Balance bike bag

There are plenty of accessories available for balance bikes, so even once you have decided upon the best size, colour, model and type of balance bike – there are plenty of ways to make your child’s ride even more enjoyable and stylish!

Some manufacturers offer a great range of accessories to complement their bikes, and if you are looking for a balance bike bag then the Puky Learner Bike Bag is a great option.

Puky balance bike bagThis bag fits all Puky balance bikes, and it clips securely into place so the rider can keep everything they might need during their ride to hand. These items could include a water bottle which could come in useful during hot summer rides, extra clothes if they get muddy during their ride or just their favourite toys they like to carry around with them everywhere!

The Puky Learner bike bag will set you back around £20 and is available in several colours so there should be a bag to match the bike that you decide upon.

 

This bag also comes equipped with a built in carry strap, so this means that the bike will be easy to transport if the child has had enough of riding for one day and is getting tired. The strap means that you can easily carry the bag over your shoulder, and this in itself will usually cost almost £10 so it is well worth investing in the bag as well.

 

janod balance bikeThis Puky Learner bike bag clips easily to the frame of the bike (as pictured), but some other bags will clip to the front of the bike. The Bikloon racing balance bike is an excellent wooden balance bike with a stylish red design, and the price of the bike at around £60 also includes a bell and a detachable bag which can be attached to the handlebars. This will provide easy access to everything in the bike, although some children may find it a distraction when they are first learning to ride.

You may not have thought of a balance bike bag as an accessory when looking for the best balance bike, but these bags look great and will give the child even more independence if they have somewhere to store everything they need while they are out and about without having to rely on Mum and Dad all the time!

Specialized Hotwalk Balance Bike

Specialized Hotwalk Balance Bike

Specialized Hotwalk Boys Balance bike
Specialized Hotwalk Boys Balance bike

Buy now £130

 

  • High quality bikes
  • Different models for boys and girls
  • Lightweight aluminium frame
  • Pneumatic tyres

 

Specialized are well known in the cycling industry for producing high specification bikes for all ages, so it is no surprise that the Specialized Hotwalk Balance Bike is one of the best quality models available for toddlers and early riders.

The Specialized Hotwalk Balance bike has been relaunched for 2017, with specific and different models designed for boys and girls.

The Specialized Hotwalk Balance bike is highly recommended to be purchased for children of ages between 2.5 and 3, and the tough and rugged design should last riders of this age right through to their first pedal bike.

Specialized balance bike seat height

Both the boys and girls models of this bike are suitable for children from 85cm in height, so if you are looking for a bike for a younger child of between 18 months and 2 then we recommend checking out our Best Balance bike for 2 year olds guide. A 2 year old will probably find the seat height a bit too high on the Specialized Hotwalk Balance bike.

Specialized Hotwalk Balance bike 2016 girls
Specialized Hotwalk Girls Balance Bike

One of the main differences between the boys model and the girls version is that the Hotwalk Balance bike for girls has a step through frame.

We are not sure why Specialized think that this is only necessary for girls, but this does make the girls model easier to mount and this feature is fairly common on bikes for younger children.

 

 

The seat height can be adjusted as you child grows over time, and although there is not a huge range of different heights this bike should see your child through to the age of 4 or 5 by which time they should be ready to graduate to a ‘proper’ pedal bike. The maximum recommended height for the Specialized Hotwalk Balance bike is 110cm.

Specialized balance bike features

As mentioned at the start of the review, Specialized are a brand renowned for quality bikes so the Specialized Hotwalk Balance bike comes with a range of features including an integrated footrest, a padded seat and Specialized Rhythm Lite Sport which are proper air tyres and make for a more comfortable ride.

The frame is constructed from Specialized A1 Premium Aluminium which helps to keep the weight of the bike down, and the steel seat post is integrated with the saddle. The bike also looks top of the range with a stylish design with the boys bike available in green and the girls bike in a stylish pastel blue (which is a departure from the stereotypical pink of the 2015 model)

Overall, this is a top quality balance bike which will last the test of time and will retain its value or can be passed down to friends and family.

The Specialized Hotwalk balance bike is currently available for £130, but if you like the look of this bike but are working towards a smaller budget then check out the Bike Star Balance bike which has a similar style for around £50, the range of bikes from Puky or the Strider Classic Balance bike for £66.