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Photo courtesy Early Rider
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2 year old rides an Early Rider Run BikeKids love bikes! Start them young! Start them on a run bike!
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2 and a half year old rides an Opus Bee BikeDon't I look cute on my run bike!
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photo courtesy Strider
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20 month old rides a Strider PREbikeWhat it looks like to ride a bike at 20 months
Reviewed by Francois Bernaudin
Opus BEE BIKE
$176 CAD, not available in the USA
This aluminum framed 12 inch wheeled balance bike sports a rear v-brake and inflatable knobby tires
The v-brakes are a nice addition, as most run bikes do not include this feature. For kids 3 and up, this run bike looks like a regular kids bike but without the pedals.
The knobby tires would be great if we road our bikes on different terrain, but since we mostly just ride on the sidewalk, it made riding the bike a little less zippy than other run bikes on the market.
Ideal for a child around 3 to 5 who has never had a smaller run bike before. This run bike is perfect for new riders wanting to gain confidence before getting a set of pedals!
For kids who are learning to ride a bike for the first time but aren't toddlers, this run bike is a well-suited transition bike to help your child learn to have confidence balancing before pedalling.
Francois Bernaudin is the father of two two-wheeled kids who are almost 3 and 5. Since their family car has stopped working, instead of replacing it, they have joined Modo a car share cooperative and are using their bicycles and motorbikes to get from A to B on a daily basis in Vancouver, BC.