What is a Balance, Push or Run Bike?
A run bike or what is more commonly known as a balance bike is a pedal free bicycle, designed for kids as young as two years old. With a balance bike, your boy or girl will sit, push with their feet, and start cruising once they’ve gained some momentum and balance control. Think of a run/balance bike as a Flintstones bicycle. Its powered by your child’s feet rather than the mechanics of pedals, chains, and gears.
The benefits of a balance bike are numerous. First and foremost, a balance bike teaches your child the coordination and balance necessary to later ride a bicycle, without the false confidence that comes with using training wheels. Also, by bringing one along for a walk, your child’s balance bike allows them to keep up the pace without getting tired or bored – like a stroller you don’t have to push.
As we all know, balance is the key to learning to ride a bike, but that control doesn’t come easily. A balance bike is a learning tool for your child, one that allows them to teach themselves the skills necessary to tackle a two-wheeler with pedals. You’ll be amazed how quickly they will progress, and what a valuable investment a quality balance bike can be. Not only does a good balance bike teach balance, it gives your child a measure of real confidence that training wheels simply cannot.
Learning to balance and ride a bike has never been easier or more fun. The Giant Pre is the start of something beautiful. With a lightweight aluminum frame that’s designed with a low standover height, the Pre inspires young riders to get rolling. Made with 12-inch wheels and a quick-adjust saddle, it’s the perfect way to begin their cycling adventures.
|Giant Boy's Red or Blue||Liv Girl's Red or Light Blue|
|Fully Assembled-Ready to Ride • $130.|
|10" and 12" Balance Bikes!|
|Start them young with Norco's 10" Mermaid & Ninja Run Bike! A lightweight aluminum frame with super-low standover, narrow 19mm handlebars, and 10-inch air tires all make for a hands-on way to teach the kiddos about balance and instill a lifelong love of bikes.||Get your favorite youngster started riding on the Ninja Run from Norco. Its tough aluminum frame, 12-inch air tires, and kid-sized handlebar and brake levers make this a perfect learning companion, and a super fun way to teach kids the fundamentals of balance .|
|Norco Mermaid 10"||Norco Ninja 10"||Norco Mermaid 12"||Norco Ninja 12"|
|Fully Assembled-Ready to Ride • $120.||Fully Assembled-Ready to Ride • $140.|
All Talbot's Bicycles are Fully Assembled and Ready to Ride!
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