At two years old Jax is constantly on the go and wanting to do everything his older brother and sister do! Unfortunately toddlers have certain limitations that prevent them from doing everything their older siblings do but we do our best to accommodate him whenever we can!
When it came to learning to ride a bike, my oldest son had a really hard time. We started with the little plastic kiddie ride ons and moved up to a tricycle but he always struggled with the pedals which prevented him from wanting to try. We finally got him a balance bike when we saw kids even younger them him cruising around on them and that’s how he learned to ride!
With Jax we skipped all the other stuff and went straight to the balance bike. Unfortunately the problem we ran into with the Strider is he just would not keep his butt in the seat. We could just never adjust it to where we was comfortable and sitting correctly.
When I saw that one of the main features of the Cruzee OvO was a longer seat I thought that just might be the one to work for him, and it did! First off he started doing the same thing he did with the Strider and stand over it and walk without sitting in the seat.
I pushed his butt into the seat and showed him to sit and he immediately started cruising along the way the bike was intended to be rode!
The seat was really the difference in getting him riding. For me in putting the bike together, I really appreciated the fact that I didn’t need tools to do it and the same goes for making adjustments. Toddlers are constantly growing and there is a bit of a learning curve to a balance bike so being able to easily adjust the seat is an absolute necessity.
Another bonus of the Cruzee is that it comes in a wide variety of colors. I went with silver for Jax because I like neutral colors but it also comes in 8 other colors that include more “girl” and “boy” colors.
The bike can be ridden outside or inside which will definitely come in handy on rainy days when my toddler still needs to exercise! He loves being outside though so we take this out every opportunity we get.
After having both a Strider and this Cruz, this one definitely has more in its favor and finally got my little one riding just like the big kids!
About the Bike
For Boys & Girls 18 Mos to 5 Years Old Toddlers & Children
Times are changing, and that includes the one thing they say you never forget – Learning to Ride a Bike. Forget how we did it when we were young – tricycles and training wheels are a thing of the past.
The best way to learn to ride a bicycle is on a no-pedal balance bike, and the Cruzee OvO is the lightest, easiest and safest balance bike to teach children to ride. If your child can walk, he or she can ride a Cruzee. At just 4.2lbs (1.9kg), little riders safely develop balance, steering, and motor skills as they explore the world on their first bike. The Cruzee OvO fits boys and girls from 18 months to 5 years old and will grow with your child. Our rust-free anodized aluminum finish, maintenance-free sealed bearings, flat-free composite tires and tool-free adjustment clamps offer kids (& their parents!) years of carefree outdoor bike riding adventure.
Low profile axel bolts protect riders from painful ankle strikes and make the Cruzee OvO the perfect training bike and ride-on toy for indoor fun – it will not damage floor surfaces and your toddler can **** off steam while it is cold and snowy outside. Unlike other strider type bikes, Cruzees come in 9 Sparkle Sapphire Anodized colors that will mesmerize children and adults alike. With an 11 inch minimum seat height, the Cruzee OvO also includes an extra long seat post that results in the widest push bike adjustability – 8 inches of seat adjustment and 4 inches of handlebar adjustment.
Cruzee’s come with a Lifetime Warranty and are the perfect baby beach cruiser.
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