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Kidvelo rookie 12 balance bike

Kidvelo Rookie 12

The Kidvelo Rookie 12 has been designed by some of the most experienced people in the balance bike industry.

We’ve taken a close look at this bike and were really impressed. They’ve designed Kidvelo Rookie 12 balance bike from the ground up with all the attention to detail you’d expect from people who’ve spent most of their careers working with balance bikes.
It has features such as sealed bearings on the wheels and a proper headset – bits you don’t see but really make a difference to the quality of the product. 

You can read our review of the Kidvelo Rookie 12 here for full details of this bike. 

Kidvelo rookie 14 kids bike

Kidvelo Rookie 14 review – balance bike mode

Cycle Sprog’s review of the Kidvelo Rookie 14 kids balance bike, including bike specs, rider review and bike images.

Kidvelo rookie 14 kids bike in pedal mode

Kidvelo Rookie 14 pedal

The Kidvelo Rookie 14 is a great choice of bike if you’re not sure whether your child is quite ready to start pedalling yet. 

Whilst the Rookie 14 is a starter pedal bike in it’s own right, you can also remove the entire pedal / chain mechanism and quickly convert it into a balance bike.

So, you’re essentially getting two bikes for the price of one, saving you the cost of buying a 14″ wheel balance bike to get your child ready to pedal.

We also think this will be a good choice for families with younger siblings coming along behind, as you don’t know whether that child is going to need a pedal bike or a balance bike.

Our reviewer has put the smaller Rookie 12 through it’s paces and were very impressed with the quality of the bike and the design features.

Kidvelo rookie 18 in balance bike mode

Kidvelo Rookie 18

The Kidvelo Rookie 18 is a popular balance bike for older children (aged 5-8 years old) starting to cycle, or children with additional needs.

It’s a great choice if you know they’re going to be learning to pedal at some stage, and may be tempted to skip the balance bike stage and get them straight onto a pedal bike (our advice – DON’T!)

The Rookie 18 starts in balance bike mode and comes with a conversion kit so you have the option of adding pedals when your child is ready – if you’re not sure, you can take our quiz “Is my child ready to pedal?”

The conversion kit is very easy to use, so if your child decides to try pedalling by isn’t quite ready, then you can easily convert back to the balance bike mode. The Rookie 18 balance bike allows young riders not to miss out on the crucial step of learning to ride a bike – learning to balance!

Kidvelo rookie 18 in pedal bike mode

Kidvelo Rookie 18 pedal

The Kidvelo Rookie 18 is a popular kids bike for older children aged 5 – 8 years old. Although it is a starter pedal bike in its own right, it does come with a conversion kit to remove the pedals for kids who may want the option to convert to a balance bike if they’re just starting out and need to practice balancing.

The Rookie 18 is also a great choice for children with additional needs who may want to practice balancing before learning to ride with the pedals. So buying the Rookie 18, you’re essentially getting two bikes, for the price of one.

It is also a great option for families with more than one child, or a younger sibling coming along behind, as they may be at different stages and therefore benefit from either the balance mode, or the pedal mode.

We’ve not reviewed this particular bike, but we’ve put the smaller Rookie 12 through its paces and were very impressed with the quality of the bike and the design features.

kidvelo rookie 14 balance to pedal bike

Kidvelo Rookie 14 Balance / Pedal Bike

The Kidvelo Rookie 14 is a great choice if your child is likely to want to start pedalling at some point soon.  The Rookie 14 starts out as a balance bike but comes with a simple-to-fit pedal conversion kit, meaning you get two bikes for the price of one.

If you decide to try your child with pedals and they’re not quite ready you can quickly revert to the balance bike for a while longer.

The Rookie 14 has been designed with the learning to ride phase in mind, with an upright riding position, lightweight frame and child sized components.

We’ve not reviewed this particular bike, but we were very impressed with the smaller Kidvelo Rookie 12 – you can read our review here.