Tike , short for “toddlers bike” is Australia’s favorite wooden balance bike – like a bike but without pedals, designed for pre school age children to master balance, steering and motor skills beyond their years. Tots can now experience the exhilaration and freedom of a bike on a ‘Tike‘ .
Tike’s are pedal free so as soon as your child can touch the ground they can propel, brake and stabilise. They start slowly at first and quickly gain the skills and reflexes to transition to a regular bike without fear or training wheels.
With a Tike wooden balance bike the rider learns balance first, pedaling last. In contrast, with a normal bicycle fitted with training wheels, where the rider learns to pedal first, balance last. It is generally agreed that a bicycle with pedals is too difficult for most very young children and that training wheels may encourage the rider to learn some bad habits which later must be unlearned.