Schwinn Elm Balance Bike

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8.5 lbs
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Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on the Schwinn Elm Balance Bike. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

9 reasons to buy

  • Schwinn designed the Elm for young ladies learning to balance and stride as they prepare for a pedal bike.
  • Weighing in at 8.5 lbs., the bike is lightweight.
  • The durable steel frame of the bike can withstand regular abuse from young riders.
  • Users found the Elm to be affordable.
  • The teal color of the bicycle was described as attractive by test riders.
  • Foam tires guarantee riders will never have a flat on the bike.
  • A seat handle makes it easy for adults to assist young riders and transport the bike.
  • A quick-release collar on the seat tube makes it easy to adjust the seat to best fit the rider on the Schwinn Elm.
  • The Schwinn Elm has a steering limiter. This prevents young riders from oversteering and crashing.

2 reasons not to buy

  • The bike does not have a handbrake.
  • Schwinn’s foam tires do not have the best traction.

Bottom line

The Schwinn Elm is a 12” bike for riders not yet ready for a pedal bike. The bike is constructed out of durable steel. It is lightweight and attractive. Foam tires guarantee flats are never an issue for riders. The seat handle makes it easy for parents to transport the bike. The bike’s seat is easy to adjust with a quick-release seat collar. Experts were disappointed to find the bike doesn’t have a handbrake and the foam tires do not provide the best traction.

Expert Reviews

0/100 based on 0 expert reviews

User Ratings

83/100 based on 52 ratings
  • 5 star
    67%
  • 4 star
    17%
  • 3 star
    6%
  • 2 star
    0%
  • 1 star
    10%

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Rankings

Compared to other bikes
#53 Best Kids
Bottom 30%
#29 Best Toddlers
Bottom 20%
#10 Best Schwinn Bike
Bottom 50%
#210 Best of All Bikes
Bottom 40%

Comparison

In comparison to averages of categories
Schwinn Elm Balance Bike
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