Thanks to the LowKit™ lowering kit, models with inflatable tires can be used by children from 2 ft 8 in. The Basic model with solid wheels can be used by children from 2 ft 7.5 in. However, this also depends on the length of the legs. When riding a balance bike the knees should be slightly bent while the feet are flat on the ground. The lowest seat position on a FirstBIKE is only 12 in (1 ft), which makes it one of the lowest balance bikes on the market.
That depends on how tall is your child and on the length of his/her legs. We recommend to measure the length from the groin to the inner arch of the foot. If it’s below 14 inches, your child will need the LowKit™ lowering kit. 14 inches or more, will be able to ride comfortably. For safe riding on a balance bike, it is necessary that your child reaches the ground with both feet flat, not just with the toes. Around 90% of 2 year-old children need the LowKit™ lowering kit.
We process orders immediatelly and if you place your order by 1 pm EST on day D, we will ship your order the same day D. If the order is placed after 1 pm EST or during weekend/public holiday, we will ship your order the next business day D+1. The delivery time depends on your delivery address – see Terms&Conditions. Bike orders are delivered by Parcel Force Ground service. Accessories are delivered by Royal Mail.
In practical terms, the only difference is the design. Both have very similar on-road performance. The Cross model is more attractive for children who enjoy off-roading and motorcycles, because the rough tread looks like a mountain bike and sounds a bit like a motorbike. The Street model has a more subtle look and is best suited for children who enjoy the look of city or trekking bikes. However, this is matter of taste.
Inflatable tires offer much better on-road performance (the bike is springy, and therefore, much more comfortable). “Basic” models with solid polyurethane wheels are preferred by customers for whom low maintenance is more important than a comfortable ride.
The tires are made of quality materials, but if you puncture it, the inner tube can be bought almost anywhere that sells bike tires (it has the standard size of 12 in).
Returns are allowed within 30 days of purchase. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for a return authorization. Returns must be in unused condition with all labels still attached.
9. Sometime ago I purchased a FirstBIKE without a handbrake. Is it possible to buy a brake and mount it on the bike?
Unfortunately, it is not possible for technical reasons – it would require replacing several components, including the rear wheel, and drilling into the frame.
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