Kiddimoto Review

So I ordered the Kiddimoto on a Sunday night and it arrived Tuesday which I think you’ll agree is pretty speedy. Well done Firebox!

Anyway it’s taken me an age to get a bit of free time when I wasn’t suffering sleep deprivation to put the bikes together, but this weekend was the time to finally get the boxes out of the cupboard and do a bit of DIY balance bike style. Okay so it’s not technically DIY, but it involved a screwdriver so that’s good enough for me. I’m claiming it as DIY.

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As soon as you open up the box, the Kiddimoto looks amazing. It also looks practically complete, which is a relief for a DIY disaster mum like me. All you need to do is fit the handlebar, and the wheels and then that’s it, all done.

The instructions are easy to follow, and it literally only took me 10 minutes tops to read the instructions and get it put together. There is only 4 steps you need to follow, so it’s really simple.

The Kiddimoto is suitable from 2 years old and up to a weight of nearly 6 stone, so going by average child age and weights it should last your child until around 6 years old.

Once fully assembled I was slightly concerned about the size of it. It seems very low to the ground, and not very big. I’ve got some concerns that my 4 year old might be too tall for it. However looking round at photos and videos on the Internet it seems that I’m thinking in terms of it being a proper bike, which it isn’t. It’s a balance bike, and because your child needs to scoot along the floor to make it move, it has to be lower to the ground.

If your not familiar with Balance Bikes they are basically your child’s first bike but without pedals. A training bicycle that allows your child to learn balance and steering without having to worry about pedals or brakes, all the motion is done by moving their legs along the floor. Eliminating the pedals or stabilizers make children concentrate more on balancing and gain more confidence, and generally move onto a normal bike quicker and without the need for stabilizers.

I cant wait to see the reaction the Kiddimoto gets from Thomas Christmas morning, it just looks so cool he is sure to be wowed. Styled to look like a real superbike even down to the exhaust pipes.  I’m seriously considering returning the TP balance bike I bought for Jacob and getting another Kiddimoto. It really does look that good.

Obviously waiting for xmas means that I haven’t had a chance to see the boys test drive the balance bikes yet, but I’m sure when I see the boys using them at Christmas they’ll be zooming about in no time.

How many more sleeps is it now?

One thought on “Kiddimoto Review

  • October 26, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    Couldn’t agree more – these pedalless bikes are well made and can withstand a bit of pushing around.

    Important to mention that these bikes are made in the UK in Somerset! Who can say that about some of their toys?

    I’ve pushed a few around (ok I know I’m too big) but you just can’t help trying them out! After all as a dad you have to try out your kids toys, especially as I had to give up my motorbike when our first one was born (sigh).

    Not only do they make the Superbike ride-on toy model shown in the picture, but also a Scooter and motocross style Scrambler too all in pretty much any colour you could want and you can have your child’s name and a number added.

    After lengthy research (must be a man thing) into the best child’s first bike I found that the Kiddimoto bikes have been OFSTED commended & have won numerous awards including Practical Pre-School and Right-Start awards.

    They have also just updated the wheels from hard plastic to comfortable pneumatic tyres for a softer ride. I’ve seen some older ones still for sale – safety wise the rubber ones are better because of the grip on the tyres, so don’t be fooled by a cheap price you might end of with the old model.

    My neighbor keeps eyeing ‘my’ black and silver Superbike which was bought from an online shop called
    Cyan-Sky at – the race is on!

  • July 9, 2011 at 1:40 am

    In response to Superdad – These bikes are NOT made in the UK. They are mass produced in China. The Kiddimoto website is very misleading. Enclosed leaflet with the bike cearly says MADE IN CHINA. Website states ‘designed in UK’ I was quite angry as their wording made me think it was UK made too since they use the word manufactured in the opening paragraph!!! I have been very dissapointed with the quality of the bike – front wheel wobbles and paint peals off….not great value for £100…1 reason I bought it was to support ‘UK BASED FAMILY OWNED LTD COMPANY – which it is but they don’t make the bikes. ;- )

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