This post is a KaZAM Balance Bike review. KaZAM embraces the ‘balance first – pedal next’ philosophy with their Classic Balance Bike.This model features several unique advantages, such as the “step in” frame integrated footrest, making it even easier for your child to rest their feet once they get the hang of gliding.
Kazam Balance Bike Review
The KaZAM Classic Balance Bike was touted by Stephanie Oppenheim on the May 2010 NBC Today Show as the best Balance Bike in its category, and with good reason. This model features a frame integrated “step in” footrest that eases the transition from walking and running the bike to gliding. Your child will subconsciously start balancing before they know it! The purpose of any balance bike is for your child to get used to balancing and steering before pedals and brakes are added. That’s just what the KaZAM Classic Balance Bike does.
- Adjustable Chrome Handlebars with Soft Padded grips
- Raised Molded Seat
- 12 inch steel, patented frame design with Step in footrest
- Air Inflated Tires with real steel spokes
- Adjustable Seat 14” to 17.5”
- Adjustable Handlebars 18.75” to 22.5”
- Quick Release Saddle Adjustment
- Frame Integrated Footrest
- Weight Capacity: 75 lbs
- Cannot be gift wrapped
- Not for children under 3 years old
- Weight: 11.2 lbs
- Metal Frame, Rubber 12 “ Tires
The adjustable seat and handlebars on the KaZAM Classic Balance Bike allow for a wide range of customization. The seat adjusts from 14” to 17.5”, and the handlebars from 18.75” to 22.5”. Furthermore, the weight restriction (75 lbs) allows for children who are late to learning, or who are in the taller category an opportunity to learn on a balance bike.
This Balance BIke is lightweight enough to hook onto a stroller, or for your child themselves to carry it short distances. It’s no tool adjustments of both handlebars and seat height make for quick and easy adjustments to accommodate your growing child. Expect the assembly to take no more than half an hour.
The goal of a balance bike is to get your child comfortable with balancing on two wheels. This is the goal of the KaZAM Classic Balance Bike. It’s frame integrated “step in” footrest allows your child an intuitive spot to rest their feet. It’s also the ideal spot for your child to be resting their feet in the event that they take a spill. To right themselves, all they need to do is shift their foot/feet to the side. There’s no crossbar for them to trip over. Tumbles are going to happen. So, reducing the frustration and bandaids needed is an advantage.
The negative reviews center around primarily manufacturing or packaging malfunctions, and the shape of the seat. First off, some reviewers reported that crucial assembly components (washers, or bolts) were missing. That said, KaZAM’s customer service is fantastic. Contact them directly with any issues, and you should have it resolved with replacement parts and necessary tools within days.
Like most bikes, you should expect the Handlebars and Seat to loosen / lower over time. Keep this in mind, and be prepared to make no-tool adjustments as necessary.
The shape of the seat is different than some other Balance Bikes. As opposed to the Banana style seat found on some bikes, the KaZAM Classic Balance Bike comes with a Raised Molded Seat. This seat while mostly flat angles forward, and has a molded miniature lower back rest. While most children won’t notice it at all, some children are strongly opposed to it. Perhaps try one out at a local shop / friend’s driveway before you purchase one online, as the reactions to this style were polarizing.
The KaZAM Classic Balance Bike truly allows your child the joy of zooming from driveway to park to bike trail without the fear of taking a tumble. The integrated “Step in” patented foot rest is a fantastic way for children to transition to Pedal Bikes. Furthermore, this bike’s use of real rubber, air inflated tires with steel spokes makes it look, and feel like the real thing. You can also be confident knowing that these tires will maintain their traction on a variety of surfaces. This bike received rave reviews by parents whose children adore their KaZAM Classic Balance Bike.
Amazon Star Rating
4.5 / 5 Stars (264 Reviews)