Balance Bikes: Grade Schoolers

ridgeback scoot xl balance bike 14" - black

What do Grade Schoolers need in a balance bike?

Older and capable of gaining more speed, we prefer bikes with air tires and a hand brake for older riders.  Air tires provide more traction and cushioning than puncture-proof tires that are usually filled with foam.

Balance bikes are primarily designed to have a child stop it with their feet, but as kids ride faster, stopping can be a challenge and is especially tough on a child’s shoes.  Hand-brakes allow kids to stop faster and with less wear and tear on their shoes.

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Product BikeEstimated PriceRatingSeat HeightTire TypeBrakes
Top Pick
WOOM 1 Plus

WOOM 1 Plus

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$269.00
Exceptional
14.8" - 18.7"
Air
Hand Brake
Ridgeback Scoot XL

Ridgeback Scoot XL

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$199.99
Exceptional
16" - 22"
Air
Hand Brake
Frog Tadpole Plus

Frog Tadpole Plus

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$250.00
Highly Recommended
15" - 20"
Air
Hand Brake
LittleBig Convertible

LittleBig Convertible

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$182.00
Highly Recommended
14" - 21"
Air
Hand Brake
Strider 14x Convertible

Strider 14x Convertible

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$149.99
Highly Recommended
15" - 22"
Air
None
Strider Sport 16″

Strider Sport 16″

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$199.99
Highly Recommended
19.5" - 24.5"
Air
Hand Brake
Strider Sport 20″

Strider Sport 20″

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Highly Recommended
26.5" - 32.3"
Air
Hand Brake
Bixe 16″ Balance Bike

Bixe 16″ Balance Bike

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$69.99
Recommended
18.25" - 22.4"
Air
None
Berg Biky

Berg Biky

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Recommended
14" - 18.5"
Air
Hand Brake
Glide Bikes Go Glider 16″

Glide Bikes Go Glider 16″

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$123.27
Recommended
16" - 25"
Air
Hand Brake
Two Wheeling Tots
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