Balance Bikes with Pedals

Ready for an upgrade? Try Bigger Balance Bikes with pedals included in a ready-to-go kit!

Perhaps your little rider is now progressing well on a toddler bike and ready to try to pedal.  Maybe you have an older child who wants to learn to ride and has never had a balance bike before, but as a parent, you are questioning how much use the balance bike stage would last.  What do you buy?

Either way, you end up needing to purchase two bikes.

Or do you? There is a better way!


Kidvelo founders have designed and tested the Rookie 2-In-1 balance bike range to perfection. The Rookie 14 with pedals for ages 3+ and Rookie 18 convertible for ages 5+ bikes have been scrupulously designed to work beautifully and are very lightweight in either setup.


With or without pedals, without compromise!

We have developed a game-changing bike for teaching a child to become a confident rider. Superlight in either mode, full aluminium spec, easy conversion using an Allen key with a quality calliper braking system.

No rebuild of the bike is required! No band or rear coaster brakes!


Magically transform your balance bike into a pedal Bike.

Kidvelo’s clever (patent pending) frame design allows a small frame section to be removed to pass the chain through to fit or remove the pedal kit.

No need to remove wheels or fiddle with brake systems. Likewise, to revert to balance bike mode, take the pedal kit back off and put the footrest back on. It is that simple!

Cranks are one of the essential parts of any pedal bike. The cranks allow you to convert the power your legs produce into rotational motion that drives the bicycle forward. Some that have tried this approach have their crank arms too short. The result is a bike that, regardless of how fast you pedal, you don’t move quickly enough in proportion to the effort and quickly becomes redundant. If cranks are too long, they catch on the ground. We have carefully researched the leg proportions, tested, redesigned, retested, and many prototypes later, and we have found the happy medium.

Infographic to how to learn to ride a bike

Breaking down the steps between being a confident balance bike rider and a skilled cyclist makes the learning curve much easier. It’s also much more affordable for parents as you only need one bike!

Every time a child grows into needing a bigger bike, they always need a little time to adjust to it. If they also have to learn to pedal for the first time, it’s quite a skill leap. Breaking this down into smaller learning steps makes the process more manageable and fun.  The result: a child that can now confidently ride a superlight pedal bike.

With a fifth of young children unable to ride a bike, we are determined to encourage more kids! Especially those with Dyspraxia or Autism that struggle to ride a bike.


Process of learning to ride using a 2-In-1 Bike

Start in balance bike mode.

Your little one gets used to handling the bike, with their feet still safely on the floor and learns to use the handlebar brake levers and control the callipers properly.

Then fit the pedal-kit

Anyone can do this. We wanted to ensure that people with no experience of building bikes can easily convert the bikes.

How do you know when it is time for the Pedal Kit to be fitted?

A child is ready when they can keep their feet up for prolonged periods (typically 10 secs or more) and steer and balance without thinking too hard about it.


If you are joining us here at Kidvelo and haven’t come across balance bikes before, we answer What is a Balance Bike? and How a Balance Bike helps kids learn




General - August 26, 2022
Written by Karen Wood

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