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Smart Gear Wooden Classic Smart Balance Kids Bike

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  • KID FRIENDLY - Riding Toy with Features: Rugged Tires and, Stable Wheel Base for Safety
  • RIDE - Ride All Day With the Comfort of a Cushioned Leatherette Seat
  • UNIQUE - Handle Available to Carry the Kids Toy Around From One Location to the Next with Ease
  • GREAT QUALITY - Outdoor Bike with Easy Assembly. Cool Toy!
  • CHILD SAFETY - Renewable Birch Wood Construction and Non-Toxic Building Materials; Recommended For Ages Two Years Old and Up
  • Wooden balance bike with five-position adjustable seat height to grow with child
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Product Description

Product Description

Designed for children from two years old and up, Smart Gear Balance Bikes allow children to learn the balance and motor skills necessary for biking, safely and naturally, without relying on training wheels. The two-wheel, pedal-free bike allows kids to run the bike along and eventually learn to coast with their feet up. This natural and kid-oriented approach to biking helps kids develop the confidence to balance the bike while moving and liberates them from the crutch of training wheels--so that they can bike earlier.

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Designed for children from two years old and up, Smart Gear Balance Bikes allow children to learn the balance and motor skills necessary for biking, safely and naturally, without relying on training wheels. The two-wheel, pedal-free bike allows kids to run the bike along and eventually learn to coast with their feet up. This natural and kid-oriented approach to biking helps kids develop the confidence to balance the bike while moving and liberates them from the crutch of training wheels--so that they can bike earlier.

Coming in renewable birch wood, the Classic Smart Balance Bike features comfortable rubber grips, a cushioned leatherette seat, and a limited steering radius to prevent jackknifing. The pneumatic wheels provide a softer, more resilient ride, and are equipped with longer fill valves to make it easier to secure the pump to the tire. The spoke-less wheels are designed for greater safety--to prevent small legs from getting caught when in motion. A five-position adjustable seat with a height range from 12.5 to 17.5 inches allows the bike to grow with your child for years of use. Finally, a unique, integrated carry handle on the frame makes it easy for an adult to carry the bike to and from the car, and also allows a child to push the bike along more easily.

Key Features:
  • Pneumatic (inflatable) rubber tires with extra long tub valves
  • Spoke-less wheel discs
  • Rubberized handle bar grips
  • Limited steering radius
  • Cushioned leatherette seat
  • Unique, integrated carry handle
  • Intended for ages two years old and up
  • Adjustable seat height from 14" - 17" inches.
  • Maximum weight of 60 pounds
  • Dimensions: 35 by 15.5 by 22 inches (LxWxH)
  • Made from replenish-able birch wood
  • Formaldehyde free glue
  • Non-toxic paints and lacquer
  • Carton made from recycled paper with water based ink printing
Sustainable Construction:

Smart Balance Bikes are made from birch wood that has been harvested from a replenish-able source. The bikes are built using formaldehyde-free glue as well as non-toxic paints and lacquer. The carton the bike comes in, is made from recycled paper with water based ink printing.

About Balance Bikes:

Traditional toddler bikes with training wheels don't necessarily train or teach a child how to ride a bicycle. The training wheels do not allow kids as much opportunity to feel the motion-propelled balance of two-wheel biking. By contrast, two-wheel balance bikes allow the child to run the bike along and learn to balance as they develop speed and confidence. As the child grows confident with their forward motion, they begin to lift their feet off of the ground and balance the bike as they coast forward. If the bike starts to fall, kids can regain their balance quickly and easily by dropping their feet to the ground.


Product Information

Product Dimensions 35 x 15.5 x 22 inches
Item Weight 8 pounds
Shipping Weight 9.8 pounds
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
ASIN B001AIONOU
Item model number SG311C33
Manufacturer recommended age 24 month - 3 years
Best Sellers Rank #135,778 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
#56 in Toys & Games > Bikes, Skates & Ride-Ons > Kids' Balance Bikes
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3.9 out of 5 stars 164 customer reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars

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I just got this bike in the mail for my daughter yesterday. I went with this one because it is not too expensive and because it has no advertisement on it. Walmart and Target are selling a similar red wooden balance bike for 54 dollars, but it has this huge Elmo face on the front. I considered the Skutt too, but went with this one for no real particular reason other than I liked the looks of this one over the Skutt. My daughter was EXTREMELY excited. We just got back from 6 months in Hungary where this type of bike is very popular. Our daughter just turned 2, and the bike is a little bit big for her. She needs to grow about an inch more. The materials seem very good. The only unfortunate thing, which we resolved, was that when the bike came, although it was extremely easy to put together, the front and back tires would not inflate. We suspected the inner tubes had holes, and low and behold, when I took them both out (I can change tires on bikes easily), I found the front tube had a half-inch slice in it, and the back tube had a puncture near the value. Luckily, I had my tube patch kit and I fixed them. I don't know how this happened--whether in shipping or if the holes happened when the bike parts were assembled in factory. But problem solved at no expense and with just about an hour of my time. So thus far we are happy with the bike--just a little annoyed at the company. I wonder if they have quality control that could check for this "tube" problem. I was surprised there are no reviews for this bike so I thought I would post one. I guess this bike is new on the market.
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The Smart Gear Balance Bike is one of many knockoffs of the LIKEaBIKE. We chose the Smart Gear over the other copies (and the original) because of its low price, not wanting to pay $200-$300 for a wooden push bike. Well, you get what you pay for.

Immediately after purchasing it, I had to replace both tubes. Whoever assembled the wheels at the factory must have used a tool that ended up slicing both tubes. Then, within a few weeks with barely any use, all the plywood started to delaminate--first the wheels, then the main frame, then the seat column. If you look carefully at the plywood, you can see that the inner layers of wood are extremely low-grade.

Once my son grew enough to actually use the balance bike, the axle bolts kept unwinding themselves out of their mating/binding posts. I had to apply nail polish on the threads to stop the unwinding--an old trick I use when wrenching my own stable of 13 bicycles. By the way, the rear axle bolt and its binding post go through the frame's wood at a right angle, but due to the curves of the main frame components, the wood pieces are not parallel; therefore, the rear axle stays constantly bent, putting pressure on the wheel bearings.

Despite the use of sub-par materials and poorly-executed construction, the Smart Gear balance bike is one of my son's favorite toys. He's now quite adept at cruising on the bike, pushing with his feet then bringing them up and steering to stay upright.

I should also mention that unlike many of its competitors, the Smart Gear has a built-in handle. It's very easy to lift and carry the bike--especially handy when we're entering a store or restaurant.
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I read as many reviews on push bikes as I could before ordering this and wanted to give a comprehensive review after having for a month. I did appreciate the comment suggesting just leaving the pedals off a standard bike until our child is ready for pedals, but I think we did well getting this for under seventy, including shipping, and we'll be able to sell it for half that, or better, after our two kids have outgrown it. I was willing to go as high as eighty for a used push bike, and was very happy to find such a deal for a new one.

We ordered this for our first child and she loves it. She is 3.75 years-old and a little tall for her age.

She was very excited to unpackage and assemble it with me, which was a snap, and she rode it on our laminate flooring that night. The design is such that when the bike is on its side, only the tires and the rubber handlebar grip touch the floor, i.e. no wooden parts or bolts ding my floor when it falls over. We haven't had any trouble with the tires not holding air.

We took it outside the next day and she just wanted to ride her trike, but by the end of the day she wanted to ride "the wooden bike" more.

We are fortunate to have a bunch of walking paths in the woods near our home and we prefer to ride there to enjoy the scenery, and so that fall are softer, but this bike does great on pavement, trails and indoors. The tires are knobby, but we'll never take it out in the mud and slicks or semi-slicks would be fine on the trails we'll be on.

The bike is quite light and she has no trouble picking it up or pushing it. However, for the first couple weeks she was slower riding her bike than when we go "walking." That isn't entirely fair of me to say because she almost never walks and usually runs circles around me.
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I got this balance bike for my son's second birthday. He is a rather short 2-year-old (33") and so I was looking for bikes where you can lower the seat a lot. The product description didn't offer this information but on the smart gear homepage I found the info that you can lower the seat to as as 12,5". After I assembled the bike (which was super-easy, it comes in only three pieces) the lowest seat height measured 15"! :-(
I remembered reading about the skuut that you can lower the seat by flipping the frame. I tried it and it really lowers the bike. The problem was though that the seat now sat at an odd and useless angle. So I took out the bolts that hold the seat, put the seat in its desired position and drilled two new holes for the bolts (took about 10min). In addition I removed the little mud guard from under the seat and was able to lower the seat to under 12"!!! Now my son's feet touch the ground easily.
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