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They remember their first bike forever!
So here are some key points to help you choose the model that is best for your child.
For the smallest (under 95cm) we always recommend opting for a balance bike.
For slightly older/taller kids (over 110cm) we normally recommend a pedal bike.
However, for those who measure between 95cm and 110cm, both options are a possibility.
The balance bike allows kids to learn to balance on two wheels. It clearly gives confidence to the child; they feel safe and can progress at their own pace.
The pedal bike has other advantages. It makes the child feel 'like a grown-up' and enables longer rides once they've got the hang of it. The stabilizers bring confidence to try.
To see the different variations of pedal bikes for little ones, head to the "First pedal bikes" section.
If you're in need of a balance bike, you've come to the right place!
We have two wheel sizes available - 12-inch (for a child measuring between 90cm and 105cm) or 14-inch (between 95cm and 110cm).
All our balance bikes are designed to evolve alongside the child.
First and foremost, thanks to the brand-new plastic-protected foot platform with integrated grip, the child will feel comfortable and confident without their feet on the floor. It has been specifically designed to leave room for their calves during pushing, all the while leaving necessary space for the feet when they put them up. It's also evolutionary as it's possible to mount a disc brake on the back, useful for when things get serious!
They might as well learn the right reflexes and rules from the start. . .
As for the components, they are all carefully selected according to three criteria; more reliability, ergonomics for small children and our global strategy to provide high-end parts for all. Therefore, there are 3 different key points:
- Grips have an internal diameter of 19 mm. Grips must be appropriate for the body shape of the child so that they feel comfortable holding the handlebars properly
- Frames feature new extruded tubes instead of the classic round tubes for a completely revised look and significant weight saving.
- Knobbly tyres that are like those used by the adults. The gain in comfort, grip and safety is undeniable.
- A brand new plastic 'race plate' located on the top tube that means the child can stick their favourite number on it using a sheet of stickers supplied with the bike, like a real mini-racer.
FRAME2022 RMNS 12
Alloy 6061, extra-wide rubber platform, disc brake ready
FORK2022 RMNS 12
12", alloy 6061
STEMCOMMENCAL Alloy, 30 mm
30 mm extension, 25,4 mm
BARRIDE ALPHA Kids
25.4 mm, 460 mm width, 25 mm rise, tapered (for 19 mm grips), Alloy 6061
19 mm grips (ID), kids hands specific
16h, Alloy 6063
HUBSRear: COMMENCAL - Front: COMMENCAL
Rear: 16h, loose balls - Front: 16h, loose balls, disc ready
SPOKES / NIPPLES2.0 mm
TYRESRear: VEE TIRE CO. CrownGem - Front: VEE TIRE CO. CrownGem
Rear: 12''x2.25'', MPC Compound, Custom "Send It" patch - Front: 12''x2.25'', MPC Compound, Custom "Send It" patch
27,2 mm, integrated saddle, Alloy
Soft padding, integrated handle
WEIGHT4,5 kg / 9.92 lb
Without pedals. Weight may differ slightly due to manufacturing tolerances.
ACCESSORIESBell, number plate, footrest protector
BICYCLE TYPEKIDS MTB 12, PUSH BIKE
FRAME MATERIALAl 6061 T6
SHOCK LENGTH / STROKE-
PIGGY BACK SHOCK COMPATIBLE-
RECOMMENDED / MAX. FORK HEIGHT206 mm - 220 mm
HEADSET TYPEZS44 ZS44
MAXIMUM TYRE DIMENSION (ETRTO)57 mm
DISC BRAKE STANDARDIS
REAR ROTOR MAX. SIZE160 mm
SEATPOST / SEAT CLAMP DIAMETER27,2 mm - 31,8 mm
BOTTOM BRACKET TYPE-
FRONT DERAILLEUR TYPENo
REAR HUB COMPATIBILITY104 x 9 mm