Rarely does a brand tackle such a difficult problem with unwavering commitment when faced with an unpredictable market response. Early Rider is one of those rare brands. They are taking on children’s bicycles with an undeniable commitment to quality that you will not find in the low-end bikes flooding the supermarkets and even in some of the bicycle stores today. Early Rider will absolutely not make garbage bikes, but they also won’t make endless cash-pit bikes for kids who will outgrow them in a few years. They will however make a well rounded, “Real” children’s bike or balance bike that can be passed down for generations or sold for a reasonable recoup of some of your investment.
Early Rider strikes this balance by making parts themselves in order to avoid middle-men, compromises and unwarranted expenses. Many of their bikes come with specialty hubs, axles, saddles, pedals, cranks, sprockets, stems or belt tensioners made by Early Rider for their bikes. Why? Because the industry hasn’t committed like they do to quality children’s products.
Owning these bikes ourselves for our kids makes our whole hearted recommendation of the Early Rider brand easy. From the moment you pull your child’s bike or balance bike out of the box you’ll be able to tell that the quality is on another playing field entirely. Real headsets, real hubs, solid pedals, perfect fit saddles and so much more make these the real deal.
So, go ahead, spend the extra couple bucks on your kid’s smile from the moment they jump on their first balance bike to the first time they hit a trail, you will not be disappointed. When you do you will know you are teaming up with the guys at Early Rider and creating a lifetime cyclist out of your little one.