Boys balance bike

Balance bikes are so popular now that you will see both boys and girls whizzing around as they learn to balance, steer and brake before graduating to a proper pedal bicycle.

Most balance bikes are unisex in design, although all of the main manufacturers will offer their most popular models in a range of colours. We have already covered pink balance bikes, which will probably appeal to the girls in your family, so if you are looking for a boys balance bike then you will most likely be looking for a bike with a bright red or blue colour, or one with a funky design.

Best boys balance bike

Blue Puky LRM Balance Bike
Blue Puky LRM Balance Bike

Many of the bikes you are probably looking at for a 2 or 3 year old from manufacturers such as Puky, Strider, WeeRide or Kettler all offer blue versions of their best selling models.

We think that the Puky LRM makes an ideal first balance bike, with a low platform, height adjustable saddle and safety handlebars.

This bike is available in an ocean blue colour from £59.99.

 

 

 

Police Kiddimoto Kurve Balance Bike
Police Kiddimoto Kurve Balance Bike

Another favourite of ours on this website is the Kiddimoto Kurve range of balance bikes, which are beautifully designed wooden bikes in a range of styles.

Little boys will love the Police, Fire and Italian Job models, and there is also a Union Jack version available for patriotic young bike riders!

The Kiddimoto Kurve balance bike range is available from £49.99.

 

 

 

Slightly higher up the price range, the Adventure Zooom balance bike is a great all round choice with a lightweight, aluminium frame and a sleek and professional design. This is also available in a stylish blue colour, and is available from around £85.

Super Strider Balance Bike
Super Strider Balance Bike

By the time your little boy reaches the age of 5 or 6, he will have outgrown most of the balance bikes on the market. However, there is a growing demand for balance bikes for older children that can show off their tricks and skills – and one of the top models is the Super Strider 16” balance bike.

This model is for serious balance bike riders that want to show off their skills in the park or on the BMX track, and it has a price tag to match as you will have to expect to pay from £135 to £150 for this model.

 

 

This is a just a small selection of the huge number of balance bikes that are available for boys of all ages from 18 months up to the age of 11 or 12, so with such a great choice you should be able to find the best boys balance bike!

Zooom Balance Bike

Adventure Zooom Balance bike

 

Adventure Zooom balance bike
Adventure Zooom balance bike

Buy now  from £85

 

  • Aluminium frame
  • Large range of seat heights
  • Stylish design

 

The Adventure Zooom balance bike is a good all round, quality balance bike, with a sleek and stylish design and a range of excellent features.

Adventure Zooom balance bike seat height

The bike is aimed at the core balance bike age range of 2-4 year olds, and it comes with two seat posts which gives it one of the largest seat height ranges of all balance bikes as the seat can be adjusted from 34 – 51cm.

You really get what you pay for with the Adventure Zooom balance bike, as it boasts a range of quality features including a lightweight 6061 aluminium frame, a rear V-brake, quality alloy rims and Kenda tyres.

The aluminium frame helps the bike to weigh in at 5.5kg, so although this is heavier than Puky and Strider bikes, it is still lighter than the steel frame models from brands such as Kettler. These bikes are very robust and should be able to withstand most of the knocks and scrapes that an excited young bike rider will put it through.

If you order online, then you will have to part assemble the bike, but it should come with an instruction sheet so the process shouldn’t take more than 15-20 minutes.

All these features give the bike a very professional look, and it is available in a range of colours including orange, pink green and blue.

It is sure to be one of the best looking balance bikes in the playground, and it is available for between £85 – £100, This means it is towards the higher end of the balance bike market, but the Zooom balance bike is definitely worth looking at if you are looking for a quality bike!

Kettler Balance Bike

Kettler is part of a German manufacturing group that produces a range of quality products including garden furniture, fitness equipment and table tennis tables. They also offer a range of several different balance bikes, all of which are aimed at the children aged 2-4 in the core balance bike market age range.

Kettler Speedy Balance Bike

Kettler Speedy Balance bike
Kettler Speedy Balance bike

Buy now £33

The entry level Kettler balance bike is the Kettler Speedy Balance bike, which provides a great value option and a very good bike to get your toddler on the move. The bike is well constructed with a sturdy steel frame (although it does require some construction out of the box), but this means that the bike is likely to stand the test of time with a scratch resistant finish.

All of the basic features of a good value balance bike are included, with a padded, adjustable seat and a safety handlebar, which is useful for when the bike is dumped on the ground. The seat can be adjusted from 33 – 43cm, so while this may make the Kettler Speedy Balance bike a little too big for the average 2 year old, the large range of seat heights mean that this bike should see your child through to a proper pedal bike.

The Kettler Speedy Balance Bike also comes equipped with a hand brake, which is not always found on bikes in this price category. This can save a lot on the wear and tear of your child’s shoes as they won’t need to use their feet for braking!

The Kettler Speedy Balance bike is available in 3 different models, with options including the blue bike with 12.5 inch wheels and the pink version which is a smaller model with 10 inch wheels. Another option is the Kettler Speed Rallye Balance bike, which is available in a gender neutral grey and red design and looks sportier than the other models. All bikes come with synthetic tyres, so although this means they are low maintenance the ride may not be as comfortable as bikes with pneumatic (air) tyres.

The Kettler Speedy Balance bike (blue and Rallye versions) weighs in at 4.1kg, so this lines up with the fact that we would recommend these bikes to children aged 2 and a half or older as a 2 year old may find this difficult to handle. Check out our guide to best balance bikes for 2 year olds if your child is approaching their second birthday!

At around £33, the Kettler Speedy Balance bike will give you everything you need from a starter bike with all of the features you will need and a little bit more.

Kettler Sprint Air Rocket Balance Bike

Kettler Sprint Air Rocket Balance Bike
Kettler Sprint Air Rocket Balance Bike

If you are sold on a Kettler balance bike, then it may be worth spending an extra £20 or so for the next model in their range which is the Kettler Sprint Air Rocket. This bike features an innovative boarding frame with a running board, so the child will be able to get going by scooting along before they have the confidence to balance and lift their feet off the ground.

The orange and black frame is made from steel tubing, and it is scratch resistant and durable. The bike also features an adjustable padded seat and ball bearing mounted, air tyres so these will provide a more comfortable ride than the tyres on the Speed Rallye Balance bike. Safety features include a handlebar with rear brake and there is also a parking stand.

The Kettler Sprint Air Rocket Balance bike is available from between £65 – £75, and weighs 6.5kg. The heavier weight of this bike means that it would probably be most suitable for children that are slightly older as it would be difficult for a 2 year old to handle.

The Kettler Spirit Air Starlet is a very similar design, but comes in a striking, two tone pink colour so it is perfect for any little girls in your family. It is also equipped with the running board, steel tube frame and pneumatic tyres. Read more about pink balance bikes.

Kettler Sprint Air Starlet Balance Bike
Kettler Sprint Air Starlet Balance Bike

This is also available in the same price range from £65 – £75.

Pink Balance Bike

Balance bikes are available in a huge range of sizes, styles, colours and designs to suit children of any age from 18 months to 12 years – but if you have a little girl then the chances are that you will be looking for a pink balance bike!

This might be stereotypical, but many of the leading manufacturers are quick to offer their most popular bikes in a striking pink colour to capitalise on this, so we thought we would provide a couple of recommendations for our favourite pink balance bike.

WeeRide First Balance Bike Pink
WeeRide First Balance Bike Pink

WeeRide First Balance Bike Pink

The Weeride First Balance Bike is designed for children as young as 18 months, so if your little girl has recently started walking and you want to start her out on a learner bike then this would be a great choice.

The bike has an easy step through frame, it is lightweight and has an adjustable saddle and all the safety features you would expect from such an established manufacturer.

This bike is available from £49.99 and should get her started on the principles of balance and steering.

 

Kiddimoto Kurve Pastel Dotty

If you think 18 months is a bit too young and your little girl is about to reach her third birthday, then the Kiddimoto Kurve balance bike is definitely worth considering. This is a stylish wooden bike, so not only does it look good but it is made from natural material and it is designed for children from 3-5 years.

Kiddimoto Kurve Pastel Dotty
Kiddimoto Kurve Pastel Dotty

There is not a straight up pink colour available, but the Pastel Dotty and Flower Kurve bikes both look great and your little girl will love tearing up the playground on one of these.

Kiddimoto provide a great range of accessories as well including helmets. You should be able to get your hands on a Kiddimoto Kurve from between £49.99 – £59.99.

 

 

 

 

Puky LR1 Learner Bike

Puky LR1 Learner Bike Pink
Puky LR1 Learner Bike Pink

Slightly further up the price range is the Puky LR1L Learner Bike. This is also designed for 3 year olds and upwards, and features a low platform, height adjustable saddle and a kick stand to stop it getting thrown on the floor quite as often.

The Puky LR1L Learner bike will set you back around £79.99 and is available in a stunning pink.

There are many more Pink Balance Bikes out there – and hopefully you will find one that your little girl will love!

Weeride balance bike

Weeride are well known for their range of excellent bike seats, but they also produce award winning balance bikes that are well worth considering when you are looking for the best balance bike.

Most children will get their first balance bike between the ages of 2 and 3, but Weeride balance bikes target the very young cyclists and are aimed at toddlers that are just 18 months old!

Weeride First Balance Bike

Weeride First balance bikeBuy now £60 – £70

 

  • Step through frame
  • Adjustable saddle from 31cm
  • Soft saddle with carry handle
  • Non slip, rubber air tyres

 

 

The Weeride range is simple to explore as they offer just two makes of bike, starting with the Weeride First Balance Bike. This will be a great introduction to cycling for the very youngest children, with a stylish metal frame that comes in a range of colours including pink, silver, red and green.

One of the defining features of the Weeride First Balance bike is the easy step through frame which makes the bike manageable for young riders, and the seat is adjustable from 31 – 42cm which means that the saddle height can be changed as your child grows.

The bike has been recently improved with a soft saddle that makes for a comfortable ride and also comes with a carry handle for parents. This comes in handy when your child has had enough of riding and you end up carrying the bike!

The Weeride First balance bike now includes pneumatic air tyres with an angled valve, a rear band brake for extra safety and safe non slip hand grips.

The seat height of just 31cm makes this bike comparable to the Puky LRM Learner bike and the Strider Classic as a bike for younger children as these bikes both have saddle heights of 29cm. It is marketed as being suitable for children as young as 18 months if you think they will be ready to start riding by then!

All of our recommendations for this age group are in our guide to best balance bike for 2 year old. The Weeride First Balance Bike is generally available for around £70.

Weeride Deluxe Balance Bike

Weeride Deluxe Balance Bike
Weeride Deluxe Balance Bike

 Buy now   £89 – £95

 

If you are shopping for a slightly older child or need a bike larger than the Weeride First Balance bike, then your next option from Weeride is the Weeride Deluxe Balance Bike.

This is a much larger bike that is designed for children aged 3 up to 5 or 6 that are not ready to ride a pedal bike yet, and it is a quality bike with a 14 inch frame, a beautiful Weeride paint finish and a stylish two tone seat.

The 14 inch wheels make this a great choice for older children as many other models use bikes with a 12 inch frame, and the seat height ranges from 45cm – 52cm which also makes it a great choice for this age range.

The Weeride Deluxe Balance bike also features proper air tyres which provide a comfortable ride, a rear hand brake and safe non slip hand grips. Available for around £90, this is not a budget option but the quality finish in silver or red from Weeride means this will be one of the best looking bikes in the playground.

Kiddimoto balance bike

Hands up who wants a Union Jack, Pastel Dotty or Fire Engine themed balance bike?

Then you will love the range of wooden Kiddimoto balance bikes that are British made and are among the best wooden balance bikes available.

A fantastic choice during your search for the best balance bike!

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Kiddimoto Kurve

The most well known bikes of the Kiddimoto range are the Kiddimoto Kurve balance bikes, which are beautifully designed bikes with a gracious curved styling and a sturdy construction made from birch ply wood.

Kiddimoto Kurve Pastel Dotty balance bike

The Kiddimoto Kurve balance bikes come in a wide range of exciting and distinctive styles including Police, Flower, Fire, Union Jack and Pastel Dotty (one of our favourite pink balance bikes).

Other options include Red Dotty, Skullz and a funky Splatz style so there is something for everyone!

The Kiddimoto Kurve balance bikes come with an adjustable saddle which offers three different positions ranging from 37cm to 39.5cm. This is a relatively high starting saddle position (The Puky LRM and Strider Classic start at 29cm), so this bike is most suitable for 3 year olds and above. Check out our guide to balance bike seat heights here.

Other features of the Kiddimoto Kurve balance bikes include a 12 inch pneumatic tyre with inner tube and safety is also a priority with a steering lock that stops the bike from turning more than 30 degrees and preventing jack knife. The comfortable rubber hand grips protect little hands and the bike weighs in at 4.5kg.

Kiddimoto Kurve offer award winning, British designed bikes and are generally available for around £50 - £60 making them an excellent choice of balance bike.

Kiddimoto Super Junior Balance Bike

The second bike in the Kiddimoto range is the Kiddimoto Super Junior Balance bike, which we have also reviewed in a separate post.

Kiddimoto Super Junior Balance Bike

This is completely different from the Kiddimoto Kurve, as it is made from metal and has a lower starting saddle height so it is great for younger children.

It boasts an impressive range of features, including an adjustable saddle with a minimum height of 34cm. This can extend up to 50cm so it can grow with your child.

The lightweight steel frame makes the bike easy to transport and it is available in a number of funky and exciting colours for around £60.