Early Rider Wooden Kids Balance Bike Information & Review

Balance Bike Specs:

  • Comes in 3 sizes:  The Lite: ages 2-4,  The Classic ages 2 -5, and The 14" Evolution ages 3 - 6  (see below for seat ranges)
  • Beautifully crafted with branded flame logo
  • Pnuematic air tires with aluminum rims and sealed bearings - very smooth riding
  • Option for steering limiter or no limiter in all 3 models.  Interchangeable as your child grows.
  • Water and weather proof marine grade birch - meant to hold up to weather and toddler use!
  • Embroidered faux leather seat pad
  • XL seat now available at Kids Balance Bikes on all models to raise seat height 3" higher


Early Rider Balance Bike Wheel   Early Rider Balance Bike Seat


If you are looking for a wooden balance bike, then you have found a high quality and afforable option in the Early Rider series. 

Wooden balance bikes need alittle more care than metal balance bikes, and buying a cheap wooden bike usually means you will be lucky if it lasts one season and even luckier if it lasts for one child (usually 1 -2 years). 

The Early Rider bikes use high quality birch and rust resistance metal spacers and parts for attaching the wheels and bike (no breakable plastic washers). Alot of attention was paid to detail on this bike and it shows!


The Early Rider Lite:

  • Seat range:  11.5 - 15" (18" with XL seat)
  • Starting age approx 20months - 2 yrs. 
  • Bike weight only 7 pounds!
  • Pneumatic 12" front and back air tires
  • steering limiter option to help beginners not over rotate handlebars


Most wooden balance bikes have higher starting seat heights and are heavy.   The Early Rider lite has one of the lowest seat heights for wooden bikes and the lightest wooden push bike we have found so far!


The Early rider Classic

  • Seat range 12" - 15.5"  (18.5 with XL seat)
  • Starting age approx 2 1/2 yrs - 4 1/2 yrs
  • Bike weight only 10.5 pounds with rider weight up to 125 pounds!
  • 12" pneumatic tire in back an 14" tire in front
  • Steering limiter option available for beginners - easy to change to non limiter for wider steering capability. 


Early Rider Classic profile   Boy on Early Rider Classic



 The Early Rider Evolution

  • Seat Range 15" - 18.5  (XL seat available for up to 20"+)
  • Approx age range is 3 1/2 - 6 yrs
  • 14" pneumatic air tires with aluminum rims
  • Bike weight 12 pounds and rider weight up to 125 pounds
  • Peg (optional and removeable) to place your feet while coasting!
  • Steering limiter mode and unrestricted mode both available during assembly and interchangeable.


Early Rider Evolution bike   Boy on Evolution Early Rider 14" bike




Girl on Early Rider   Boy on Early Rider Evolution 




I love it. Such a great little bike. Bought for a 2 1/2 year old boy and he is able to lift it up, get on and off of it, he loves it.
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