Product: Micro Balance Bikes
Age Range: 2-5 years
Manufacturer’s Description: Perfect for children aged 2-5 years old. Our range of balance bikes allow small children to easily and quickly master balance and control making the transition to a bike with pedals fuss-free.
The lightweight frame, puncture free wheels and fabulous colours will make your little one the envy of all their friends.
Rating: (4/5 stars)
Review: We were sent this balance bike to review a few months ago and Georgie has been using it on trips to the park ever since. We did have a gap of about 4 weeks after she took a few bad spills and got upset, and didn’t want to get back on it for a little while. She has learnt now though that when she falls off she can just pick herself pack up again and get on with it!
The Micro Balance Bike comes in six colours; green, orange, pink, purple, blue or yellow. There should be a colour for everyone there, although a red option might be a nice addition to the range. Georgie chose the yellow colour and is really pleased with it; a fun & vibrant shade.
The bike was delivered in a fairly large box and didn’t require much in the way of construction; it was very easy for me to put together. The frame was protected in bubble wrap and foam, and just the handle had to be fitted into the frame. They include allan keys to put it together and adjust it to suit your child.
The seat uses a quick release clamp to make it super easy to adjust the height of the seat and you can adjust the height of the handlebars with an allan key. The handles are the same grippable rubber you find on their Micro Scooters. The wheels are formed from a hard rubber which means you are free from punctures and the bike can be used indoors too, as they don’t mark surfaces. Georgie’s first attempt at riding the bike was around our kitchen!
The bike is made from a lightweight aluminium and can be carried easily in one hand while I push the pram, or more often I pop it onto the handlebars so I can hold Georgie’s hand and steer with the other. Another bonus for it being so light is that Georgie is able to pick it up really easily whenever it falls over.
If you are a fan of the Micro Scooters wide range of scooters, it’s not a huge gamble to say you’re going to be a fan of this balance bike. The same great swiss design is evident here; the bright colour & clever simplicity fits in beautifully with the rest of their range.
Georgie really enjoys the bike and is definitely starting to get to grips with it. Her balance skills and bravery levels are clearly improving and she is starting to free-wheel more confidently along the pathways on the bike. She’s even tried a little bit of off roading on the grass.
We’re working up to riding it to playgroup and back but as that involves some steep hills I think we’ll wait a bit longer until she’s mastered it a bit more! Here is a little video of Georgie in action…
We give the Micro Balance Bike 4 stars, it’s fab! The only thing that lowers it’s rating is the price; at £99.95 it is one of the highest priced balance bikes on the market… saying that, it does look better made than a few others I’ve seen out in the park. I think this is going to last Georgie for a good few years, and then be great for Lydia when Georgie moves onto a pedal bike.