike by pushing with their feet.


Strider Accessories

Strider Balance Bike quick release. This will allow yo uto adjust your toddlers bike with one quick motion. No extra tools required. Super easy adjustment in a matter of seconds.
 
 


Strider Balance Bike

If your toddler can walk, your toddler can ride a Strider PREbike™. The Strider PREbike™ teaches your child balance and coordination, developing glittering confidence. Trikes and bikes with training wheels simply can’t do this. Traditional bicycles place too much focus on learning to pedal – skimping on developing your child’s motor skills. And these bikes are heavy, clunky and difficult for toddlers to control.


Wee Ride Balance Bikes

The same people that brought you the popular and innovative Kangaroo Center Mount Child Carrier have hit another home run with the new Wee Ride Push Bike Trainer! This wonderful item looks just like bicycle but without the crank and pedals and is designed to help your child learn the basics of balancing before graduating to pedaling, taking the frustration out of learning to ride a bicycle for both the child and the parent! By using their feet to move the bike forward your child doesn’t have to.
 
 


Wishbone Balance Bikes

  • Product Measures: 29″ x 15.7″ x 6.1″
  • Recommended Ages: 12 months – 5 years


YBikes Balance Bikes

Bigger Wheels for safer riding on uneven surfaces. Two wheels at the back lending a small degree of balancing aid but still allowing the child to lean side to side during turning.High ground clearance allows for safer riding over big obstacles. Bigger angle on front fork allows the wheel to be further forward from the kids center of gravity.


Zum Balance Bikes Metal

Balance Bikes by ZUM have no pedals and no training wheels. The ZUM Bike uses a foot to floor motion as a means of propulsion. The Bike is perfect for developing coordination and balance without the anxiety of training wheels. By learning balance first, the transition from the ZUM Balance Bike to a traditional geared bicycle with pedals is made VERY easy.


Zum Balance Bikes Wooden

If you can walk you can ride. The ZUM-CX balance bike is two bikes in one. In the “Low Rider” mode, the seat can be adjusted from 12 inches to 14 inches. In the “Grown Up” mode, the seat can be adjusted from 15 inches to 17 inches, therefore making this bike very flexible. Because of the versatility of this bike, you can expect years of use and enjoyment. Balance Bikes by ZUM have no pedals and no training wheels. The ZUM Bike uses a foot to floor motion as a means of propulsion.