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Let's face it….watching kids learn to ride a bike without training wheels for the first time is kind of painful and even – a little cringe-inducing. Little feet need to hit just the right combination of balance, but the first few dozen times almost always leads to some scraped knees or worse, not to mention bashed self-confidence.
As parents we have always accepted this process as a necessary evil in order to get a child from one stage to the next; training wheels to sans training wheels. Well, thanks to Ralf Coerschulte, a German cyclist and product designer of the FirstBIKE, scraped knees and bruised ego can be left in the dust.
FirstBIKE is designed for ages 22 months to 5 years.
How does it work:
Age and Height requirements: Its minimum seat height of 12 inches (with Lowkit accessory) enables even 2-year-olds to master the sensation of keeping their balance within hours. Weighing only 8.6 lbs., FirstBIKE is almost three times lighter than a traditional pedal bike with training wheels.
What it's made of: Instead of using training wheels or inflexible materials like wood or metal, FirstBIKE was designed without pedals and with a flexible and durable high-tech frame. Every FirstBIKEâ„¢, includes a high-tech injection-molded composite frame that doesn't scratch, splinter, swell or rust thanks to its frame and fork made from 30% glass fiber reinforced nylon composite.
The best way to get your TOT on the bike: Lay it on its side and jump up and down on the frame to show how flexible it is! All of this affords tots who train on FirstBIKE safety, balance and pride from the start. This allows them to smoothly transition to pedal bikes without ever needing training wheels!
What about SAFETY: The FirstBIKE frame material gives it flex for comfort and posture support, strength for durability and lightness for great maneuverability. FirstBIKE features a grippy, cushioned “horse saddle” seat preventing children from slipping off while riding downhill and which absorbs shock from bumps in the road. Most importantly, the unique rear-drum braking system makes FirstBIKE the safest balance bike ever (most balance bikes lack a braking system at all, or have a V-brake that can pinch little fingers!) There are no pokey, sharp parts for a child to get hurt with, either.
As its American website, www.FirstBIKE.us proclaims, this two-wheeler is all about a first sense of balance, first sense of fun and first sense of adventure. Parents will be impressed with the first impression of the pure design. Online consumers can choose playful accessories to match the personality of the child.
Color options, tire options, a LowKitâ„¢ lowering kit, baskets, bells, a MonoSkiâ„¢ ski attachment and more make FirstBIKE a work of art, function and safety. To get revved up about how cool and fun the bikes are, check out the videos at www.firstbike.us
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