Chicco Red Bullet Balance Bike Set- red/pink £25.95 at Amazon
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Chicco Red Bullet Balance Bike Set- red/pink £25.95 at Amazon

£25.95£34.9926%Amazon Deals
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Posted 9th Oct
Balance Bike is the first bicycle that helps children to acquire the necessary balance on two wheels. Acting as a comfortable stepping stone to pedalled bicycles, the balance bike is made from ultra-light metal with adjustable handlebars and seat to suit the child's height.

I'm sure this has been rated as a very good bike in various articles online, I'm from a reliable brand.
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Red Bullet balance bike is the first bicycle that helps children to acquire the necessary balance on two wheels.

Acting as a comfortable stepping stone to pedalled bicycles, the balance bike is made from ultra-light metal. The handlebars and seat are adjustable to suit a growing child's height.

Maximum weight of child is 25 kg.

Suitable for ages 2 to 5 years.

  • Ultralight
  • Helps acquire balance
  • Dimensions (HWD): 46 x 56 x 68cm
  • 1716000070
  • Seat adjusts from 33 cm up to 38 cm in height
  • Suitable for Chilren aged 2-5yrs
  • Full Instructions Provided

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oldskooladdict09/10/2019 20:08

I've been looking at balance bikes too, was very tempted by the easy rider …I've been looking at balance bikes too, was very tempted by the easy rider low one, but seems its not made any more! I'm unsure whether to get one with a breaks or not. My son will be 2yrs 3 months at Christmas. Totally on the fence on the breaks issue!


Brakes on a balance bike are counter-productive. The balance bike encourages balance gained through the momentum. Brakes will break that momentum and slow down the child's learning. If a kid needs to stop on a balance bike they put their feet down. Simples.
My little'un was riding a proper bike without stabilisers by their third birthday. That was the first bike with brakes.
Learning to ride with brakes is a whole new skill set they need to develop once they can pedal.
Edited by: "Phlop0" 10th Oct
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Our daughter has the pink version, really lightweight fab balance bike.
I've been watching it as our daughter is after one for Christmas - it's £35 in Argos and other places so I thought this was a great price
I bought this about 5 years ago I'm sure for around £15 but it has seen both of my 2 boys through! It's a fantastic bike! I highly recommend
Ordered thanks OP. Cheapest it's been on amazon in the last year looking at its price history
I've been looking at balance bikes too, was very tempted by the easy rider low one, but seems its not made any more! I'm unsure whether to get one with a breaks or not. My son will be 2yrs 3 months at Christmas. Totally on the fence on the breaks issue!
oldskooladdict09/10/2019 20:08

I've been looking at balance bikes too, was very tempted by the easy rider …I've been looking at balance bikes too, was very tempted by the easy rider low one, but seems its not made any more! I'm unsure whether to get one with a breaks or not. My son will be 2yrs 3 months at Christmas. Totally on the fence on the breaks issue!


Just don't send him down any hills 😄
Daughter had one of these from when she just turned 2. Lightweight but solid. Lack of brakes was only a problem at the very end when she was ready to move up to a pedal bike anyway. I remember reading reviews before we bought commenting that the paintwork scratched and chipped easily - and our experience definitely confirmed this. Great bike at a great price.
Have this from age 2, lack of brakes weren't an issue, kids just use their feet. At that age they don't understand to pull the brake slowly to stop anyway.
My girl has the pink one. We find that when she's going very fast (being silly) the back wheel can slip sideways. Good bike but just be care.

Scratches easily too. She scratched hers within 5 mins outside.
My son had this when he was 2, didn't last long as I got him one with real tyres by the time he was 2 1/2 (this one is very bumpy and small even for a balance bike).

Balance bikes really help though as he moved onto a pedal bike when he was 3.
oldskooladdict09/10/2019 20:08

I've been looking at balance bikes too, was very tempted by the easy rider …I've been looking at balance bikes too, was very tempted by the easy rider low one, but seems its not made any more! I'm unsure whether to get one with a breaks or not. My son will be 2yrs 3 months at Christmas. Totally on the fence on the breaks issue!


Brakes on a balance bike are counter-productive. The balance bike encourages balance gained through the momentum. Brakes will break that momentum and slow down the child's learning. If a kid needs to stop on a balance bike they put their feet down. Simples.
My little'un was riding a proper bike without stabilisers by their third birthday. That was the first bike with brakes.
Learning to ride with brakes is a whole new skill set they need to develop once they can pedal.
Edited by: "Phlop0" 10th Oct
Phlop010/10/2019 19:12

Brakes on a balance bike are counter-productive. The balance bike …Brakes on a balance bike are counter-productive. The balance bike encourages balance gained through the momentum. Brakes will break that momentum and slow down the child's learning. If a kid needs to stop on a balance bike they put their feet down. Simples.My little'un was riding a proper bike without stabilisers by their third birthday. That was the first bike with brakes.Learning to ride with brakes is a whole new skill set they need to develop once they can pedal.


Definitely this. They won't really go fast enough to need the use of brakes either.
Kid had this and loved it.
Edited by: "Pure_Evil" 10th Oct
jamesisasecret10/10/2019 18:08

My girl has the pink one. We find that when she's going very fast (being …My girl has the pink one. We find that when she's going very fast (being silly) the back wheel can slip sideways. Good bike but just be care.Scratches easily too. She scratched hers within 5 mins outside.


We got this in red when he turned two, by the time he was 3 he was absolutely flying on it. His sister has it now, never experienced any issue with the back wheel in 4 years. Could be a fault with a batch?
jdRiggs10/10/2019 21:19

We got this in red when he turned two, by the time he was 3 he was …We got this in red when he turned two, by the time he was 3 he was absolutely flying on it. His sister has it now, never experienced any issue with the back wheel in 4 years. Could be a fault with a batch?


No don't think it's a fault. She hasn't fallen off (due to that, anyway). Just slips to the side a little when she is overzealous.
Thanks for posting @David.Tap we have added your thread to the Highlights section
Our little one is turning 2 weeks and has been walking unaided for the past 2 months. Is it too soon to buy him one of these?
I bought this less than a month ago for 28.98, this is a good deal.
I think this is a rebranded version of the blue and pink evo versions being sold at Asda direct for £20 direct.asda.com/geo…tml
Think the red paint on this version looks better though.
Having said that the handlebars have been updated on this one or is in fact a different bike. Suspect the higher bars would be better.
Edited by: "TurboFSO" 12th Oct
Phlop010/10/2019 19:12

Brakes on a balance bike are counter-productive. The balance bike …Brakes on a balance bike are counter-productive. The balance bike encourages balance gained through the momentum. Brakes will break that momentum and slow down the child's learning. If a kid needs to stop on a balance bike they put their feet down. Simples.My little'un was riding a proper bike without stabilisers by their third birthday. That was the first bike with brakes.Learning to ride with brakes is a whole new skill set they need to develop once they can pedal.


I agree with you on the brakes topic. I had a balance bike for my wee one, without brakes and think benefited from the simplicity. I then moved him into a Woom bike and initially removed the pedals to let him gain control of a slightly heavier bike, then i hooked him up to a Trail Angel with the pedals on his bike, to gain the confidence of going a little bit faster with a little bit of "wobble". I was also running along beside him with a set of reins (bit more acceptable than holding them by the scruff of their neck, i found) and hey presto.....he was cycling 1 month before his 3rd birthday..... #proud da!
Phlop010/10/2019 19:12

Brakes on a balance bike are counter-productive. The balance bike …Brakes on a balance bike are counter-productive. The balance bike encourages balance gained through the momentum. Brakes will break that momentum and slow down the child's learning. If a kid needs to stop on a balance bike they put their feet down. Simples.My little'un was riding a proper bike without stabilisers by their third birthday. That was the first bike with brakes.Learning to ride with brakes is a whole new skill set they need to develop once they can pedal.


Phlop0:

Brakes on a balance bike are counter-productive. The balance bike encourages balance gained through the momentum. Brakes will break that momentum and slow down the child's learning. If a kid needs to stop on a balance bike they put their feet down. Simples.
My little'un was riding a proper bike without stabilisers by their third birthday. That was the first bike with brakes.
Learning to ride with brakes is a whole new skill set they need to develop once they can pedal.

I agree with you on the brakes topic. I had a balance bike for my wee one, without brakes and think benefited from the simplicity. I then moved him into a Woom bike and initially removed the pedals to let him gain control of a slightly heavier bike, then i hooked him up to a Trail Angel with the pedals on his bike, to gain the confidence of going a little bit faster with a little bit of "wobble". I was also running along beside him with a set of reins (bit more acceptable than holding them by the scruff of their neck, i found) and hey presto.....he was cycling 1 month before his 3rd birthday..... #proud da!
My kids have these, really good. One thing i would recommend is to get a bike bell. Kids love it and want to ride their bikes more often and learn balancing quicker because of that. I let my 3 year old twins choose a colour of the bell and they were very excited about it.
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