Rookie 18 Balance Bike


This item will be released October 17, 2022.

Rookie 18  is our largest balance bike, ideal for 5-year-old beginners or kids facing additional challenges that are just starting out on their cycling adventures! Includes the pedal kit that will convert it to an 18″ lightweight pedal bike.

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Benefits of Rookie 18 Balance Bike

Age Range

4 - 8 years old

Bike weight

5.5 Kg


Beginner or ready to add pedals

Adjustable Seat height

48 - 68 cm inseam

Easy Assembly

Allen keys supplied

Wheel size

18” Alloy


For the Rookie 18 Balance Bike
Who is it for?

Age Group: 4 – 8 years. Perfect for getting used to a bigger balance bike with brakes before transitioning to pedals. Perfect for kids that haven’t yet had a bike or are facing additional challenges such as Dyspraxia

Loading limit: 60 kgs



Wheels: 18 inch Alloy Rims – with Joytech alloy hubs and sealed bearings. Keeps things spinning nicely

Seat Height: adjusts to fit a 51 – 67 cm inseam using alloy allen key clamp

Headset: 1 1/8″ threadless with 50mm Alloy Stem. Smooth turning action at every stride

Seat: Comfy padded child saddle

Wheelbase: 805mm.

In balance mode weight: 5.5 kg – removable footrest

In pedal mode weight: 7.1 kg

What is it made from?

Super-light Aluminium: Strong 6061 heat-treated aluminium alloy. Double paint and lacquer finish

Fork: Aluminum alloy blades with Chromoly steerer tube – 30mm rake

Grips: Child-sized Kraton grip rubber with end protectors

Tyres: Innova Compass Lite BMX 18″ x 2.0 tyres provide awesome grip

Integrated Footrest: Removable and interchangeable with the pedal kit

Cranks: 115mm cranks are the optimum length for performance. Allows children to corner easily and effortlessly build up momentum

Rookie 18 Pedal Mode

Rookie 18

Designed exclusively by us to offer your child the best possible transition from balance to pedals

Stepping up to a pedal bike introduces many new skills at once; Braking, Pedaling, Steering, Speed control, and fine-tuning balance, all at the same time. Children also need time to adjust to bigger and heavier bikes.

Breaking this down into small learning steps makes the process more manageable, more fun, which are key to your child’s success


The Rookie 18 develops kids into confident riders !


Kidvelo Rookie 18 – Transforms from Balance Mode into a Pedal Bike

Pedal Kit included

The Rookie 18 inch that works perfectly in pedals off mode then converts to an ergonomic, quality lightweight pedal bike; designed to perform in either method.

It’s incredibly lightweight and durable with a 6061 aluminium frame and top-quality alloy components. For children aged 4-years-old plus.


The Rookie 18″ weighs in at just 5.5Kg in pedals off mode with a minimum seat height of 48cm. The bike will fit kids aged four years plus. It is ideal for those just starting their cycling journey or for experienced riders coming off a smaller bike. Works for those who need time to get used to brakes or balance with a larger frame & wheels. Beneficial for kids needing extra support if facing balance challenges such as dyspraxia.


Our pedal kit transforms the bike by adding the included equipment. Fitting the pedal kit is quickly done using Allen keys provided. At just 7.1 kg in pedal bike mode, this bike will give you the performance of more expensive bikes, but with the added benefit of turning the bike into a lightweight, ergonomic pedal bike at a more affordable price. The maximum seat height is 63.5cm. Plus, since it retains the same geometry and handling between modes of operation, the child’s learning lag is virtually non-existent. The Rookie range of convertible pedal bikes is sure to please even the most discerning of parents.

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SKU: KVR18-01 Category: Brand: Kidvelo

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