LittleBig Convertible Balance Bike

The bike that grows with your child. Award winning 3-in-1 design easily adapts with your child.
(95 customer reviews)

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No need to buy a new bike when your little one is ready to Pedal

Lightweight
Alloy Frame

The lighter the bike, the more easily it can be pushed along, steered and lifted which will give your child a great biking experience.

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.

Fast Rolling
14 Inch Wheels

The LittleBig balance bike with 14-inch wheels gives a stable ride and glides over bumps better than the 10″ or 12″ wheels found on most standard balance bikes.

The wheels feature air-filled rubber tires, which are comfortable, grippy, and easily replaceable should they eventually wear out. They roll on sealed cartridge bearings which are quiet and stay smooth for years.

A Real Bike
Not A Toy

LittleBig is hand-assembled in Ireland with high quality parts, including a lightweight pivotal saddle, alloy riser handlebar and forged alloy BMX-style stem. These are all adjustable to ensure the bike is perfect for your child.

V-brakes front and rear ensure your little one can stop quickly and safely. Short-reach alloy brake levers work with little hands. 

Converts into A
Pedal Bike

Fitting the separate pedal kit to the balance bike converts it into a pedal bike. When your little one is ready to begin pedalling, just add these and off they go!

Having learned to balance first, your child’s transition to pedalling will be easy, and usually only takes a few short goes.

Give your child the best start to their biking adventure

Sizing Information

In order to use the LittleBig bike safely, it’s important that it’s the correct fit for your child. This will ensure a successful start on their new bike!

The LittleBig bike has three modes, and will normally fit kids age two to six years old.

Measure your child’s inside leg from crotch to floor, (with shoes on), and compare with the sizing information below. 

dimensions for littlebig balance bike
Geometry Chart cm/ degreesLittle Balance BikeBig Balance BikePedal Bike
Min Saddle Height (cm)374751 (or 47 with short seatpost fitted)
Max Saddle Height (cm)455555
Top Tube Length (cm)343939
Head Angle degrees)667070
Seat Angle (degrees)787070
Wheelbase (cm)696767

Additional information

Weight4.3 kg
Dimensions90 × 20 × 50 cm
Colour

Flame Red, Apple Green, Electric Blue, Sparkle Pink, Brushed Edition

Saddle height range

37cm to 55cm
14" to 22"

Weight

Red, Blue, Green, Pink LittleBig, Balance Bike – 4.9kg, Pedal Bike (with pedal kit fitted): 6.6kg.
Brushed Edition, Balance Bike – 4.3kg, Pedal Bike (with pedal kit fitted): 6.0kg.

Frame

Lightweight and rust proof 6061 Alloy with LittleBigs unique growing frame design
Brushed alloy downtube with clear lacquer

Fork

Red, Blue, Green, Pink LittleBig, Hi Ten Steel
Brushed Edition, 6061 Alloy

Wheels

Red, Blue, Green, Pink LittleBig, 14" diameter with Innova pneumatic tyres, cartridge bearing hubs and silver alloy rims. Laced with 20 spokes.
Brushed Edition, 14" diameter with grippy Vee Crown Gem tyres, cartridge bearing hubs and black alloy rims. Laced with 20 spokes.

Brakes

Kids short reach brake levers with alloy V brakes front and rear

Cockpit

Alloy stem and riser bars with soft rubber grips. Velo pivotal saddle with alloy seatpost. Velo grips with mushroom safety ends. Smooth rolling ball bearing headset.

95 reviews for LittleBig Convertible Balance Bike

  1. Kirsty

    Assembly was straight forward and we were really excited for my son to get his bike for his second birthday (especially being November 2020 and lockdowns etc so would give him something to play on outside) he is tall for his age so we were confident that this would be a great bike that could grow with him and we have the pedals ready for when he starts using the bike… however it is a very heavy bike so he is only just starting to slowly use it now at 4 years old just due to the overall weight of the bike

    We had to buy a lighter balance bike in addition to the little big bike so he could actually learn to use a balance bike

    So it’s a lovely looking bike and we will get the use out of it eventually just has been two years coming for us
    If you have a child already confidently using a different balance bike then I would recommend these but if it’s their first time on a balance bike you may find the same situation as we have for the last couple of years

    • Simon Evans (store manager)

      Hi Kirsty, Thanks for giving the bike a 5* review and glad that you think the bike is lovely looking.
      As the LittleBig bike comes with front and rear brakes and 14″ wheels (rather than the more standard 12″ wheels), it does add a bit of weight but we normally find that if kids are tall enough to fit the saddle, they can handle the bike well. The weight is all low down to the ground which makes the bike stable and more confidence inspiring once they get going. We do have the Brushed Edition bike which is 600g lighter than the standard model, but we will definitely take your experience into account and will try to improve future generations of the bike. Best wishes, Simon Evans

  2. Jonathan W. (verified owner)

    Great bike, nice quality!

  3. Sarah (verified owner)

    Super frustrated with assembly. The little frame that holds the handle bars was screwed so tight, I had to use a wrench with the Allen wrench and even then I almost wasn’t able to attach the handlebars. The same thing happened with the nuts on one side of the front wheel. Finally, the handbrake would not connect. It was a full 3-4mm short of reaching the cable no matter how hard I pulled. I don’t do bike repair obviously, so I had to try a few things before figuring out how to loosen the brake cable without it sticking straight out. I’m now worried about the integrity of the handbrakes which is great.

    But my kid loves it!

    • Simon Evans (store manager)

      Dear Sarah. Thank you for your review, we’re glad your child loves the bike.

      I was sorry to hear that you had difficulty with the initial assembly. All our bikes are assembled by hand here in Ireland and everything is perfect when it leaves us. Given that our mechanic opens the brake cable, removes wheel etc by hand and are packed without any further tightening, they should have gone back in easily too. We have number of videos showing the initial assembly and troubleshooting on our assembly page https://www.littlebigbikes.com/assembly-videos/. We’re available on whatsapp, email and phone too if any guidance is needed, we’re always happy to help. I hope your little one gets many years of enjoyment from the bike, best wishes, Simon Evans

  4. Ally Bigwood (verified owner)

    I recently purchased a bike for my daughter’s Christmas present. I had a couple of queries with the set up but these were resolved rapidly via email and the WhatsApp function….Brilliant customer service. The bike looks great and my daughter loved it. We’re looking forward to getting out there and using it now!

  5. PUSHPA

    Got this bike when my son was only two years old and now he has has started pedalling and it didn’t take him long to get used to (just 5 minutes ) . Little big bike looks and feels like a Big bike amazing quality and material used . Glad i found this at the right time .

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Frequently Asked Questions

The LittleBig starts as a little balance bike for kids age two or over.

Unlike most balance bikes, as your child grows, the unique frame can grow too!

You can then convert your balance bike with pedals (sold separately), transforming it into a proper pedal bike.

For more information about balance bikes and how they work, check out this article.

We sell the balance bike and pedals separately so customers can choose to purchase the balance by itself if preferred.

It’s handy to purchase the pedals and have them ready for when your little one wants to begin pedalling.

Things might click with your kid’s confidence and coordination and you might want to strike while the iron is hot and try the pedals ASAP rather than waiting for us to send them to you. You also save the cost of posting the pedals separately.

We would not recommend using stabilisers (known as training wheels in the USA) 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.  You can read more information on our post balance bikes vs stabilisers (training wheels), which is best?.

Customers outside the EU will not be charged VAT on our website, however you will be responsible for paying your own countries import duty and taxes. This applies to UK customers since 1st January 2021. The delivery costs shown below do not form part of the VAT and duty payment, they are specifically for delivering the package to the destination. See our customer satisfaction page for more info.

To our valued customers in England, Scotland and Wales

The way you pay tax on your order has changed, but the end cost to you is the same.

Example cost breakdown:
£227 LittleBig bike (price before Brexit)
£185 LittleBig bike (price you pay now)
FREE Shipping
£42 UK VAT & admin fee
£227 Same cost as before Brexit

Our courier DPD will message you before delivery to pay 20% UK VAT through their simple online system.

Northern Ireland Customers pay 23% Irish VAT on our website, but nothing further.8