Performance kids bike frames

Quality Made Affordable. The Kidvelo Difference!

balance Bike Racing

No compromise in quality

The two family businesses in the UK and Australia brought their experience together to manufacture bicycles to help little ones ride sooner, better, and safer. Our years of first-hand experience in teaching children to ride using balance bikes allowed us to go back to the drawing board and design our own range, that will perform on any terrain and always fit correctly through years of growth spurts.

Organising the Strider Balance Bike Championships for years, our time trackside watching kids ride and talking with parents taught us what the kids needed.

Regardless of whether your child is just starting out on their first wheels, or is a balance bike racer and needs a performing speed machine, we have manufactured a range that will have you covered!

Our mission is to deliver the best quality at affordable pricing!

Kidvelo Prototype getting tested by a family

Kid specific geometry

The Perfect fit gets your little one riding sooner, better and safer.

Kids don’t just need smaller bikes; they need different bikes with all the right proportions. Tiny hands need smaller grips and a low centre of gravity to aid balance. Top-quality components with the correct geometry.

It is the little things that make the difference! A stretched wheelbase lowers the centre of gravity and gives more room as the child grows. Riser handlebars that are adjustable on reach, give the perfect fit for every child which allows them to look up and forwards when riding and not down at the ground.  All-terrain tyres so they can ride with comfort literally anywhere.

Keeping things light so easy to manoeuvre but not cheating by skimping on quality with plastic headsets or cheap foam tyres.

Child on Rookie 12 riding on a wall

Built kid tough

Kids are tough. And they aren’t easy on their bikes.

So Kidvelo bikes are built to stand up to the job! From the durable, enclosed, reinforced dropouts, to the ultra-rigid aluminium frame and forks. Kidvelo’s bike frames feature the types of robust design details found on BMX race bikes and high-performance mountain bikes.

6061 Aluminium Frame and Forks are super strong yet very light. Powder-coated paint and lacquered to prevent scratches. Bottom brackets are designed to keep the mud and muck out.

Robust Kidvelo Bike

Kids sized components

Every component was carefully selected to provide the best riding experience for kids and excellent value.

The Rookie 12 balance bike has no brakes as little ones only need to focus on balance at 2-years -old. Your child will learn to stop instinctively with their feet. We do include a proper headset, adjustable handlebar stems, and even a bell so they can be heard; just a few of the features we carefully considered. For older kids, we fit calliper brakes as they can understand how they work and have stronger fingers to use handlebar levers correctly.

Super soft small grips, footrest in the perfect position, and lightweight bars with silky smooth maintenance-free headset bearings are just part of our DNA.

Whatever age child you need a bike for, providing their inseam fits, we have taken care of everything else

alloy rims with air filled tyres

Alloy rims, pneumatic tyres, smooth axle bolts and a slimline frame

No scrapes and bruises here.

Kidvelo Alloy Rims feature air-filled tyres. Great grip, comfortable to ride with easy access to the valves for inflation.

The Rookie range of balance bikes have rounded axle bolts ( the allen key is in the box). Ordinarily axle nuts jut out from the axles. Our bolts don’t! It’s one less place for kids to scrape themselves.

We remove valve caps as they are considered a choking hazard for young children.

Footrests are carefully considered. Integrated on the Rookie 12 and removable on the convertible Rookie 14/18 bikes.

Childs bicycle saddle

Quick-adjust seat height to keep up through the growth spurts

All Kidvelo bikes feature quick-adjust seat post clamps.

The Seat height can be adjusted quickly, easily, and without tools. So when kids are ready for a higher seat, you can accommodate them in seconds. The lever is specially designed to wrap tightly around the seat tube and stay out of the way of young pedalling legs.

 

Third-party testing and approved

Your child’s safety and happiness are paramount to us.

All substrates and surface coatings on Kidvelo bikes are tested for lead and all composites are tested for phthalates. All testing is performed by an independent accredited third-party laboratory. CE and UKCA marked. EN71-1, EN71-2, EN71-3 passed. The Rookie 14/18 pass ISO 8098:2014 which means they are safe to ride in pedal mode and not just sold as a bike that you add pedals to, but as a complete unit that is safe with pedals on or off!

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  • Kazzi
    5 months ago

    Can't get over the quality of this bike, for the price its phenomenal. All the essential features have been carefully considered and included. I especially like the footrests and reach adjustment the bars and stem enable. Height adjustment is easy and the seat post has measurements too which is really helpful. It's so light a 2-year-old can lift it easily. It was so quick and easy to assemble my 7yo built it with minimal guidance. It's a really good looking bike with good quality robust components. I absolutely love it!

  • Liz Chambers
    4 months ago

    What a fabulous little bike. Bought for my niece as a Christmas present. She is 16 months and absolutely loves it. The bike arrived well packaged, instructions were clear and an absolute bargain for the quality. Thank you so much!

  • Hayley
    3 months ago

    My 3 year old loves his Kidvelo Rookie 12. This is his 1st bike and he's taken to it like a duck to water. He is so confident with it and obviously feels safe. The bike is very fairly priced, it was delivered quickly, its lightweight, easy to put together, and the quality is fantastic. My little one loves the chunky wheels and the bell too. I would definitely recommend this bike to anyone who is looking for their child's first bike.

  • James Kennedy
    1 month ago

    I don’t normally leave reviews, but I’m so impressed with our recent purchase of a Kidvelo bike that I thought this product was worthy of one. The first thing we noticed was the build quality of the product. It’s well made and really sturdy when put together. The black wheels and tyres look great and my little one loves the bright pink colour! I only wish I’d have known about this bike sooner as I would have bought one for my son, who seems to enjoy going on his little sisters bike more than his own! Thanks to all at Kidvelo for making a little girl really happy!

  • Ellie Gentleman
    1 month ago

    Highly recommended Kidvelo Bikes Uk.
    We have the Rookie12 for our little boy. The bike feels super sturdy but lightweight for me to carry around where ever we are going! Super easy to put together my little man even got involved helping me put it together.
    My little one likes the extra features of the foot rest for going down little hills this also really helps with his balance for when he’s ready for the next size bike up.
    As a parent all the extra features with the handle bars and seat as they grow with him so I’m not having a buy a new one weekly is brilliant! “he don’t stop growing “😀
    Also the communication with Kidvelo Bikes Uk was Fantastic and all my questions answered.

  • Nick Jeggo
    2 Days ago

    A Revelation!
    I work as a cycle instructor delivering Bikeability, Learn to Ride and led rides in the Town Park. I'm also the British Cycling Go-Ride lead at my cycling club. The club has been using a Rookie 12 to help keep younger siblings happy while brothers and sisters attend our sessions.
    The bike has been amazing, a revelation in fact. First of all, it's incredibly light, something that everyone comments upon. In fact, when the bike arrived we wondered if the box was empty!
    The steering has proper bearings, as do the hubs, so everything runs really freely. The MTB type handlebar stem is adjustable and the handlebars are shaped so that the reach can be tailored to the rider. The tyres are proper 12" pneumatic with Schrader (car type) valves and the relatively smooth tread pattern means there's the perfect combination of low rolling resistance and grip. There's a choice of 4 colours, but we have the bright green. You certainly can't miss it!
    I've come across lots of balance bikes, but this one stands way above anything else I've seen. You may find some of the features on other bikes, but the rookie 12 has them all in a brilliantly designed combination.
    Buy quality, your kids will thank you for it!

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