This U.S. based company was founded by a group of bike enthusiast dads, looking for a new way for their children to learn how to ride a bike. Glide Balance bikes designed their bikes with one idea at mind: how to teach their kids how to ride a bike while having fun.The mini go-glider is a larger version of the classic go-glider balance bike. By having a group of bike enthusiasts design the concept of the balance bike, your end result is a balance bike which fully understands the needs of its rider. As the creators of Glide Balance bikes are parents themselves, they created their bikes with high safety standards and quality material. Nevertheless, let’s not waste time. Here are some of the much-loved features that the mini go-glider has to offer its riders.
Customer Benefits of using the product
Balance bikes are relatively new in the bike world. Compared to traditional bikes, balance bikes are used as a stepping stone towards traditional riding. These balance bikes help develop children’s skills of steering, leaning, coordination and balance.These skills are essential when riding a traditional bike, therefore, when your child is moving to the traditional bike, they will be able to ride without struggling. The concept of the balance bike is that children use their feet to control the bike, as the balance bike comes without pedals.
The tires on the mini glider are made out of foam. If your child is only going to ride their mini glider on smooth surfaces such as concrete, then this is fine. However, if your child wants to go on more rugged terrain than the foam tires will not last. But, the makers of the mini glider made it accessible for you to get air tires, at an additional cost
Though the foam tires were maintenance free, the balance bike was restricted to only riding on smooth surfaces. The air tires will require pumping every now and then, however, you will be able to ride on all terrain without worrying about the condition of the tires. Though it may require more maintenance, the air tires will give you child many options of where they can ride their bike.
For all the features offered on this particular balance bike, it's surprising that this bike isn't listed as a more expensive option. Also, there are not many other balance bike companies which have a bike catered to older children. If your child has special needs, this is a great option for them to learn how to ride a bike, safely. The bike costs no more than $140.
If the balance bike is too heavy, it becomes more challenging for children to control and manipulate. This balance bike weighs only 13 lbs, making it light enough for children of 5 years to use properly. Children with special needs will be able to use the balance bike without a problem.
Adjustable features are absolutely necessary when purchasing a balance bike. You want your child to get the most out of the bike as they continue to grow up riding it. Adjustable features, such as the seat and handlebars allow your child to be properly positioned while riding the bike, which is also a safety precaution. You want to get a good couple years out of your bike, glide balance bikes make sure that you do.
Foam Tires The tires on the mini glider are made out of foam. If your child is only going to ride their mini glider on smooth surfaces such as concrete, then this is fine. However, if your child wants to go on more rugged terrain than the foam tires will not last. But, the makers of the mini glider made it accessible for you to get air tires, at an additional cost
Tips for the customer when using the product
Don’t rush your child
Having a balance bike will be a thrilling new adventure for your child. However, riding a bike, as we all remember, can be a terrifying experience. Give your child space to play around with it and understand how it functions. Your child needs to learn to feel comfortable with sitting and riding a bike. They need to develop their trust in their feet and then transition it to the bike. This will take time, as every child has different speeds of learning.
Keep it clean
Yes, the bike is maintenance-free. However, thought the frame is metal, you will want to take care of it. Keep your balance bike out of harsh weather conditions, to prevent rusting and general deterioration. You will be able to keep the bike working at a great condition, for a longer period of time.
Frequently asked questions
How much does this balance bike weigh?
The mini go-glider weighs around 10 lbs.
Does the balance bike come fully assembled?
No, the balance bike does not come fully assembled, however, takes less than ten minutes to assemble and comes with instructions.
What age can my child ride the mini go-glider?
The mini go-glider was designed for children between the ages of 5 and 10 years of age. This bike is also appropriate for children with special needs.
What colors does the mini go-glider come in?
It comes in 5 fun colors: red, blue, pink, green and orange.
If your child is slightly older in age, than the mini go-glider is a great option. Built just like the class mini glider, this targets an older demographic which has seemed to be ignored during the making of balance bikes. Glide balance bikes didn’t want to leave out older children who also want to learn how to ride a bike.