By Skuut

Reviewed for Preschool, 2007

Training wheels make bike-riding easy... until they come off. This bike makes the whole transition moot by allowing kids to put the pedal to the metal without any pedals or metal. Based on similar European models, the Skuut lets kids cruise simply by kicking off the ground, the same way they would to start running. Without the distraction of brakes, pedals, or gears, they're free to work on balance-- sticking their feet down Fred Flintstone-style whenever they need to stop. The Skuut helps fine-tune gross motor skills, so when it comes time for a "real" bike down the road, your child will have the balance down pat. (Skuut, $89.99)