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Balance Buddy (Adjustable)
|Price:||$19.99 & FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details|
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- High quality, non-slip safety grip, Adjustable height control, does not interfere with bicycle operation, Durable chip resistant finish
- Easy to install and remove
- Fully adjustable height control
- Dramatically decreases time required to master balance skills
- Limited Lifetime Warranty
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|Item Dimensions||0.9 x 5.4 x 15.9 inches|
|Item Display Weight||1.98 pounds|
|Shipping Weight||1.65 pounds|
Top Customer Reviews
Instead of abandoning it in the storage shed, we decided to attach it to our 3 1/2 year old daughter's bike, assuming that it would remain there for quite some time. We expected it to take much longer, but after about 8 sessions, she is riding on her own with only an occasional need for assistance. I feel that the Balance Buddy is infinately better than training wheels in helping children learn to balance, as it allows them to sense when they are leaning and self-correct. I highly recommend this for any child who is ready to kick the training wheel habit!!
My daughter was so dependent on the training wheels on her bike, she & I both were beginning to think she would NEVER ride a bike without them! Then a friend told me about this Balance Buddy she used to teach her kids to ride a bike. I read the reviews and purchased it, figuring we had nothing to lose. The Balance Buddy was quickly delivered to my doorstep, I installed it on the bike (only took 5mins), & off to a vacant lot we went. It took about 10mins for my daughter to trust I wasn't going to drop her (I had/made her put/keep her feet on the pedals while I leaned the bike side-to-side to prove I wouldn't drop her). 10mins after that I was jogging behind the bike, while holding onto the Balance Buddy, & I felt confident enough to let go...my daughter continued riding her bike, ON HER OWN! It took another 5-10mins to teach her to start on her own. So 25-30mins, with the "Balance Buddy", was all it took to teach her to ride her bike! I was Simply AMAZED! I would've added the video I took that day of her zipping down the street on her own, but seriously, who really wants to watch a video of a little girl riding a bike & listen to her father crying like a baby in the background?!
I HIGHLY recommend the "Balance Buddy"!
Before using the Bike Buddy, I spent countless hours tring to teach my daughter to ride and all I got was a frustrated little girl and a LOT of back pain.
The Bike Buddy is an incredible confidence booster for kids and the best $20 bucks that a parent will spend!!
Mack (NY, NY)
So the school recommended that I purchase this product and it really has worked wonders! He loves to get on his bike now and ride around. It's easy to put on the bike and if you need to redirect him on the bike, it does it's job.
This product has met my expectations and I will totally recommend it to everyone who needs a little help with the bike!
I have since loaned it to a neighbor (whose daughter needed it for about 2 months) and now my nephew is using it to learn to ride *his* bike.
I believe this handle is superior to the more expensive fixed training handles because of the hinged attachment point. The hinge makes it awkward to push the bike along, forcing you to do what you are supposed to be doing: providing only a bit of lateral stability and allowing the child to control speed. Fixed handle types make it too easy to push the bike along which hampers learning.
Mounting is simple. If you have them, take the training wheels off and slip the lower holes over the wheel hub bolts. I did need to add an extra washer to properly clear the frame (this will vary by bike model). Note that it is important that you do not add too many washers as you need the horizontal tab at the end of the arm to strike the horizontal strut. This is what prevents the handle bar, which pivots around the rear hub, from dropping all the way down and striking the ground.
The handle height is adjustable to several positions and ours has been used by parents ranging from 5' 4" to 6' without undue strain.
Durability is also good (not surprising given the simplicity of the design) and after use by 3 different kids there is only some cosmetic damage to the finish.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I 6 year old daughter learned after 2 hours. It is really good.
I recommend not to hold it but to place your open hand in it so your kid has to learn to balance... Read more
Easy to fix. Very convenient to provide balancing training to small kids.Published 7 days ago by Shelley Prabhakaran
This product was super easy to install for this hardware challenged female. We haven't been able to use it much as it's been so hot but when we did it seemed a lot better than me... Read morePublished 10 days ago by Carrie G
This doesn't work for all types of bikes. We're keeping it because we found out well after return period and we'll likely need it for our youngest kid - but do check right away... Read morePublished 11 days ago by cmoore71
We are loving this thing! Our daughter was NO WHERE near taking her training wheels off. She constantly leaned to one side. We thought maybe it was the training wheels. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Susie
My daughter learned bike in 2 days with the help of this, very impressedPublished 15 days ago by rags
No words for this. Just 2 days and thats it, Kid was able to ride. Kudos to original inventor.
A small note, you need to have a spanner handy to tighten it every few... Read more
I think this is a great handle for teaching a kid to ride. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because the handle
Is quite short when put into a 16 inch bike . Read more