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What sort of bike for a 2nd birthday?
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Emmiedarling · 30/07/2014 19:28

My son is full of beans, very active and coming up to 2. I am looking at a bike options but am clueless at this juncture. I'd be grateful of any guidance at this point as not sure where to start. I do know that he's a little so don't know if i'm meant to be looking at balance bikes (if so which ones?) or bikes with stabilisers?

He currently zooms about on a scooter, rides ons (scuttle bugs etc)

Thanks so muvh in advance - so much out there, im a bit bewildered!

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Waggamamma · 30/07/2014 21:01

I would say balance bike. Although I don't know about best brands etc.

My ds only really mastered pedalling a bike with stabilisers recently at 3.5yrs although he's not the most coordinated of kids.

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Emmiedarling · 04/08/2014 15:47

Thanks Waggamamma - anyone else?

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TheDayOfMyDoctor · 07/08/2014 13:13

I'd go for a balance bike - one of the lightweight metal ones. Islabikes are very good, but expensive. However, they do keep their value and you would recoup a lot of what you paid if you sold it on.

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Emmiedarling · 07/08/2014 19:47

Oh amazing thank you - that looks perfect!

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biscuitsandbandages · 07/08/2014 19:53

We got ds2 a little balance bike from puky when he was 2. Was a big hit.

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BikeRunSki · 07/08/2014 19:58

Definitely balance bike, and would also recommend the Islabike Rothan.

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barnet · 07/08/2014 20:05

Balance bike! We had a metal puky one which was great. There are also wooden ones which are much lighter if you need to carry them.

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addictedtosugar · 07/08/2014 20:15

Balance Bike.

Isla are fab, as are Puky's.

Ridgeback and striders are the other brands I know.

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addictedtosugar · 07/08/2014 20:16

I'd go for a metal frame rather than wooden - slimmer frame makes a better riding position.

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bakingtins · 10/08/2014 20:36

Balance bike! We have an early rider wooden one, still going strong 6 years and 3 kids later. They've all gone on to the smallest Islabike with pedals at 3y6m ish.
The balance bike was £90, best money by far we've spent on the kids.

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Toohotforfishandchips · 15/08/2014 20:58

Balance bike every time. Decathlon £30 small metal frame one. Give a 2 year old a balance and egg them using it and they never need stabilisers. They will ride a bike with pedals between 3-4. DO NOT then give then stabilisers as it's a backward step

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