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Balance Bike | Rookie 12

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SKU: KVR12-SI Category: Brand:

Wheel Size
12 inches
Approx. Age Range
18 months to 4.5 years
Seat Height Range
30cm - 44cm
Super-light Balance Bike
2.93 kg
Learn without Stabilisers
Teach Balance First
Lifetime on Frame and Forks
Maximum Rider Weight
30 kg
Easy Assembly
Includes tools & easy Instructions

Rookie 12 Balance Bike for 18-months upwards from Kidvelo

Designed for kids. Fun and easy to ride!

The process of learning to ride a bike can be achieved quickly and safely by simply learning to balance first. Simply removing pedals and brakes, prevents 2-year-olds from being overwhelmed by having to master four new skills at once, (such as balancing, steering, pedaling, and braking). Leave this until they are a little older.

Adjust the Rookie as a bike for 18-months and it will still be the correct geometry when the child is 2-years-old or turns 4-years. We have stretched out the wheelbase to lower the center of gravity and give the child more room as they get bigger. Seat heights and handlebars are adjusted easily. This first bike has a 30cm low seat height, to give little one years of great riding.

Typically most children start to use a no-pedal bike from 2-years-old, but our very low seat heights mean they can use it from when they start to walk.  Sizing  for your child is done via knowing the inseam measurement.

The First Bike needs to be Lightweight!

Kidvelo’s philosophy is to manufacture the lightest range, premium quality kids’ bikes. When you are only little, every gram you can cut out of the bike counts and makes riding easier and more fun. This shines through in the 2.93 kg of the Rookie 12″.

Premium Quality

Manufactured from top-quality 6061 aluminium alloy to be robust with carefully selected components that perform. Sealed bearings on the wheels and a proper headset will keep everything spinning and turning for miles. We even offer a lifetime warranty on the frame and forks. These are top-quality bikes and are only available from this website. As we don’t have to build in margins for dealers, we can keep costs down and pass them on directly to our customers but backed up with the promise of excellent UK-based customer service.

A Comfortable ride

We chose pneumatic tyres on alloy rims, for good reason. These offer a much better grip and a more comfortable ride. Cheaper/ lighter brands will go for plastic wheels, as they are cheap to manufacture and are very light. However, they also wear very quickly, offer little grip, and are bumpy to ride.

Perfect Positioning

Our saddle has been designed to fit the narrow hip spacing of young children. Padded and comfortable. As confidence grows, kids start using the integrated footrest, for feet up coasting, and tuning in their balancing skills. The bike performs as a toddler bike and is equally as good for a child aged 4 years.

A simple design will teach toddlers to ride.

Toddlers will figure out how the balance independently whilst riding and having fun. As confidence grows, kids start using the integrated footrest, for feet up coasting, and tuning in their balancing skills. Our tips when choosing your toddler’s first bike.

Speeding up the transition to a pedal bike by learning to balance first is far easier. Master the Rookie 12″ then they will easily make the transition to our larger balance bikes you can add pedals too.

We would always suggest wearing a helmet from day 1 outside.


Don’t just take our word for it! This bike has recently been reviewed by Cyclesprog

“From the strong style and paint job through to the attention to detail, I’m a big fan of the Rookie 12. The proof will be in the riding, but I’m quietly confident that this bike will be a winner with our testers. The lightweight frame and modern, confidence-inspiring geometry should make for a fun ride and allow for small riders to progress and experiment with their cycling. With its competitive price, warranty, quality, and availability, I think Kidvelo is onto a winner.”

Kidvelo Rookie 12 – First Look

In Kidvelo Blogs we cover advice on how to give your child the best first bike experience, to the  best balance bike, and tips to encourage your child.

18 months to 4.5 years. Some 5 years olds will fit.
Loading Limit:
30 kgs - one of the few bikes to carry this weight!
Childs Inseam:
31 - 48cm
Bike Weight:
Min. Seat Height:
Max. Seat Height:
Super-light; Strong 6061 heat-treated aluminum alloy. Double paint and lacquer finish
Aluminum alloy blades with Chromoly steerer tube - 30mm rake
Aluminum - 420mm wide x 45mm rise - 22.2mm
Child sized Kraton rubber with end protectors
Comfy small kid saddle, designed to fit narrow hip spacing of toddlers.
1 1/8" threadless with 60mm Alloy Stem, Smooth turning action
12" HJC Alloy
Joytech Alloy. Fast free wheeling motion
Sealed Assess
Seat Clamp:
Aluminum alloy with quick release adjustment. Strong purpose built clamps.
Wanda Compass Lite BMX 12.5 x 2.1/4 Lite tyres provide awesome grip
Max. Inflation:
EN71, CE
We don't just brag that our products have performance and quality built to last - we proved it with a full 5-year warranty.
Kidvelo Frames are protected by registered Industrial designs along with the trade names that are trademark protected.

Bike Scale weighing 2.93kg
Ultra Lightweight 2.93 kg
Lightest bike with alloy rims available.
Pnuematic 12" Tyres
Rounded Axle Wheel Bolts
No scraped legs!
6061 All Alloy Construction, with lead free paint and lacquer finish
Really tough, won't rust yet super-light
Bike handlebars on Rookie 12
Soft Little grips, fit little hands
Better Control!
Integrated non-slip Footrest
Perfect angle for feet up coasting.
Rookie 12 in Blue
Low center of gravity
Our design aids the balancing process
Alloy rims with no valve caps
Alloy forks, alloy rims and valve caps removed.
No choking hazards and passes certification from 1 year old
Rookie 12 with Adjustable Seat Height
Quick Adjustable Seat Height
Fully adjustable at any increment,
Toddler balance Bike
Threadless headset with alloy stem.
Smooth turning, high spec
Adjustable seat post on the Rookie 12 Balance Bike
Seat post with measurement scale
Accurately raise seat for the perfect fit
Seat of the Kidvelo Bike
Toddler sized saddle
Accomodates the narrow hip spacing of young children with no strain
Showing narrow slim design
Unobtrusive design
Perfect striding position without catching legs.

Kid Specific Geometry
Tyre size
Handlebar height
Steering angle
Top tube horizontal
Seat tube angle
Handlebar adjustability
Minimum saddle height
Maximum saddle height
Bike weight
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