Balance Bike | #GIVEAWAY | ends 1/12

Sample received. All opinions are my own.

8 Years ago when my oldest was around a year old, we heard about balance bikes for the first time. It wasn’t something that people talked about, or that we ever saw in person. After some searching we did purchase a balance bike for him. Every time he rode it we would get stopped and asked what kind of a bike it was and where the peddles were. Seeing the progress from going from a balance bike to a peddle bike before the age of 3, we were sold on balance bikes. Since then our daughter went the same route for learning to ride a bike… and now our youngest in also learning on a balance bike. I was thrilled to here that www.balancebike.com was sending me their Balance Bike to try out.

Out of the Box

When the bike came we had snow outside and no sign of it clearing up soon, so our riding for the review was inside. Pulling it out of the box I was impressed with the eye catching color and design of the Balance Bike. In the past 8 years we have tried many different brands of balance bikes and we keep going back to a particular brand that we had grown to love. However, as I pulled this one out I was instantly confident that this one would meet all the requirements we had grown to like about the balance bike… and I noticed some new features that I was already impressed with.

Putting together the Balance Bike was pretty simple and came with easy to follow instructions. The only negative with putting it together that I came across was that the allen key that was sent was too big and it would strip the screw I was trying to tighten. This wasn’t that big of a deal as we have a good set of different sizes and was still able to assemble it.

Hand Brake

First feature I noticed on the Balance bike that I haven’t had before on any of the other bikes we have used, is the hand brake. Right away I knew that I was going to love this as all my kids wore out the toes in their shoes because they drug them to slow themselves down on the other bikes.

Mason is 4 and his little hands had no problem reaching and squeezing the brake handle. The balance bike brake is a disc brake that grips well and slows them down quickly. The handle grips are nice and small for little hands to grip firmly and easily.

Put together

The frame is a nice 12″ metal frame that is durable and weighing in at about 10 lbs. It’s pretty easy for little ones to maneuver and handle. The tires are a 30 psi air filled rubber tire that gives great grip on whatever they are riding on. The padded vinyl seat is adjustable and not too bad to adjust, as well as the handle bars. However a quick release would be nice to have on there so you wouldn’t need any tools to do it.

Flat footed

The bike is good for any riders up to 100 lbs, and says for ages of 3+. However in my opinion I would say younger than the age of 3 could easily ride this bike because the seat goes pretty low. I would think that as long as your child could easily touch the floor then they would be good to go. With my 4 year old he isn’t quite at the full extension of the seat post, but pretty close. However I think he will be ready to transition to a peddle bike in the spring.

 

Lifting his feet

Overall I have been super pleased with Balance Bike and what they have designed. Watching your child learn to walk with the bike, to learning to sit on the seat and taking longer strides with it, to lifting up their feet and gliding is simply amazing. Teaching your kids to develop their balance first makes more sense then trying to teach them to peddle before they can balance. With 3 kids that have never used training wheels to learn to ride speaks volumes for itself.

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This giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST on February 15, 2017.

 

Comments

  1. kim fenner says:

    I learned what a balance bike was. I had never seen one before. Cool.

  2. Elicia p says:

    I like that there is a hand brake. Some balance bikes I have seen out there do not have brakes.
    The green pattern looks so neat.

  3. Will G says:

    I like that it is a great starter bike.

  4. Candice says:

    I love that there are 6 colors, and that there is adjustable seat height on the bikes.

  5. Monique Rizzo says:

    I like the color choices. Thanks for the giveaway.

  6. Marty says:

    I like the prices. I’ve been looking into these for my 4yo and their bikes are a lot more reasonable than the $180 balance bikes stocked by our local bicycle shop!

  7. Ashley C says:

    I want the black logo metal balance bike

  8. elizabeth miller says:

    I love the durable metal frame and all the color choices for it. I love the rear hand brake.

  9. MeMe R says:

    So cool. I would love to win this right now. I need to work on my balance. Do they make these for adults?

  10. MeMe R says:

    Thank you for doing another great giveaway. I am really excited for this one, as well as the sheets. Happy holidays!

  11. Terra Heck says:

    I learned that Metal Balance Bikes are sold for $79.99 and are made using quality metal and pneumatic tires with rear brake. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

  12. Cynthia R says:

    I learned right now the bikes are on sale for $79.99

  13. Frank Blados says:

    I learned they have adjustable heights and can hold a child up to 100 pounds.

  14. Charlene S. says:

    I learned that you have 30 calendar days to return an item from the date you received it. To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it in. Your item must be in the original packaging.

  15. Azeem Isaahaque says:

    I would like the
    White Logo Metal Balance Bike

  16. Alexandra Y says:

    My kids would like the pink one.

  17. Rachel says:

    I learned all about a balance bike and its a great bike for beginners

  18. Leela says:

    I also like the Black Logo Metal Balance Bike.

  19. Leela says:

    I entered the Cariloha giveaway.

  20. Cindy Peterson says:

    I read their tips and the one that caught my eye is remembering how much kids like to see and feel the approval of their parents, especially when learning a new skill.

  21. they learn balance

  22. kathy Persons says:

    They are made with quality metal and pneumatic tires with rear brake.

  23. april taylor says:

    I learned the balance bikes come from Eagle, id.

  24. I like that it is a starter bike that my young grandchildren can use to safely learn how to ride a bike. Thanks for the chance to win

  25. Kimberly Hilbert says:

    I like that it’s a bit heavy at 10 pounds. That will help the child with control. My PT friend thinks this is a great introduction to riding a bike.

  26. Kristen says:

    I like all the bright colors it comes in.

  27. BIRDIE SKOLFIELD says:

    I learned that the Balance Bikes have pneumatic tires with rear brake.

  28. Brooke R. says:

    I like that the seat is adjustable and can grow with my kiddo

  29. Karley Moore says:

    I love the Green Pattern Metal Balance bike. Thanks for the fun giveaway!

  30. heather kaufman says:

    I like the hand brake & adjustable seat.

  31. Deb says:

    I like that it is a real bike made for a toddler.

  32. Jeremy McLaughlin says:

    Like how the seat is adjustable.

  33. Karen Gonyea says:

    I love that it is adjustable so that it grows with the child 🙂

  34. Wanda Banks says:

    I like the easy height adjustment feature.

  35. Laurie Nykaza says:

    Blue Logo Metal Balance Bike. Learning how to balance first will allow children to make an effortless switch to a bicycle

  36. I really like: White Logo Metal Balance Bike

  37. Marianna says:

    I like the pink one!

  38. Linda G. says:

    I like how it adjusts to their growth

  39. Valerie Mabrey says:

    I like the fact it gives a confidence and that pedaling is not necessary. The fact it grows with the child is awesome.

  40. Ann Marie Walker says:

    I like that they can hold a child up to 100 lbs but can also be used for a child as young as 3 yrs old.

  41. Angela Newsome says:

    I love that they have adjustable seats! I think these are the neatest things ever. I’ve been eyeing them for a bit now!

  42. susan smoaks says:

    i learned that this balance bike has brakes and that is comforting. i like that.

  43. Michelle H. says:

    I like how the height is adjustable.

  44. Lisa V. says:

    I like the design, making it easier for kids to learn how to ride.

  45. Jackie says:

    I never knew balancing bikes were even a thing. This is so cool! This would help my little guy balance on his own and hopefully learn to ride a bicycle quickly

  46. Erica B. says:

    It’s great that it can hold up to 100lbs.

  47. Carolyn Daley says:

    I think the balance bike is great for kids to get acquainted and used to the idea of learning to ride a bike.

  48. Stephanie Liske says:

    I like that it teaches kids how to ride a bike, while riding a bike. 😀

  49. Hesper Fry says:

    I like the Pink Logo Metal Balance Bike.

  50. Kerry p says:

    They are offering a discount code and that the bike essentially builds the child’s self esteem by preventing failure.

  51. I learned it has a rear hand break.

  52. Ed says:

    There are two blue Balance Bikes.

  53. Brenda Elsner says:

    I want the pink balance bike!!

  54. kathy pease says:

    I like the Blue Logo Metal Balance Bike

  55. DanV says:

    I like the Black Logo Metal Balance Bike

  56. Yana Ryjova says:

    The pink balance bike is super cute! I like that they are not too expensive.

  57. Jennifer H. says:

    I learn that they have adjustable seat height.

  58. Richard Hicks says:

    I learned they are located in Eagle, ID

  59. Missy says:

    I learned they are the brand parents trust us for their child’s first bike.

  60. Erin M says:

    They are adjustable so they’re good for growing children.

  61. laura bernard says:

    They are adjustable. I think my daughter would love one!

  62. Brandon Sparks says:

    I like that it had hand brakes. This is something that out little one could really use..

  63. angie depue says:

    First I’ve seen of these bikes, I would love to get these for my kids. A balance bike is seriously the only way to go
    for kids starting to learn to ride bikes.

  64. Angela Thorpe says:

    I love the rear hand brake.

  65. I had never heard of a balance bike.What a great idea!

  66. Kayla Klontz says:

    I like that this comes in 6 different colors and that the height is adjustable on it.

  67. David Kromer says:

    LOVE THE BALANCE BIKE. I WANT THIS FOR MY GRANDSOM

  68. Elizabeth Brooks says:

    great bike for beginners like by girls

  69. Philip Lawrence says:

    I learned that the bikes are shipped worldwide.

  70. Peggy Rydzewski says:

    A Balance Bike is a durable bicycle without pedals to teach children how to ride a bicycle at an earlier age

  71. Kelsey Vinson says:

    I love that they have hand brakes

  72. Dana Matthews says:

    I learned that these bikes do not have training wheels and that they work better for learning purposes better than the traditional bikes with training wheels.

  73. luci says:

    I like that they help my kid develop their balance and their confidance

  74. Katrina Angele says:

    I like to see it comes in pink. Good option for my niece.

  75. Janine Hwang says:

    I learne you can use “save15” to save $51 off your first order

  76. Vikki Billings says:

    I really love the Pink Logo Metal Balance Bike!

  77. Heather Smith says:

    Awesome my daughter would love this

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