Pim and Alex are two brothers and love bicycles. In addition to avid cyclists, they have been an importer of many fun toys for 10 years, especially toys on wheels, including balance bikes. They were not too happy with the products they imported. The quality, the pricing and the way of working. Stubborn as they are, with all the knowledge they have gained over the years, we have developed a balance bike that is perfect in their eyes. The Trybike. The bike lasts a long time, is durable and looks cool. Actually, they just wanted to have this as a child.
They spent 1.5 years developing it, made 34 test models, had 7 test pilots brutally assault the Trybike and then we were satisfied. Designed and tested in the Netherlands. Unfortunately production is too expensive in the Netherlands or Europe, but we have found a small factory in China that makes the Trybike in a responsible way. With respect for the environment and for people. They are proud of the factory in China and the employees. They are now really just friends.
They make the Trybike as sustainable as possible with respect for our planet and our fellow man. This started in the design phase by creating a strong and high-quality product that will last a long time. Also by choosing the right materials. As little plastic as possible and no cotton, for example, because growing cotton, organic or not, is extremely harmful to the environment. They use certified wood, recycled cardboard and only qualitative and safe materials. With the Trybike they are well on their way in terms of sustainability, but not yet where they want to be. There is always room for improvement and they are always looking for those improvements.
If your child keeps his feet off the floor during (walking) cycling, it is an accomplished balance bike expert. Now you can also buy a real bicycle with pedals. If you buy a bicycle with pedals, leave the training wheels in the store. All your child needs to learn now is to pedal and brake. Balancing is not a problem and most children are already cycling after an hour of practice.
Keep the Trybike for your next child or pass the balance bike on to another child. After all, that is really sustainable.