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#26 2019-10-06 7:25am

jray02r1
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Re: Best 12" bike?

Skip bikes with training wheels all together.  Buy a Strider or Haro Pre-Wheelz, or other brand balance bike.  Look in my bikes for pics as i have a Giant and a Haro variant.  These teach kids how to balance a bike while riding, how to put your feet down at a stop, etc.  So when they finally get to a bike with pedals, they only have to learn how to pedal.  Training wheels dont teach balance, they tip over around corners, and they dont require the kid to put their feet down at a stop.. It was amazaing how much easier it was to train vs using a bike with training wheels.

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#27 2019-10-06 7:27am

jray02r1
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Re: Best 12" bike?

Training wheels suck!

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#28 2019-10-06 7:42am

uniqueflh
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Re: Best 12" bike?

I bought a 12” Strider for the nephew, and it’s been a great tool to help him learn on.

I didn’t want to drop the $250+ on a 12” with pedals, that I know he’ll outgrow quickly. So. I grabbed him something from Amazon, took off all the ‘kid’ nonsense and put some decals & different grips on it. All-in, I was at about $110.

When he grows into a 14”/16”/18” we will find him progressively better bikes. If he stays with the whole BMX thing I’m sure his first 20” will be something insane. Not to mention his access to bikes that I’ll have around...

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