Shopping Cart

0 item $0.00

My Cart -

0 item
Categories

LittleBig Balance Bike

Availability: In stock

399 $399.00

Quick overview

* Required Fields

399 $399.00
Qty:

 

What is LittleBig? – It’s 3 bikes in 1

No more quickly outgrown bikes or new and expensive replacements! The LittleBig’s unique frame morphs from a little to big balance bike then into a pedal bike for kids.

The LittleBig begins as a small balance bike suitable for kids age 2 and up. After a year or two, our simple patent pending frame connection allows the back section to be rotated, resulting in a larger balance bike with a higher saddle and longer handlebar reach. When your child is ready to begin cycling, a pedal and crank attachment is fitted, converting LittleBig into a pedal bike that can be used up to age 7.

What is a Balance Bike?

Do you remember when your parents took the stabilisers off your bike?

With a gentle push on your back, you zoomed off, suddenly forced into the scary prospect of independent balance. Most likely there were mixed results! One of the reasons this scenario occurs is because the stabilisers on traditional bikes mean children learn to pedal before they can balance by themselves. When the stabilisers are removed, the sudden transition from being supported to unsupported results in wobbles, crashes and loss of confidence.

Balance bikes are the solution to this problem. A balance bike is a bike without pedals that allows your child to develop their control, steering and motor skills with the comfort of having their feet near the ground. Your child can begin by simply walking with the bike and in their own time, learn to glide along happily with their feet tucked up behind them. Once your child can coast along by themselves, the transition to a pedal bike is easy. With the LittleBig’s simple pedal and crank attachment, your child can learn to pedal without having to change bikes meaning more confidence, more safety and more peace of mind for you.

Great Kit

Quality parts like on a proper bike – only little

There’s no point having a bike that lasts for 5 years if the parts rust or break after 1 year. That’s why LittleBig has a high-grade aluminium frame that’s fitted with quality parts such as a rust-proof nickel plated chain, lightweight pivotal saddle, alloy riser handlebar and forged BMX style stem.

To keep your child rolling smoothly and comfortably there are ball bearings on all rotating parts and multi surface air tires. Alloy short-reach V-brakes front and back ensure your little one can stop easily and safely.
Click boxes to view detail images

Lightweight pivotal saddle, alloy seatpost and quick release seat-clamp  Forged alloy BMX stem, alloy riser handlebars, integrated ball bearing headset Short reach kids brake levers with alloy V brakes. Soft rubber grips with safety ends Comfortable air tires, alloy rims with alloy ball bearing hubs Rust proof nickel plated chain, alloy cranks, resin pedals, long lasting sealed bottom bracket  Image Map

Adjustable Ride Feel

Less wobbles while learning – more responsive steering as your child’s abilities improve.

As the LittleBig switches between forms, it’s ride feel changes too. As a balance bike, the steering is slow and stable, becoming more responsive as the bike grows. To see how the bike’s geometry changes, click here.

Big Wheels Are Better

Increased comfort from LittleBig’s large wheel diameter.

LittleBig’s low initial stand-over height allowed us to use 14 inch wheels. They give a more stable ride and glide over bumps better than with the 12 inch wheels found on ordinary balance bikes. The wheels are fitted with proper air-filled rubber tires which are comfortable, grippy, and are easily replaceable should they eventually wear out.

Handy for Parents

Featherweight aluminium tubing makes transporting the LittleBig – by hand or car – child’s play.

The LittleBig is great for busy families. Its simple shape and light weight means carrying or popping in the boot of the car is easy. No oily chain on the balance bike equals no mess. But since your child will be having so much fun on the LittleBig, it’s likely you’ll never need to carry it!

LittleBig can transform from a little to big balance bike into a kids pedal bike

LittleBig is a unique 3-in-1 bike that “grows with your child”.

It starts as a pedal-less balance bike that allows your child to learn to balance and steer with the comfort of having their feet near the ground.

Learning to balance first will give your child a smooth, effortless transition to pedalling.

LittleBig has 3 different modes, little and big balance bike and big pedal bike

 

When your child grows out of the little balance bike, the rear of the frame rotates turning LittleBig into a big balance bike with a higher saddle and longer handlebar reach.

After your child becomes confident whizzing around independently, a pedal and crank assembly can be fitted to the balance bike transforming it into a fully functioning kids pedal bike.

LittleBig has lasts your child between the ages of 2 to 7, a full 5 years

 

By morphing from a little balance bike into a big pedal bike, LittleBig can be used from the age of 2 to 7 while keeping the correct fit for your child.

As LittleBig is designed to last for 5 years, its lightweight aluminium frame has been carefully finished and comes fitted with high quality parts like those on a proper bike – only little.

Sizing and Geometry

As the LittleBig changes between it’s three modes, it goes from the equivalent size of a standard 12 inch balance bike, to that of a 16 inch pedal bike. Both the saddle height and the handlebar reach increase, allowing for your child’s additional growth. As well as these frame adjustments, the saddle, handlebars and stem are like those you would find on an adult’s bike, so can independently adjusted to further fine tune the bike’s fit. To view the LittleBig parts list, click here.
LittleBig overlay of big and little balance bikes

Sizing

In order to use a balance bike safely, it’s important that the bike is the correct fit for your child. Your child’s inside leg length should be the same or slightly longer than the minimum saddle height, which for the LittleBig is 350mm. It is important that your child can sit on the saddle with their feet comfortably on the ground. This will ensure that they have a successful start on their new bike.

How to Measure

Measure your child’s inside leg with shoes on, from floor to top of inseam. The inseam length should be at least the same as the minimum saddle height (350mm), or preferably a little longer.

Geometry

LittleBig dimensions - how big does it grow?

Geometry ChartLittle Balance BikeBig Balance BikeBig Pedal Bike
Min Saddle Height (mm) 350 450 500
Max Saddle Height (mm) 460 560 560
Top Tube Length (mm) 340 390 390
Head Angle (degrees) 66 70 70
Seat Angle (degrees) 78 70 70
Wheelbase (mm) 690 670 670

Specification

Growing Balance BikeSpecification
Approx weight Growing balance bike: 5.1kg; Pedal Bike 6.6kg
Available colours Electric Blue | Sparkle Pink | Flame Red; all with brushed alloy front frame section.
Frame 6061-T6 heat treated aluminium
Forks Hi-Ten steel
Stem Forged aluminium BMX aheadset; 50mm long; 10degree rise
Handlebar Aluminium riser; 500mm wide; 70mm rise
Grips Velo slim grips with safety ends
Headset 1-1/8 inch integrated with sealed cartridge bearings
Saddle Velo pivotal
Seatpost Velo pivotal aluminium; 27.2 diameter
Brakes APSE aluminium mini V-brakes front and rear
Brake levers APSE aluminium short reach
Rims Samson aluminium 20 hole single wall
Spokes Steel
Hubs Aluminium 20 hole ball bearing
Tyres Kenda 14"
Freewheel/cassette 14 tooth with removable safety cover
Bell Aluminium
Pedal and Cranks attachmentSpecification
Cranks Aluminium 89mm long
Chainring Aluminium 28 tooth with chain guard
Chain KMC rust resistant nickel plated
Bottom bracket Cartridge with sealed bearings
Pedals Resin kids size flats with ball bearings
LittleBig little balance bike, Electric Blue - side viewLittleBig big balance bike, Electric Blue - side view
Electric Blue
LittleBig little balance bike, Flame Red - side viewLittleBig big balance bike, Flame Red - side view
Flame Red
LittleBig little balance bike, Sparkle Pink - side viewLittleBig big balance bike, Sparkle Pink - side view
Sparkle Pink

LittleBig Pedal & Crank Attachment

Product Description

Converts the LittleBig growing balance bike into a pedal bike.

Includes:

  • LittleBig pedal and crank attachment
  • Assembly guide


 

100% customer satisfaction

Frequently asked Questions

What is a balance bike?

A balance bike – also known as a running bike or training bike – is a bike without pedals that allows your child to develop their control, steering and motor skills with the confidence of having their feet near the ground. Your child can begin by simply walking with the bike (Fred Flintstone style!) and in their own time, learn to glide along happily with their feet tucked up behind them.

Once your child can coast along by themselves, the transition to a pedal bike is easy. With the LittleBig’s simple pedal and crank attachment, your child can learn to pedal without having to change bikes meaning more confidence, more safety and more peace of mind for you.

What is the LittleBig bike?

For children aged 2-7 years, the LittleBig is a unique new 3-in-1 bike that grows with your child.
Starting as a small balance (pedal-less) bike, LittleBig first allows your child to learn how to balance and steer without pedals getting in the way.

Your child has outgrown the small bike? No problem. LittleBig’s unique frame inverts to increase both saddle height and handlebar reach.

As your child masters balance and steering, easy customisation converts the balance bike into a full pedal bike. Your child can go on using this frame size up to age 7, eliminating the need for new and expensive replacements.

 

Can I add pedals to the little balance bike?

No, there is not enough ground clearance in the little bike to add pedals. Typically, by the time children are ready to pedal, it’s likely they will have grown into the big bike. For more information on the LittleBig’s sizing, click here.

Don’t all bikes grow?

Some normal bikes do have a limited range of seat-post and handlebar adjustment. Raising the seat-post has very little affect on the reach to the handlebars, resulting in a cramped cockpit that is awkward and uncomfortable to use.

LittleBig is different, the actual frame grows, meaning it can cover a much wider size and age range. In addition to it’s unique growing frame, LittleBig has all of the usual saddle and handlebar adjustments, meaning you can fine tune the fit for optimum comfort.

To see how much LittleBig grows, click here.

Overlay of LittleBig's little balance bike and big balance bike - it grows

Product Tags

Use spaces to separate tags. Use single quotes (') for phrases.

Write your own review