Bicycoo Balance Bikes from Joovy
The Boy hasn’t started really trying to ride a bike yet even though we bought him one for his birthday. He has tricycles and a bicycle with training wheels and we have tried a few times on them. He just can’t master the art of pedaling. On top of not having the pedal coordination technique down, another problem I see with his current bicycle is the balancing act with the training wheels. He wants to learn to pedal, but when his feet leave the ground, the bicycle leans, and that scares him and everything just gets tense again. I get frustrated, he gets frustrated, and then we end up giving up. If he’s not willing to give up, he wants to walk the bicycle around, but then the pedals are just in the way.
The Bicycoo from Joovy can teach him to ride with confidence!!
I honestly had never heard of a balance bike until a friend of mine mentioned Joovy products and how much she loved them. I looked online and saw these and thought the idea was interesting. Joovy was awesome to send us one for review and The Boy nearly jumped out of his skin when he saw a “prize” on the porch and a picture of a new bike on the side!
I did a little research on the balance bike and especially read the Joovy Blog post on Balance Bikes vs. Training Wheels.
On the Go with Bicycoo
After a couple of days waiting for Hubby to put together the bike, I finally dove in one afternoon when I was home with the boy. I was shocked when I opened the box and it was so easy to put together. Honestly, you put the front wheel on, the handlebars together, and adjust the seat! The hardest part was getting the bike out the door before The Boy could go nuts!
He asked why there were no pedals, of course, and when I told him it was to make it easier for him to learn, he was all for it…and here’s how the first try went!!
Did you notice how easy it was on the first try?! The bike is lightweight (did you see the front tire come off the ground?) and it’s so easy to maneuver. He’s not quite ready for the feet off the ground and flying down the road, but I can’t wait to see the progress he can make now!!
The Joovy Bicycoo won design awards at Europe’s largest trade show. Simply put it is the best looking, best functioning balance bike on the market! The frame is made of aluminum so it is strong and lightweight just like high-end bikes. The lightweight frame makes controlling the bike much easier for kids, unlike the heavy wooden and steel versions. The tires are pneumatic (air) and refillable. Many balance bikes on the market use EVA plastic tires which are cheaper and wear out much quicker than these rubber tires used on the Joovy BicycooGT. The suspension qualities of pneumatic tires give kids a much smoother ride. There is also a hand brake for the rear tire. The seat is adjustable for a perfect fit for your child. The bike has 12″ tires and the overall dimensions are 33.50L x 16.25W x 21.50H. The weight is 8.75 lbs.
Joovy is a Dallas-based family business. Their goal is to “design and manufacture family gear products that are extremely useful, practical, good-looking and fun.” After speaking with a member of the family, you can hear the excitement in her voice about the products and the passion for what they do. Joovy believes their customers come first. And, how would you like a chance to win your own Bicycoo?!