If you can remember your first bike, then you may remember that new-wheel-feeling of freedom. The wind in your hair and your legs pumping as you tried to go as fast as you can. With Mocka Balance Bikes kids as young as two can enjoy this same feeling, which may be why they are still proving to be as popular as ever. However, many Mocka fans find it hard to know which bike is the right bike for their child. So with this in mind, we present our top three tips on choosing a balance bike so you can ensure your child is riding in style and with ease. Check them out!
First and foremost, our most essential tip is to make sure a balance bike is the correct size for your child. The key to riding a balance bike is to ensure a child’s feet can be placed firmly on the ground when seated. This is so they can use the bike correctly – trust us, they don’t call them running bikes for nothing! To determine the correct size, simply measure a child’s inner leg and compare with the seat heights of each bike (sizing guide displayed on each bike product page). With either a 3 or 4 seat setting range, our balance bikes are easily adjustable as kids grows. As long as your child’s measurement is within the seat height range, the bike will be the correct size for them to use with confidence.
2. Colour and Style
When it comes to being made from the same durable and quality materials, all of our balance bikes are created equal. Although, you may have noticed they don’t all look the same. Just to make the choosing even more fun (or difficult – depends who you talk to!), we offer a selection of adorable colours and styles to suit any boy or girl. Whether you want to know if red really does go faster with the All Terrain Bike or play it cool with the classic Urban, there is something for every child (or adult!) to love. But don’t forget, it is always best to work out the correct size first and then choose the colour and design second.
Each child is unique and develops at different rates, so age shouldn’t be the single factor considered to work out which size bike will suit your child. However, it is still worth noting to ensure your child is at an age to try a balance bike for the first time. Mocka balance bikes are suitable for children aged from about 18months – 6 years and each bike has a recommended ‘suitable-from’ age listed on the website. This can be used as a rough guide but once again, sizing should take preference. While many young children find learning to ride a push-bike scary, balance bikes allow kids to master their balance quickly and confidently. The beauty of this means transitioning to a push-bike is easy.
P.S - Accessorise to the Max
Once you have chosen an ideal bike size and the design of choice, don’t forget to add some cool and useful accessories – like our bike stand, bike bag, or a bell? A bike bag and bell is sure to add hours of fun while your little one zooms around. And a bike stand will make storing the bike so much easier.