No pedals turns the bike into a balance bike.
Well kind of...
We shelled out nearly $300 for a Firstbike and our daughter got well over 2y use out of it before I sold it through these forums for $120.
Regular bikes with no pedals
- are not low enough to the ground for an under-3yo
- don't have a steering limiter
- don't have a brake that is suitable for a 3yo to reach and use
- are heavy, not just for a parent to carry, but moreso when the child falls with the bike onto one of their legs which is GOING to happen
I like the look of some of the other balance bikes now on the market, but would avoid a plywood one due to the weight.
it's a steel bike so I suppose it can be used indoors and outdoors
Errr... bikes are outside toys in our house!!