MARCH 2021 REVIEW
Rated Australia’s #1 kids play equipment company, Vuly, have just released kids bikes.
From balance bikes for those just learning to BMX bikes and hi-tech mountain bikes with suspension & 21 speed Shimano gears, Vuly has something for kids of all ages.
Check out the full range below, AND don’t miss out on their promotional pre-order pricing.
Kids Bike Range – Safety First!
Vuly has released a wide ride of variants for adult and kids alike, and as usual, safety is their priority!
Vuly have tested these bikes to be safe for kids of all ages. Their team in Australia put them through a strenuous testing at their factory in Brisbane. This involved testing durability of all aspects of the bikes.
There are so much choices available on the market it can be a little intimidating making the right selection.
Let’s take a closer look at the different types of bikes for kids so you fully understand what you need to consider.
Different Types of Bikes for Kids
There are several variants of kids bikes for sale. The one right for your child can depend on multiple factors, with an important one being age/size of your child.
We looks at some of different bikes for toddlers and kids for outdoor play and fun.
Kids Balance Bikes
Balance bikes are great for younger kids learning to ride. And, if you’re thinking that a standard bike with stabilisers (training wheels) may be a better option, think again!
Kids can start riding a balance bike from as earliest age of 18-months but some kids enjoy these up to 5 years old.
What exactly is a balance bike? Essentially, it’s a smaller sized bike with no cranks or pedals.
They are also lighter and small wheeled compared to other types of kids bikes, making them extremly suitable for small bodies.
Also, these bikes help teach young ones a very crucial skill – how to balance on a bike.
And, learning this crucial skill makes balance bikes a great way to help them transition into unsupported pedal bikes when they get a little older.
Even better, a balance bike helps teach your kid on how to control movement by only using their body weight while steering.
While this is likely something you may have used to learn how to ride a bike growing up, they have their shortcomings.
Because they force the bike to hold in an upright rigid position, the child is actually learning to steer what would be more associated as a tricycle.
Kids BMX Bikes
If you have some adventures kids that want to keep up with the off-road kids then BMX could be for your kids.
A key differences with BMX bikes is their ability to withstand more stress and weight caused by jumps and stunts.
Because of this their frame materials, wheels and other components are optimised for strength and maneuverability.
This makes the frame more studier and heavy duty but does make them slightly heavier.
If you’re kids might be interested in the below then BMX could be a good choice:
- Park – Used for indoor and outdoor skate parks
- Street – Used for street riding and the utility to its environment for tricks
- Trails / Dirt – Made for getting air on dirt mounds and track
- Race – Made to race on purpose-built course to mimic that of Motocross
Kids Mountain Bikes
Mountain bikes are super popular these days! Many kids want to progress to their next sized bike and want something a little more like the older kids.
What makes mountain bikes such a great option for boys or girls is that they make it easier to get off-road with sturdy frames, gearing and suspension, and grippy wheels & handles.
In an age where children are often stuck in front of a screen, cycling can be an enticing prospect to not only have fun, but to get outside and be active.
Considered low impact but providing a wealth of benefits, cycling for kids can easily become one of their favourite past times.
Some of the key benefits of cycling include:
Builds muscle mass and cardiovascular stamina
One of the best ways to work out leg muscles is cycling. While it is great exercise for legs it also builds muscles strength for the entire body.
And thanks to the low-impact nature of cycling, it’s not something that’s going to be hard on young bodies.
In fact, due to the nature of cycling it becomes easy to increase heart rate and overall cardiovascular stamina. This means cycling is a perfect way to keep weight down and to keep children staying fit and healthy.
Build confidence and relieves stress
While learning how to cycle is a steppingstone, once your child can ride independently you can expect a boost to self-confidence.
It gives them a new sense of freedom and the ability to explore the environment on their own terms, helping them become more comfortable away from home.
Riding a bike is also a fantastic way to help kids relieve their stress. An afternoon bike ride after a busy day at school can help them calm down, recharge themselves and release endorphins.
Bike Safety #1
While riding a bike is a fun-filled activity, safety should be a crucial element. Vuly’s bikes are rated #1 for safety but adding pads and helmets is obviously essential.
Just like other play equipment such as trampolines or backyard swing sets, it’s still important that proper safety precautions are taken to minimise any potential accidents.
You can help make certain your kids are safe by following the below tips.
Always make sure they wear a bike helmet
Wearing a well-fitted bike helmet should honestly be a non-negotiable (although, i did complain about this as a kid).
Always check the following:
- Make sure the helmet fits well and is tight enough so that it doesn’t slip back exposing the forehead
- Don’t let them wear a hat under their helmet
- Ensure the helmet is looked after and not thrown around after use – a damage helmet is a liability during an accident
- If a helmet has been involved in an accident, it’s wise to purchase a new one
- Reflective stickers for a helmet can help others see them better
What to wear for bike safety
It can be a good idea for kids to wear bright clothes when cycling so they are more visible.
Have them wear proper footwear such a sandshoes or sneakers and avoid thongs, sandals or bare feet.
Knee and elbow pads can offer additional protection and may help build confidence if your child fears scraps and cuts.
Make sure ear or headphones aren’t use as music can be very distracting and lead to incidents with other cyclists and pedestrians.
Understanding Road Rules
Hard to teach all the road rules. Initially accompanying them is a wise decision to help them adjust to the different challenges riding in the street.
Make sure your kids understand:
- Never ride without both hands on the handlebars
- Always check both directions when crossing a road or street
- Always check for reversing vehicles before crossing drive or alleyways
- Be careful of parked cars, especially when passing by for doors opening suddenly
- Dismount and walk the bike at busy intersections
- Follow all traffic lights and signs
- Ensure they ride in the right side of the road in-line with traffic
Finally, regular servicing and maintenance of kids bicycles is important so that it functions at its optimal best and won’t contribute to accidents.
We loved Vuly Play’s kids bikes are made of the highest quality and built to last. Complying with all safety standards our bikes are sure to put a smile on your child’s face.
Whether you are looking for a boys bike or a girls bike, Vuly has got models for all family, ages and budgets. And they are so confident in the quality of their products that they offer industry-leading warranties on bike frames and parts.
Bikes are due to be delivered within March, nationwide. We will email you with exact dates and delivery scheduling ahead of time. Feel free to contact us with any questions.
Bikes require only a $50 deposit to ensure you get these fantastic prices.
Additionally, Zip provides interest free financing options for purchases from Vuly. Zip is a payment platform trusted by millions of Australians. Find out more here.
An Authorised Reseller near you may offer alternative finance options. Visit our storelocator here to find an authorised reseller.
Unless you have contacted our service team to request “No Authority To Leave”, the third-party courier will, by default, leave your delivery in what they deem to be a secure/discreet location. This may be at your front door, behind a gate, or similar.
Unfortunately, third-party couriers are unable to accommodate requests to leave packages in locations specified by the recipient due to insurance and safety parameters.
If you request “No Authority To Leave” for your deliver, the courier will return the items to their nearest depot if you aren’t home at the time of delivery. In such an instance, the courier may charge a re-delivery fee or require you to collect your items from their depot.
If your order has not been dispatched from their warehouse, and you would like to make changes, please call their Service team on 1300 667 514 as soon as possible.
If an item that you have purchased is out of stock, a member of their Service team will be in touch to provide you with options for your order.
You may like to wait for the item to be in stock, or you may prefer to upgrade to another model. If the item that you’ll be waiting on is not essential, you may choose to have the majority of your order delivered now, with the remaining item delivered separately at a later date.
YES! If your order has not been dispatched from their warehouse, you may cancel it anytime by contacting the Service team on 1300 667 514.
You are then entitled to a refund, excluding the following Cancellation Fee:
• Orders of accessories or replacement parts – $10
• Orders of a full trampoline, cubby house, swing set, monkey bar or basketball hoop system – $20
If your order has been dispatched from their warehouse – but not delivered by the courier – you may cancel it by contacting the Service team on 1300 667 514.
You are entitled to a refund, excluding the following Restocking Fee:
• Orders of accessories or replacement parts – $25
• Orders of a full trampoline, cubby house, swing set, monkey bar or basketball hoop system – $75
We loved that Vuly is an Australian-owned and operated company. We like supporting Aussie businesses, and, that they know how to make products that last in the harsh Aussie environment. Vuly has been at the forefront of global developments in kid’s play products and bikes are amazing an addition to their product range.
Most of all, we liked them because they are the manufacturer, their prices were amazing & most importantly they are safe for our kids!