Stampede Bikes Charger 12″ Balance Bike Review

The Stampede Charger 12″ (also available in a 16″ and 16″XL size) is one of our favorite balance bikes for young riders. It is beefy and tough, without being too heavy (our 25 pound 2.5 year old can easily handle it on her own).

Stampede Bikes Charger 12" Balance Bike Review

The geometry of the bike allows riders to have a low center of gravity, which helps especially with timid riders, to feel confident and stable.

The Charger has THE widest tires on a balance bike that we have seen. This allows for easy trail riding and comfort on loose gravel too. It also adds a little extra weight to the bike, but nothing that unreasonable.

Read our full review here!

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  • Amelia lives with her husband and five young children outside of Jackson, WY in Grand Teton National Park. As a mom, she quickly learned that the secret to sanity was to spend more time outside where tantrums don't see quite so bad. Amelia started TMM in 2012 to help encourage all families (including her own) to get outside, no matter the weather. Due to the necessity of having to keep so many kids warm and happy, she has become an expert in kids' gear and loves being able to share it with others.

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