Balance bike- boys&girls 24.99 at Lidl
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Balance bike- boys&girls 24.99 at Lidl

£24.99LIDL Deals
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Found 18th Mar 2013
Cheapest I've seen around, really good for learning to balance
Age 3-6 years

36 Comments

The future of kids biking!

Cold it's got no pedals

Cold, it's got a basket.

The Sporty ones were only £19.99 in Sports Direct last month, might be worth looking there first.

Cheaper & look a lot better than this one.

Here you go, still the same price.

Got my lad one for Xmas & he loves it:

sportsdirect.com/cos…015

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M1LFHunter

Cold, it's got a basket.


take it off?

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ChrisUK

The Sporty ones were only £19.99 in Sports Direct last month, might be … The Sporty ones were only £19.99 in Sports Direct last month, might be worth looking there first.Cheaper & look a lot better than this one.



cheaper yes but yours has no bell,basket and most importantly no brake!

The little basket is a bit gay to be fair & you don't need brakes on a balance bike. You can also pick a bell up for 98p if you really want one.

Real tyres/tubes or just solid plastic? That should be the deciding factor in this.

To aide the smooth transition from the balance bike to a pedal bike BRAKES are a must. Worth the extra fiver.

Basket, a bit gay, no wonder kids use that word so frequently these days with adults making such ridiculous comments. Obviously only homosexual would want to carry something in their bike.

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ChrisUK

The little basket is a bit gay to be fair & you don't need brakes on a … The little basket is a bit gay to be fair & you don't need brakes on a balance bike. You can also pick a bell up for 98p if you really want one.



So a child wanting a basket on their bike is gay? Grow up!

twinkleplease

So a child wanting a basket on their bike is gay? Grow up!



I liked the way that "gay" was used as some sort of derogatory descriptive.

ChrisUK

The little basket is a bit gay



I don't see the basket looking a bit happy in the picture!

Waterboy8535

I don't see the basket looking a bit happy in the picture!



And perhaps the homosexual and lesbian communities might be saying the "Basket looks a bit straight to be fair"

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ChrisUK

you don't need brakes on a balance bike.

erm .... but its extremely dangerous if you don't have them! Apart from the fact you are trying to teach a kid how to learn to ride a proper bike (which has brakes) I've seen kids at a fair old rate of knots downhill on these things......

I would love to know the weight of this bike. All the mudguards, baskets etc all make it too heavy. A balance bike is there to teach children safely how to learn balance. No need for plastic to distract! Makes it too heavy so it will topple and child will find hard to correct. May scare them and put them off for life! Mind you some parents will spend a fortune on a buggy to push but want to spend nothing on something that will carry their child independently around, often at speed and where safety is paramount. If anyone can weigh one that would be handy!
Won't take long to figure out I am biased as I have sold Strider balance bikes over at Learning Early here for 3 years, but with good reason!

honeybear1976

Basket, a bit gay, no wonder kids use that word so frequently these days … Basket, a bit gay, no wonder kids use that word so frequently these days with adults making such ridiculous comments. Obviously only homosexual would want to carry something in their bike.



Obviously, like a large baguette or a few banana's.......

bobbler

I liked the way that "gay" was used as some sort of derogatory … I liked the way that "gay" was used as some sort of derogatory descriptive.



Why do you like it, are you homophobic ? No wonder kids grow up these days with their out dated views & opinions.....

alfie-gee

erm .... but its extremely dangerous if you don't have them! Apart from … erm .... but its extremely dangerous if you don't have them! Apart from the fact you are trying to teach a kid how to learn to ride a proper bike (which has brakes) I've seen kids at a fair old rate of knots downhill on these things......



Trainers with thick soles should resolve this problem.

The basket is so the kids can carry the vodka without squishing their fags. Good idea - voted hot.

From 25th March.

ChrisUK

Here you go, still the same price.Got my lad one for Xmas & he loves … Here you go, still the same price.Got my lad one for Xmas & he loves it:http://www.sportsdirect.com/cosmic-racer-10-inch-balance-bike-boys-934015



Balance bikes should have a bake, preferably a back brake as the kids can go pretty quickly on these as they get older.

Walkies1

The basket is so the kids can carry the vodka without squishing their … The basket is so the kids can carry the vodka without squishing their fags. Good idea - voted hot.


Actually made me chuckle out loud

woodkaren

I would love to know the weight of this bike. All the mudguards, baskets … I would love to know the weight of this bike. All the mudguards, baskets etc all make it too heavy.



The weight is important, but all the extras are great - they come very useful when the child can ride it!

Andwoo

Balance bikes should have a bake, preferably a back brake as the kids can … Balance bikes should have a bake, preferably a back brake as the kids can go pretty quickly on these as they get older.



Only the female pink versions including baking implements.....

I can tell you these work wonders, our DS was nervous as a kitten on a bike with stabilisers, we got him a balance bike and it was wonderful, he scoots of down the path like a rocket....

I can not recommend them enough, as stabilisers does not teach them the most important part of bike riding... Balance.

The basket help to stop the handlebar from spinning.

Also, my son's been using his balance bike for over a year and still hasn't worked out how to use the brake lever. He just uses his feet to stop. So I wouldn't say brakes are a MUST.

ChrisUK

Only the female pink versions including baking implements.....



very good, very cheesy.....I wont rise to your bait though

discowill

Real tyres/tubes or just solid plastic? That should be the deciding … Real tyres/tubes or just solid plastic? That should be the deciding factor in this.



Yes, i`d like to know that as well please! The solid plastic tyres are awful!

Banned

Cold as lots of the stuff they sell is rubbish and I find it expensive for what it is really! My in law got a frying heavy pan there which was excellent for about a month for £17!! We just got a tefal same size for the same price (17.66) and it will last much longer as had tefal before and they are good quality!

ChrisUK

Why do you like it, are you homophobic ? No wonder kids grow up these … Why do you like it, are you homophobic ? No wonder kids grow up these days with their out dated views & opinions.....


Hmm, I'm trying to judge the tone/sarcasm level of that response, coming from the person who introduced the whole "gay" thing into this thread - suppose I'd better just leave it at that!

Notwithstanding that the image is of the supposed "girl's" version (if you're into the whole gender differentiation thing), although the boy's version also has a basket.

woodkaren

I would love to know the weight of this bike. All the mudguards, baskets … I would love to know the weight of this bike. All the mudguards, baskets etc all make it too heavy. A balance bike is there to teach children safely how to learn balance. No need for plastic to distract! Makes it too heavy so it will topple and child will find hard to correct. May scare them and put them off for life! Mind you some parents will spend a fortune on a buggy to push but want to spend nothing on something that will carry their child independently around, often at speed and where safety is paramount. If anyone can weigh one that would be handy! Won't take long to figure out I am biased as I have sold Strider balance bikes over at Learning Early here for 3 years, but with good reason!


I doubt the cheap plastic used adds a huge amount of weight to what is probably a fairly heavy (i.e. cheap) steel frame (for the size). However, it's not the total weight rather the distribution of it, that matters, as weight can add stability.

cazsilver

Yes, i`d like to know that as well please! The solid plastic tyres are … Yes, i`d like to know that as well please! The solid plastic tyres are awful!


From the images they look solid - can't make out a valve - and more like plastic than rubber, too, IMO.

However, there is also the usual 3 year warranty you get with Lidl.

Hi I looking for a spare wheel for my balance bike any one know where I can get one
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