Kate has been using her Kinderbike E Series for about 2 years and she’s been zooming down slopes like a pro. I felt it was time for her to progress to the next stage of adding in pedals.
I contacted Tikes and Bikes and the lovely owner recommended the Morph. She explained that instead of moving to a bigger bicycle with pedals, a gradual transition would be for the child to get used to a bigger and heavier bicycle without pedals first, and once she is comfortable with that, the pedals can be added on.
|Kinder Bike Morph
Kate’s cycling journey began with her little red E Series when she was 18 months old, and she hops on to her niffy bike every time we go to the playground. It is light and very manageable even though she is pint sized.
It grew with her and I easily extended the handle bar and seat higher as she became taller. Most kids are ready to ride a proper bicycle with wheels when they are around 4-4.5 years old, as their coordination and gross motor skills are developed sufficiently by then.
She was extremely excited to go down and collect her brand new bike. It came in a huge box, and as I was wondering how to carry it to the car, the lady asked if I would like it assembled. At that, Kate immediately whooped, Yes!
It was fixed up in a matter of minutes and she taught me how to convert the bike to the pedals when Kate was ready. I was thinking that I should have brought the hubs along, but was pleasantly surprised that it was a very simple 1-step maneuver to switch it from a balance bike to a regular bike.
|Feels like Christmas
All you have to do is to remove the entire back wheel and replace it with another back wheel which comes with pedals.
Just a simple sliding action, pop in the screw and viola! It morphs into a regular bike with wheels!
It is a very sturdy bicycle, which offers a comfortable ride. The seat and handlebar are adjustable to grow with her.
Once we were out the doors, Kate got on her new bike and pushed off, thrilled with her new set of wheels.
When we got home, Kate wanted to have a go with the pedals and I changed it back for her. However, she is still not used to the bigger and heavier bike, and could not balance herself enough to lift her leg off onto the pedal.
As we were advised, she needs to get the hang of this bike without the wheels first, the same way as she has been doing with her little E series, before trying to cycle with the pedals.
I’m certain this new bike of hers will share many adventures in the months to come!
We went down to their warehouse in IMM, but several bicycle retailers do carry their stock as well.
Tikes N Bikes
2 Jurong East St 21
#02-154 IMM Building (warehouse section)
Disclaimer: We were sponsored the KinderBike Morph Hybrid. All opinions are our own.