All about the balance bikes
All about the balance bikes
Which balance bike should we select?
We often get a questions from potential customers linked with the choice of a balance bike. And our answer is simple – take the one you like! Because the choice can become a big problem. Simply step out on the street and watch the little ones with a balance bike, at evening turn on your computer and on Google or in a browser, type: “balance bikes”. And you’ll see how the balance bikes becoming more popular every day. You can be informed with producers, dimensions, design and materials of which balance bikes are made. Like and other you are wondering: which balance bike is better? We are going to explain from which material can be made balancing the bike.
Almost always wooden bikes are made of Baltic birch plywood, glued together. This method proved himself much better than a whole piece of wood, which will be very sensitive to deformation and cracks. Birch is used due to its light weight and solidity. Types of wooden balance bikes are Kokua, Smart Gear, ZUM, Wisgbone Designs Bikes and others. The wooden balance bikes have a weight of 4.1 to 5.4 kg. Some think that wooden balance bike is easy to deform. But it is not so. Made of 10-12 Baltic birch and light hermetic, they protect the balance bike from the influence of water. However this bikes is not desirable to leave on the rain or use it when is raining.
Metal Balance Bikes, as a rule are made of steel or aluminum. They are manufactured of steel or aluminium tubes welded to each other. You can check the quality of the products when you explore the seams on a bicycle. Depending on the thickness of steel they have approximately the same weight, 3 to 5 kg. Metal bike does not need long to leave on the rain due to corrosion. The steering wheel and seats are fixed to the frame(ram) as well as the ordinary bicycle.
Plastic or composite material
Composite balance bike is produced by the method of forming synthetic resin, and sometimes special mesh material because of the firmness. The method of manufacturing such a bicycle should not interfere with the production of molded plastic toys, because it uses a completely different material. And the process of production itself is a totally different. Bikes, which are made from such materials are more resistant to deformation, cracks, corrosion and will be lighter than wood and metal, but not to much.
The balance bike from company First Bike – is the only molten bicycle from composite material on the market at the moment.
Also it is important,in chosing and shopping the balance bikes, to pay attention on the comfort and the correct choice of size. Measure the length of the inner legs of the child and than compare it with the length of the seat of the selected model.
We think that all three types of material that we have listed, which just makes this product, will contribute to make your child learn to ride a bike, gain confidence, learn coordination and most importantly make your children feel happy.