Mongoose balance bike

Mongoose is a market leading American company renowned for producing stylish, quality and durable mountain bikes, and their contribution to the balance bike market certainly catches the eye.

Mongoose boys balance bike

 

Mongoose boys balance bikeBuy now £49.99

 

Mongoose offer a selection of 2 different balance bikes aimed at either boys or girls, and the Mongoose balance bike for boys is one of our favourite bikes that we have reviewed.

The first thing that stands out about this bike is the frame, which is produced from natural birch plywood and offers an eye catching design.

The wooden frame means that the bike is environmentally friendly, and the black background is complemented by flames along the side and on the front of the bike, and with red handlebars, 12 inch red aluminium wheels and a black saddle so this will really appeal to little riders who want to get on their bike.

Other features of the Mongoose balance bike for boys include an adjustable saddle and pneumatic air tyres which provide a comfortable ride. Most leading balance bikes offer this style of tyre, although others such as Strider prefer the EVA foam tyre.

The maximum weight of the bike is 35kg, and this bike will be suitable for children from age 3 and upwards as 2 year olds will struggle with the weight of the bike and the saddle height. If you are buying a bike for a 2 year old then check out our recommended bikes here.

The Mongoose boys balance bike is generally available for £59.99, but the best price that we can find is for £53.99 which represents a 10% discount and a fantastic price for such a quality bike!

Mongoose girls balance bike

 

Mongoose girls balance bike Buy now £53.99

 

Mongoose also provide a balance bike that will appeal to little girls, and this bike provides many of the same features as the above bike. The frame is also made from birch plywood, so offers the same environmental benefits although does not offer many different saddle heights, which can be a drawback of wooden balance bikes.

The pink frame is decorated with pretty flowers and petals, so this is a real contrast to the black and red flame design offered on the boys bike. The other features are exactly the same with 12 inch wheels, pneumatic tyres and safety handlebars.

The Mongoose balance bike is suitable for girls aged 3 years and above, and the pedal less design is a great way to learn to ride and to pick up the fundamentals of balance and steering. This bike is also available for the sale price of £53.99 and either of the Mongoose balance bikes will really catch the eye in the playground or around the house!

 

 

Scooter balance bike

Balance bikes come in all shapes and sizes and cater for children from as young as 18 months up to children as old as 11 or 12. Bikes can be made from wood, steel or aluminium – and although they come in a range of styles most models are in the shape of a traditional bicycle.

We have already looked at a range of motorbike balance bikes if you are looking for a bike in a exciting racing style, and another style of balance bike available is a scooter balance bike.

These bikes have a fun and funky design, they will really help your child to stand out from the crowd and are a great introduction to cycling. Below are a couple of the scooter balance bikes that we recommend.

Tidlo Scooter Balance Bike

Tidlo Scooter Balance bike
Tidlo Scooter Balance bike

Buy now  £39.00 – £52.00

John Crane is a British company specialising in wooden toys of many different varieties, and Tidlo is their own brand label. The Tidlo Scooter Balance bike is one of the balance bikes that is available.

All of John Crane’s balance bikes are made from replenishable rubberwood, so the bikes are environmentally friendly as the trees will have reached the end of their natural life.

The Tidlo Scooter balance bike has a retro and fun design, with a bright red frame and a scooter style that would not look out of place on the streets of Rome! It should really appeal to young boys or girls with the bright colours, and the pneumatic tyres give it a very realistic appearance.

Other features of the Tidlo Scooter Balance bike include a painted and height adjustable seat, as well as pneumatic tyres which give it a more comfortable ride. This is a great way for young children to learn the concepts of balance and steering and it is suitable for children aged from 3 – 6 years. It is generally available for between £39 – £52.

 

Kiddimoto Scooter Balance Bike

Kiddimoto Scooter Balance bike
Kiddimoto Scooter Balance bike

Buy now  £89.99 – £119.99

If you can stretch your budget a little further, then another superb option is the Kiddimoto Wooden Scooter Balance Bike. Kiddimoto specialise in balance bikes and have range of other bikes such as the Kiddimoto Kurve, the Middi Kurve for older children and different styles such as Superbikes and Choppers.

All of the Kiddimoto Balance bikes are made from natural birch plywood, and we love the Kiddimoto Scooter Balance Bike!

This bike is based on the style of the iconic Mod Scooters of the 1960’s, so the rider will really look the part as the design takes influence from the original 60’s Lambretta Scooter.

The Kiddimoto Scooter Balance bike is available in a range of colours including orange, red and Union Jack – or you could really go for it with the Mod Target Design!

Other features include a footboard for free wheeling and pneumatic air tyres. Available for between £89.99 – £119.99, this is an amazing scooter balance bike that is a great way to learn to ride.