Bentley unveiled a pedal-less bike that teaches children, from three years and upwards, how to balance on two wheels while building their confidence on a bicycle. The brand new Bentley Balance Bike is available in a range of colors to match paint options available to Bentley customers. Children and parents can select their favorite color from a choice of Onyx, Glacier White, Sequin Blue and Dragon Red.
Luxury detailing found in Bentley cars can be also seen on the balance bike – diamond-quilted handlebars and the iconic wings emblem prominently positioned below them. The ‘Bentley’ name is painted across the frame for a distinctive reference to the brand.
The Bentley Balance Bike is fitted with the unique safety locking brake system that gives children greater stopping power, so they can ride with confidence. The magnesium alloy frame is inspired by the sleek lines of Bentley cars and can support up to 35 kg of weight, despite the frame itself only weighing 650 g. Aluminium wheel rims can withstand high degrees of curb weight but do not add bulk to the bike, allowing children to effortlessly push themselves forward, while the air-filled 12-inch rubber tires ensure absolute comfort.
The ergonomically designed adjustable seat is made from eco-leather and features the Bentley wordmark and a carbon fibre-inspired pattern for added style. Distinctive knurling beneath the seat gives extra grip for added reassurance.
The balance bike was designed with the same meticulous level of detail that goes into every vehicle. The frame was inspired by the power line that can be seen on our cars and is reproduced in the key line that flows around the frame of the bike. The seat, an important contact point for both rider and parent, has hidden diamond knurling to improve grip when steadying the rider and the handlebars feature Bentley diamond quilting for comfort. – Chris Cooke, Bentley Designer
The $632 bike joins a collection of exciting Bentley products for children, including the Bentley Trike, teddy bears, blankets, ride-on cars, wooden garages and puzzles.