Best Balance Bike for 2-5 year olds

Best Balance Bike for 2-5 year olds

The best balance bike for 2-5-year-olds that we’ve come across is the fantastic Berg Biky range. These training bikes offer excellent quality and durability with safety and comfort suitable for your tikes. When it comes to learning to cycle, you’re going to want something that takes your child safely from walking to cycling without developing bad habits. That’s what a balance bike does best.

Best Balance Bike: The Biky City

The Biky City is probably the most popular balance bike we have. With sturdy 12 inch rims and pneumatic tyres, your child gets a much better feel for a real bike with a design that’ll last through more than one child’s progression. As with the rest of the Biky range, it’s built with a lightweight magnesium frame which is solid but easy to handle even for a toddler.

For safety, the Biky range has a ‘safe start mode’ that regulates steering so that the wheels don’t cause falls. Once your child has learned to balance on the bike you can introduce ‘Skill mode’ so they can begin steering with the handlebars.

All Biky rides are built for safety, with minimal protruding parts to ensure that a tumble will be safe.

Berg Biky Cross

The Biky Cross is similar to the Bike Green, but adds thicker wheels with more oversized grips suitable for muddy off-road situations. The Biky range also includes accessories such as a helmet and bike stand so your smallie can ‘park up’ their bike. You can also get the Biky Cross in red and grey colours.

Introducing your child to the bike

Rather than lifting your child onto the bike, introduce them to getting on and off the saddle themselves, so they have the confidence to hold their balance at all times. They can do this easily by teaching them to lean the bike to one side before swinging their leg over the saddle. Both their feet should be flat on the ground with both hands on the handles. It’s good to start slow, showing them how to walk along the ground by pushing with their feet. Teach them to look where they’re going so they don’t hit into anything. As they improve, they can naturally take longer strides. Teach them to stop or slow down with their feet and encourage them to lift their feet off the ground as their balance improves.