Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Middle of da Mitten
Bikes: Trek 7500, RANS V-Rex, Optima Baron, Velokraft NoCom, M-5 Carbon Highracer, homebuilt recumbent
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To me, this looks like another mis-application of technology to solve a non-problem. The kid doesn't learn to balance because the training wheels are a crutch. Solution: put gyro stabilizers in the wheels. (another crutch.)
If they're not ready to learn balancing, nothing will help. If they are, then take the pedals off the bike and let the kid paddle it around like a draisienne. Make it a game to see how far they can coast. You'd be surprised at how fast the kid learns.