KinderBike Balance Bike
KinderBike has changed very little since it's inception on the banks of the Isar River, in the tiny Bavarian village of Lenggries, Germany in 2004. Heinz Petzold gave his grandson Luke a Laufrad Run bike for his second birthday and KinderBike was born. KinderBike introduced the first balance bikes to the North American market in 2005. Since then, hundreds of thousands of young riders - some as young as 18 months - have fine tuned their balance, coordination and agility and learned to ride. KinderBike afforded parents a mechanism to get their kids outside and active as they learn a crucial bike skill, balance. KinderBike's commitment to quality bolstered it's reputation and encouraged both traditional bicycle retailers and parents to ditch training wheels in favor of this "balance-first" method. Since then, the "balance-first" method has been widely accepted as the most effective way to teach young children to ride a bike and has spurred a host of imitators. Today, KinderBike remains the leading manufacturer of high quality balance bikes and is widely regarded as the leading innovator of quality balance trainers.
Kinderbike set out to design a trainer suitable for the youngest of riders: Kinderbikes are engineered with an extremely low center of gravity to prevent accidental tip-overs, offers one of the lowest saddle height on the market, 11" for the MINI and 12" for the regular Laufrad. Because the Kinderbikes are made out of rust proof 6061 aluminum alloy, they are extremely lightweight and maneuverable. The KinderBikes also offer brakes and air tires on the Laufrad and Mini as well as EVA foam tires on the E Series. It's no wonder the KinderBike Laufrad series was rated "The Best" by the New York Times in a recent gear test of popular run bikes.
Kinderbike has four series of balance bikes.
View the Laufrad Bike - Designed for ages 3 - 6 with an inseam of 14" to 19.5", this is the largest of the Kinderbike line. Features Air Tires
View the Mini Laufrad Bike - Smaller version of the Laufrad designed for ages 2 - 5 with an inseam of 11" to 17.5". Features Air Tires
View the E Series Bike - Lightweight version of the Mini, designed for ages as young as 18 months with an inseam for 11" to 16". Features EVA Foam Tires
View the Morph Hybrid Balance Bike - Coming Soon! This is a larger bike designed for ages 3 - 6 with an inseam of at least 16" The Morph starts as a balance bike then transforms into a pedal bike.