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If you have any questions about our reviews or would like your product reviewed at Two Wheeling Tots, please email Natalie by clicking here. We do not accept payment for any reviews, but are affiliates of many retailers who sell the products that we do review.
As a mountain biking mother of a 4th, 2nd grader, preschooler, as well as a wife of an avid mountain biking junkie (seriously at one point his bike was worth more money than my car), bikes have been a part of our family for years. My journey with biking products for kids, began in 2010. I was interested in purchasing a balance bike for my daughter and began doing research.
From the start I quickly learned that the majority of balance bike reviews on Amazon and other websites had one major flaw, they very rarely reviewed the bikes themselves, but rather reviewed the concept of a balance bike instead. The problem lied in the fact that parents rarely had two different balance bikes to compare and therefore simply raved about their kids learning to balance rather than the bikes themselves. As a result, I was more determined than ever to research the best balance bikes around. So after countless hours of bike riding, numerous phone calls and emails to distributors and manufacturers and one trip to Interbike, I posted my first review about balance bikes on www.aperfectplayroom.com in 2010.
Little did I know then, that my review would garner so much attention. As a result, when it came time to update my reviews I wanted to do it right. So starting in 2012, not only did I contact the manufacturers for information, I asked for and received demo bikes so I could truly compare the brands. In the end, I compiled over 16 bikes and after countless bike rides, I truly learned (and lived) through the good, the bad and the ugly of balance bikes. I also expanded into other toddler related bike equipment such as helmets and bike seats to help provide additional information for families. I created Two Wheeling Tots to provide a space for my in-depth reviews as well as to provide links to website where products can be purchased and offer personalized balance bikes suggestions.
Dani is another reader turned contributor. As an avid cyclist with kids, she has been a remarkable resource for learning in’s and out’s of trailers as shown in her detailed comparison of the Burley D’lite vs. the Thule Cougar.
“I’m an avid road cyclist and SAHM of two kids, ages 2.5 and 5. It can be hard to find time to get out on my bike by myself, so I have to find ways to take the kids with me! We commute 9 miles by bike to preschool three times a week, so the kids are used to be cozy together in a bike trailer.
As soon as my oldest was ready for a balance bike, I knew I wanted to do my research to find the best one for her. Two Wheeling Tots gave me all the information I needed and made it much easier to narrow down our search. When it was time for my daughter to move on to a pedal bike, Natalie again saved the day and pointed us in the direction of the best bike for us—and we love it! I’m excited to live close enough to Natalie to be able to contribute to this fabulous site and hopefully help parents find the best bike gear for them and their kids.”
Lisa is a reader, turned contributor. With her passion for biking with kids, her attention to detail and her desire to share, I knew she would be a great addition to our team. You can see Lisa’s amazing work on her review of the Burley Piccolo trailer bike, the Trail Gator and the Trailer Bike Buying Guide.
“I’ve loved bicycling ever since I was a kid riding around my neighborhood on my beach cruiser with its awesome 80s-style banana seat. I’ve passed along that love of biking to my kids, ages 7, 4, and 2. We relocated from Dallas, Texas, to bike-crazy Seattle, Washington, in late 2013, and since then, our family riding has really taken off. These days, we bike almost daily, to and from school, work, activities, and errands. Since biking is less of a hobby and more of a serious mode of transportation for us, having the right gear is really important, but it is hard to find unbiased, comparative information. So I was really happy to stumble across the Two Wheeling Tots site. In my opinion, this is the best place on the Internet for researching all things kids and bikes! Now I’m excited to give back and share our experiences with other biking families.”
FAQ’s (written by Natalie)
Will this bike work for my son? Would you recommend this bike seat for my two-year-old?
If I haven’t answer your question in my reviews, feel free to email me using the link given above. As I spend my days chasing three kids around, often times it takes me a couple of days to get back to you, so please be patient with me!
But my local bike shop said this…
A local bike shop is a great place to go to get more information about bike products (much better than a toy store or a big box chain!), however, their knowledge is often limited to the brands they carry. I suggest you bring me along, show them my comparison charts, and then see what they have to say. Read our article, Bike Shop Bikes vs. Online Bikes, for a better understanding as why the kid’s line in bike shops isn’t necessarily the best bikes available.
Why do you often rate the more expensive products the highest?
Often, but not always, the more expensive brands have more features and are simply better built, and hence receive higher ratings. However, I do realize that everyone’s budget is different, which is why I include MSRP’s in my comparisons charts to help you a product that fits your budget. As a mom myself, I completely understand that getting the best for your dollar, often means not getting the best overall.
Do you get paid to write your reviews?
I do not accept payment for reviews and all opinions expressed are that of the review’s author. For some reviews, manufacturers provide sample bikes and/or equipment for testing, but we never sell products provided to us after the review is complete.
How do you make money off this site?
The site makes money off of affiliate links. The majority of links on this site are affiliate links and if a reader clicks purchase anything from the site that an affiliate link goes to, I get a 3% to 8% referral fee. Two Wheeling Tots is an affiliate of Amazon, WOOM Bikes, WeeBikeSHop, REI, Priority Bicycles, Chain Reaction Cycles, Walmart, Target, BikeShopHub and Cruzee.com.
You have a typo on this page… This link doesn’t work…
I admit, I am a terrible proof reader! But considering most of my writing is done between the hours of 11 PM and 2 AM (when my kids are finally all asleep), me and my mommy brain are doing our best.
Will you review my product?
If it is related to bikes and toddlers (or babies) then most likely yes, but with a warning. Often times it takes me months to write reviews. Once I receive a product, I test it out with multiple kids in multiple locations to get the overall feel for it. Then in order to write a comparative review, I then test those same kids on a different product to see if it is kids or the product that may have issues. After that, its pictures, editing and writing, but more importantly, being a mom.
If you have any questions about my reviews or would like your product reviewed at Two Wheeling Tots, please email me by clicking here.
Two Wheeling Tots LLC s a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com. We are also an affiliate of several other bike retailers including Amazon, WOOM Bikes, WeeBikeSHop, REI, Priority Bicycles, Chain Reaction Cycles, Walmart, Target, BikeShopHub and Cruzee.com .
By: Natalie Martins
Last Updated: March 11, 2017