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||5.4 x 0.9 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)
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
This is a total back saver. My husband is over 6' and the Balance Buddy is so much more comfortable than holding onto the seat. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Jennifer R.
Bought one of these 6 years ago (bought from a big box store) and have successfully gotten all 4 of my kids off their training wheels over the years with the Balance Buddy. Read morePublished 4 days ago by AMY
Axle isn't long enough for provided nylon locknuts to do their thing, so I have to keep tightening the nuts securing the handle periodically.Published 6 days ago by A. Evans
Extremely helpful to teach your kid to ride on 2 wheels. Spares you from having to bend and awkwardly hold the bike seat. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Tophaholic
Excellent product. Easy to install on the bike. My son went from riding his bicycle with training wheels to riding his bicycle independently with 2.5 weeks thanks to this product. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Chetan Joshi
Ok so we installed this yesterday which was super easy. I just wish it was a bit higher. We have it on the highest setting but it comes to my waist (im a 5'4" female) and... Read morePublished 20 days ago by Taylor Glaspie
Max Height is too low. I am not tall (5'5") but need to bend while holding this. Just pass 30 days so can't return either so stuck with dead investment.Published 25 days ago by Amazon Customer
Great Product ! My son already learned how to ride the bike ! Easy to use !Published 1 month ago by oapapa