The Minimalist - 3 in 1 Balance Bike

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Not just a bike, the multi-award winning Minimalist - 3 in 1 Balance Bike is beautifully handcrafted from birch plywood and is nothing less than a work of art and engineering ingenuity! 

Boasting a cool-as-a-cucumber, skandi-come skater-vibe, this bike will take your child from their first bike right up to their first BMX or road bike, all with the upmost street-cred! And with it's go-anywhere feel and practicality, it will undoubtedly be well used day-to-day for years. 

Why go for a 3-in1 bike?  There are 2 basic skills required for a young child to ride a bike; the first is the pedalling motion (which is tougher than you might think), the second is to master the required lateral balance. A child can develop the pedalling skill using a 'tricycle' or a bike with stabilizers, but developing balance is a skill that is developed much more quickly and safely using a 'balance bike'. So this begs the question... should you buy your child a balance bike (which means they don't learn to pedal) or a tricycle / bike with stabilizers (which means they don't develop balance)? The answer, is or course to invest in a 3-in-1 bike. Your child can learn to balance using the Balance Bike, they can learn to pedal using the Tricycle add-on and then put these 2 skills together using the Pedal bike add-on. And before you know it, your child will be cycling effortlessly (FYI: I write the above paragraph as a father of 2 children, both of whom were riding push bikes unaided before their 3rd birthdays). 

How does it work? The Minimalist - 3 in 1 Balance Bike is a feat of ingenuity. Quite aside from the add-ons mentioned above, the Balance bike itself is comprised of 2x 'S' shaped interoperable frames which fix together in 3 different configurations (see the final pictures on this page) which are appropriate to the child's height from 12 months and up. Whilst you may be able to adjust the seat height on most balance bikes, their frames are invariably fixed and do not offer this level of flexibility and usability for the child.  Furthermore, the seat can be adjusted for the perfect ride. The front handlebars can be used to steer but benefit from a 'steering limiter' which prevents sharp turns to minimise accidents, but the larger front wheel provides greater control. 

What comes in the box?  The bike comes with handle bar / front fork upright, 2x inter-operable "S" frame pieces, the seat (which can be adjusted) and 2 wheels. Note: the "leg&go" writing on the front forks now comes in black only, and not in the other colours that may feature in the pictures.  Not included are:  the tricycle and pedal add-ons mentioned above, the rubber handlebar grips, wooden bike stand, lights, reflectors. 

Why wood?  Wood is a natural, renewable and sustainable resource, but it also boasts other qualities... the curved wooden construction is light (<3.5kg) and provides a natural shock absorption. Plus, it looks great! 

Awards & Certification: This bike has won an array of awards, including the Eurobike Winner Award 2015 in the Urban Bike category, ISPO Munich Brandnew Finalist 2016/2017 honours and the Design & Innovation Award 2019 for its lightweight design and transformability. The bike also has European Conformity CE certification.

Age Range: 1 to 5 years, 85 - 110 cm height

Dimensions: 

Wheels: Front: 14" diameter | Rear = 12" diameter
Seat height: 25-47cm
Bike length: 95–99 cm
Weight: 3.3kg

Assembly: This product requires assembly and comes with easy to follow instructions. All tools required to assemble the product are included in the package. 

Delivery on items over £110 is free!

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Estimated Delivery for this product is 10-14 days.

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Safety is Paramount: all of our products are produced in accordance with the General Product Safety Regulations (2005) and the Toys (Safety) Regulations 2011 as applicable.

Warning: learning towers and other climbing apparatus are designed to help your child interact at work surface height or develop their sense of adventure. Please never leave your child unsupervised to use their learning tower or other climbing apparatus.  

We will gladly cancel your order prior to shipping or personalisation free of charge. 

We will also exchange your product for another variant completely free of charge. 

We of course accept returns on non-personalised items, but return shipping is charged at 10% of the price paid should you change your mind :) 

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