Trybike Steel Balance Bike

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Product Description

  • 12 inch spoked steel wheels with nylon brushings, sealed smooth cartridge ball bearings and extra wide rubber inflatable tyres
  • Weight: 5.2kg
  • Suitable for: 2 – 6 years
  • Seat height adjustable from 30cm to 45cm
  • Please note this is the bike ONLY and does not include the trike conversion kit

The Trybike Steel has been designed and developed in the Netherlands by Co&Co after many years of experience with balance bikes. They have applied their experience and selected the best materials, created the most durable construction and added stunning details as well as a quality finish. Trybike is the perfect next step for your child as they go from walking to learning how to cycle. Most children will learn how to master a pedal bike within 1 or 2 hours if they are an experienced Trybike rider!

Give your Trybike your own look! Each bike comes with sticker sheets with loads of designs to choose from so you can customise your Trybike! Or even create a retro feel by adding a classic wicker basket to the front.

Even convert your bike into a trike with our trike conversion kit! (Sold separately)

What is a balance bike?

A balance bike is a 2-wheel learner bicycle that has no pedals but is instead propelled by the rider pushing their feet along the ground. A balance bike is designed to help young children learn to balance and steer. Once children have found their balance and confidence, they will then have the skills to progress successfully to a pedal bike without using training wheels.

What age is a balance bike for?

This very much depends on the child’s ability as well as the size of the balance bike, its wheel size and seat height. A child must have mastered basic levels of co-ordination before they can use a balance bike though most balance bikes are marketed to children aged from 3+. There are some balance bikes available which have smaller wheels, or three wheels, which can be suitable for younger children, from as young as 18 months. Trybike, when set up as a Trike is suitable for children aged 15 months. The 3-wheel balance bikes can be converted to a 2- wheel balance bike as soon as a child is ready to start balancing.

What are the benefits of buying a balance bike for young children?

It will teach your child a crucial skill which will set them up for life - balance. Learning early can enhance confidence when it comes to cycling unsupported. Some balance bikes adjust from a 3-wheeler to a 2-wheeler. 3-wheelers are generally suitable for children from 15 months plus and will teach them to control movement using their body weight as well as the art of steering before they progress to a 2-wheeler. Balance bikes can be used anywhere and will roll on any surface, inside or outside. Training wheels will often inhibit children’s progress and cause frustration when used on surfaces such as gravel, grass and carpet.

Can you remove the pedals of a normal bike to make a balance bike?

We don’t recommend this. It very much depends on the construction of the frame and the seat height. Pedal bikes require a higher seat height whereas with a balance bike the seat needs to be closer to the ground so a child can control the movement with their feet. You want to start with a balance bike as early as possible, and on a normal bike a child would need to be 4+ years to be able to reach the ground.

Can you add pedals to a balance bike for when kids get older?

Again, we wouldn’t recommend it as it’s a feature that tends not to work well and is not an ergonomic solution. But there are some brands that offer this facility.

What should parents look for in a balance bike when buying one for their child?

The two key considerations for parents are:-
Appropriate seat height for the age of the child
Adjustable seat/adjustable steering in order that the bike can evolve in line with their child’s progress.
All other considerations are generally aesthetic.

Any additional comments or advice about balance bikes from your experience?

Buying a 2-in-1 balance bike, ie one that progresses from a 3-wheeler to a 2- wheeler, is a good, long-term investment as children can start using it from around 15 months. Once they have developed their confidence, and are familiar with the feel of the bike, (around age 3), one of the wheels can be removed to turn it into a balance bike. We really don’t recommend training wheels. They don’t actually teach children to balance which is the skill you need to ride a pedal bike. Worse still, if a child goes from a balance bike to a bike with training wheels, it can completely eradicate all the skills they have developed on their balance bike.

For UK orders, depending on the weight and size of your order, deliveries are despatched either via Royal Mail First Class or with a courier.

UK Mainland Delivery (3 – 5 days)

Orders over £35:FREE
Orders under £35:£3.95
Collection from our Warehouse (TA6 6BH):FREE

UK Highlands & Islands Delivery (3 – 5 days)

Scottish Highlands & Islands, Ireland, Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, Isles of Scilly, Channel Islands:£15.00
Collection from our Warehouse (TA6 6BH):FREE

Next Working Day Delivery

Orders must be placed before 2pm from Monday – Thursday. If you have an urgent order, and it is after 2pm, please call the office and we will try our best to help. Orders placed over a weekend or Bank Holiday will be despatched on the first subsequent working day. For Saturday & Sunday deliveries, please give us a call for a quote.

UK Mainland:£8.00

International Delivery

Please call for a quote.

Returns information

During this uncertain time, Hippychick are working on a skeleton staff. We are working hard to process refunds, but please allow up to 30 days for your refund to be processed during this time. We apologise for any inconvenience. Thank you.

You may return an item to us for an exchange or refund providing that:

  • You return the item to us within 28 days of receiving your order
  • The goods are re-saleable, unused and in their original packaging with all tags and labels intact
  • If any item is incorrect, faulty or damaged on receipt, please let us know immediately when you receive the item by emailing returns@hippychick.com or calling 01278 434440

We cannot accept your return if:

  • The returns form below is not completed and returned alongside the item/s
  • Your item/s is a piece of clothing that has been laundered in a manner other than the recommended instructions
  • Your item/s is anything from our bedding protection or Dream Tube range that has had its original packaging opened

Please download our returns form and include with the item/s in their original packaging, and send it back to:

Hippychick Ltd Returns
1 Roberts Drive
Bridgwater
Somerset
TA6 6BH

Please note that Hippychick Ltd is unable to pay for the cost of returning goods, unless they are faulty, damaged or incorrectly dispatched. We cannot accept responsibility for returned items which do not reach us. Therefore, we recommend that you send returns via the Post Office by Recorded or Special Delivery, retaining your proof of postage. This returns policy is in addition to your Statutory rights. We do process returns as fast as possible, however during busy times, if you urgently need replacement items, we suggest you place a new order on our website.

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