Classic

Rated 5.0 out of 5
Based on 11 reviews


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Classic

Rated 5.0 out of 5
Based on 11 reviews
12/14 inch wooden balance bike for kids of 2-3 years 1951896174679


The classic at the very heart of Early Rider. In 2005 we set out to encapsulate the spirit of adventure and encourage a lifestyle that countered the growing culture of kids  glued to a screen. We would just picture our boys rolling off with a bedroll on the back of their bike, leaving behind those kids hooked on playing video games indoors. 

What we stumbled upon though, was a design that's function was even important than its statement of intent. We could have just gone the whole hog and called it an Easy Rider.

Its marginally longer wheel base gives it stability and its slackened head tube encourages the bike to stay on line in the event of any wobbles. Its short but wide rear tyre keeps the seat height low, the centre of gravity low and makes balancing so easy even the very youngest can get on and ride.

This is a bike that gives the freedom of independent mobility quicker than any other we make, yet its larger frame and free rolling 14" front wheel mean it's equally suited to the growing explorer venturing further afield. And, thanks to our SuperPly™ construction, it'll last long enough to see through many a journey and still be worthy of mounting on on the wall. 

Riding style

Urban

5/5

Riding style

Adventure

3.5/5

Riding style

Trail

3/5

key features

classic superply. hand-picked, grade veneers bonded with marine ply water and boil proof glue for weather resistance

SIMPLY SUPERPLY™. NOTHING BUT HAND-PICKED, GRADE A VENEERS BONDED WITH THE FINEST MARINE PLY "WBP" GLUE (WATER & BOIL PROOF) FOR MAXIMUM WEATHER RESISTANCE

two-step steering: a restricted setting to support new riders and an open setting for the experienced

TWO STEP STEERINg: A RESTRICTED setting TO SUPPORT NEW RIDERS AND An OPEN SETTING For the experienced

SUPER LIGHT Weight ALUMINIUM WHEELSET, BOASTING ALUMINIUM HUBS, HOLLOW ALUMINIUM AXLES AND SEALED CARTRIDGE BEARINGS

classic lightweight aluminum wheelset, boasting aluminum hubs, hollow aluminum axles, and sealed cartridge bearings

Laminated body shaped around a wide rear tyre for extra stability and a lower center of gravity

laminated body shaped around a wide rear tire for extra stability and a lower center of gravity

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STANDOVER HEIGHT

31CM

FRAME

LAMINATED GRADE A BIRCH VENEERS, WBP GLUE

FORK

TRANSVERSE LAMINATED GRADE A BIRCH VENEERS, WBP GLUE

STEERER TUBES

HOLLOW TIPPED, AL6061 RODS, WOOD DOWEL CASING

WHEELSET

ER 12/14, PNEUMATIC SEALED CARTRIDGE BEARING

HUBS

CNC’D AL6061, CARTRIDGE BEARING, HOLLOW AL7075 AXLE

RIMS

12" REAR, 14" FRONT, 20H ANODISED AL6061, BLACK

SEAT POST

4 SETTING, LAMINATED GRADE A BIRCH, WBP GLUE

 

WEIGHT

4.25KGS

FRONT TYRE

14*1.95, INNOVA-2065

REAR TYRE

12.5*3.0, INNOVA-2065

STEM

DUAL STEERING SYSTEM (RESTRICTED + UNRESTRICTED)

BARS

2" RISER, LAMINATED GRADE A BIRCH, WBP GLUE

GRIPS

SOFT TOUCH EVA FOAM

SADDLE

EVA PAD, EMBROIDERED FAUX LEATHER COVER

VALVE CAPS

Due to safety regulations changing we are no longer able to supply dust caps as standard for bikes that are labelled as age appropriate for children under 3 years of age.

 

average rating 5.0 out of 5
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11 Reviews
Reviewed by Sarah Monaghan
Verified Reviewer
I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Coolest balance bike

We have had our bike for 8 years and our children have zoomed about with glee. It remains the best gift of their childhood. Our youngest is turning 2 next week and we pulled it out to see if there was any life still in it. The body is as solid as ever but the saddle has split. And that is with some hardy older children having one last go or sitting on it over the years as it was comfortable even when they were really too big.

Is it possible to replace the saddle? We are based in Ireland but didn't see anywhere that would.

If not the youngest will have to get one all to himself! Would be cool if we could just update the saddle - we are sentimental about it!

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Reviewed by GEOFFREY S., from United Kingdom
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I recommend this product
Age of Rider
2-4
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Classic balance bike.

Not opened the box yet. However bought one for my first grandson about ten years ago and he loved it. So it couldn't be anything less for the second. Not allowed to give it to him till his birthday in May.

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Reviewed by R H.
I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Awesome first bike

I bought this bike for my eldest son's 3rd birthday. I went to the Henley shop and had a good chat with the owner of the business who gave some great advice. My son loves the bike, and looks super cool as well. Early on it took a little time for his confidence to grow, but now he tears about the place with great confidence. Transitioning from this bike to pedals will be easy I think. However he's having so much fun I'm in no rush to do that! When I do I'll be heading back to the EarlyRider Henley shop for advice!

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Reviewed by Rob M.
I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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EarlyRider Bike A+

Classic style: Great craftsmanship and design. My son Ryder started riding at 18 months, I used the restricted steering for the first month. Then unrestricted ever since. He mastered the bike in less then 2 months. I need to run to stay along side him on the rides, he loves the bike. He is 2 1/2 now and can balance himself on two wheels for short periods. It's an excellent learning tool for balance and bike handling skills. He Asks to ride everyday. It also has a great look, everyone comments and says "that's a cool looking bike". I'm looking to purchase the trail runner next.

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Reviewed by Anna and S.
I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Amazing little bike

Honestly I love these bikes. My son has had many happy hours on his. The design and finish are beautiful. The bike is tough and lasts well, ageing nicely as wood does!

I could nt fault it.... Worth every penny

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