Balance Bike Buyers Guides

Are foot rests on balance bikes needed?

This is a common question that arises when talking to balance bike shoppers.  When I say “foot rests”, I am discussing the pegs or bars made to rest a childs feet when gliding on their balance bike.  The picture below of the Glide Bikes Mini Glider is a true foot rest.  Some bike companies like Strider will claim to...
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Balance Bike Buyers Guides

Best Balance Bikes for 2014

Here is out list of the Best Balance bikes for 2014 as they fit into a few different categories. BEST Balance Bikes for 2014 Ridgeback Scoot. The Ridgeback Scoot balance bike is truly a bike and not a toy.  Once you have one of these bikes in your possession you understand why.  The Ridgeback is brought to you by...
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Balance Bike Buyers Guides

Balance Bike Steering Limiters – Are they Needed?

Some of the best bikes I sell have steering limiters.  Some of the best bikes I sell don’t have limiters I have numerous parents asking for a balance bike with a steering limiter or whether they are needed or not. First of all, just a quick explanation of steering limiters if you aren’t familiar.  Steering limiters on balance bikes...
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Balance Bike Buyers Guides

About Metal Balance Bikes

When it comes to buying a balance bike you have 2-3 choices in regards to frame material: wood, metal or plastic.  Many ask me, “what frame material is better for a balance bike?”  I tell them, the bike that is properly sized for your child is the best:) We have a great selection of metal balance bikes from Strider...
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Balance Bike Buyers Guides

About Wood Balance Bikes

When it comes to buying a balance bike you have 2-3 choices in regards to frame material: wood, metal or plastic.  Many ask me, “what frame material is better for a balance bike?”  I tell them, the bike that is properly sized for your child is the best:) We have a great selection of wood balance bikes form Wishbone...
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Balance Bike Buyers Guides

What are Balance Bikes?

Balance bikes are simply wonderful training aids used to help a child learn balance without the use of training wheels.  Most of us reading this article had training wheels on our bikes when we were kids.  Some may remember those training wheels being put on a bike that was much too big for us which in effect made us...
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