Bike for 2 year old female.

Discussion in 'Family and Recreational Cycling' started by Milzy, 1 May 2017.

  1. summerdays

    summerdays Cycling in the sun Moderator

    Location:
    Bristol
    No it's not! A tricycle is a totally different way of moving and taking corners. A balance bike is the best thing at age 2.
     
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  2. cyberknight

    cyberknight Legendary Member

    Location:
    South Derbyshire
    Another vote for balance bike, daughter started on one and when i took the stabilizers off her "proper " bike she was riding it within 10 minutes.
     
  3. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Legendary Member

    A combination works. A toddler will get further, faster on a trike or with stabilisers, while being more relaxed and getting used to pedalling. You can also pull a child along on one when they're too tired to pedal, which you can't with a balance bike. Using one in conjunction with a balance bike has no ill effects.
     
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  4. summerdays

    summerdays Cycling in the sun Moderator

    Location:
    Bristol
    I was a cruel parent I made my kids walk miles:laugh:
     
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  5. cyberknight

    cyberknight Legendary Member

    Location:
    South Derbyshire
    Yes
    thats how we did it, mini ck had a balance bike and bike with stabilzers , swapping when she felt like it.
    She was 4 and a half when she rode without stabilizers , could have ben sooner but her birthdays mid winter so it take a few months out of th equation.
     
  6. Ian H

    Ian H Guru

    I'd suggest a balance bike, same as for a for 2 year old male, except of course it should be pink.
     
  7. OP
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    Milzy

    Milzy Über Member

    She has a great pink balance bike. Just needs to get some time on it.
     
  8. Black Sheep

    Black Sheep Veteran

    Location:
    Rammy
    how does your lad travel with you on a ride, his own bike or a tag-along or a seat?
    My daughter is too big for a seat but would love to get some more rides in
     
  9. atbman

    atbman Veteran

    Many of the kids we teach (one or two each week) are 3 or 4 years old, but we have taught 2 year olds (nearly 3 years IIRC) perfectly successfully. In each case via the balance bike route. We average 50+ kids riding for the first time each year for going on 12/15 years.
     
  10. BrumJim

    BrumJim Poster

    My lad travels on his own bike, but just for trips around the park. I also have a seat for him. We did some rides with him in the seat over summer, but he's not really into it, and also getting quite heavy for the bike.
     
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