Kids Bikes With Training Wheels - Kmart

And it all began with a parents decision to start him out early on a dirt bike with training wheels.

RoyalBaby BMX Freestyle Kids Bike, Boy's Bikes and Girl's Bikes with training wheels, Gifts for children, 14 inch wheels, Blue

$109.99
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  • A lot of bike advocate types and purists oppose training wheels for kids. Per those individuals, they let kids go too fast, too soon. They discourage learning “proper” steering and “proper” braking. They advocate balance bikes, with the solid braking power of the feet, transitioning to a bike without training wheels and figuring out the gross-motor of pedaling once balance has been learned.

    Similarly Max Kaufman was riding a two-wheeled bike with no training wheels at age 3. His dad, Adam, credits the balance bike with the quick learning curve.

  • "Coordination and balance will all happen eventually if your child learns to ride a regular bike with training wheels," said Dr. Asha Shajahan, a Michigan based family practitioner. "And there are risks for small accidents and wipeouts with both types of bikes."

    Training wheels are potentially the least painful way to learn to ride a bike, but also the slowest. They make the most sense for families who live on very quiet, safe streets without hills. To make good use of training wheels, you need a safe, flat driveway or wide sidewalk or other place where a child can ride with a minimum of supervision. A bike with training wheels can be even more dangerous than a tricycle, because the child is higher up and the base width of the training wheels is fairly narrow. This means that if the bike gets going much faster than a walk, it will topple over if the child tries to turn a corner. Also, if the bike is turning even a little bit, weight is shifted from the rear wheel to the outside training wheel, so the braking power of the rear wheel is greatly reduced.

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    Stabilizer Wheel Info:
    A kit designed to balance your bike and let you ride! The Stabilizer kit is perfect for individuals who have trouble balancing a two-wheel bicycle without any assistance. Our product is constructed of heavy-duty steel which has been tested with over 500lbs. We offer the strongest and most cost effective adult training wheels on the market. The intended user of our adult training wheel kit includes individuals such as:

    • Those with a fear of falling.
    • Physical therapy patients
    • The elderly.
    • Those with weight issues.
    • Cancer patients.
    • Those with cerebral palsy.
    • Stroke victims.
    • Adults or Children who are physically impaired.
    • Adults or Children who are mentally handicap.

    Stabilizer Wheel Specs:
    • Heavy-Duty steel frame painted matte black.
    • 16” KENDA wheels with inflatable tube tires.
    • Heavy duty 16-Inch alloy wheels.
    • Plastic coated u-bolts which protect the bicycle frame from damage.
    • Will mount to most bicycles with a 24” – 27” tire.
    • Includes multiple spacers to guarantee perfect fit on frame.
    • Installs and removes in minutes
    • Easy to read instructions
    • Weighs approximately 15lbs

    Retail Price: $199.99


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    Junior Stabilizer Wheel Info:
    A kit designed to balance your bike and let you ride! The Junior Stabilizer kit is perfect for youths who have physical impairments which prevent them from otherwise enjoying bicycle riding. We offer the strongest and most cost effective training wheels on the market. The intended user of our adult training wheel kit includes individuals such as:

    • Those with a fear of falling.
    • Physical therapy patients
    • The elderly.
    • Those with weight issues.
    • Cancer patients.
    • Those with cerebral palsy.
    • Stroke victims.
    • Children who are physically impaired.
    • Children who are mentally handicap.

    Junior Stabilizer Wheel Specs:
    • Heavy-Duty steel frame painted matte black.
    • 12” KENDA wheels with inflatable tube tires.
    • Plastic coated u-bolts which protect the bicycle frame from damage.
    • Will mount to most 20-inch wheel bicycles.
    • Installs and removes in minutes
    • Easy to read instructions
    • Recommended for ages 8+.

    Retail Price: $189.99


     

    As soon as the child has become proficient in pedaling and steering a tricycle, it is time to move up to a small bike with training wheels. Most 2 1/2 year-olds are ready for a 12"-wheel bike with training wheels. I would not recommend the purchase of a tricycle for a child that old. As the child gets stronger and more confident on a tricycle, their speed potential can become faster than is safe on a tricycle, especially if they ride on surfaces that are not perfectly flat. A tricycle can run away on even a slight grade. Although a bike on training wheels cannot turn any faster than a tricycle, at least it has a brake!

How to ride a bike without training wheels


We too started out with the great folks at the Bike Rack in St. Charles and they helped us get set up with our first adaptive bike, which was a kids bike with training wheels that were larger than standard ones, pneumatic, and attached with a very sturdy bracket. We've since taken that same bike for the same kid and turned it into a trike via a conversion kit we bought online and had shipped to a local bike shop here in the city (Comrade Cycles), where they put it all together and gave us a great trike.