As soon as children can walk, they’ll enjoy moving about on a balance bike. In the last few years, balance bikes have become the most popular option for a child’s first bike. Balance bikes have no cranks or pedals.
A balance bike is propelled and stopped by your child’s feet, rather than a drivetrain (pedals and chain). Unlike the traditional method of starting on a pedal bike with stabilisers, balance bikes teach children to use their body weight to control the bike.
Riding a balance bike will teach your child the core fundamentals of balance, coordination and steering control. Experts believe children who started on a balance bike, often find the transition to independent cycling much smoother.