Glide Bikes Ezee Glider

Balance Bike Review

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Smaller than the Mini glider, the Ezee is a great bike for ages 18 months to 3 years. Comes complete with a footrest and handbrake. Available only in foam tires.

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Product Specifications

MSRP: $80

Recommendation: Recommended

Seat Height: 11" - 16.5"

Weight: 10 lb.

Brakes: Hand Brake

Footrest: Yes

Limiter: Yes

Tire Size: 12"

Grips Bumper: Yes

Bolts: Exposed

Frame Material: Steel


Glide bikes balance bike reviews and comparisonsGlide Bikes are high quality bikes with excellent customer service and reviews.  Their frame is solid and they come complete with a hand brake, footrest and a turning limiter.  Designed by biking dads, Glide Bikes also have a fine-tuned geometry that keeps the center of balance low, thereby allowing kids to balance at slower speeds.  Glides bikes footrest peg is also one of their distinguishing features.  While I generally do not recommend bikes with footrest, Glide Bikes’ peg does rotate 90 degrees out-of-the-way of the path of the riders.

Bottom Line:  The Ezee rider is a great bike at a great price, complete with hand brakes and a kickstand.  For an extra $35, air tires can be purchased to swap out the foam tires that come standard.

Ezee Glider:

Glide Bikes latest edition, the Ezee rider, is their smallest bike to date and is specifically designed for the youngest riders.  Not only does it have a minimum seat height of 11 inches, it has reversible handlebars that allow to help minimize the reach for the youngest riders.   A removable footrest, child-sized brake, kickstand and quick-release seat adjust also come standard on the Ezee.  Previous models of the Ezee Rider came with air tires, due to problems with flats, the latest models will be shipped with foam.  Air tires however are still available through special order by contacting them directly through their website.  Although flats are an issue, I still believe air is your best bet, just be sure to fill the tires with tire sealant as soon as possible.

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MSRP: $80

By: Natalie Martins

Last Updated: December 27, 2016

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  • Tine

    Hi Natalie,

    I’m looking into a balance bike for our 17.5 month old who has a longer torso (size 24M, sometimes 2T) and shorter legs (about to outgrow 18M). He running around and easily manoevers his ride-on toy. The Kinderfeets seemed a perfect fit for him (I believe it was at it’s lowest setting) but I’d rather get him a non-wood and light weight bike that can last him until he can learn who to ride a pedal bike. But there are sooooo many to choose from it’s a bit overwhelming and so I already have a bunch of questions…

    We currently live in California so he can ride all year.
    Would you say the Ezee would be a better choice than the Mini Glider or will the Mini be too big?
    Doesn’t the kickstand get in their way while ‘running’ on the bike and is it removable?
    Would you say it is worth it to get the air tire version over the foam tires?
    Do they actually use the footrests (he doesn’t use it on the 4-in-1 trike he got for his birthday)? Or is that something you would not really look for in a balance bike?

    I am absolutely open to other suggestions and have looked at the Islabikes Rothan. Is it really that much better than say the Ezee glider that double the price would be worth it for us?
    Or what other bike would you recommend?

    He will likely ride it around the neighborhood on sidewalks, bike paths, maybe some dirt roads and definitely in the park so most likely also on grass and playground mulch.

    Thank you so much in advance for your help!!!

    • Tine

      I have been reading more on your incredible site and am now also looking to the Cruzee and especially the Yedoo Too Too. And I have also attempted to measure my son’s inseam, seems to be about 11″…
      Any thoughts and ideas to help me decide are very much appreciated!

      • Glad to help. You asked a lot of great questions:). If your son is in 18 month pants, the Too Too is going to be slightly too big, but the Cruzee, Rothan and the Ezee Glider will all fit him. The Rothan is hands down the best of the bunch, but whether or not it is worth the price is really up to you. In my opinion, the difference in price is reflective of the overall quality of the bike, but a high-end bike isn’t necessary to teach a child how to ride, it just makes it easier are arguably, safer. As for foam tires versus air, I would absolutely go with air if you have the option. If you are riding on mainly pavement however, foam shouldn’t be a problem. In your case, I would recommend air, but would be sure to put air sealant in the tires, Lastly, I have found that most kids don’t use the footrests provided and overall they are not needed.

        So which bike to choose? The Too Too would be my top choice, but it will be too big at first. Since he does have a bike to ride now, I would have him practice just walking the Too Too until he tall enough to sit and ride. If you expect him to want to sit and ride from day one, I would go with the Ezee Glider with air. Hope that helps!