Kiddimoto are probably most well known for their exciting and innovative wooden balance bikes, including the ever popular Kiddimoto Kurve bike which comes in a range of funky designs.
A new addition to the Kiddimoto stable is the Kiddimoto Super Junior Balance Bike which is also available in an upgraded ‘Max’ version. These bikes are very different from the Kiddimoto Kurve and other bikes in the Kiddimoto range, as they are metal balance bikes and aimed firmly at the younger age range of children in the balance bike market.
The Kiddimoto Super Junior Balance bike looks great with a modern and stylish design, and is packed with an impressive number of features given that the bike is generally available for under £50.
The seat is adjustable from 34cm – 47cm, which is a large range of heights and means that if you invest in this bike for your toddler they will have plenty of time to learn the principles of balance and steering before moving on to a pedal bike. The seat height of 34cm compares well with other bikes in the market, but you may find this will be too high for an 18 month or 2 year old given that other bike such as the Puky LRM and Strider ST4 start at 29cm.
As well as offering such a large range of seat heights, the seat on the Kiddimoto Super Junior is well padded, the frame is manufactured from lightweight steel and the bike is equipped with comfortable sculpted hand grips with padded ends from protection during falls.
The Kiddimoto Super Junior Balance bike is available in black, red or pink – and at just 2.5kg, this is also one of the lightest balance bikes around!
Kiddimoto Super Junior Max Balance Bike
The Kiddimoto Super Junior Balance bike is a great starter bike, but if you are sold on the look and design of the bike then it may well be worth upgrading to the ‘Max’ version of the bike.
This model offers several additional features, the most notable of which are the additional of a drum brake for the front wheel, an extra grippy footplate and pneumatic air tyres (as opposed to the solid tyres on the starter version).
These features give the Max version of the Kiddimoto Super Junior Balance bike a superior performance, as the air tyres will provide a much more comfortable ride, the brake will save on shoe leather and the extra grips on the footplate is a cute little addition that is often overlooked on other bikes.
These extra features increase the weight of the Max version to 4.1kg, so this bike would be suitable for older children aged 3 and above who would be capable of handling a bike of this weight. You would also expect to pay around £20 extra.
The modern design, impressive range of features and competitive pricing makes the Kiddimoto Super Junior Balance bike a fantastic addition to the balance bike market, and the extra features on the Super Junior Max make this one of our favourite balance bikes of 2015!