I purchased the Belter 14 for my 5yo son who up until recently, refused to give up his Strider ballance bike for a bicycle I had hastily purchased previously. Every time he had tried to get on that thing, it looked like he had to break a sweat to get it moving, and it felt like in his hands, it weighted like a ton (he is smaller than your average 5yo).
The day it arrived, during unboxing, my son wouldn't stop exclaiming over the sleek, minimal and elegant design. I was pretty excited about that too. "Money well spent" and "what an awesome piece of hardware" I kept thinking. The belt drive and the craftmanship of the entire transfer seemed impressively light. The Belter 14 is a bike insanely well designed and put together.
I had already thought ahead and had bought a push bar to attach so that I can help him with his riding. 3rd time we got out of the house, it was already removed. He is now doing 14-15km/h on that thing and he hasn't ridden it that much yet.
As a parent, I love the Belter 14 for the following reasons:
- breaking handles are carefully thought of around a kid's hand. My son can effortlessly ride while his fingers are ready to pull the breaks.
- it is insanely lightweight. Super easy for him to manage, lift and maneuver. Light as a feather for me to carry around.
- it rides smooth, with effortless pedaling.
- the high end parts used (my local shop owner saw it and couldn't hide his excitement, especially on the belt drive)
- it makes me feel like a great dad,…