We are incredibly lucky to have been asked to trial and review a Balance bike for the company John Crane. John Crane have been in the wooden toy business for over two decades now and they’re a very fussy lot commanding high quality, value for money, innovation and safety on top of design flair as their stringent high standards. The First Bike comes in three colours, red, blue and pink. They’ve sent us a First Bike in pink and I made a short video for you to have a look at.
My first comment has to be on the excellent design. It is simple, eye catching, sturdy and at a glance you can see it is of very high quality. It was easy to assemble as you can see in the video and each piece has been crafted with brilliant workmanship.
Being a balance bike the child pushes the bike and quickly picks up how to balance hopefully avoiding the stabilisers on future bikes. The tyres are inflatable and there is a handy hole in the crossbar for carrying it around. I’ve seen it priced between £50 – £60 but a quick peek on Amazon showed it can be bought new for £32.99. The same as a poorer quality plastic bike.
It was definitely a hit for me and I would thoroughly recommend it. From the video you can see the girls are just a tiny bit short and in a few months they should be whizzing around the patio and arguing over whose turn it is! :)