Balance Bikes

Balance bikes are a brilliant invention! They’re a great way to get your child confident on two wheels before they’re ready to move on to a pedal bike. A balance bike will remove the need for using stabilisers for the majority of kids and are a lot more fun (and fast!)

While most balance bikes are aimed at children aged between about 2.5 and 4 years, there’s also plenty of options for younger and older kids, and even balance bikes that convert into pedal bikes.

You  may already have noticed that there’s a huge choice of balance bikes available aimed at all budgets which can be very confusing.

That’s where Cycle Sprog is here to help! We’ve done the research plus got feedback from loads of parents to generate our lists of recommended balance bikes.

We include new, second-hand and leasing options (where available) so you should be able to choose the perfect balance bike for your budding Cycle Sprog at a price that’s right for you.

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The best balance bikes as recommended by parents 2022

We asked a group of parents to tell us which balance bikes they liked the most – here’s the results

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Black Mountain PINTO in balance bike mode. Photo of a young child riding an orange balance bike with Black Mountain written on the frame on a tarmac pump tack. Child is wearing blue jeans and blue shoes.

Review of the Black Mountain PINTO – balance bike mode

Our three year old reviewer puts the Black Mountain PINTO growing bike through it’s paces in balance bike mode

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Woom 1 Plus balance bike with 14" wheels for taller children

Big balance bikes for taller children

For taller children who have outgrown a standard 12″ wheel balance bike, there’s a number of larger balance bikes available

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Choosing the best balance bike for your child – 2022

Children differ, as do balance bikes. Help match your child to the correct balance bike

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The best bike for a 1 year old toddler - 2021

The best bike for a 1 year old toddler – 2022

From 12 months there are some exciting options for getting toddlers onto two wheels.

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Learning to ride on a first bike

Buying a balance bike for your toddler? 10 things you need to know in 2022!

Here’s 10 helpful questions to ask yourself when you’re buying a balance bike

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Kidvelo Rookie 12 balance bike in blue in a park with storm clouds behind

Kidvelo Rookie 12 – First Look

New brand Kidvelo has just launched their first bike, the Rookie 12, and we’ve got our hands on one to give it a once over! The brand may be new, but the owners have been in the balance bike game since the beginning, so we’re very excited to get our hands on this little bike.…

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Kidvelo Rookie 12 balance bike for 18 month to 4 year old

Kidvelo brand launched by balance biking’s power couple

The couple behind Strider Bikes success in the UK are back with an exciting new brand!

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Strider balance bike kids bike review

Strider Balance Bike Review

Strider, a name synonymous with balance bikes, has been doing pedal-less bikes for kids since 2007. From modest beginnings, Strider has grown into a global community, sold millions of balance bikes worldwide and have even hosted the Strider Cup World Championships! We were therefore really pleased when The Bike Club asked our 3 year old…

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Hornit AIRO in Orca White

Hornit AIRO balance bike review

This lightweight balance bike is put to the test by our 2 year old reviewer

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