INSIDE LEG
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We size our bikes by inside leg. This measurement is from the top of your inner leg to the bottom of your heel.
33cm
AGE
2-4
WEIGHT
3.4kg

MODEL

Charger 12

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SUPER LIGHT, STRONG AND STABLE. DESIGNED TO DEVELOP YOUR KIDS AND THEIR LOVE OF ADVENTURE.

Two Wheels. One Goal.

The low slung frame with a minimum seat height of just 31cms gives them the earliest of starts. It's classic diamond construction and cold forged drop outs are for strength and will take whatever a growing child, or an older sibling, throws at it.

A beautiful brushed finish that means the quality of the tubing and our welds are always there to see and scratches just add to its character. CNC'd aluminium hubs and axles run on sealed cartridge bearings keeping the bike light and friction lighter.

2" Vee Speedster tyres roll over everything with minimum fuss, providing the comfort and stability young riders need. Internal cabling for a optional rear brake upgrade with custom Ritchey riser bars designed specifically to fit mini V short reach levers. As easy as riding a bike. 

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STANDOVER HEIGHT 33CM
FRAME HAND BRUSHED AL6061, FORGED DROP OUTS
FORK HAND BRUSHED AL6061, FORGED DROP OUTS
STEERER TUBE AL6061
WHEELSET 12" PNEUMATIC, SEALED CARTRIDGE BEARING, V BRAKE
HUBS CNC’D T6 AL6061, CARTRIDGE BEARING, AL6061 AXLES
SEAT POST AL6061, 25.4MM
RIMS 20H ANODISED AL6061, BLACK
WEIGHT 3.4 KGS
BRAKES TEKTRO 837A: 102MM ARMS (Brake upgrade kit purchase)
LEVERS TEKTRO JL-352RS SHORT REACH (Brake upgrade kit purchase)
FRONT TYRE VEE SPEEDSTER 12x2.0" WB 27 TPI
REAR TYRE VEE SPEEDSTER 12x2.0" WB 27 TPI
HEADSET 1 1/8” CONVENTIONAL, EXTERNAL CUP
STEM RITCHEY OS FORGED AL6061, 35MM REACH
BARS 440MM RITCHEY OS DOUBLE BUTTED AL6061, 18MM RISE
GRIPS ER SOFT TOUCH MUSHROOM 100MM
SEAT POST AL6061, 25.4MM
SADDLE BROWN RIVETTED FAUX LEATHER
SEAT CLAMP ER BOLT SEAT CLAMP, 28.6MM
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.
SPEC NOTICE Every effort has been made to ensure accuracy throughout this website. However, Early Rider reserves the right to change prices and bike specifications without prior notice

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Are you shipping to Europe?

Due to customs issues we are not currently shipping bikes to EU member nations. We do not know when we will be able to ship into the EU again, but we are doing everything we can to find a way around this issue!

How do I know what size bike to order?

You will see an age and size guide against each bike, or we've put together this bike finder - click here.For balance bikes we recommend that your child can easily place both feet flat to the floor with a slight bend to the knee while seated. For 14" first pedal bikes, the seat height should allow your child to easily touch the ground while they are gaining confidence. Measure the inside leg and use the chart above to match the appropriate bike.

Can I return my bike if I don't like it or it doesn't fit well?

It's easiest all round of you make sure the bike you are buying is the right fit for your child before you order. Ask if you are unsure, bikes are large items to ship so sending one back is expensive. Of course, if the bike is the wrong size when you receive it or you've changed your mind and you want to return it you must let us know within 14 days of receipt. You must return it in its original packing within 30 days. Shipping is at your own cost but we can always help with the return and deduct the shipping cost from your refund. In all instances please contact us first.

My steering restrictor has snapped.

Our steering restrictors are designed to break as a safety feature. If the bike falls and lands on its side, the restrictor will break, preventing the handlebar from staying prone and potentially causing an issue if the bar is in the upright position when it falls.We suggest they only really need to be used for the first few months then we'd rather they weren't used once your child has the hang of steering.

How long is the guarantee on your bikes?

We offer a 1-year warranty on parts. However always contact us even if your bike is outside of warranty and we'll do what we can to get your bike back on the road.

Can I visit Early Rider to see the bikes?

We welcome visitors by appointment at our workshop just outside of Henley on Thames. It is a working workshop and warehouse with potential for containers and deliveries coming and going, so do drop us a line or give us a call to arrange a suitable time that is safe for all. All in stock bikes are available to look at, test out and purchase. Please make sure to abide by the social distancing guidelines.

Can I attach a kickstand to an Early Rider Bike?

We don't supply kickstands, but some of our bikes will take an aftermarket kickstand. Speak to your local bike store for advice.

Can I attach mudguards to an Early Rider bike?

Some of our bikes will take an aftermarket mudguard, take advice from your local bike store to see which is best.

Can I attach a bell to an Early Rider bike?

All our aluminium bikes come with a standard size 22.2mm handlebar. Any bell that fits this size handlebar is compatible with our aluminium ranges. If you have any further queries, your local bike store will be able to assist you further.

NEVER ASKED QUESTIONS

- how much grease do i get under my nails from a belter?

how much grease do i get under my nails from a belter

- has a bike ever suddenly turned into a bowl of petunias?

has a bike ever suddenly turned into a bowl of petunias

- since ER's types are so strong will they survive riding through hot coal?

since ER's types are so strong will they survive riding through hot coal

- what is the record for the longest trail jump by a toddler without a helmet?

what is the record for the longest trail jump by a toddler without a helmet

There are very few questions we haven't already been asked, so do let us know if you are still unsure about anything. We want to make sure you get the right bike for your child. Here's a few of the most common questions to help. You can also find some useful video tutorials on our How To page.

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Reviewed by Aleksei T.
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the best

beautiful, light weight, functional, perfect!!!

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A first step

Great bicycle, made with quality materials and beautifully finished. A great starting point into the two wheels world!

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An absolute hit!

We bought this for our son’s 2nd birthday and he has taken to it brilliantly - we can’t get him off it! Although he is small the bike is super light so very easy for him to handle and manoeuvre.

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Extremely happy with the bike

Shopped extensively for a balance bike. Choose this because of the weight, inflatable tires (allows one to control how soft or hard of a ride), and the color. The geometry ended up being ideal. My son has outgrown it and now our 1.5 year old wants and is able to walk with it! Highly recommend.

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High Quality All Around

Very impressed with the build quality of this bike. Love that you can add a brake too. Our daughter is slowly getting comfortable with the bike (she’s still a bit small to make use of the bike to it’s full extent at 22 months old). There is no doubt that this is a very capable bike, any toddler will love this rig! Love that it’s unisex and a subtle, sleek design. Highly recommended!

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Beautiful balance bike

Beautiful made bike, definitley recommend the brake for hilly areas.

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Fast delivery and easy to put the balance bike together. Not yet used as birthday present.

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