Chillafish produce stylishly designed, innovative and fun balance bikes, with Chillafish balance bike models ranging from the Bunzi balance bike for very small children through to the Jack & Josie and BMXIE for a cool and stylish off road ride.
Bunzi Balance bike
The first bike in the Chillafish balance bike range is the Bunzi balance bike, which is an extremely clever design as a unique 2-in-1 balance bike that can be converted from a 3 wheel tricycle into a 2 wheel balance bike without the need for tools.
This means that it is suitable for younger children from around 12 months, and the extra stability provided by the 3 wheels means they will soon be racing around the living room and enjoying life on their bike.
The seat position is low to the ground on the 3 wheel bike, which makes it easy to ride and an ideal way to learn the principles of steering and using your feet to get along.
The Bunzi balance bike can then be converted by removing the seat and changing the bike into balance mode, but if you find your child isn’t quite ready for this yet you can switch between the modes as often as you like.
The seat is adjustable on the Bunzi balance bike (from 22cm in 3 wheel mode to 25cm in 3 wheel mode), and this is essential as children grow very quickly at this age! The bike is also very light to carry and ideal for use in the home as well as outdoors.
A really exciting option which makes cycling a lot of fun for very young children and a great introduction to balance bikes.
BMXie balance bike
Most balance bikes are aimed at children between 2 and 5 years, as by this age children are confident on their feet and have the co-ordination to ride a larger bike.
The Chillafish BMXie balance bike is aimed at this age group, and with a cool and stylish BMX design it looks great and also performs very well with a range of quality features.
This bike is great to use on more uneven surfaces like the park or rough trails, as with inflatable tyres it provides excellent grip and looks and feels like a real BMX. This makes the BMXie really popular and a fun bike to ride.
The frame is made from high quality fibre glass material, which sets it apart from the competition and other clever features include a detachable footrest which can be stored under the frame
Kids will also love the number plates as well as the sticker set for customisation.
The seat is adjustable, which is the case with most balance bikes and with a seat height ranging from 32 – 39cm it will be suitable for most 2 to 5 year olds. You may find that 32cm is a little high for most 2 year olds, so consider a Strider or Puky bike as an alternative which start at 29cm. Check out our guide to balance bike seat heights here.
The Chillafish BMXie is perfect for riders who prefer a BMX and off road style with a superb design and high quality specification. It is available in several colours including blue, green, red, pink and yellow.
The BMXie will set you back around £50, so if you are looking for a BMX style balance bike that is slightly less expensive you could consider the Stompee balance bike which is generally available for around £44.
Jack & Josie Balance bikes
The Chillafish Jack & Josie balance bike is aimed at slightly older children aged 3 and above, and differs from the BMXie with a more retro style.
Jack & Josie is available in two very different colours, and you can choose between a bike with black frame and a flame design or white frame with flowers.
Both bikes consist of a steel V-tube frame for strength and durability, and a clever feature of the Jack & Josie bikes is the floating footrest for easy balancing while the riders are on the move.
The seat is also adjustable on these bikes, and with the seat height beginning at 36cm it is definitely a bike for 3 years or above. The maximum saddle height is 43cm.
Jack & Josie balance bikes are also equipped with wide handlebars for easier steering control as well as 12 ½ inch inflatable tyres.
Jack & Josie bikes are generally available for around £50
All of these beautifully engineered bikes from Chillafish are extremely high quality, so although they may be more expensive than other bikes on the market you will definitely get what you pay for and the bikes should retain a high resale value.
The Chillafish balance bike range caters for all balance bike riders from toddlers just learning to walk to more experienced riders ready to try some tricks on their BMXie or Jack & Josie. Enjoy the ride!