Frequently asked Questions
For children aged 2-7 years, the LittleBig is a unique new 3-in-1 bike that grows with your child.
Starting as a small balance (pedal-less) bike, LittleBig first allows your child to learn how to balance and steer without pedals getting in the way.
Your child has outgrown the small bike? No problem. LittleBig’s unique frame inverts to increase both saddle height and handlebar reach.
As your child masters balance and steering, easy customisation converts the balance bike into a full pedal bike. Your child can go on using this frame size up to age 7, eliminating the need for new and expensive replacements.
A balance bike – also known as a running bike or training bike – is a bike without pedals that allows your child to develop their control, steering and motor skills with the confidence of having their feet near the ground. Your child can begin by simply walking with the bike (Fred Flintstone style!) and in their own time, learn to glide along happily with their feet tucked up behind them.
Once your child can coast along by themselves, the transition to a pedal bike is easy. With the LittleBig’s simple pedal and crank attachment, your child can learn to pedal without having to change bikes meaning more confidence, more safety and more peace of mind for you.
Customers outside the EU will not be charged VAT but you will need to pay your countries relevant customs duties and taxes which you can calculate through www.dutycalculator.com.
No, the LittleBig is 3 bikes in 1 that changes size, from the equivalent of a typical balance bike with 12 inch wheels to that of a 16 inch wheeled pedal bike. In addition to these frame adjustments, the saddle, handlebars and stem are similar to what you’d find on an adult’s bike so can be independently adjusted to further fine tune the bike’s fit. More sizing information can be found on our sizing and geometry page.
No, there is not enough ground clearance in the little bike to add pedals. Typically, by the time children are ready to pedal, it’s likely they will have grown into the big bike. For more information on the LittleBig’s sizing, click here.
We would not recommend using stabilisers while your child is learning to pedal. Having started on a balance bike, your child should now be comfortable gliding along independently, so the transition to pedalling will be easy. Putting stabilisers onto the LittleBig bike would be a backwards step as your child would become used their support, undoing all the good work.
The LittleBig frame is made from 6061-T6 aluminium which is commonly used in road and mountain bikes due to its light weight and durability. It comes fitted with high quality parts like those you would find on a proper big bike. This results in a total weight of 5.1kg for the growing balance bike (including front and rear brakes) and 6.6kg for the pedal bike.
The lighter the bike weighs, the more easily it can be pushed along, lifted and maneuvered which will allow your child to have a happy experience
LittleBig’s low swooping frame allowed us to use 14 inch wheels. They provide a more stable ride and glide over bumps better than the 12 inch wheels found on ordinary balance bikes.
Some normal bikes do have a limited range of seat-post and handlebar adjustment. Raising the seat-post has very little affect on the reach to the handlebars, resulting in a cramped cockpit that is awkward and uncomfortable to use.
LittleBig is different, the actual frame grows, meaning it can cover a much wider size and age range. In addition to it’s unique growing frame, LittleBig has all of the usual saddle and handlebar adjustments, meaning you can fine tune the fit for optimum comfort.
To see how much LittleBig grows, click here.
Quick answer: very!
One of our main aims as a company is to make the kids’ bikes business more sustainable through three simple steps:
- considered design
- reducing material waste
- ensuring a long product life.
Our bikes’ durability means the excess energy needed to manufacture, transport and purchase replacement children’s bikes is vastly reduced.
If you purchased your LittleBig balance bike before July ’15, the original version will fit your bike.
If you purchased your bike during or after August ’15, the updated version will fit your bike.
What’s the difference? The original version is slightly wider than the updated version, so it won’t fit on the newer models.
Any queries, please get in touch and we’ll select the appropriate attachment for you.