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Kettler Speedy 12.5-Inch Balance Bike (Blue)
on 30 October 2011
The bike once assembled is quite good for teaching a toddler of 2 to 4 years how to steer and balance a 2-wheel cycle, as it doesn't have pedals but is ridden as a sort of velocipede with feet pushing along the ground. This should give the child confidence for riding a proper bicycle later.
BUT... the assembly instructions are AWFUL. Much is omitted or left to the imagination, and the drawings are at variance with the bike as packaged. Some stuff shown as needing assembly is pre-assembled, and at least one part was a mystifying left-over not mentioned in the instructions at all!
The saddle and handlebar heights are adjustable, which is essential for fast-growing children of varying heights, but small 2-year-olds may not be able to reach the ground with their feet even with the saddle in its lowest position.
All in all a nice product - once you've got it assembled!