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The Boppi balance bike is a great value bike that is available as either a wooden balance bike or a metal balance bike. They are very reasonably priced and make a great alternative to the best-selling Chicco Red Bullet Balance bike.
The bikes are manufactured by Bopster, who are a UK based company that offer a great range of balance bikes, trikes and scooters as well as go karts and skateboards as well.
Boppi Metal Balance Bike
The metal version of the Boppi balance bike includes a strong and light tubular frame with features including an adjustable padded seat and cushion pad handlebars.
The bike frame weighs just 3kg, so this compares well to the Chicco Red Bullet Balance bike of 2.7kg and should be comfortable for a 2 or 3 year old child to handle.
Although the Boppi metal balance bike is slightly heavier than the Chicco Red Bullet balance bike, this is because the Chicco bike is very small and the short wheel base means that it can be difficult to handle for small children.
The extra weight of the Boppi balance bike means the bike is slightly longer and better balanced.
The all-important saddle height starts at 30cm and can be increased to a maximum of 40cm, so this is a good range and comparable to other good bikes in this sector.
Another feature of this metal Boppi balance bike is the 11 inch EVA tyres. This means that the tyres are filled with foam so they are puncture proof, and these sorts of tyres are also used on most Strider balance bikes.
EVA foam tyres are excellent for younger children learning to ride on smooth surfaces and they also require less maintenance.
Although the metal Boppi balance bike does not offer many additional features, it is an excellent basic balance bike, and a great choice for 2 or 3 year olds. It is available in up to 6 different colours including blue, red, pink, yellow, purple and green.
Boppi Wooden Balance Bike
Boppi balance bikes are also available as wooden balance bikes, with an environmentally friendly birch plywood frame and a choice of several exciting colours and designs.
As with most wooden balance bikes, the saddle is not as adjustable as the metal version of the bike, with just two heights available at 35cm and 39cm.
This means that a 2 year old might find the lowest saddle height of 35cm too high so this bike is better suited for 3-5 year olds.
This bike also features EVA foam tyres, a detachable bell and padded handlebars, and as the frame is wooden it is available in a choice of fun designs which have been painted on to the frames. There are over 10 designs to choose from including Flame, Purple Flower, Space, Blue Racer and Hand Print (pictured).
An integrated carry handle is included for when your child gets tired and you need to carry the bike, and carrying the bike shouldn’t be too difficult as this bike weighs just 2.5kg which is one of the very lightest bikes on the market!
The wooden Boppi balance bike is also very competitively priced, so it is a great alternative to the Jiggy Wooden Balance bike which is another good quality wooden balance bike available at a similar price.
These Boppi balance bikes are both great bikes and excellent value for money, with the metal bike having the advantage of a more adjustable seat but the wooden balance bike is lighter and available in fun and eye-catching designs.