The Rookie 12 is astonishingly light at just 2.9 Kg so toddlers and little riders can handle it completely independently.
Rookie 12 is also lighter on your pocket, as our bikes come straight from us to you, which helps keep costs down. We are so confident in our quality; we will give you a Lifetime Warranty.
Grows with your child as handlebars and saddle height can be easily adjusted to fit your child as they grow.
Also, our low step-over frame makes it easier to get on and off, so kids feel confident. Finally, the wheelbase length was stretched out to lower the centre of gravity to help the child maintain balance. Doing so also gives your child more room in the “cockpit” as they grow. Read the review on Cyclesprog as to why Kidvelo Rookie 12 is such a great bike for toddlers
12″ Wheels with Air-Filled Tyres on Alloy Rims offer a more comfortable ride.
Some brands will use plastic/ foam/rubber tyres as they are lighter and cheaper to manufacture, but they wear out quickly, offer little grip and are bumpy to ride. Equally, we don’t use smaller wheels, as although it allows for a lower seat position, it does not offer good performance for the child as the rider grows taller. Are they going racing? The Rookie 12 is super fast for the racers amongst you!
Kids stop the bike using their feet.
When wishing to stop, the kids instinctively just put their feet down. This method is safer for little ones as they find front brake levers hard to pull and challenging to control, and we have seen them take their hands off the grips to reach them, which can be dangerous.
The Integrated Footrest is built into the frame to rest feet. – As confidence grows, kids start using the footrest for feet up, coasting and tuning in their skills. You will find our footrest at a slight angle, rather than horizontal, and slightly further forward than most. Putting it under the seat offers a more natural position and mimics where the pedals would be.
Our experience has taught us children do better without steering limiters as they learn to steer independently. Steering limiters are typically used to prevent the bike handlebars from spinning 360 Degrees and damaging brake cables. As this bike doesn’t have brake cables, they aren’t required. However, by understanding the turning circle for themselves, little ones learn to steer much quicker.
Passes EN188.8.131.52 and Available in Colours; Green, Red, Blue or Pink. If you need replacement parts we stock a complete range of spares