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″.
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.
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.”