10 Best Balance Bikes in 2018

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We have in our collection a bike for just about any aged child and we have never met a child of any age that did not love bikes! Even if the child is just 18 months old, we have several in our collection that will have them jumping up and down with joy and excitement. To a child, a bike is freedom, travel, and 'belonging' to the crowd.

Don't deny the child on your mind the great freedom of breezing down the street or sidewalk, the wind blowing through their hair, their home disappearing behind them, and the whole world opening up in front of them. Take some time to browse through our collection below. We know you will find the right bike, right here!

1. 12 Sport Balance Bike by Strider

12 Sport Balance Bike

The 12 Sport Balance Bike by Strider is a great way to get a child started biking. This balance bike has a low seat profile that allows a child to easily keep their feet close to the ground as they learn to balance themselves on the bike. This is a very light weight bike, even a child can carry it easily. The tires on this bike are very rugged and durable and don't go flat. This bike is rugged overall and made of aluminum alloy for stability. We pick this as a winner!

What we like: We like that the Sport Balance Bike by Strider is so rugged and yet so very light weight. Our little girl has been riding down our driveway for hours everyday sine we got it for her!


2. Schwinn Balance Bike by Schwinn

Schwinn Balance Bike

The Schwinn Balance Bike by Schwinn is a very sturdy balance bike that many parents like because it has a heavier feel which usually translates to ruggedness for most people. The Schwinn Balance Bike is equipped with pneumatic tires which means they are very well protected from the abrasions of pavement and concrete and they don't puncture easily. This is also a very good looking bike that any child will be proud to show to their friends. A good deal!

What we like: We like that the tires are pretty much puncture proof and that we know that Schwinn is a great name in bikes. My husband is a mechanic and his first bike was a Schwinn and he swears by them.


3. Go Glider Kids Balance Bike Lightweight Alloy with Patented Slow Speed Geometry by Glide Bikes

Go Glider Kids Balance Bike Lightweight Alloy with Patented Slow Speed Geometry

The Go Glider Kids Balance Bike Lightweight Alloy with Patented Slow Speed Geometry by Glide Bikes is another good starter balance bike for young children. The Go Glider is designed with a slightly curved frame that allows the bike to stay balanced even at slower speeds. The Go glider is also designed with the overall appearance of a mountain bike which will excite any child. The Go Glider is equipped with a rear brake, removable foot pegs, and a quick-release seat clamp so that adjusting the seat height without tools is a breeze. This bike is highly rated!

What we like: We like that the Go Glider Balance Bike is especially designed to balance easily even at very slow speeds so that our daughter can learn at her own pace.


4. Cub No Pedal Balance Bike for Kids by Critical Cycles

Cub No Pedal Balance Bike for Kids

The Cub No Pedal Balance Bike for Kids by Critical Cycles has a step through frame in order that the child can mount and dismount easily without tipping over. It also has no-puncture, air free tires, (filled with solid foam), in order to reduce maintenance to just about zero. The base of the rear fork of the Cub Balance Bike has foot rests for the comfort of the child. The seat and handlebars are easily adjustable as your child grows. The wheels of the Cub Balance bike are very soft and quiet in order that this bike can be used indoors before outdoors. This bike received many five star reviews!

What we like: We like that the Cub No Pedal Balance Bike has these no-puncture, soft tires and that the frame is the step through style so our little boy can easily get on and off of it without a spill.


5. Red Bullet Balance Training Bike by Chicco

Red Bullet Balance Training Bike

The Red Bullet Balance Training Bike by Chicco is designed with those high reaching handlebars that are imitating the 'chopper' look of the big motorcycles and this is sure to excite any child. The Red Bullet's seat is very well padded and the handlebars are fully adjustable and they are equipped with soft, rubber hand grips. The Red Bullet has puncture proof tires in order that the bike has very low maintenance. With it's lightweight, sturdy frame this bike is a winner!

What we like: We like that the Red Bullet Balance Training Bike has puncture proof tires and that it is very lightweight. Our son loves those high handlebars!!


6. Classic Balance Bike by KaZAM

Classic Balance Bike

The Classic Balance Bike by KaZAM has a nice, low profile for easy balancing and stability. It has a well padded, molded twelve inch seat for the child's comfort while concentrating on their balance. The Classic Balance Bike has pneumatic tires for a smooth ride and low maintenance. This balance bike has solid footrests for the child's feet which means more safety and quicker grasp of the balancing. The seat and handlebars are fully adjustable. We rate this bike at the top!

What we like: We like that this balance bike has a larger seat, 12 inches, for our son's comfort and also we like that the seat and handlebars are fully adjustable. We need that for our son, and he loves this balance bike!


7. V2S No Pedal Balance Bike by KaZAM

V2S No Pedal Balance Bike

The V2S No Pedal Balance Bike by KaZAM has a seat that is fully padded and it has rubber grip handles on the handlebars for comfort and ride-ability. The V2S also has twelve inch air tires which provide a smooth ride for a child. This balance bike is quite sturdy and well engineered. Very easy assembly. The V2S Balance Bike is also constructed with a step-in frame for ease of a child getting it going down the driveway. This is a very rugged balance bike and deserves a high rating with us!

What we like: We like that the V2S Balance Bike has air tires because that gives our little girl a nice smooth ride and we like that the seat is very comfortable for her with padding.


8. Active Skuut Wooden Balance Bike by Diggin

Active Skuut Wooden Balance Bike

The Active Skuut Wooden Balance Bike by Diggin is a very different balance bike, in that, it is made almost entirely of wood. But don't think for a moment that the wood means this bike is less sturdy, in fact, the Active Skuut Wooden Balance Bike can handle more weight than most of the metal bikes. It has pneumatic tires for low maintenance, a well padded, comfy seat, and rubber handle grips for a child's ease of riding. This bike will turns heads and last your child a long, long time. This bike is a winner!

What we like: We like that this balance bike is made mostly of wood because that makes our child special in the neighborhood. He loves his bike and he shows it to all his friends!


9. BMXie-RS by Chillafish

BMXie-RS

The BMXie-RS by Chillafish is engineered and built very much like a full size BMX. Just in case you didn't know, the BMX line of bikes are known for their lightweight which is highly desirable in bike stunt riding. The BMXie ie equipped with airless RubberSkin tires, which means that the core of the tire is foam, but the foam is covered with thick, soft rubber for a puncture proof, smooth ride. The seat is easily adjustable with a simple twist lock. The frame is reinforced fiberglass making it ultra light, yet still strong and durable. Top Rated!!

What we like: We like that this balance bike is styled like a BMX. My husband's first bike was a BMX and he swears by them. Our son just loves the style and we can't get him off it.


10. UltraLite Balance Bike by Cruzee 

UltraLite Balance Bike

The UltraLite Balance Bike by Cruzee is amazing at just 4.4 pounds weight. At that weight, any child can pick it up, carry it around, and ride it with ease. The handlebar and the seat are fully adjustable. This balance bike is equipped with polymer tires that are low maintenance and provide a smooth ride. Also, this balance bike has integrated footrests for a child's feet while coasting down the driveway! This bike is a good deal!

What we like: We like that the UltraLite Balance Bike by Cruzee has the low maintenance tires because we live on a dirt/gravel road and the tires take a real beating, so far, this bike is doing great!

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