Balance Bikes: Preschoolers

ridgeback scoot balance bike 12" - lime green yellow

What do preschoolers need in a balance bike?

Older and capable of gaining more speed, we prefer bikes with air tires and a hand brake for preschoolers.  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
Top Pick
Ridgeback Scoot

Ridgeback Scoot

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199.00
Exceptional
14" - 20"
Air
Hand Brake
Saracen Freewheel

Saracen Freewheel

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$159.99
Exceptional
13" - 19"
Air
Hand Brake
Pello Ripple

Pello Ripple

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$198.00
Exceptional
Air
Hand Brake
Top Pick
Yedoo Too Too

Yedoo Too Too

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$159.00
Highly Recommended
12" - 18"
Air
Hand Brake
Frog Tadpole

Frog Tadpole

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$210.00
Highly Recommended
13.3" - 16.5"
Air
Hand Brake
LIKEaBIKE Jumper

LIKEaBIKE Jumper

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$300.00
Highly Recommended
13.4" - 18.5"
Air
None
Bixbi Route 12″

Bixbi Route 12″

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$199.00
Highly Recommended
13.8" - 18.9"
Air
None
Frog Tadpole Plus

Frog Tadpole Plus

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$250.00
Highly Recommended
15" - 20"
Air
Hand Brake
Strider Pro

Strider Pro

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$149.99
Highly Recommended
11" - 19"
Foam
None
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