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king of the balance bikes: MyKick {Burley}

Burley has kept my family rolling for 6 years.  Addicted to their premium bike trailers, I was so excited to see them expand into the balance bike space.  We have tested a few of these ride along/balance/push bikes, a hazard of the job, but my search is now over.  Burley’s new MyKick, a pedaless bike that allows kids to learn to balance first, has perfected this important tool.

Burley states that kids don’t realize they can’t do things, and this is a true statement.  Certainly if you put them on a pedal bike before they are ready, they will quickly find out they can’t ride, though, and that’s why the balance bike is such a powerful tool.  With a MyKick, your little on can first learn to balance while they coast around, maintaining more control with their feet near the ground.

Burley MyKick balance bike review

The MyKick features an easily adjustable seat and handlebars, so it truly can grow with your child.  Even after they are comfortable with a pedal bike, this is still a fun toy to coast around the neighborhood on.  Start your little man or woman on the MyKick around 2 1/2 years of age.  They can continue to enjoy it up til the 50 lb mark.

What impressed me the most with the MyKick is how quality and thoughtfully made it is.  I’m not surprised, because I know how high end Burley products are, but even still, it’s nice to see they wouldn’t slouch on a bike meant for a toddler.  The grips are comfortable, as well as the kid-sized, coordinating color seat, insuring your tot can really motor around for awhile.  The 12″ rubber tires are long-lasting and flat-free, encompassing the quality spokes.  Did you see I said rubber and flat-free?? No dinky foam tires here.

Burley MyKick review

With my oldest child, the bike was a stressful milestone.  We had her fitted early at a cycling store, ultimately choosing a 16″ tire high end bike.  Seems they may not have known much about beginning kids because that was way too much bike for her to handle.  It ended up setting her back a bit and we had to go back to the balance bike. I won’t be letting that happen to my youngest!  Hey, live and learn.

The balance bike is perfect for building confidence as they can go at their own pace, first walking along and then gliding down the street.  Within no time my daughter was back on a big girl bike.  With these sort of beginner bikes your child can skip training wheels altogether, which is really the best way to go.  Training wheels only stall the bike riding process.

Burley MyKick balance Bike review

We took the MyKick up to an area in the mountains with pretty great dirt hiking trails.  No bikes allowed but of course no one is going to stop a scooting toddler. The ride looked so incredibly smooth, even on this uneven surface.  Everyone who passed by the bike was in Oohs and Ahhs, the majority of the compliments coming in about the coordinating color seat, the high quality paint and the overall “big boy” look for this little boy bike.

Burley MyKick balance bike review

You can buy the MyKick Balance Bike by finding a dealer on the Burley website.  There are three beautiful colors: Summer Green (pictured), Fire Truck Red and Cotton Candy Pink.  Retails for $129.  Stay in the know with Burley by liking them on Facebook.

Burley MyKick balance bike review

Product was provided by Burley to facilitate this review: my opinions are 100% my own.

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