18th October 2018

Best Balance Bikes

Best balance bikes UK | balance bikes for toddlers

Why are balance bikes good?

Traditionally, children learned to ride bikes with a pedal bike with stabilisers. This is a proven method that most of us probably used to learn ourselves. But balance bikes make it easier for both the child and the parent!

Balance bikes teach young children vital balance and steering skills. Vital skills that don’t involve many back breaking hours crouched over a small child on a small bike, helping them stay upright. On a balance bike, the child sits on the bike with their feet flat on the ground, pushing themselves along. As they grow in confidence they’ll learn to keep their feet off the ground and stay upright.

Once they’ve mastered both balance and steering, they can progress onto a pedal bike, often without the need for stabilisers as they already know how to balance.

How to choose the best balance bike

Like buying a pedal bike, there are certain things to look for when choosing a balance bike. Our guide to buying a kids bike will give you lots of tips for making sure you choose the right bike.

In summary though, if you buy a balance bike from a reputable bike shop (like us for example!), you’ll know we only stock the best brands such as Frog Bikes. The best brands are the ones that make balance bikes that are lightweight, durable and easy to handle. This makes them easier and more fun to ride. Plus they’ll last for more than one child and have a better resale value.

We’ll also make sure your balance bike is fully built and most importantly, safe before giving it to you. And if you do have any problems, you can come straight in and get it fixed.

Christmas made easy

Another reason to buy from us this Christmas – you can reserve your bike for just £10! Plus, we’ll store it for you until you want to take it home and it’ll come fully built and with an elf certificate.

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Best balance bikes for very small toddlers

Frog Tadpole Mini – £110

Frog Tadpole Mini balance bike | Best balance bikes for toddlers UK

Frog Tadpole Mini Balance Bike

What makes this one of the best balance bike:

  • Designed specifically for 1-2 year olds with 10 inch wheels and a minimum inside leg of 24cm
  • The frame, fork, wheels, handlebars, brakes stem & seatpost are made from lightweight aluminium – a lightweight bike is easier and more fun for a child to ride
  • Comes with a rear brake to teach child how to slow down safely (no scuffed shoes!)
  • Multiple colour options

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Wishbone 2in1 – £89 [was £149]

Wishbone 2-in-1 Recycled Edition Balance Bike | best balance bikes for toddlers UK

Wishbone 2-in-1 Recycled Edition Balance Bike

What makes this one of the best balance bike:

  • Very good value for money with 40% off at the moment
  • Grows with the child (18 months to 6 years) as it can be adjusted from 23 – 51cm or 9 – 20″
  • Eco-friendly: the frame is made from 100% post-consumer recycled carpet with glass fibre added for strength

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Best balance bikes for two year olds

Frog tadpole – £115

Frog Tadpole Balance Bike | balance bike for 2 year old UK

Frog Tadpole Balance Bike

What makes this one of the best balance bike:

  • A 12″ wheel balance bike for 2-3 year olds with inside leg of 31cm (a bigger version of the Tadpole Mini)
  • The frame and fork are made from lightweight aluminium – this makes learning to ride easier and more fun
  • The rear brake (with easy to use lever) teaches the child how to brake like they would on a pedal bike
  • Multiple colour options including limited edition Team Sky

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Saracen MST Freewheel – £79 [was £129]

Saracen MST Freewheel 2018 Balance Bike | best balance bike for toddlers UK

Saracen MST Freewheel 2018 Balance Bike

What makes this one of the best balance bike:

  • Great value for money with over 35% off at the moment
  • 12 inch wheel balance bike for 2 – 4 year olds
  • Semi-slick tyres and rear brake
  • Limited edition Madison Saracen Team colour

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Best balance bikes for three year olds or bigger toddlers

Frog Tadpole Plus – £135

Frog Tadpole Plus Kids Balance Bike | Best balance bikes for 3 year old

Frog Tadpole Plus Kids Balance Bike

What makes this one of the best balance bike:

  • 14 inch wheel balance bike for 3-4 year olds with min. inside leg of 38cm (a bigger version of the Frog Tadpole)
  • The frame and fork are made from lightweight aluminium – this makes it much easier and more fun
  • The rear brake teaches the child how to slow down safely (making moving onto a pedal bike easier)
  • Multiple colour options

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