Holiday Guide: Joovy Bicycoo {Review}

I’ll admit it: When I first saw the Bicycoo from Joovy, I was skeptical. How was riding a bike with no pedals better than a bike with training wheels?

Then, we got the Bicycoo, and I totally understood.Joovy Bicycoo

Parker is 3, but has been trying for months to ride a 2 wheel bike. He wants nothing to do with his tricycle or a bike with training wheels. He wants his own 2-wheel bike. Imagine the surprise when he saw the picture of the Bicycoo on the box.

My intentions were to keep the bike hidden from Parker. My oldest son, Zander, still has a hard time riding a 2 wheel bike, and I was planning to do the review with him – without Parker ever knowing, and then I’d present the Bicycoo to Parker for Christmas.

Didn’t work out that way. Hubby went into the basement to set the bike up one afternoon. {Note: It literally took him 2 minutes to set the bike up. That was the easiest assembly process ever.} He put the Bicycoo behind my photography backdrop and the box on the back deck – all so Parker wouldn’t see it. Jace and Parker went down to play in the basement – something they often do. I figured everything was hidden away, and the plan would stick.


I went downstairs to throw a load of clothes in the washer, and here’s the conversation that took place:

Parker: “Mom, mom! Guess what?!”
Me: “What, honey?”
Parker: “Santa brought me a bike…… Or CPS did. I don’t know. But I have a bike.” {Note: CPS = UPS}
Me:  “A bike? Really? How do you know?”
Parker: “Jace told me. There’s a picture on the box.”
Me: “Oh, honey – that’s just a box. There’s nothing in it.”
Parker: “I know! The bike is right here!” {He lifts up the backdrop to show me the bike.}

Parker on his BicycooSo, there went that Christmas present, but I’m actually glad. I wanted to see how Parker would do on the Bicycoo so that I could give you a thorough review. Now I can. 🙂

There’s so much I love about the Bicycoo:

  • The Size – Parker is small, but he has absolutely no problem walking running this bike around the house. But, even Zander – my tall, skinny 8 year old can balance on it. We just have to raise the seat a little bit.
  • The Design – It just looks cool. Parker loves that he has his very own two wheel bike, and it looks just like his big brothers’ and sisters’ bikes.
  • The Concept – I love the idea of teaching kids balance without pedals. Right now it’s hard for Parker to get too much of a start on the bike so that he can balance, but we won’t be living here forever. Hopefully our next home will have sidewalks – or at least a paved road and/or driveway. I think once he’s in a more concrete area, he’ll be able to get a running start and lift his feet. Then, it won’t be any time at all before he’s able to ride a 2 wheel bike with pedals.
  • The Weight of the Bike – The bike is so light that Parker can pick it up and move it anywhere he needs to. I’ve even watched him carry it up the stairs so he could ride in the driveway. If it’s light enough for a 3 year old to carry, it’s going to make it that much easier for him to control.

As far as what I would change? I honestly can’t think of a thing. The price is a little steep at $139.99, but it’s totally worth it. This bike will last for years – even after he has learned to ride a two wheel bike, and the craftsmanship is excellent. I would highly recommend this product to any family that is considering purchasing a bike with training wheels. I wish I had one of these for each of my older kids – they probably could have learned to ride so much faster!

Here’s Parker enjoying his Bicycoo:

Joovy Bicycoo

To learn more about the Bicycoo, check out the Joovy Website. I would also recommend you read this post on the Joovy Blog about Balance Bikes.

Disclaimer: I received the product mentioned above from Joovy to facilitate my honest and thorough review. Opinions expressed are 100% my own. I was in no other way compensated for this post.