Many of us probably take the ability to ride bikes for granted, but not everyone is so lucky. Maybe they never had a bike to learn on, or perhaps have special needs, whatever the reason there’s a new tool balance bike in town and it’s not for kids. Small kids, that is.
Called the Super Glider, the balance bike features 20″ wheels wrapped in fat 2.35″ tires that is capable of holding up to 250 pounds. Like a few other balance bike designs, the Super Glider is constructed so that it can morph into a standard singlespeed bike when the rider is ready. Better still, the design makes it super easy to change…
Built with a solid aluminum channel as an attachment point, instead of removing the crank arms the Super Glider allows you to remove the bottom bracket assembly completely.
It comes shipped with the adjustable foot peg installed which can be turned 90 degrees so it is completely out of the way (can also be ordered with pedals installed). Once a rider is ready to make the transition from pegs to pedals, there are just two bolts to remove with the included wrench, which is also used to install the BB assembly, and finally the chain already cut to length is installed using a master link. The Super Glider is also shipped with folding pedals which should make the transition between the two a little easier. The geometry of the bike is also designed specially to operate at slow speeds to make the balancing process easier.
Equipped with 2 hand brakes and a rear kickstand, the Super Glider is available in Quick Silver or Ocean Blue for $289.99.