Early Rider Classic Wooden Balance Bike
The classic at the very heart of Early Rider. In 2005 we set out to encapsulate the spirit of adventure and encourage a lifestyle that countered the growing culture of kids glued to a screen. We would just picture our boys rolling off with a bedroll on the back of their bike, leaving behind those kids hooked on playing video games indoors.
What we stumbled upon though, was a design that's function was even important than its statement of intent. We could have just gone the whole hog and called it an Easy Rider.
Its marginally longer wheel base gives it stability and its slackened head tube encourages the bike to stay on line in the event of any wobbles. Its short but wide rear tyre keeps the seat height low, the centre of gravity low and makes balancing so easy even the very youngest can get on and ride.
This is a bike that gives the freedom of independent mobility quicker than any other we make, yet its larger frame and free rolling 14" front wheel mean it's equally suited to the growing explorer venturing further afield. And, thanks to our SuperPly™ construction, it'll last long enough to see through many a journey and still be worthy of mounting on on the wall.
STANDOVER HEIGHT: 31CM
FRAME: LAMINATED GRADE A BIRCH VENEERS, WBP GLUE
FORK: TRANSVERSE LAMINATED GRADE A BIRCH VENEERS, WBP GLUE
STEERER TUBES: HOLLOW TIPPED, AL6061 RODS, WOOD DOWEL CASING
WHEELSET: ER 12/14, PNEUMATIC SEALED CARTRIDGE BEARING
HUBS: CNC’D AL6061, CARTRIDGE BEARING, HOLLOW AL7075 AXLE
RIMS: 12" REAR, 14" FRONT, 20H ANODISED AL6061, BLACK
SEAT POST: 4 SETTING, LAMINATED GRADE A BIRCH, WBP GLUE
FRONT TIRE: 14*1.95, INNOVA-2065
REAR TIRE: 12.5*3.0, INNOVA-2065
STEM: DUAL STEERING SYSTEM (RESTRICTED + UNRESTRICTED)
BARS: 2" RISER, LAMINATED GRADE A BIRCH, WBP GLUE
GRIPS: SOFT TOUCH EVA FOAM
SADDLE: EVA PAD, EMBROIDERED FAUX LEATHER COVER