Essex Baby Review

Buying your child’s first bike can feel like a milestone in their development. Find out what our Essex Baby reviewer thought of the award winning FirstBIKE.


FirstBIKE is a new balance bike designed specifically for children between two and five years. FirstBIKE was designed by Ralf Coerschulte, an avid German cyclist, product designer, and father of three, with one goal: to build the safest and best balance bike for young children, allowing them to learn to ride a bike intuitively and without stress.

After years of fine-tuning and testing, Ralf succeeded in creating a unique product that is deemed to be the safest in its category. Thanks to its glass fiber, injection-molded composite material which is strong and flexible you can also enjoy year round cycling with FirstBIKE with no risk of scratching, splintering, swelling or rust!

FirstBIKE Safety Features:

  • Rear drum SafetyStop brake that ensures very gentle and gradual braking (adjustable).
  • Steering limiter that helps the child control the bike and prevent falls.
  • Horse saddle seat to ensure a child does not slip off when riding downhill.
  • No sharp edges, no protruding screws and sealed bearings to protect little fingers
  • Flexible lightweight high-tech frame forshock-absorption to protect the child’s spine.

See the FirstBIKE in action:


Reviewer’s Opinion

When the bike arrived in a large box, our children thought it was Christmas again! We got the bike unpacked and within minutes our little boy was riding it around the patio. We had to adjust the seat slightly for him, but this was very simple and quick and did not require any tools.

Our little boy is quite small for his age and usually finds bikes quite hard to steer and manoever, but the FirstBike is incredibly light and easy to turn. He did have a few tumbles, but the safety side of this fab product came though as he didn’t hurt himself and got straight back on.

My son loves the bike and currently rides on it every day and is gaining in self-confidence by the day!

Essex Baby Rating

We would like to give this bike 5 out of 5 as we feel it offers excellent value for money, it is very well made and totally fit for purpose. Our little boy loves it and has not stopped riding it since it arrived, he has really grown in confidence.

Where to buy

Visit the FirstBIKE Facebook page for more info.