A BMX balance bike makes a great choice when learning to ride, as it will allow you to get off road (or off-pavement) and experience all of the fun of a BMX while riding in the park!
A good BMX style balance bike will resemble the real thing, with a sporty design and a lightweight frame that is easy to handle and manoeuvre. As with all balance bikes, a good quality bike will have an adjustable saddle, a comfortable seat and handlebars offering plenty of grip.
Several different manufacturers offer balance bikes in a BMX styles, and we have highlighted some of our preferred models below:
Chillafish BMXie Balance Bike
- Cool design with vibrant colours
- The look and feel of a real BMX
- High quality features and fun extras
- Saddle height 32cm - 39cm
Our favourite BMX style balance bike is the Chillafish BMXie bike.
This bike has a cool and stylish design that is just like a real BMX, as well as a fibre glass-reinforced frame and Airless RubberSkin tyres.
The saddle height can be adjusted from 32cm – 39cm, so this makes it an ideal bike for 3-4 year olds or those approaching their third birthday. The seat is easy to adjust with a simple twist and lock system.
Budding BMX riders will love this bike which is available in a range of vibrant colours, and also includes fun extra features such as a detachable front number plate and detachable footrest for gliding.
The Chillafish BMXie Balance bike is available from £64.95.
Boppi BMX Balance Bike
- Great value BMX balance bike
- Saddle height from 30cm so great for 2 years plus
- Lightweight and easy to handle
The Boppi BMX balance bike is an excellent alternative which is slightly cheaper, and makes a great choice for 2-3 year olds with a lightweight frame in combination with an adjustable padded seat and cushion pad handlebars.
The bike weighs just 3kg, so this should be comfortable for a small child to handle and it is also extremely well balanced.
The saddle height starts at just 30cm and can be adjusted up to 40cm, so this places the bike firmly in the ideal size for 2-3 year olds.
This bike features EVA foam tyres, so this means they are puncture proof and easy to maintain. One point to note is that the ride is generally smoother on air tyres than foam tyres.
It is available in several different colours, and this is a great value BMX balance bike that is available for around £35.
Scooch BMX Balance Bike
- Clean and stylish BMX design
- Good range of basic features
- Excellent value
- Higher minimum saddle height from 35cm
- Best for age 3 and upwards
Our final choice is the Scooch BMX balance bike.
This bike has a clean and simple BMX design, with a steel fork and frame and spoked tyres which enhance the appearance of the bike.
This bike has a slightly higher minimum saddle height than our other recommended bikes, starting at 35cm and going up to 43cm. This means it would be suitable for children aged 3 – 5 years.
The comfortable grip handlebars make for an easy ride, and it is available in 3 different colours including blue, pink and red.
The Scooch BMX balance bike is one of the best value bikes on the market, with prices starting at just £29.99 so this is an ideal bike for those on a budget.