Banana Bike LT Lightweight Balance Bike for Kids

Last updated: April 22, 2019

Banana Bike LT Lightweight Balance Bike for Kids

We looked at the top Balance Bikes and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Balance Bike you should buy.

Product Details

In our analysis of 112 expert reviews, the Banana Bike LT Lightweight Balance Bike for Kids placed 11th when we looked at the top 14 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

NEW IMPROVED Model – Updated Design with Upgraded Bearings, New Upgraded Seat, New Quick Release Seat Bracket, New Stronger Metal Headset, New Upgraded Handlebars, Now Easier to Assemble. The Original Banana shaped bicycle frame design ideal training bike from 18 month old toddlers and small children starting off. The saddle starts as low as 12.2 inches. It’s the ideal way for any child to start their biking journey. Light but strong, for maximum fun & easy to carry. Small boys and girls can easily handle the bike and travel further than on scooters or pedal bikes. Better than a scooter, tricycle or starter pedal bike with stabilizers. Puncture proof EVA Foam tyres – no need to ever inflate these tyres. It’s the perfect birthday present or Christmas gift for healthy outdoor fun. The best value balance bike on the market, with full metal bicycle headset and handlebars, quick release seat and upgraded wheels. 3 eye-popping colors to choose from.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

The steel-framed Banana Bike LT V2 offers what we consider two of the most important features for beginning kids—low stand-over height and light weight—at a very affordable price.
Puncture-proof EVA foam tires means you will not need to inflate them, and they are maintenance free as well.
This bike has comfortable handle and seat for kids.
Thanks to the light build, it’s very easy to carry by parents or older kids and has puncture proof EVA tires that can endure all kinds of abuse that they will be exposed to during rides. You will never have to inflate them and can be sure your child will be able to have healthy outdoor fun without sustaining any injuries. It’s easily the most affordable balance bike out on the market and will be the best gift for any family with more the one child since you can easily buy two for the price of one!
This bike has highly adjustable seat height and handlebars, lightweight and portable.
The Banana bike has foam tires, so you do not need to bring the pump out or worry about punctures. It also comes with a headset that has bearings inside. The bearings make it so that this balance bike will steer like a proper bike for when your child moves onto pedal bikes.

What reviewers didn't like

The Banana’s foam tires work fine on paved and carpeted surfaces, but were quite slippy on kitchen linoleum and hardwood floors (unlike our top pick and runner-up). I needed to loosen its wheels with a pair of wrenches (which is a bummer, as the bike comes with only one wrench) because their spin was slow, while its bike-standard ball bearing headset arrived over-tightened, making turns of the handlebar notchy.
The color are not so true to the picture.
However, this bike is not ideal for bigger kids and a bit expensive compared to other balance bikes. Handlebars may need further reinforcement. Foam tires may be unsatisfactory for some.
View our Balance Bike buying guide for in-depth advice and recommendations.

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