Can I add training wheels to the bikes?

LEARNING TO RIDE WITHOUT TRAINING WHEELS

There is an easier and quicker way to teach children to ride a bike. Over the past several years, balance bikes (bikes without pedals), have become incredibly popular by teaching children to learn to balance first. Following this same approach, we recommend leaving the pedals off our bikes and letting your child learn to balance first by pushing the bike forward with their feet. Once they start to get a hang of balancing, you can install the pedals and let them ride with you by their side. In no time, they will be riding away on their own! Lots of our customers have had success using this approach with their children. Here is a video showing this: 3 Easy Steps to Ride a Bike. You can also check out this article written by our team here

COMPATIBLE TRAINING WHEELS

If the method above does not work for your child, here is a set of training wheels that work with our ETHOS Series Bikes This one is for the 14" bike: Compatible Training Wheels.   and for the 16", & 20" Small: Wald Training Wheels. Please note these do not work with AIROS Series Bikes or geared bikes. 

INSTALLING TRAINING WHEELS - When you install the training wheels, make sure to only loosen one of the rear "wheel axle nuts" at a time. Do not loosen both sides at the same time. The goal is to make sure the wheel doesn't move when you install the training wheels. If you loosen both wheel nuts at the same time, the wheel can slide forward or backward in the "dropouts" causing these two issues.
  1. The amount of tension on the chain will change.
  2. The wheel can move which can cause one of the brake pads to rub on the rim.

If you have any follow-up questions, please contact us.

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