Kids Disney Cars & Disney Princess Balance Bike - £15 @ Sports Direct
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Kids Disney Cars & Disney Princess Balance Bike - £15 @ Sports Direct

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Found 25th Mar 2011Made hot 3rd Apr 2011
The perfect first bike for your racer!! The Disney Cars, or Disney Princess balance bike will help your child develop balance, co-ordination and the confidence needed to progress to an ordinary bike.

Designed so it can be easily adjusted to suit your childs height thanks to the adjustable seat and handlebars.

The Disney Princess bike is available on the link below:
sportsdirect.com/dis…139

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link no work

at that price maybe they disney go
Edited by: "jacksprout" 25th Mar 2011

i wish my son had a balance bike when he was younger, he would no longer be dependent on stablizers. heat added

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OK - Linking working now.

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stephmcd

i wish my son had a balance bike when he was younger, he would no longer … i wish my son had a balance bike when he was younger, he would no longer be dependent on stablizers. heat added



That is exactly the reason why I posted this. I wanted a balance bike for my lads and could only find ones at silly money.

If this had been 14inch I'd have snapped it up for my grandson! Good find though

Are they instore too, or is this offer only online?

Looks basically like the same bike as we got for our son in Home Bargains last year for the same price - same frame, different stickers/colours.
For that price it's fab, it's been left outside all winter and it's still perfectly good for playing on now, stands being chucked around a bit too. My son isn't quite up for riding a normal pedal bike without stabilisers but he whizzes around on this thing and roles down gentle slopes no problem at all, they are great confidence builders. He's a tall boy for his age (nearly 4) and it's still fine for his size.
At this price, grab it!!

Ah here you go, this is the exact same one as I got for our son just for you to compare - Balance Bike at Argos - this bike is only £13.99 BUT you'd be lucky to find stock anywhere!

My son is almost 6 now and he's already 4 feet tall so he's quite tall for his age so he's on an 18inch bike with stabilizers, tried him without and he has no confidence at all

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stephmcd

My son is almost 6 now and he's already 4 feet tall so he's quite tall … My son is almost 6 now and he's already 4 feet tall so he's quite tall for his age so he's on an 18inch bike with stabilizers, tried him without and he has no confidence at all



You'll have to do it the old fashioned way like I did with my first lad. Take the stabilisers off, go to big field in a park and run alongside him holding the seat of the bike. He will complain, but reassure him and persist. Tell him to keep peddling and look where he's going, and then let go of the seat more and more often. Be prepared for falls, and big hugs and cheers when it works later that afternoon. Bust out the camera because it's a real father & son moment!

Chocka

You'll have to do it the old fashioned way like I did with my first lad. … You'll have to do it the old fashioned way like I did with my first lad. Take the stabilisers off, go to big field in a park and run alongside him holding the seat of the bike. He will complain, but reassure him and persist. Tell him to keep peddling and look where he's going, and then let go of the seat more and more often. Be prepared for falls, and big hugs and cheers when it works later that afternoon. Bust out the camera because it's a real father & son moment!


love this comment from a father who actually cares spot on

Just bought one instore for my 3 year old. He's doing well on his normal bike but I've wanted to get him one of these balance bikes for a while. It seems ok height wise. x

toys r us do a decent balance bike for about £20 ish

A few months ago we did and he got to the stage where he wouldn't touch the bike in fear of getting hurt, even waking at night crying about it, so we put them back on and he's slowly regaining confidence on it. Hoping by end of summer hols he will b flying around without them, thanks for your advice, appreciated.

Balance bikes are definitely the way to go. My four year old used hers for only three weeks before
riding a bike without stabilizers, she was pedalling after 10 minutes. Worth it as you can then pass your balance bike on - we are giving ours to her nursery

Surprised this doesnt have more heat - might be worth amending the title to reflect the post above for the Disney Princess version!

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Thanks nb1 and Haylhoo - I've amended the post.

Just got one instore, little boy been on it all afternoon. Can now zoom about really fast on it already. Thanks

It looks like sportsdirect website's down. The links won't work

Recd today my little girl very pleased

Just remove the pedals and it will become a balance bike. worked a trat for my kids

stephmcd

My son is almost 6 now and he's already 4 feet tall so he's quite tall … My son is almost 6 now and he's already 4 feet tall so he's quite tall for his age so he's on an 18inch bike with stabilizers, tried him without and he has no confidence at all


good find

How much is delivery? I can't be bothered to create an account, just to be told that delivery is 12 quid or something equally ridiculous. And I though they have to state this with the cost...

3.99 delivery

Hello bikers

A really good tip for you on the topic of balance bikes and normal bikes and how to get past stabilizers. Just take the pedals off your kids bike for a while until they get balance.

I have 2 sets of twins and had all four of them riding over the space of a weekend. My Dad has subsequently had the same success with my little sister. All of the kids here are between 6 and 8.

Way to do it; get a spanner and undo the pedals on the ends of the pedal arms. This will leave the pedal 'arms/stems' on the bike. Drop the saddle to a position so that your child can put their feet flat on the floor and will be able to extend their legs out away from the bike a bit. Then get them out on the bike for a couple of days just pushing themselves around with their feet.

I told mine that they need to push themselves along and see how long they could coast along with their feet off the ground. Within 15 minutes they were coasting about 20 feet easily and asking for the pedals. I held off of course and the next day my daughter surprised me when I found her out front pedalling using only the pedal stems. Put the pedals back on and she was off immediately (she had just turned 6). My other kids were immediately jealous but as soon as I put the pedals on and gave them a single push they were off.

I was forced into doing this as I have 2 sets of twins and needed a cheap way to get them all riding. I was going to go the route of a single balance bike for all, but as I was buying bikes anyway, this seemed a sensible idea.

Anyway, it worked for me, hope it works for someone else.


Just notice Bharak had the same success. Saves some pennies; should be posted as a deal itself.
Edited by: "philby27" 3rd Apr 2011

bharak

Just remove the pedals and it will become a balance bike. worked a trat … Just remove the pedals and it will become a balance bike. worked a trat for my kids



Or (try and) bend the stablizers up, so the bike tilts more and there is more room for the kid to actually ride with it upright without stablizers touching - but still have that comfort zone if they "tip".

philby27

I was forced into doing this as I have 2 sets of twins and needed a cheap … I was forced into doing this as I have 2 sets of twins and needed a cheap way to get them all riding. I was going to go the route of a single balance bike for all, but as I was buying bikes anyway, this seemed a sensible idea.



I have a daughter plus one set of twins - you have twins x 2??? Where's the "Empathy" button....

JayDubya

I have a daughter plus one set of twins - you have twins x 2??? Where's … I have a daughter plus one set of twins - you have twins x 2??? Where's the "Empathy" button....



Donate button would be better

Thanks for this great deal! It has been featured over on the HUKD blog ]Playpennies!

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if you like this why not have a look at the Disney Cars DVD for £5.99
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