Top 5 Expensive Balance Bicycles

Here is the list of the top 5 most expensive balance bikes on the market from our review of more than 70+ bikes.


  1. Strider ST-R Carbon Fiber Balance Bike
  2. Black Mountain PINTO 14″ Balance Bike
  3. Diamond Miner Balance Bike
  4. Frog Tadpole Balance Bike
  5. Woom 1 Plus Balance Bike


1. Strider ST-R Carbon Fiber Balance Bike ($900)


The Strider ST-R Balance Bike is the most expensive carbon fiber balance bike on the market in 2021, with its value being a whopping 900 bucks. The bike has only one colour option, which is a combination of black and red. The bike has a sporty appeal, leaning towards kids who have a powerful and aggressive tendency to ride. The sturdy material makes the bike convenient for kids up to 60lbs/27kg. The 12″ wheels are made out of rubber and are extra wide.


The bike is super light, with its weight amounting to just 2.5 kg or 5.6 lbs. The seat post can be slid from 11″ to 18.9″ with the handlebar being adjustable too. The bike overall is a perfect fit for kids 2 to 5 years old.


Read the full review: Strider ST-R Balance Bike.



2. Black Mountain PINTO 14″ Balance Bike (£369)


Coming in three modes, one balance mode and two pedal modes, the £369 bike from Black Mountain is a 14″ balance bike ideal for 2.5 to 5 years old. The bike is available in the shades of orange, sky blue, purple, and neon green. In balance mode, the pedals are removed to make room for legs. One can even attach a pair of training wheels to the rear wheel. The bike has rubber tires instead of EVA tires. It also comes with an adjustable handlebar and an adjustable seat post. The PINTO Balance Bike comes with a front and rear brake, unlike most bikes that only have one.


Read the full review: Black Mountain 14″ Balance Bike.



3. Dimond Miner Balance Bike ($329)


Want something luxurious for your child? Look no further than this $329 beast. Available in only one black shade and made out of carbon fiber, this bike is sure to get noticed. With a wheelbase of 12″, the cycle can support a maximum load of 60lbs or 27kg. Hence, the bike feels suitable for kids 1.5 to 4 years old. Unlike other bikes, Dimond Miner has a sealed cartridge bearing that offers a smooth ride when gliding. The bike also has rubber tires that provide good traction on the road. Even with rubber tires, this carbon-fiber-based bike weighs only 6.1lbs or 2.7kg. Supplied with a quick-release lever, the bike’s handlebar can be slid from 20″ to 22″, whereas the seat can be raised from 11.8″ to 15.8″. The bike has a threadless headset which is rarely seen on a balance bike; this feature is lighter, sturdier, and easy to adjust.


Read the full review: Dimond Miner Balance Bike.



4. Frog Tadpole Balance Bike ($300)


With a self-weight of 9.2 lbs or 4.17 kgs and an adjustable seat, the Frog Tadpole Balance Bike is available in an astonishing seven different colors and styles. The body of the bike is aluminum and comes mounted on a pair of 12″ wheels. With a cost of $300, the bike fits kids 2 to 3 years old.


The seat can vary from 13.3″ to 16.5″ and be held using a quick-release clamp. The bike has rubber tires that have good traction on the floor. The rear wheel comes attached to a brake to abide by the child’s safety. The bike also has a bell to add that fun factor to your ride.


Read the full article: Frog Tadpole Balance Bike.



5. Woom 1 Plus Balance Bike ($269)


Suitable for kids from 3 to 5 years old, Woom is among the few who manufacture a 14″ Balance Bike. The body is made out of aluminum alloy and comes in 6 colors. The biggie bike will cost you a little more than the standard 12″ balance bike, i.e., around $269.


The bike comes with V-brakes, both in front and back. The seat height varies from 14.8″ to 18.5″ while the handle is not adjustable.


Read the full article: Woom 1 Plus Balance Bike.



Safety Comparison


The safety features of some of these bikes are very good, while some may just get along the line in this department. In the segment of safety, the Strider ST-R and the Diamond Minor have left far behind frog tadpole, Woom 1 plus, and black mountain, as they have no safety feature or instrument in their design. It came as a shock that the most expensive bike in the range, the Strider ST-R Carbon Fiber Balance Bike does not even have brakes to compensate for its high price. The frog tadpole bike lies somewhat in the middle, having a steering limiter and a rear handbrake, which is decent for its price. The winners, however, are Woom 1 plus and the Black mountain bike that come with both front and rear brakes. I personally liked Woom 1 plus way more than the Black mountain in this particular department as it comes with a footrest as well at a much lower price.



Comfort Comparison


When it comes to comfort, all the bikes perform pretty well. While it seemed to me that the Strider ST-R and the Black Mountain are ahead of the other bikes, considering the price segment as a priority for this analysis, Woom 1 plus can be a suitable choice offering value for money. The winners have some extraordinary features, like a shock-absorbing saddle and handlebar in the Strider ST-R and the three interchangeable bike modes in the Black mountain. The Woom 1 plus, on the other hand, does not have a comfortable posture for kids but comes with a footrest to compensate for it. Overall, the Black Mountain is a must-have if you are looking for a comfortable ride, but Woom 1 plus is also not a bad choice given its features and price point.



Strength Comparison


All the bikes perform exceptionally well in the strength segment as all of them have metal alloy frames and pneumatic tires. The body frame of all of these bikes is robust and can handle bumps during the ride. That said, there is no clear winner in this section as all of them are very tough when it comes to built quality.



Price Comparison


The segment that we are mainly focusing on today is the pricing of these bikes. While the most expensive bike of these is the Strider ST-R and the cheapest is Woom 1 plus, we think that the latter provides much more features than the former. The Black mountains do not fail to impress as well, offering many features at a competitive price of £369. But if we would have to pick one bike based on its pricing and value for money, it would be Woom 1 plus as it is the cheapest bike with the most features in the segment.



Visual Comparison


The visual appeal of each bike on the list is very impressive. All of them have an excellent finish and a good paint job. But when it comes to the color options of the bikes, the Frog tadpole and Woom 1 Plus snatch the first spot from others with the six color options that they offer. The Black Mountain offers four color options to choose from while the Strider ST-R and the Diamond Miner come with just one color option.



Final Verdict

After looking at all the qualities and features of every bike in detail, we declare The Woom 1 plus as the winner in this segment while offering the second and third position to the Black Mountain and the Frog tadpole respectively. The Diamond miner and the Stryder ST-R may not be the choice for you if you are looking for a budget-oriented bike with a lot of features. While the Woom 1 plus and been deemed the winner, you can also go with the Black Mountain if you can have a little more budget as it is ideal for parents who want a one-time investment in the children’s bike because of its three interchangeable modes.



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