Smart Gear Smart Balance Bike is the perfect example of a “running bike” or “balance bike”, a pedal free bicycle without training wheels to help a child develop the most important skills necessary to later ride a 2 wheel bicycle: balance and motor skills.
Children sit on the bike pushing themselves with their feet, but after having gained some speed, lift up their feet and cruise along. If the bike starts falling, kids instinctively regain their balance by putting down their feet. This makes them feel comfortable and in control.
Traditional toddler bikes with training wheels don’t necessarily teach a child how to ride, but merely give the child a false sense of security instead of helping them develop the necessary skills of balance and coordination.
Smart Balance Bikes are not only a great and fun way to learn to ride a bike, but also suitable for children who need to be encouraged with motor skill development and therapeutic training. Smart Balance Bikes are made from birch wood with real inflatable rubber tires, foam handle bar grips, cushioned leatherette seat and a unique carry handle incorporated in the bikes body, everything to make your children feel safe and comfy.
With Smart Balance Bikes children learn to balance and ride while boosting their confidence. How great it is to say “No Pedals! No training wheels!”, nothing to confuse your child, only the basics.
Some special features:
- Pneumatic rubber tires with extra long tube valves
- Rubberised handle bar grips
- Cushioned leatherette seat
- Spoke-less disk wheels to prevent little feet from getting caught
- Limited steering radius to prevent jackknifing.
- Adjustable seat height to grow with your child
- Eco-friendly wood harvested from a replenishable source, formaldehyde-free glue, non toxic paints and lacquer
- Unique carry handle incorporated in the bike’s body
- The packaging carton is made from recycled paper with water based ink printing
Let’s see what the amazoners have to say about it
We ordered this for our first child and she loves it. She is 3.75 years-old and a little tall for her age. She was very excited to unpack and assemble it with me, which was a snap, and she rode it on our laminate flooring that night. The design is such that when the bike is on its side, only the tires and the rubber handlebar grip touch the floor, i.e. no wooden parts or bolts ding my floor when it falls over. We haven’t had any trouble with the tires not holding air. We took it outside the next day and she just wanted to ride her trike, but by the end of the day she wanted to ride “the wooden bike” more .