Bixbi MTB 12

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An off-road balance bike ready to adventure!

  • Fit for riders 2 -5 years old
  • Limited edition MTB with off-road tires
  • Learn the basics of riding with balance
  • Easy assembly, tools included
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Easy assembly with included tools and instructions
Free Shipping*
on bike bundles
Lifetime warranty
on frame and fork
30 Day Ride Happy
Guarantee
Easy assembly with included tools and instructions

AN OFF-ROAD MOUNTAIN BIKE BALANCE BIKE MADE FOR THE TRAILS

The Limited Edition Bixbi MTB 12 is a balance bike made to take on the local trails. With knobby oversized off-road tires, splashing through mud puddles just got a lot more fun! Designed by Canadians (they know bikes) and hand-built in Taiwan (home to the bike industry) with the best materials and components, Bixbi Bikes are the best first bike for your little rider to help them learn the important skills of balance, bike handling, and steering.

    • Kid friendly geometry with long wheelbase for better balancing
    • Lightweight design
    • Accommodates riders ages 1.5-4 and inseams 12.5"-20"
    • LowRider dropout kit available for smaller riders
    • No training wheels needed
    • MTB-specific oversized off-road tires
    • Ergonomic grips for small hands
    • Lightweight 6061 Aluminum frame and fork
    • Low profile hardware, no sharp edges
    • Handbuilt with pride in Taiwan
    • 99% assembled; attach bars and set seat height
  • BALANCE BASICS

    No training wheels necessary!


    Balance bikes are designed to teach your little rider how to develop key motor skills like hand and eye coordination and balance to confidently ride without training wheels. It’s as easy as… riding a bike? Yup.

    LESS IS MORE

    When your child is learning how to ride a bike it’s essential to break it down to the basics; walk, scoot, coast, run! By eliminating any distractions such as pedals and brakes it allows your child to master the fundamentals of balance and steering.

    LIGHT AS A FEATHER

    Weight matters when you’re only 2 years old. That’s why Bixbi Bikes are hand-built with a lightweight frame, fork and components, weighing only 7 lbs. A balance bike should weigh less than 30% of the rider’s weight so they can easily maneuver and steer, and of course pick it up after a spill. (I’m good! Weeeeee)

    DESIGNED FOR LITTLE RIDERS

    Every aspect of the Bixbi Classic 12 is designed for the smallest of riders, from the frame geometry for ideal ride position to the one-piece seat and post to the tapered bar and soft squishy grips to keep your rider biking all day long (or at least until nap time).

    LOWRIDER KIT

    Riders come in all shapes, sizes, and ages. Only available on Bixbi bikes, LowRiders lower the standover height of the bike for shorter legs to reach the ground. One set installed in the rear drops the seat 1.5 inches Check our size guide to find out if your child needs a LowRider kit.

    OFF-ROAD READY

    The Limited Edition Bixbi MTB 12 is for little riders that prefer the path less traveled. With oversized 2.25” wide knobby off-road tires kids can take on the local trails, no matter the trail conditions.

    BALANCE BASICS

    No training wheels necessary!


    Balance bikes are designed to teach your little rider how to develop key motor skills like hand and eye coordination and balance to confidently ride without training wheels. It’s as easy as… riding a bike? Yup.

    LESS IS MORE

    When your child is learning how to ride a bike it’s essential to break it down to the basics; walk, scoot, coast, run! By eliminating any distractions such as pedals and brakes it allows your child to master the fundamentals of balance and steering.

    LIGHT AS A FEATHER

    Weight matters when you’re only 2 years old. That’s why Bixbi Bikes are hand-built with a lightweight frame, fork and components, weighing only 7 lbs. A balance bike should weigh less than 30% of the rider’s weight so they can easily maneuver and steer, and of course pick it up after a spill. (I’m good! Weeeeee)

    DESIGNED FOR LITTLE RIDERS

    Every aspect of the Bixbi Classic 12 is designed for the smallest of riders, from the frame geometry for ideal ride position to the one-piece seat and post to the tapered bar and soft squishy grips to keep your rider biking all day long (or at least until nap time).

    LOWRIDER KIT

    Riders come in all shapes, sizes, and ages. Only available on Bixbi bikes, LowRiders lower the standover height of the bike for shorter legs to reach the ground. One set installed in the rear drops the seat 1.5 inches, a second set installed on the front increases the drop to 2 inches. Check our size guide to find out if your child needs a LowRider kit.

    OFF-ROAD READY

    The Limited Edition Bixbi MTB 12 is for little riders that prefer the path less traveled. With oversized 2.25” wide knobby off-road tires kids can take on the local trails, no matter the trail conditions.
  • GATHER YOUR TOOLS

    You’ll need a wall, book, measuring tape, and your child in their favorite pair of shoes (and cookies to bribe them to hold still).

    MEASURE

    Have your child stand against a wall, place the book between their legs and raise the book up until it hits their crotch. Measure from the top of the book to the floor.

    FIND YOUR SIZE

    Subtract 0.5 inches from your measurement. If your measurement is greater than the min seat height, you're good. If not, you might need a LowRider set.

    • Min. Seat Height: 14” Max Seat Height 19”
    • With 1 LowRider set - Min Seat Height: 12.5”
    • With 2 LowRider sets - Min Seat Height: 12”
  • What's in the box?
    • What's included
      • Bixbi Classic 12 balance bike
      • 2 allen keys - 4mm and 5mm
      • Instructions
      • The Bambino Welcome Kit!
    • What you need
      • A helmet
      • A rider!
      • ^ that’s it, seriously.
    How do I assemble my bike?

    Congratulations on your new Bixbi Bike! Assembly of your bike is an easy process and only requires the two allen hex keys provided with your bike. If you have any questions along the way feel free to contact a Bambino Gear Expert and they will be happy to help.

    Download the instructions
    • Step 1 - Tools
      • Locate the white Bixbi envelope that comes in the box. This contains an assembly diagram, a sticker sheet, two allen wrenches, and a couple bolts and washers.
    • Step 2 - Unboxing
      • Take the bike out of the box and remove any packing materials
    • Step 3 - Attach handlebars
      • Locate the 5mm allen key. Remove the 4 bolts from the stem cap. Place the handlebars (centered) in the stem and replace the stem cap and 4 bolts. To center the handlebars there are little lines on them that will be hidden behind the stem cap when correctly centered. Evenly tighten the 4 bolts in an x-pattern. For tightness if you don’t have a torque wrench we recommend “sung plus a half turn”. Once you have the handlebars attached turn the bike over and rest on the handlebars and seat.
    • Step 4 - Front wheel
      • To attach the front wheel you’ll need the two bolts and washers that came with your bike and the 5mm allen wrench. Slide one washer onto each bolt. Take the front wheel and start threading a bolt into each side of the front axel, only screw it in a little bit, this is just to get it started. With the bolts installed, place the wheel into the fork leg dropouts, with the washer on the outside of the fork leg. Note the tire tread direction, it should match the rear tire. Using the 5mm allen wrench, tighten the bolts down until they are snug, and this time let’s do a full rotation to get the bolts nice and tight.
    • Step 5 - Align handlebars
      • Turn the bike back over and align the handlebars now. First, loosen the two bolts on the stem with the 5mm allen wrench. Using the 4mm allen wrench, tighten the top cap, this doesn’t need to be super tight, just snug. Check to make sure there is no movement in the headset. Turn the handlebars until the front wheel is straight and centered and then tighten the two stem bolts to snug plus a full rotation.
    • Step 6 - Set seat height
      • Locate the quick release lever on the seat post clamp. Open the lever, adjust the seat, close the lever, that easy. You might need to tighten the bolt a little right out of the box, so release the lever, using the 5mm allen wrench, tighten the bolt about one rotation and try closing the lever again. Check out our “How to fit your bike” article to learn how to set the correct seat height as your child grows.
    • Step 7 - Air in tires
      • Last step is to put air in the tires. The valves are standard schrader valves so any bike pump should work here. We recommend about 10-20 PSI depending on your child’s weight. The nice thing about pneumatic tires is that you can adjust the pressure. Lower pressure will have a softer/smoother ride and a higher pressure will have a faster/harder ride. You can set it to your child’s preference.

    And now you’re ready to ride! Don’t forget that helmet! And please review the biking safety guidelines before your first ride.
    What is the “LowRider” kit?
    Only available Bixbi Classic 12 and MTB 12 bikes, the LowRider kit is an add-on that lowers the standover height of the balance bike 1.5 inches by attaching to the rear wheel. A second kit can be added to the front wheel (Classic 12 only) for a total of 2 inches. LowRiders are perfect for smaller children with a shorter inseam height, allowing them to ride their bike at a younger age.
    How do I know if my child is ready for a balance bike?
    Every human being is unique in their own ways, which means we all learn differently and at a different pace, so while there is no set age to learn how to ride a bike, there is a perfect bike to get little riders started on, and that is the balance bike. Essentially, once your child is walking with confidence and has a bit of balance, they can hop on a balance bike and start to walk/ride around. Remember, always wear a helmet! You can read more about how children learn and progress through the stages of riding a balance bike in our article All About Balance Bikes.
    What’s your warranty/return policy?
    In addition to our 30 Day Ride Happy return policy all brand-new Bixbi Bikes are covered by a lifetime warranty on the frame and fork. Click here for all the details and rest assured that we’ve got you covered.
    Can I talk to someone before I purchase a bike?
    Of course, we’re happy to help you out. If you’d like to schedule a consultation with one of our gear experts you can schedule that here, or contact us via phone, email, text or live chat.
    What does a personalized bike frame look like?
    • If you’d like to add your child’s name to their bike for an extra special touch, it’s an easy add-on. Look for the “Personalize It” button at the top of this page to open the product personalization visualizer. You’ll have the option to pick the color and font for the design of your child’s name. Once your order is submitted we’ll get to work creating your personalized sticker and hand apply it before shipping to you. Just a friendly reminder that personalized products are not returnable.
    Bixbi Balance Bike Personalized Name