FirstBIKE Balance Bike

FirstBIKE Balance Bike

Sample Received. All opinions are my own.

Learning to Ride a Bike
Every child goes through the mile stone of having to learn how to ride a bike. FirstBIKE Balance Bikes is making this skill a lot easier on the child and on us as a parent.

Back in the day, we bought a tricycle for our oldest (then a toddler). Even though it was a tricycle I watched him tip, fall and get hurt. Trikes just simply are not as safe as they seem. Next, your child would graduates to a bike with training wheels. When you think about it there isn’t much difference between a tricycle and a bike with training wheels.

Learning to Balance
Let me tell you how you can skip all the pain and struggles of learning to ride a two wheeler. It’s called FirstBike Balance bike.

Shortly after your child starts walking they can start walking with a FirstBike. In the beginning it is a bit wobbly as they try to walk while holding the bike up, but once they get that figured out the fun begins.

You can watch them go from just walking with the bike, to sitting on the seat and taking longer strides, to doing longer strides and soon picking up their feet and gliding. They are learning their balance, the most important part of riding a bike. Once they get their balance figured out all they have to do is take 10 minutes to learn to peddle and they are a riding pro.

Nice and light
FirstBike is built to be flexible and durable, it can take a beating and still look great. The frame is made nice and lightweight making it easy to handle and maneuver by our children.

Hand Brake
The tires are air filled tires. There is a hand brake on the bike that gives a gentle braking using a safe drum brake on the rear wheel.

I would like to see foam tires as an added option when ordering. I live out in farm country where bikes get lots of flat tires.

Seat adjustment knob
To adjust the height of the seat for your growing child you simple unscrew the release knob and then either raise or lower your seat. It’s fast simple and easy to do even out in the middle of your outing as there is no tools required.

Saddle Seat
The saddle seat is a no slip seat to give maximum grip for your child while on the move. When I first felt this seat I couldn’t get over how much grip is on it, it’s almost sticky.

The handles are nice and small for even the smallest hands. The grip on the handles are a safety grip so there are no hands slipping. For even more safety there is a steering limiter to prevent any falls due to the handle bars spinning or twisting.

Riding My oldest used a balance bike right from the start and was riding a two wheeler at age 3.

My daughter started on a balance bike right at the beginning and at age 3 we put her on a two wheeler and told her we were going to give her a push and just pick up your feet like the balance bike. We gave her a push and she put her feet on the peddle and rode. She still needs some confidence building so we gave her back the balance bike to help build her confidence that she can do it.

Our 1 year old will be starting on the FirstBike in the spring and I can’t wait to see the development and progress as he learns how to ride a bike. My husband and I are 110% firm believers in the FirstBike balance bikes.

Learning to ride a bike has come a long way since I learned how to ride. Head over to www.firstbike.us and pick out a FirstBike for your little one who is learning, or about to start learning how to ride a bike.

Comments

  1. SO CUTE! Learning to ride a bike was such a big deal for all three of my kids!

  2. shelly peterson says:

    This is really a neat thing to have, this would be great for my grandson.

  3. Nicole Dz says:

    Perfect bike for a first, love the style, looks so easy for the little ones to adjust to and be rolling in no time.

  4. Richard Hicks says:

    Such a great starter bike for the little ones. Wish they were around when I was a kid!

  5. courtney b says:

    very cute. looks super safe and she looks like she’s having a blast!!!

  6. Sarah L says:

    This is such a good invention. Kids need to be able to balance before they can really ride.

  7. My nephew is almost at the age where learning to balance on a first bike will be perfect. He has taken an interest in things with wheels and is frustrated that he is still too short to reach the petals.

  8. Thank you for describing what the heck a balance bike is! and I think he would be too old for a balance bike as most would be too small for him at 6.

  9. There are so many great balance bikes on the market. My one point f advice in buying a balance bike for your toddler is to make sure the bike is the right size for your child. A bike that is too big will have a negative first impression on your child because they won’t have control.

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