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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

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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.

 

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11 Reviews
Reviewed by Sarah Monaghan
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Rated 5 out of 5
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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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Rated 5 out of 5
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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.
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Rated 5 out of 5
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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.
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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.
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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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Reviewed by Jamie
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Rated 5 out of 5
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The best balance bike

Strong, reliable, easy to mend if wheel punctured, light weight, wonderful looking bike, my son loves it from age 2 now nearly 4 and about to progress to pedals. Next step prob Isla bike

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Reviewed by Martin N.
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Rated 5 out of 5
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Much fun and a perfect learning curve while looking very cool

We bought 2 classic ones about 2 years ago (early 2012) for our twin boys. They started to use them in spring 2 years ago and the learning curve was excellent. It did not take really long till they knew how to keep the balance on their bikes and going really fast with them.

This summer they really did it even better by speeding up real fast, throwing both feet on the fork and cruising a lot of meters this style.

a lot of other parents who saw us all stopped and watched them riding such cool handmade balance bikes - and told this to us. So they and we had really a lot of fun with these bikes :-)

but now it is time to switch to the next level: we decided to buy 2 belters (16") for x-mas so all the next summers will be a great adventure too...

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Reviewed by Amanda W.
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Balance in style

My son received the classic from his uncle as a gift when he was 1.5 years old. We had to wait till his legs grew for him to be able to balance at first, didn't take long and before long he was off. When we go for a walk the bike has to come, in fact it's more of a jog for me, he cruises quite fast, even clocked 20km down a hill over a speed bump with a big smile on his face! It's such a sturdy bike and wear and tear is like no other! We get comments on the bike all the time, everyone loves the big fat tyres. We can't go anywhere without the bike.... Even comes with sound effects! Brrrrmmm

If only these bikes come in adult sizes, I could cruise around at the beach! Brrrrrm brrrrrm

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Reviewed by Susanna
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Why would you .....

Why would you buy anything else! Our classic has lasted 6 years with 3 not so gentle kids and still has life for the next one!! The middle boy would drop in at the skatepark on his!!

Both the older kids moved to pedals with ease, they loved riding this and they love their belters too.

In fact the mummy and the daddy love it so much it's now hanging on the wall .... Yes modern art! waiting for the growing bump to be a living, breathing, bike riding toddler!!

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Reviewed by Seema
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brilliant introduction to cycling

I got these for my twins when they were 2. After a couple of months admiring the bikes (and show), it took weeks for them to be zooming around the park. By 2.5 they were commuting to nursery by bike with me running alongside and noticed by everyone. A very sturdy bike even with two boys testing them to the extreme. Down hills and into walls (intentionally). Through puddles and any thing else that was in the way. With a long list of friends wanting the bikes once the boys had outgrown them. The customer service was first rate as well.

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