Top 10 Best Balance Bike for Toddlers 2018 Reviews

Balance bikes are built just like two-wheeled bicycles but don’t have gears or pedals. Unlike tricycles and “big-wheels,” balance bikes encourage toddlers to learn to balance on their own. Fun, and easy to learn, kids quickly adjust to a pedal bicycle after they master gliding and coasting.

The best balance bikes have sturdy frames, and adjustable seats and handlebars. Higher-end bikes have hand brakes. Hand-brakes may be too advanced for a toddler, but just right for a preschooler. Here are ten of the best balance bikes of 2017.

10. Kinderfeets Retro Wooden Balance Bike

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Kinderfeets Retro Wooden Balance Bike

The Kinderfeets Retro balance bike features a sturdy, lightweight, wooden bamboo frame. This company is proud that their award-winning design is earth-friendly and sustainable. It has a step-through frame with several colorful graphics options. The cushioned seat is adjustable, and the ergonomic design encourages good posture. Airless biodegradable tires are great for toddlers, because they can never go flat. This bike has built-in footrests to help kids transition to pedal bicycles.

Pros:

  • Eco-friendly
  • Colorful graphics
  • Optional pneumatic tires available

Cons:

  • Handlebars are not adjustable
  • Not weather-resistant (must be stored away from moisture

9. WOOM BIKES USA Balance Bike

WOOM BIKES USA Balance Bike

The lightweight, aluminum WOOM bike easy for youngsters to handle. Pneumatic tires absorb bumps and shocks. This is more comfortable and less-tiring for the rider. The steering lock limiter prevents the front wheel from turning too far. This helps kids learn to make small course adjustments. It weighs less than eight pounds, and is easy to lift and carry. It has a hand brake and pneumatic tires. The WOOM bike features durable alloy rims and stainless steel spokes. This balance bike is great for children aged 18 months to 4 years old. The seat height ranges from 10”, for the smallest adventurers, to 14.5” high.

Pros:

  • Lightweight
  • Weather resistant
  • Steering limiter

Cons:

  • Hand-brake may need maintenance/adjustment over time
  • No footrests
  • Handlebars are not adjustable

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8. Joovy Bicyoo Balance Bike

Joovy Bicyoo Balance Bike

This stylish modern Joovy Bicyoo balance bike features an aluminum frame. This makes it strong, lightweight and weather-resistant. It has 12” pneumatic tires which easily cross small cracks in the pavement. The tires are rubber, not plastic, and are more than 2” wide. This adds stability and durability. The frame design has smooth surfaces and recessed bolts. This keeps little hands and feet safe from pinches and scratches. The contoured, padded seat is adjustable. And the bike weighs only 8.75 pounds, which is manageable for most toddlers. The maximum weight for riders is 55 lbs., and the seat height adjusts from 14”-15.25” as your child grows.

Pros:

  • Hand brake
  • Pneumatic wheels
  • Internally-routed brake cable

Cons:

  • No footrests
  • Min. seat height is 14”

7. Prince Lionheart Balance Bike

Prince Lionheart Balance Bike

The Prince Lionheart balance bike features classic, unisex styling and a sustainable birch frame. Comfortable, pneumatic, rubber tires keep little ones rolling over bumpy pavement. As the child grows, you can raise the padded seat from 14.8″ to 17″ high. Intended for children from 2-5 years old, this balance bike supports up to 65 lbs. Solid rubber handgrips cushion little hands as they learn to steer. The durable, 100% wood frame reminds children to protect their environment. It also has retro, racing-style graphics on the front and sides.

Pros:

  • Max weight 65 lbs
  • Eco-friendly frame
  • Excellent customer service

Cons:

  • Not a step-through frame
  • No footrests
  • No handbrake

6. Cruzee Ultra Lite Balance Bike

Cruzee Ultra Lite Balance Bike

At just 4.4 pounds, the Cruzee may be the lightest balance bike ever made. Its rust-free aluminum frame is strong and lightweight. The wheels have solid spokes and puncture-proof, foam tires. The seat and handlebars are both height-adjustable and have tool-free clamps. This allows parents to make adjustments right away. This bike can handle riders up to 75 lbs. So, as your toddler grows into a preschooler, you can adjust the bike to their size. It’s constructed with low-profile bolts and rounded frame edges to prevent scratches. Plus, it comes in several different metallic colors that kids love.

Pros:

  • Lifetime warranty
  • Adjustable seat and handlebars
  • Weighs 4.4 lbs
  • Footrests

Cons:

  • Solid tires
  • No hand brake

5. Critical Cycles Cub No-Pedal Balance Bike for Kids

 

Critical Cycles Cub No Pedal Balance Bike for Kids

The Critical Cycles Cub combines all the features a parent could ask for. Its smooth steel frame and fork have a step-through design for easy access. Both the seat and handlebars are height-adjustable. The integrated footrests encourage gliding which develops a good sense of balance. Integrated footrests help children learn where to place their feet on pedal bicycles. Solid 12” puncture-proof tires mean parents never need to worry about air pressure. The Cub’s wheels have sturdy solid spokes that won’t bend. This balance bike is suitable for children from 20 months to 5 years old. And it weighs only nine pounds. The seat height adjusts from 12.5” to 17.5,” to accommodate kids until they’re ready for a pedal bike.

Pros:

  • Footrests
  • Lowest seat height is 12.5”
  • Several colors available

Cons:

  • No hand-brake

4. Chicco Red Bullet Balance Training Bike

Chicco Red Bullet Balance Training Bike

The Chicco Red Bullet Balance Training bike features an attractive red finish and a lightweight frame. The ergonomic design includes a padded seat and rubber handlebar grips, and will adjust to your child’s growth. This bike is ideal for ages three and up. It features an adjustable-height seat and handlebars. The strong metal frame is perfect for riders up to 55 lbs, and the seat adjusts up to 18″ high. Its soft, but puncture-proof, tires are solid, so you’ll never have to inflate them.

Pros:

  • Max seat height 18”
  • Lightweight metal frame

Cons:

  • No footrests
  • Only one color

3. Schwinn Balance Bike, 12-inch

 

Schwinn Balance Bike

The Schwinn balance bike has a step-through frame design which lets kids get on and off easily. The 12-inch wheels have pneumatic air-filled tires. Both the seat and handlebars adjustable. The seat height ranges from 13.5” to 16.5” high. This bike only weighs about 7 pounds, so it’s easy to handle. It features integrated footrests to help kids learn how to coast. And, it comes in four popular colors, so kids can choose their favorite.

Pros:

  • Adjustable seat and handlebars
  • Integrated footrests
  • Pneumatic tires

Cons:

  • Wire spokes

2. Strider – 12 Sport Balance Bike

Strider 12 Sport Balance Bike

The Strider is suitable for children aged 18 months through 5 years, and up to 60 lbs. It only weighs 6.7 pounds, so it’s easy for kids to handle. The frame is steel and comes in many different colors. This bike has an adjustable padded seat and integrated footrests. The seat and handlebars both feature tool-free clamps, so parents can quickly make adjustments. A seat-post extension is available for taller preschoolers. A padded handlebar with rubber handgrips offers protection from bumps and bruises. The 12″ wheels have solid, puncture-proof, polymer tires for the parents’ peace of mind.

Pros:

  • Adjustable seat and handlebars
  • Padded handlebar
  • Integrated footrests

Cons:

  • Solid tires

1. Fly Bike Foldable Indoor/Outdoor Toddlers Glide Tricycle

Fly Bike Foldable Indoor

Designed for indoor and outdoor use, the Fly Bike is great fun for toddlers. Small wheels help this tricycle maneuver and glide easily. Foldable, to travel or store under a bed, the three-wheel design is still very stable. Children learn to steer, while high-quality wheels provide a quiet smooth ride. A large, comfortable, built-in seat is a mere 9 inches from ground. This helps build confidence in littles ones with ages from one to about two years old.

Pros:

  • Stable design
  • Compact and foldable

Cons:

  • Only one seat/handlebar height
  • Too small for older toddlers/preschoolers (2+)
  • Plastic legs/frame only support up to about 25 lbs
  • 3-wheele design doesn’t transition to bicycle use

Believe it or not, some people grow up without ever learning how to ride a bicycle. Help your little one gain coordination and balance before they graduate to a pedal bike. Two-wheeled balance bikes are a great way to build up your youngster’s confidence.