12 inch Classic Learner Balance Bike (Running Bike) The balance bike the perfect tool to encourage young riders to gain the confidence and skills needed to master the art of cycling. By removing the pedals, this allows the child to work on balance and coordination while walking/gliding on the bike. Within a short time they will have the confidence to coast with both feet off the ground. Early introduction often eliminates the need to ever purchase training wheels! Do not forget the hand brake when comparing balance bikes!