Joovy Bicycoo Mg Balance Bike Review

By Eric Awwy, 14 Dec 2021

This pedal-free bike is one of the best bikes for building balance and coordination for children. If you want your child to learn the basic skills needed to ride a bike without using training wheels, you get them this or any other quality balance bike.

In this review, you will discover everything you need to know about the Joovy Bicycoo balance bike.

It is a stunning, lightweight, and durable machine that is designed for kids between 18 months and 5 years. In other words, it is a balance bike that checks all the right boxes.

Read on to find out more about this bike.

Specifications

Frame material: magnesium

Weight: 6.7 pounds

Recommended age range: 18 months plus

Seat height range: 12.8” – 15.5”

Handle height range: 19.5” – 29.5”

Tire type: Air

Joovy Bycoo Balance Bike

  • Great build
  • Lightweight
  • Wide tires for extra stability
  • Stunning design
  • Durable
  • No footrest and handbrakes
  • Foam grip

Joovy Bicycoo Mg Bike Review: An In-depth Expert Review

Seeing your child grinning widely while gliding on a balance bike is probably the best feeling ever. If you have never felt it, you can start soon by getting your little champ the Joovy Bicycoo balance bike.

This balance bike is unlike other top balance bikes on the market. Of course, like all other top balance bikes, it is fun to ride. All your child needs to do to make it move is to use their feet to push off.

It is unlike other top balance bikes in three ways.

First, it is extremely durable. The bike is very well-made; it looks good and it is very sturdy. It will not stop working no matter how many times your child crashes it or lets it fall down.

Second, the bike is very comfortable. It has a comfy seat and air tires. These two things make it more comfortable than bikes with hard/regular seats and foam tires. So, if you want your kid to learn how to balance and ride a bike in comfort, this Joovy machine is what you should go for.

Lastly, it is very safe being that it is light and has a pair of air tires.

Find out more about the things that make this bike stand out in the section below.

What we like about this bike

Lightweight frame

The Joovy Bicycoo has a lightweight magnesium frame, made from 100% recyclable material. While the frame is not as light as the frame on the Dimond Miner bike, it is sufficiently lightweight.

Its lightness makes it a convenient bike for kids. Your child will find it very easy to push it on their own from the garage. They will also find the Bicycoo easy to push off and control on any terrain.

Lightness is usually associated with weakness. However, this is not the case when it comes to this bike. While its aluminum frame is certainly lightweight, it is also very sturdy.

Its sturdiness is what makes this bike a very tough and durable bike. It is also what makes this bike the ideal bike for aggressive and careless (or carefree?) kids.

If you are getting a balance bike for a kid whom you know is not very careful, you will not go wrong with this bike because of its toughness and durability.

Speaking of durability, the frame of this Joovy mg two-wheeler has a special paint on it. The paint prevents rust and corrosion.

It is the perfect protection against outdoor elements such as the sun, rain, wind, snow, and humidity. It will keep your kid’s bike looking new for a long time.

Big tires

This bike has two 12-inch pneumatic tires. These tires are perhaps the best balance bike tires in the world!

Why do we say this? Because of three reasons.

First, they are big pneumatic tires. The fact that they are big and air-filled makes the Joovy Bicycoo a very comfortable bicycle. Your kid will never complain when riding this bike even on rough or unpaved terrain.

Second, they are very wide tires. They are in fact wider than the typical tires you will find on a balance bike. The width of these tires makes this Joovy bike more stable than the majority of balance bikes on the market.

Lastly, they are safe tires. Why are they safe? Because they do not have spokes.

One more thing worth mentioning about this bike’s tires is the fact that they have superior traction to that of other bikes. This makes this bike safer to use on smooth surfaces.

Comfy seat

Kids gain height very quickly. Because of this, it is a good idea to get a balance bike that has an adjustable seat.

The good news is that the Joovy Bicycoo is exactly that - a balance bike with an adjustable seat.

The seat is wider than average and well-cushioned. These two things make it very comfortable.

Additionally, it is height adjustable.

So, when your child gains a few inches, you can adjust its height upward to make it more comfortable.

You can conveniently adjust the seat height by hand. This is much better than needing to get the Allen key to do it as is the case with other balance bikes.

What we don’t like

While this is one of the best bikes for kids, there are two things we did not like about it.

Foam grips

The grip on each handlebar on this bike is made of foam and not rubber. While foam grips are okay, they usually do not last very long.

In fact, if your kid does not handle this bike with care, its foam grips will soon start deteriorating.

However, while foam grips do often deteriorate when not handled with care, sometimes they do not. So, this is not something to worry about.

Adjustable height

As mentioned earlier in this post, this bike has an adjustable seat. While the seat can be adjusted, the adjustable height is very small. It is less than 2 inches.

While this is something, it is not sufficiently big enough for continued use of this bike by a fast-growing kid. So, if your kid is growing tall fast, they will soon be uncomfortable on this bike.

Nevertheless, even the best bikes have a 4-inch adjustable height. So, they are not much better than this one to be honest.

No Handbrakes

Most balance bikes do not have a handbrake. This makes them unsafe to use in some situations such as when riding downhill. The same applies to this balance bike.

Final Verdict

This Joovy bike is probably the safest balance bike on the market. The reasons why are that it has a handbrake, broad and stable air tires, and no tires. It is also a very pleasant bike to ride because its tires move very effortlessly at the slightest push-off. It is also extremely durable. We recommend this bike for parents looking for a safe, functional, and durable balance bike.

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