There is one thing I love more than toys is encouraging my children to play outside. They love to be in the fresh air and so do I. We recently got asked to review the Yvolution balance bike which I couldn't say No too. Balance bike if you are not aware are bikes with no pedals, they provide a way of learning to ride a bike with out stabilisers. Its all about helping your child learn to balance on two wheels. Ami and Son Son were over joyed as you can see from the photos, they love bikes. Ami was a little disappointed it didn't have pedals. They are both rather speedy it can be hard to keep up at times. Now that Summer is here the kids want to be outside all the time, I am often found chasing after two toddlers on balance bikes.
The Bike is very easy to put to gather and comes with minimal parts, I did it all my self with the assistance of Ami. It required no extra tools than those provided in the box. You can adjust the bike so it can grow with your child. Its very easy to adjust the seat to get the right height. The bike is very sturdy and good quality.
Son Son is 2 and a half and it is perfect as a first bike, when he first started using it he was standing on tip toes but now he is bigger he zooms along, the other day I had to chase him along the road he was so fast. Its perfect because the seat is adjustable it grows with him so its well worth the investment for the long run.
Its a very study bike and is just perfect for Ami and even Son Son, I like the size of the wheels too. We have another balance bike which looks tiny in comparison and the wheels on that are half the size. Ami has developed a good skill of balancing and has improved on a bigger bike more suitable for her size. She asks to take it everywhere and always wants to show the bike of to all the neighbours. I think because her older brothers bike is green she loves it even more. Whereas Son Son is in love with it more and thankfully they have one each so they can race each other on there bikes.
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The best thing about balance bikes is no sorting oily chains out. They just sit on the bike and Pedal with there feet. Its great because they can steer the bike giving much need cofidence for when riding with two wheels. We have really loved the bike. I was more than impressed with everything, from the gripped handles to the wide wheels.