Welcome to Balance Bikes!
Glide Bikes is the original balance bike! We focus on the development and enjoyment of bike riders of all ages and abilities. We’re dedicated to providing you with a quality product that is designed to enhance your bike learning experience while allowing you to see the results of better balance, and higher levels of confidence.
Through the use of our low speed geometry*, the omission of pedals, and our low to the ground design, your kids will have no problem mastering balance and steering, while creating happy and lasting memories.
Our bikes are designed with features to ensure that your children have the best experience possible with special features including:
- Specially designed hand brakes to get your child familiar with traditional braking
- EVA foam tires for our EZee Glider and the Mini Glider
- Air tires for our Go Glider, Super Glider, and the EZee Glider
- Specially designed kickstands**
- Light-weight frame weighing only 8-10 pounds
- Removable foot pegs for gliding
- Quick-release seat clamp so the bike can grow with your child
At Glide bikes, you can be assured that we have a passion for seeing your children succeed and feel comfortable, and we make our bikes with that goal in mind. From the engineering process, to the quality of products and the bike design, we put 100 percent in to ensure that your child is pleased and so are you!
Once you’re ready to begin the Glide Bike journey please reference our Sizing Chart so that you can set up your future rider with the perfect fitting bike!
* Find out more about why our patented low speed geometry is the perfect design for helping your child learn here.
** Child-sized kickstand is only available with the Mini Glider and Go Glider. The Super Glider comes with a adult sized kickstand and the EZee glider does not include the kickstand.
More About Balance Bikes
The key to our balance bikes is its patented low speed geometry, and our low center of gravity. Traditional bikes are heavier and place kids higher up off the ground giving them a feeling of insecurity which results in a highter probability of falling over. Riders will be able to feel more comfortable much faster when they start off low to the ground on a balance bike. This unique design also makes the bike able to balance at a very slow speed; less than 2 miles per hour. This way, a hesitant rider does not need to gain a high speed before they can balance easily. This allows riders to go at there own pace, gliding faster only when they have gained the confidence from balancing at a slower speed. Lastly, balance bikes are built to be ultra-light, the Mini Glider weighing only eight pounds. In the event of a fall, the bike is so light a child will be able to get right up and continue riding, making recovery easier and less frightening. This gives the rider more control and allows them to get back up easily or prevent tipping over altogether. When a rider is able to get up, brush off, and realize they haven’t been hurt by falling, they will be more likely to want to get back on the bike and try again. Balance bikes are a great tool that can increase confidence by learning safely. Glide Bikes has a model for every age group. Be sure to look through them and choose the correct one by referencing our Sizing Chart. Call if you're not sure 910-524-1151 so we can custom fit your child.
The Best Learning Bike
We developed the Glide Bikes learning bike to be as light and simple as possible. By doing so, kids are able to concentrate on learning how to balance without the complication of pedals and training wheels. Our learning bikes feature brakes, foot pegs, slow speed geometry and easily adjustable seat and handle bars. Learning bikes are surpassing 12" kids bikes as the first bike for a toddler.