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Banana balance bikes are among our favourite models for 2020, as they combine a really competitive price with a fantastic design and a range of superb features.
Banana Balance Bike LT model
There are 2 different models available of the Banana balance bike, and the first of these is the LT model.
The signature feature of this bike, that both models share, is that is the frame is curved like a banana. This has the dual benefits of allowing the child to easily access the bike – and it also looks really cool!
This bike is lightweight and strong, and with a saddle that is adjustable from 31cm to 40cm it is suitable for children aged between 2 and 4. We think it will be an ideal gift for a 2nd or 3rd birthday!
The Banana balance bike has been improved for 2019, and one of the upgraded features is the twin bearing headset. This provides a smooth steering action and is both lightweight, strong and durable.
The wheels have also been updated, with a grippier tread pattern which helps in wet conditions and a revised spindle and bearing set up which allows for better free spinning of the wheels.
Another fantastic feature of the Banana balance bike is the handlebars, which are wide enough to help with steering and include safety features with updated rubber grips. The handlebars can also easily be adjusted using the clamp.
There is little to fault the Banana balance bike, as it includes a great range of features, the ergonomic design will help children to learn and it is available for just £37.99.
Colours available include blue, pink and green (pictured).
Banana Balance Bike GT model
- Improved features include 12" alloy wheels
- Saddle height from 32cm - 40cm
- Quality aluminium handlebars and steering set up
- Slightly heavier than LT model
The GT model includes all of the benefits of the LT model, but with a range of improved features that give it a slick and premium look.
The GT model features 12” alloy wheels, so this really improves the appearance of the bike and air filled tyres provide a comfortable ride and greater traction.
The aluminium handlebars are lightweight and strong, and combined with the threadless headset provide a steering and handlebar set up that is often only found on adult bikes.
The saddle height on this bike ranges from 32cm – 40cm, so this is a similar range to the LT model and makes it suitable for 2 year olds and upwards. However, it is slightly heavier than the LT model (3.6kg v 2.9kg), so if it is a younger child you are buying for we would recommend the LT model.
The Banana balance bike GT model is slightly more expensive, but if you are looking for a cool, cruising bike for your child to begin their journey on two wheels this makes a fantastic choice!