Within the kid's bikes industry there are two specific competitors: the steel bike and the wooden bike. Depending on the type they own, parents claims theirs is better. Â Yet, these two products have not been suitably compared. In this article we will examine the differences between steel kids' bikes and wooden bikes and note Â the better option. Both models and bikes have their own benefits and advantages. However, there is definitely a winner when you've been working in the industry for a long time.
The Differences in Seat Adjustment
Seat adjustment is a major concern for parents with multiple children. We know how quickly children grow up and we don't want to invest in kids bikes that don't have the necessary seat adjustment to accommodate those growth spurts. Wooden bikes usually do not have any seat adjustment available. This means that when you purchase the bike for your child at the size they're at right now they might not be able to ride the bike for more thanÂ Â about six months. This is where steel bikes are a huge advantage. They have seat adjustment already available in the actual bikes themselves. They also have additional accessories that can extend the standard seat adjustment. This is also essential if you have a few children who are different ages and sizes. You can easily adjust the seat to match the current kid's age.
The Differences in Footrests
Footrests are a feature that is not often seen in balance bikes yet they are essential to make sure that your kid is comfortable as possible. Almost all of the wooden bikes I have seen do not have footrests. This is crazy since it's such an important part of making cycling comfortable for your kids. Imaging gliding or being on bicycle that didn't give you the option to rest your feet somewhere. I can't imagine having my feet dangle for crazy amounts of times without having somewhere to put them. It would get very uncomfortable, very fast.
The Differences when it comes to Saddles
Saddles in itself are a multimillion dollar corporation. You want your saddle to be as comfortable as possible so that you're able to ride for many hours on your actual bicycle. The same concept can be applied to kids' bikes. It's critical that the saddle is comfortable so that your child will enjoy riding on their kids' bikes. Wooden kids bikes usually have a hard, uncomfortable plywood saddle that is extremely unpleasant for kids.
When it comes to kids' bikes it's always better to go with the steel variety.
ÂAbout the Author:
Melanie Thomas (CEO Melrose Kids Ltd) is a mother of two boys and lives in London, England. The Stride PREbike"" bike is a revolutionary kid's bike, balance bike or bike without pedalsÂ for 1-5 year old children. It provides great fun and exercise, teaches steering, balance, and co-ordination and builds self-confidence. Please visit us at the Strider Balance bike shop