Glide Balance bikes are truly a bike designed to get your child learning the essentials of bike riding. What makes Glide Balance bikes so great, is that they are designed by a group of biking dads who understand the needs of riders. That being said, their balance bikes are made with high quality and safety standards, supported by positive customer reviews. Balance bikes are designed to teach your child coordination, balance, leaning and steering. There are many features which make the Mini Glider a must-have balance bike for your child. Let’s take a look at what the Mini Glider balance bike has to offer its riders.
Customer Benefits of using the product
Balance bikes are designed to be a stepping stone before riding a traditional bike. Children use their feet to control the bike, as the balance bike comes without pedals. By having a pedal-less bike, children must learn to balance, steer, lean and coordinate themselves with the bike. By learning these skills prior to riding a traditional bike, they will have an easier time transitioning as they will only have to focus on one component of bike riding – the pedals.
The Mini Glider has a patented slow speed design with downhill mountain bike geometry which creates an easier environment to learn in, as the speed is significantly slower. The balance bike allows the rider to go to a speed of 2 mph, which is also an additional safety feature. More so, with the slow speed design, the removable foot pegs are situated where they will not interfere with the rider. The mini saddle and handlebars are all adjustable and proportionately sized to fit your child. By having the mini saddle and handlebars fitted correctly, this provides extra safety and teaches your child the proper seating position when riding. Usually, balance bikes do not come with hand brakes, however, understanding parents concerns, Glide installed child-sized hand brakes onto the mini glider.
- Adjustable features
Foam TiresThe 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 is an exciting new adventure for your child. That being said, they are probably terrified at the same time. Give your child space to play around with it and understand how it functions. Don’t pressure them into gliding right away. They need to develop their trust in their feet and then transition it to the bike. This will take time, but once they learn, you’ll be chasing them.
Keep it clean
The frame is metal, making this bike a maintenance-free balance bike. However, it’s important to 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
Does the bike come fully assembled?
No, the bike does not come fully assembled. However, assembly takes less than ten minutes and the balance bike comes with assembly instructions.
How old does my child have to be to ride this bike?
The mini glider is designed for children between the ages of 2 and 5 years.
Would this bike be okay to ride on gravel?
We would not recommend using the balance bike on rough terrain. If you would like to use the bike on multi-purpose terrain we suggest getting the air tires instead.
Is the bike heavy?
The balance bike weighs around 8 lbs.
If you are looking for an affordable bike, that has all the bells and whistles needed on a balance bike, then Mini Glider a great option. It’s not only lightweight but comes with adjustable features.