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.
Seat Height: 12" - 21"
Weight: 10 lb.
Brakes: No Brakes
Tire Size: 12"
Grips Bumper: Yes
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 it’s 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. As a result, the Morph as a pedal bike will be very short lived as most kids will quickly outgrow it. As shown in the video below, the girl riding the pedal bike is much too big for the bike. Not knowing her age, she could simply be on older child merely demonstrating the bike, but in my opinion, 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.
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.
By: Carrie Wren
Last Updated: March 22, 2017
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