Pedal power: a bike for every age and stage
It's is a great season to get out and about.
Check out our favourite rides for every age and stage.
|Yepp, it’s that Easy
Don’t wait until your child is four or five to take them cycling with you; they can join you on your bike from age one. With the Yepp mini front seat, your little one will be nestled safely between your arms while they enjoy the ride and share in your view. Yepp mini front child bike seat, $219, goride.co.nz.
|Now you’re torqing
Oliver Driver has a Yepp front seat attached to a Torq electric bike and has been racing around town with his nearly-two-year-old all summer. “Hills are a breeze. I can see her all the time, and she loves it. She thinks she’s in control. She’s totally not.” Torq Alfine electric bike, from $3699, electricbikehub.co.nz.
This nifty number is the brainchild of dad Simon Langham, who thought that riding a single wheel might be fun, simple and speedy. He was right. It’s light enough to jog with and push one-handed, giving your toddler a sense of freedom while they’re safe within your grasp. Mountain Buggy unirider, $149, mountainbuggy.com.
Don’t underestimate this humble, light-weight and rust-free machine, suitable for ages one to three. Its faithful service to generations of young New Zealanders has actually made it a bit of a Kiwi icon. Low stand-over for easy stopping, and a wide seat for riding comfortably in nappies. Tri-ang AT cycle, $44.99, toyco.co.nz.
The Micro G-Bike Chopper Deluxe is a Swiss-designed and Swiss-engineered super-light balance bike with built-in suspension. It has adjustable seat and handlebar heights so it’s suitable for ages two to five, eliminating the need for training wheels. Micro G-Bike Chopper Deluxe, $209, microscooters.co.nz.
The 3-1 Wishbone bike evolves with your child as they develop. It starts as a trike for one-year-olds (the rider must be walking), converts to a balance bike when your child upskills, and later the Wishbone frame can be flipped to make the bike suitable for taller kids. Wishbone bike, $275, naturebaby.co.nz.
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