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Top Bikes for Toddlers 2016 - Best Balance Bike Reviews List

Over the past few years, balance bikes for toddler boys and girls have expanded into quite the market! When shopping for a great beginning bike for toddlers the main question might be, "Which one to choose?" The answer to that is this: Choose from the ones that are getting the most sales, as well as the highest ratings from consumers.

That said, here is a list that I put together - the "best of" toddler bikes this year - plus some other helpful lists, reviews, to help you on your way to finding just the right bicycle for your toddler; updated for winter and spring of 2016.


Strider 12 Classic No-Pedal Balance Bike

STRIDER balance bikes are industry-leading training bikes that help children as young as 18 months learn to ride on two wheels. STRIDER balance bikes focus on the fundamentals of balancing, leaning, and steering without the distractions and complications of pedals or training wheels. The simple, no-pedal design builds confidence and eliminates fear by allowing kids to have their feet on the ground...

Strider 12 Sport No-Pedal Balance Bike

The 12 Sport model offers every feature a child (or parent) could want with custom grips, padded saddle, handlebar pad, and quick release clamps (no-tool adjustment). It is the perfect balance of performance, options, and value. More than eight years of design evolution and manufacturing improvements all packaged into one model. In addition, it comes with a second padded saddle and extra long seat post to fit a taller, 3- 5 year old child.

Chicco Red Bullet Balance Training Bike

Chicco Red Bullet helps children quickly learn how to get the balance they need to ride a two-wheeled bike; using the Chicco Red Bullet makes it so easy for kids to start riding a real bicycle with less difficulty.

Schwinn Balance Bike, 12-Inch

The 12" Schwinn balance bike offers a unique foot to floor design which inspires confidence while teaching the fundamentals of balance. Air tires and tube for a easy roll, adjustable seat height for the growing child and adjustable handlebars.

YBIKE Balance Bike

Start 'em learning to ride at an early age with the YBike balance bike. Perfect for toddlers, the YBike is designed and engineered to help your child build the skills, balance, and coordination necessary to ride a big-kid bicycle. The YBike helps your child learn to balance and turn without risking injury. The YBike is outfitted with a tough, long-lasting frame, with an injection-molded structure

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