While you are searching through all of the options and looking for the best balance bike, one of the major factors to consider when you are choosing the best model is the weight of your balance bike.
An obvious point to note is that smaller balance bikes aimed at 2-3 year olds will generally be lighter than balance bikes for older children or those aged 6 and over. A useful guideline is that your bike should be less than a third of your child’s weight, otherwise it will be difficult for them to handle and they may be reluctant to ride it, especially if they are just starting out with their first bike.
The lightest balance bikes for 2 year olds will start at around 3kg, so this will be perfect for smaller children. Good examples of these sorts of bikes are the Early Rider Lite which weighs 3.25kg and the Strider ST4, which is probably the lightest bike on the market at just 3kg.
A lighter bike is also appreciated by parents when the rider decides that they have had enough and they end up carrying the bike! You can check out our recommended balance bikes for 2 year olds in our comparison table which shows the weights of our suggested models.
Balance bikes for children in the core balance bike market of between 3 and 5 will vary in weight between from around 4.5kg such as the Kiddimoto Kurve up to the Weeride Deluxe, which weighs in at 6.5kg partly due to the steel frame. There is a huge range of balance bikes available in this part of the market, all of which vary in frame composition, style and features.
The weight of your balance bike is just something to consider when you are looking around for the best balance bike, as well as other features such as the tyres, model and colour