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Why Balance Bikes Are Best For Beginners

Balance bikes have now changed the whole structure of the cycle industry in the past few years and became the only coolest bike for toddlers in the market.

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Balance bikes aren’t a new concept—the first-ever bike, in 1817, was designed to be ridden without pedals, and balance bikes have been popular in Europe for years. Balance Bikes help kids learn to ride quickly and easily, by teaching them how to balance and steer before overwhelming them with propulsion and speed. It also let kids use their feet to stop, steer and turn around, giving them more control, as well as the confidence to keep riding.

Balance bikes have become increasingly popular over the years as an alternative to training wheels and helps riders as young as three transition directly to a standard bike. These bikes tend to fit kids much better than tricycles or training wheels and are easy to ride.

“The more you study the more you learn” gone are those days when parents want their child to study more than play. Nowadays parents are more aware of the importance of physical activities and with that, the popular activity comes is “Cycling”. Riding helps develop hand-eye coordination, balance, leg muscles and even cardiovascular health.The trend of cycling has very much developed from the past few years, children usually, ride cycle with supporting wheels so they don’t fall while riding, some kids also used tricycles too but now the kids are found of Balance Bikes more than any other form. 

Balance bikes have now changed the whole structure of the cycle industry in the past few years and became the only coolest bike for toddlers in the market.  They are designed to be the best way for toddlers to learn to ride by teaching balance first. It inspires confidence for a child who has only been walking for a short time. If your child can walk, they can ride a balance bike. 

The concept is, children put their feet on the ground and push, just like Fred Flintstone. Toddlers' legs are strongest when used this way, rather than trying to pedal really short cranks. They are actually faster and more capable of dealing with uneven terrain and inclines on a balance bike than a pedal bike. Stopping is just as easy as starting they just put their feet down.

The fun part is that, there is no age restriction to ride a balance bike if your child is walking like a champion, they can ride a balance bike. As these bikes have fully adjustable seat & handlebar height additionally they are also lightweight so a child can pick up the bike if it falls down and allowing even the youngest children to find success.

Kids are focused on FUN, they will enjoy learning to balance on a balance bike. But when it comes to the transition to a pedal bike after they get their skills polished. It is a big one because most pedal bikes are two to three times the weight of a balance bike. Most pedal bikes will only be able to be ridden on flat, smooth surfaces. This isn't nearly as much fun as going on an adventure with your all-terrain-capable and lightweight bike. 

The recommendation to you is to offer both to your child and let them choose. So don't get in a hurry; don't feel like they are getting behind. When the pedal bike becomes more FUN to them, they will make the switch. Until that time, you want to encourage them to ride and have FUN on whichever bike they choose. That’s why few brands have designed a balance bike that turns into a pedal bike which will help in switching back to balance bike mode takes only minutes, and your child has the best of both worlds.

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Eddie Benford

The author is International Business Manager, Strider Sports International, Inc

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