How can I finde the most suitable balance bike for my child?

We offer in our store running wheels with different wheel sizes (8",10",12,5") - only - 🤔 - which is now the right running wheel?

We give an approximate age on our site, but more important than the age are the respective development of the child, the saddle height and the stride length! Because this can not always be determined by the age.

The prerequisite for riding a wheel should always be that your child can walk independently and safely.

In addition, your child's feet should touch the ground completely, unlike on a "normal" bike. This allows it to push off better and, of course, to stop better.

It is recommended that the step height is 2 cm longer than the saddle height of the wheel.

But: What is the exact way to measure stride length?

It's quite simple:

  1. The child stands with his back to the wall, legs together and stretched out.
  2. A book is placed horizontally between the thighs and pushed upwards.
  3. Now the distance from the top edge of the book to the floor is measured.

This sounds strange at first, but it works great!

Here you can find an overview of the respective saddle heights:


Saddle height


Handlebar deflection limit

Run 8 wheel

28 - 36cm

2 - 4


Running wheel Run 10

30 - 38cm

2 - 4


Running wheel Speedy 10

33 - 43cm

2 - 4


Wheel Speedy 12,5

35 - 44cm

3 - 5


Spirit Air 12.5 wheel

37 - 46cm

3 - 5


Another important point is the handlebar angle limitation:

Young, inexperienced children in particular tend to still make "angular" and jerky steering movements, which can lead to a fall or tipping over with a running wheel.

In this sense, the handlebar deflection limiter buffers the steering ability of young children that has not yet been practiced and enables damped cornering.

For very young children and wheel beginners, a limit is usually recommended to prevent falls due to a too far turned handlebar from the outset and to allow first practice rides ;-)

For children with running wheel experience and for the perfect preparation for proper cycling, our 12.5" models no longer have a handlebar deflection limit. So the transition to real cycling is even easier!

And don't give up right away if it doesn't work right away!

You will notice that your child first runs with the wheel without sitting on the saddle. Very quickly it will notice that you can also move around sitting on the saddle.

And since we care about the safety of your child🧡: Never let them ride without a helmet! 😉

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