Kinderbike Morph

Balance Bike Review

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A great concept and a money saver for kids likely to take to balancing quickly, but its 12" tires are too small for many preschoolers.

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Product Specifications

MSRP: $199

Recommendation: Recommended

Seat Height: 12" - 21"

Weight: 10 lb.

Brakes: No Brakes

Footrest: No

Limiter: No

Tire Size: 12"

Grips Bumper: Yes

Bolts: Exposed

Frame Material: Aluminum Alloy


After years of waiting the elusive Kinderbike Morph is finally available!  Easily converting to a 12″ pedal bike from a balance bike, the Morph is truly a 2-in-1.  By simply swapping out the included pedal bike rear-end, the balance bike easily transitions to a pedal bike.

For young toddlers who master their balance bike at a very young age, the Morph is certainly a good choice for them, but due to its small size, it isn’t for everyone.  The main problem with 12″ convertible bikes is that by the time the child is ready to transition to a pedal bike, they have already outgrown the short wheelbase and 12″ wheels of the bike. Most preschoolers in 4T clothes, fit better on a 14″ bike than a 12″ bike.  Any child who has an inseam greater than 19″ or 20″ (the Morph maxes out at 21″) is much too tall for a 12″ bike.  As a result, the Morph as a pedal bike will be very short lived as most kids will quickly outgrow it.

Bottom Line: A bike worth considering for the small, athletic kids who will likely transition to a pedal bike before they are in 4T clothes.  For older or taller kids, the pedal bike version of the bike is too small, a larger convertible bike such as the Strider 14x or the LittleBig would be a better option.

MSRP: $199

By: Carrie Wren

Last Updated: March 22, 2017

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