Unleashing the Joy of Riding: The Benefits of a 14 Inch Balance Bike

As children grow and explore the world around them, their desire for independence and adventure also blossoms. Riding a balance bike is an excellent means to foster their physical and cognitive development while igniting their passion for cycling. This article will delve into the benefits of a balance bike and highlight why it could be the perfect choice for your little one’s cycling journey.

1 - The Right Fit: Size Matters

When it comes to balance bikes, size plays a crucial role in ensuring a comfortable and safe riding experience for your child. Balance bikes typically come with 10 inch, 12 inch or 14 inch wheels, but the wheel size only tells part of the story. It’s essential to look at the minimum saddle height, as a 12 inch balance bike with a tall frame design might have the same saddle height as a 14 inch balance bike with a low frame design. To use a balance bike comfortably, kids need their feet flat on the ground while sitting in the saddle.

2 - Extended Usage Period

Children grow rapidly, and it’s important to choose a balance bike that can keep up with their physical development. Investing in a convertible 14 inch balance bike can ensure your child enjoys an optimal fit for an extended period, saving you money in the long run. In addition, the larger size caters to children who have outgrown their smaller bikes but are not ready to begin pedalling.

Top Tip!

Our 14 inch balance bike has a growing frame that provides better ergonomics for kids age 2-6, enabling your child to maintain a balanced, controlled posture while riding.

3 - Enhanced Stability and Control

One of the primary purposes of a balance bike is to help children master the art of balance and coordination before transitioning to a pedal bike. A 14 inch balance bikes larger wheels provide a smoother ride than their smaller counterpart, boosting your child’s confidence as they navigate different terrains. The increased wheel size also contributes to better stability during turns, making it easier for your little one to manoeuvre and avoid obstacles.

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4 - Confidence Building

The slightly larger frame and increased wheel size instil a sense of accomplishment and confidence in the rider. This allows them to push their limits and explore new adventures. This increased self-assurance will be a solid foundation when they eventually progress to a pedal bike.

5 - Smooth Transition to Pedalling

The ultimate goal of a balance bike is to prepare children for the transition to a pedal bike without the need for stabilisers. Learning to balance with confidence makes the transition to pedalling much more straightforward and takes much of the uncertainty and “scariness” away.

Choosing the right balance bike for your child is crucial to shaping their love for cycling and overall physical development. The benefits of a convertible 14 inch balance bike, including a better fit, extended usage period, enhanced stability and control, confidence building, and a smooth transition to pedalling makes it an excellent choice for young toddlers. 

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Round the world cyclist, mountain bike racer, engineer and all round bike geek, Simon Evans clearly loves all things BIKE.

Simon worked as a Structural Engineer in Cambridge for a number of years before setting off on an 18 month, 30,000km cycle around the world, testing his bike, body and mind to the limit and giving a wealth of wonderful experiences.

Coming home in 2010, he wanted to combine his engineering with his love of bikes to create a better and more sustainable bike for kids. In 2015 he launched LittleBig bikes which have now been sold to 77 countries around the world giving thousands of kids the best start on two wheels.

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Ireland and EU

We offer free bike shipping in Ireland which takes 1-2 days with DPD couriers.

We ship within the EU with DPD for €20 which takes between 3-6 days depending on your country. View Delivery Page.

United Kingdom

Customers in England, Scotland and Wales We offer free bike shipping which takes 2-3 working days.  

You do not pay tax on our website, instead you make one payment of 20% UK VAT (and a £5 admin fee) via DPD’s simple online system. This equates to approximately £40GBP for the convertible balance bike.

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

United States and Canada

Your bike will be set up in the North America style with the front brake on the left and the rear brake on the right. 

We ship your order with our national post service AnPost who works with USPS in the USA and CanadaPost in Canada. This delivery is fully tracked door to door and takes approximately one week. 

At only US$35 per bike it’s the best value possible to get a pretty big bike box to you! 

Your order excludes tax, but you may need to pay your local sales tax on arrival to your country, which the delivery company arranges.