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Older Kids Balance Bike Comparison Chart

Kids who start off on a balance bike at age 4 or 5 have different needs than a child who starts off at 1 or 2.  

Bikes with a larger frame, air tires and a hand brake are greatly beneficial to older kids.  After testing out over 30 different balance bikes, here are our top picks for older riders.

The chart may be sorted by clicking on the header of each column (works best in desktop).

For additional breakdowns, including our rankings, see our Best Balance Bikes for Older/Taller Riders list.

Best Balance Bikes Comparison Chart: Kids 4, 5, and 6

Bike

MSRP

WeightMin Seat HeightMax Seat HeightTiresHand BrakeFrame Material

Balance Bikes for Kids 3T/4T

Saracen Freewheel

$180

10.7 lb.13"19"AirYesAluminum

Muna 12"

$120

11 lb.13"18"AirYesSteel

Frog Tadpole

$210

6.5 lb.13.3"9.3"AirYesAluminum
LikeABike Jumper

$349

7.5 lb.13.4"18.5"AirYesAluminum

Specialized Hotwalk

$175

10 lb.13.5"17"Puncture-Proof RubberNoAluminum

Ridgeback Scoot

$215

10.5 lb.14"20"AirYesAluminum
LittleBig Convertible

$187/$240

11.2 lb.14"21"AirYesAluminum

woom 1 Plus

$269

9.5 lb.14.8"18.7"AirYesAluminum

Strider 14x

$190

12.5 lb.15"22"AirNoSteel
Frog Tadpole Plus

$260

15"20"AirYesAluminum

Balance Bikes for Kids 4T - 6

Ridgeback Scoot XL

$225

11.6 lb.16"21.5"AirYesAluminum
Bixe 16

$90

12 lb.18.25"22.4"AirNoSteel
Strider 16

$180

17.7 lb.19.5"24.5"AirYesSteel
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