Fun to Glide with the Go Glider by Glide Bikes

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 Have you heard of a bike that has no peddles or chains? I hadn’t up until recently when I learned of Glide Bikes. As a parent, we have watched our children learn to ride a bike and most times have kissed booboos because of their falls. For ages, young kids have been learning to ride a bike using training wheels but using training wheels leaves out one important element and that is learning to balance!

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The name “Glide Bikes” says it all, bikes that glide. The differences between these bikes and regular bikes as I mentioned before is the peddles, gears and chains. With Glide Bikes children use their feet as the “gas” and “brake”. If at any time they feel like they may fall they can put their feet down to stop the bike.

 Glide Bikes carries different bikes and colors including the Ezee Glider, Mini, Go Glider and Super.

We reviewed the Go Glider in green which is for ages 5-10 and special needs.

Features of the Go Glider include:

  • Lightweight for safe maneuver
  • Durable, alloy frame featuring mountain bike geometry
  • Quick release seat clamp allows easy height adjustments from 17-25″
  • Durable 16″ Air Tires
  • Adjustable stem on handlebars for custom fit

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 Even with training wheels my daughter has a hard time learning to ride a bike. After falling a few times her confidence hasn’t been very good and she has been scared to get on a bike again. I was happy for her that she would be able try this new bike out.

Upon opening the box I realized that it wasn’t going to be hard to assemble. Everything is pretty much put together except for a couple of things which makes it easier. My husband put it together in no time at all.

 Check out our unboxing video below. =)

 

 

I have to say that my daughter has not stopped wanting to ride her Go Glider. At first she was hesitant but after getting on it and realizing she had control of the bike she loved it. It has really raised her confidence in bike riding.

I think that this bike would make an excellent gift for any kiddo.

To learn more about the Go Glider and Glide Bikes visit GlideBikes.com. Connect with them on Facebook and Twitter.

What do you think of the Go Glider? =) What color would you get?

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  • Deena Martin Bailey

    This is a very neat concept. Less danger than getting their pant leg caught in the chain. Really neat!! Nice review!! Thank-you.

  • Christina Strapp Lambert

    I keep hearing a lot of good things about these bikes. I have been thinking of getting one for my daughter.

  • Cassaundra

    This is wonderful for learning to ride a bike. I like the green color!

  • Kristen

    Can you add pedals on this? I am not sure I understand the gliding concept.

  • Natalie

    There’s definitely a lot less stress in a bike without chains. I make have to look into these for the kids, a lot less hassle in the long run.

  • Mary Ann

    Such a strange concept, but my kids have tried them, too, and enjoyed them. It kind of freaks me out, though!

  • Danielle

    My son would love a bike like that! It looks like a lot of fun.

  • Ben @ Cheap is the New Classy

    Awesome. That would make for an amazing downhill ride!

  • Debi – Travel Blogger

    How cool. It’s kind of a cool combination of a scooter and a bike.

  • Ann Bacciaglia

    Great idea for little ones learning hoe to balance. Great for gifts. I know a few little ones that would love it.

  • Vanessa

    What looks so great about this bike is that it seems safe. I remember when I was little, my cousins and I would like to touch the break chain and we would get our hands messy and that was dangerous. I like that the child learning to ride the bike does not need to use training wheels. This is so great!

  • Mariana

    My daughter has been trying to learn to ride her bike, but her training wheels are wobbly and that makes her nervous. I think something like this would be just the right tool to get her on her way!

  • Nicole @Nicole’s Lifestyle lounge

    You are so right. Training wheel defeats the purpose of learning to balance. never heard about these bikes before, however I can now consider them for my daughter when she reaches the age.

  • jane

    wow that go glider is indeed fun and great to have with kids! love how versatile and how you can adjust it to fit everyones size

  • Rosey

    We never got a chance to try these, but I wanted to because they look so awesome. Maybe I’ll get one for my granddaughter when she’s a little older.

  • Gabby

    What a cool bike. I sure never had anything like this.

  • Trish

    What a cool concept! I love that it helps give kids confidence on a bike without the risk of big falls. I remember my first time on a two-wheeler. I rode that sucker straight into a bush full of thorns. Oops 🙂

  • rochkirstin

    Learning how to bike is not really easy. I don’t want to keep on falling and that’s why I never learned to ride on it even with training wheels. How much does the Go Glider cost?

  • FamiGami

    But how does it move? Do you just push yourself? How is that different then simply not peddling your bike?

  • celebbabylaundry

    This looks like an amazing bike for kids to ride!

  • Chris B

    wow I never knew these existed. My 5 yr old struggles with his balance and still needs his training wheels I see an xmas gift for him this year

  • lisa jones

    How Cool Is This Bike I Must Get For My Girls!!

  • Paula Parker

    What an awesome bike. And Christmas is just around the corner. Nice Find.

  • Tracy Snyder

    I’ve never seen anything like this before. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

  • Cory

    The Go Glider seems like an easy way to get kids started riding bikes. The only worrying thing is hills, I don’t think foot braking would do much to slow you down in that case and keep it steady.

  • Tamika

    This would make a great gift for my niece and her favorite color is pink. So I would have to get it in that color. I like the fact that it comes with no petals and will be a great starter bike, for the children to learn how to balance without actually working the petals. Thanks for the review, will bookmark it for Christmas shopping.

  • Jess Scull

    This is SO COOL! definitely something my son would love

  • itzybellababy

    That looks like a pretty neat idea. Chains always scare me for kids when they are learning!

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  • paulina

    This is great for kids learning to ride there bikes. Kids I babysit have something similar and they love theres.

  • Michelle de Guzman

    It seems like a really cute idea but getting up a hill must be murder. I am glad that it helped get your daughter her confidence back.

  • Samantha Angell

    This reminds me a lot of bikes I have seen in Germany for young kids. Similar concept, where it can sub as a training bike. Happy they have something in the US now!

  • HilLesha

    My son has a regular bike, but I’ve heard nothing but good about these balance bikes!

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