Disclosure: I received a Bixbi Bike for review purposes. No other compensation was received. Though the product was free, opinions are 100% my very own.
Regular readers of my blog know that I am a daredevil. I was
climbing out of my crib by the time I was 12 months which made mommy decide
that it was time for a toddler bed. I have had rocking horses that I thought
would be fun to climb on and ride just like a cowboy would. When it comes to
bikes I am a fan of balance bikes. They speak to my adventurous side. They also
help with my sense of balance and my confidence as well. Not that I needed much
more. I am a very confident toddler. When given the chance to review a Bixbi Bike I
couldn’t possibly say no, could I? Here was another chance to show off my
skills and I was only too happy to do just that.
You may have seen my other reviews on other balance bikes but this
one is very different. No two balance bike are the same. I have reviewed enough
of them to tell that is the truth. They are all different and unique in their
own way. What may work for you may not work for someone else. Everyone is
looking for something different. While others may want a bike that is made of
metal, someone might want one that is made of wood, while another may want one
made of wood. If you’re looking for plastic or wood then a Bixbi Bike is not
for you. It also comes with a price tag of $225 but in my opinion it is totally
worth it and I’ll tell you why.
Mommy and I were sent the Bixbi Bike Route 12 in Frost. Now don’t let the packaging fool you. Sometimes the most beautiful
things come in unassuming packages. Bixbi is one of those things. Weighing in
at only 7.4lbs, the Bixbi is actually pretty lightweight, light enough for me
to lift and take around the block. Now no mommy and daddy want to lift a tired
little one and a bike that weighs 15lbs or more. I know mine wouldn’t want to
do that. Bixbi although made of metal is almost as light as a feather.
Set up was also pretty easy. Most of the bike was already fitted
together and it took my dad about 15 minutes or maybe less to get it done.
Instructions were illustrations but very easy to follow. Actually you didn’t
even need the instructions. That’s how easy it was to do. Well according to
daddy who didn’t use them at all. All the tools required were already supplied
and that was a alley key. No extra screwdrivers, pliers or wrenches. Bixbi sure
made it easy to start riding practically straight out of the box.
I couldn’t wait to get on! Before I did Mommy had to take some photos to
share showcasing some of the features of the Bixbi Route 12!
Bixbi Bikes went all out when they designed their Route 12. This
is certainly no ordinary balance bike. Just take a look at the seat. Bixbi
decided on a very well padded leatherette seat that had metal rivets detailing.
It was one of the things that drew my attention to my new Bixbi. Not everyone
thinks of that minor detail. The seat is totally adjustable from 13.8″
from the ground to 18.9″. In my picture of me using it, it is at the
lowest setting. I was still 23 months old in those photos and 35″
Bixbi Bikes truly wanted the Route 12 to be a miniature version of
an adult bike. While others thought of foam wheels, Bixbi decided that they
were going to let us enjoy the real thing. They went with rubber air tires on a
metal rim, just like the adult bikes. Daddy did need to fill my tires with air
before I was ready to ride. Luckily since I have older siblings I already had
an air pump ready to use.
Another thing that Bixbi thought of was customization as well.
Mine isn’t customized but for an extra $40 you can get your child’s name, flowers
or flames painted onto your bike truly making it unique. As if it wasn’t unique
enough. The paint job was superb and even looking at my own Bixbi which wasn’t
customized you can see that they did a great job. Bixbi bikes are currently
available in Frost (which I own), Shadow and Tangerine colors.
Check me out in that photo below. Notice the handlebars? They are
perfect for little hands to wrap around. Not too wide or too narrow. Featuring
an integrated thread-less headset, the Bixbi makes steering super easy for us
little ones. And don’t worry; I never ride without my helmet. This photo is
only for demonstration purpose only.
Now the only thing I would love to see on the new Bixbi is a
kickstand so that we could keep them up instead of having them on the floor. I
don’t particularly like seeing my bikes with scratches and that would prevent
most of that. Especially on the awesome paint job that the Bixbi Bikes
I am enjoying my new Bixbi Bike and can’t recommend it enough.
Recommended for ages 2 -5 years but can be used earlier than that as
demonstrated by me. If you appreciate beauty and a classic design, complete
with functionality then the Bixbi Bike is definitely for you. Bixbi Bike gets
my TWO TINY THUMBS UP!
Now check me out on a cruise on my new Bixbi.
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Safety Helmet: Giro
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