Lil Balance Bike
A FIRST BIKE ANY KID WOULD BE PROUD OF
Finally, a kid’s bike that looks like a bike. A classic, streamlined profile combined with thinner, lighter tubing, equals happier kid.
Frame:Hi-ten steel frame with cro-mo down tube
Front hub:Steel loose ball bearings
Rear hub:Steel loose ball bearings
Spokes:14 gauge steel
Rim:12" polished steel
Tires:Turquoise colorway comes with Kenda 12" X 1.50”, black tire
Coral colorway comes with Kenda 12" X 1.50”, cream tire
Handlebar:Custom bend, polished steel handlebar, 480mm wide, 25.4mm center clamp
Grips:Hand-stitched brown leatherette
Stem:Alloy, 40mm x 150mm, 25d rise
Seat post:Steel pillar, 22.2mm
Extras:Mid-century alloy bell
Lil Balance Bike Frame Age Recommendation:Ages 2 and up
*Note: some riders may be a little outside these age range recommendations but prefer the feel of a larger or smaller size. Stand over height measurement is not as important as how the bike geometry feels while it is being ridden. As long as the rider can reach the ground while sitting on the saddle, even if it's just their toes, this size will be compatible with their height.
All is well, bike assembled without trouble. Instructions were clear and the bike was well packed, making it easy to find the parts. Already I am a strong fan of Linus! Now, if the weather improves, I’ll actually ride it outdoors....
Seems like a great li’l bell!
We put it together for the customer who ordered it, it is about the cutest little bike we have seen and seems sturdy!
My new bike was delivered within a week! It was easy to assemble except for two missing bolts. I called Linus and they sent them out immediately. Everything’s good, so cool.
I absolutely love the bike! I have not biked in over 20 years and wanted to get into it with an entry-level commuter bike. I did a bunch of research, looked and looked, and decided to go with Altore mainly because it blends the look I was after and the functionality of a relatively light 7 speed. I had the bike sent directly to me, and it was a breeze to assemble and set up. I threw the Linus fenders and adjustable rear rack on it...absolutely awesome. Highly recommend this bike as a really fun starter bike. I'll put it through a few years of commuting and errands and might upgrade, but I'll keep this bike around as a fun rig to take for a spin.
I love the simple elegance of this bike. It is fun and easy to ride and I get lots of compliments.
I have been riding my roadster 7i to work everyday since I got it, and it’s such a joy. The 7 gears are enough to help you up hills while still be able to keep up a fast speed downhill and flat. So many people turn their heads to look at the bike when I ride it! The green color mixed with the brown leather details is perfection . Super happy with my purchase!
We all ride Linus, and we love them!
I recently purchased the Roadster 7i bike for daily commuting to work and around town. I also purchase the Linus briefcase to hook onto my pannier rack, and I couldn't be happier with the combination. I finally have a bike/bag combo that makes it easy to commute with a laptop. I also got the Delano basket for the front - I love how useful the basket is, and my only comment is that the basket makes the bike a little unsteady when parked. It can cause the front fork to 'swivel' when parking the bike, and has caused my bike to fall over a couple of times. As long as I park carefully, I don't have an issue. Beautiful, and smooth ride.
After dedicating my old Linus Dutchi bike to riding my baby around with the Thule front seat (that I bought at Linus), I decided I needed a bike that was just for me! I love the Dutchi 3i, and I adored the matte Cyan color! I also added the wooden box on back and a cute basket on front so I can take it to the farmers market and get everything home!
I love my new bike. It's adorable and extremely comfortable.
I absolutely love this bike! I’m not the most handy so I had a local bike shop assemble it and all the employees just couldn’t stop talking about it. They said a woman tried to buy it after she saw it assembled on the showroom floor. The gears shift smoothly and I highly recommend the Linus wooden crate.....super handy!
Love my new bike.
The bike was pretty simple to assemble, you do need to get you hand on some tools, so having a friend who's done it before is helpful! Otherwise the bike rides beautifully and looks beautiful.
I’ve been riding this bike roughly 20km everyday since I’ve got it & I can’t say a bad thing about it. It drives beautifully, it’s well built/designed, and it’s well worth it for the quality. I would highly recommend this bike and other Linus products to anyone who is looking for the perfect commute.
I love my new Linus bicycle! It’s lightweight, well make and fun to ride!
A great bike at a great price!
Bought an eraser-pink babydoll of a Dutchi as a grand prize raffle item for the Tour de Fleur women's ride grand prize. Some incredibly fortunate woman is about to fall in love with cycling if she hasn't already. Linus made it incredibly easy, bike shop employees fell in LOVE with her and I can't wait to present her this weekend. I think I need to order another for myself...
I ordered this bike for my daughter's fifth birthday. I was worried she would outgrow it quickly because she is tall for her age, but it fits perfectly and might even last two years. She adores the bike. She learned to ride in just a couple days, and we didn't even use the training wheels. (She was on a balance bike before.) Riding around brings her such joy. I have a grown-up Dutchi, and she loves that we have the same bike in different colors. There was a little hiccup with the order fulfillment, but the Linus staff were super helpful and responsive over email. Thank you!!
If you are looking for the perfect bike, look no further. Everything Linus touches is gold. Their bikes are comfortable, well made, and stylish.
Fast shipping, seems like a decent product. Easy to assemble.
I've purchased a number of partially assembled bikes and this one is definitely tops as it comes to quality. You can really tell how well a bike will last simply by the quality of paint and finish - which Linus has done well. Assembly was straightforward and the wife is loving her new bike.
LOVE my Linus Roadster Sport. Very well made bike, with classic styling and amazing accessories. Perfect for commuting in historic downtown Savannah.
I love the bike and it's 'thin' profile. It's more handsome than I expected and a comfortable, upright ride. The rear fender is a little tight and tends to brush up on the tire.
Absolutely love the look of the bike with cream tires. Customer service and delivery were great. I put the bike together myself due to tight timing woth the holidays. Delivery was 2days and assembly took 1-2hrs but was pretty straightforward. Minor tuning needed to front breaks, but other than that, the gears came attatched and fairly well tuned. The metal around the chain gaurd and fenders is a little flimsy and I needed to bend them a bit to align properly. Overall great experience and beautiful bike for $599.. best part, my wife is happy.
My wife and I each have one and all I can say is how much more we wish we could ride. They are smooth, comfortable, kinda retro, kinda hipster and too much fun. Enjoy an edible and marvel at the city at night while riding your Linus.
So happy with my Linus bike. I really couldn’t be any happier. The look and quality of the bike is exactly what I needed and it exceeded all my expectations! :)
I’m 5’6 and purchased a medium and it’s the perfect size. It also came with a rear rack and bell which was pretty awesome.
Been a longtime fixed gear rider and have had built up a few around town cruisers. But this bike takes the cake. I wanted something functional and aesthetically pleasing to the eye to ride about town. This bike is super comfortable and rides really Smooth. I get complements on this bike every time I take her out. Deffenitly recommend this bike!
Amazing bike! Rides so smooth and feels safe. The delivery service made everything convenient and I appreciated that. Would recommend Linus bikes to anyone who is thinking of getting one!
This is my dream bike. Color is very nice, easy shifting of the gears, and upright. No pressure on my wrists or shoulders. Bike is built to last. Already have a front basket. So many complements.
Just stayed at a boutique Marriott and guess the brand of bikes they offer to guests...yep, Linus.
Attention to detail - great riding and great looking town bikes. Better than anything else in this market segment.
I’ve been riding a Linus for a couple years and when it was time for a new bike for my daughter I went right to Linus. Very well-made and great looking bikes that are a breeze to maintain.
Best bike ever! So happy with this purchase!
Went together quite easily out of the box. Smoothest around town ride, makes hauling a Chariot a breeze and I love grocery store runs with panniers.
Very impressed with the quality of the Dutchi. Bought it for my wife and now I want to get one!
Love my beautiful new Linus Dutchi 8 - a dream to ride! This bike is so well made and gorgeous in every way!! Everything went perfectly - ordered online from Linus Bike, was sent exactly when they said it would be and Bicylcle Cellar in Tempe assembled it promptly and I picked it up. This was so easy and the service was incredible from start to finish. Did I mention it is a beautiful bike and a dream to ride:)
We love our Linus bikes! We ride them all over the neighborhood. Great bike for serious kid riders :)
Rad gnarly tires and a great design on these I think we are going to start carrying them on the floor at our shop soon!
Kiddo loves this bike! Great quality, super cute, easy to ride -- a perfect first "real" bike.
Put this bike together in my garage for my wife! She loves it! It rides so smooth and the gears shift effortlessly! A great purchase from a great company!
I have been looking for a stylish step-through bike. This one is perfect, and the color marine is beautiful! Delivery was easy through Velofix. The Velofix rep told me that you do not have to be moving to change gears which makes it so easy to ride. I am very happy with my new gorgeous Dutchi 3.
I’ve only had the Linus Mixte 3 for one week and it has been superb for cruising around the city. Easy to handle, very light for carrying up and down stairs and of course stylish!
I love my bike ♥️
Have been looking for a great bike for a while and have been keeping my eye on the Linus Dutchi - it has everything! A comfortable seat and an upright riding position. The bike is surprisingly light and 3 speeds make it easy to climb the hills around Atlanta. Great purchase!
LINUS GREAT BIKE /GREAT PROGRAM SHIPEARLY
Great starter bike. My two-year-old niece loved it, and in a few years, my nephew will also. Thanks.
I was in the market to get a slightly overpriced trendy commuter bike and the aesthetics of the Linus bikes really caught my eye. I went to Columbus (Ohio) and got to demo one of their bikes and was impressed with the build so I decided to order one. I absolutely would recommend going with at least a three speed bike, even in relatively flat Ohio, I definitely find the three gears helpful. The bike is exactly what I wanted, looks even better in person than it does online. One warning: definitely size down a little- I’m 5’10 and according to the online sizing recommendations, I needed a large... the large was considerably too big, so I had to send it back and get a medium. luckily, customer service was wonderful and the medium eventually arrived with minimal issues. Kudos to Grant at Velofix and Emily at Linus. Very happy with my purchase.
I use this for short rides around town - it's light, easy to manoever, and easy to attach a basket to.
I’ve had my bike about three weeks, and I love it. I don’t live near a dealer and had it shipped to my house. I found it easy to assemble, and it rides like a dream.
This is a wonderful bike you will not be disappointed. If you decide to order online read the Linus recommendations and follow them. Have a bike shop assemble, order the right size, etc. If you have questions contact Linus, they are very knowledgeable and eager to help. I had the bike shipped to my home, it will arrive in a large rectangular box that is easy to transport to your local bike shop.
Absolutely love the bike. Beautiful color and smooth ride. I wear a lot of dresses and its easy to ride with a bike. My picnic basket fits perfectly on the back.
I love how this bike looks. The paint job is supreme! The styling is wonderful. Yes, I bought this bike for how it looks. The only down side is that some of the components aren't the best, but that wasn't what I was aiming for. I'll upgrade parts over time.
Great customer service and great bike!
Wonderful bike and best replacement for the old English Raleighs. 70 year-old woman followed the Papillon video on YouTube, step by step. Assembly was easy and now she is once more tootling around Central Florida USA with shopping baskets full.
What a great bike. Assembly was intuitive and went very quickly. I have had so much fun riding around town wtih my family. Highly recommend.
Pronto - Mens
I already owned a one-speed city bike (Fuji Feather) with a more aggressive posture, and was looking for something more casual and upright. I was hesitant about the back-pedal braking based on use of resort/loaner bikes on holidays. All of my expectations were exceeded. The Roadster Classic looks great, rides well, and the breaking is excellent (it takes minimal effort to intentionally lock up the back tire). For the price I could not be happier.
I heart my Dutchi 8! She is so lightweight (great for transporting on the back of our Airstream Interstate) and easy to ride. I added a front Nantucket Tuckernuck basket, as well as two rear Tuckernuck panniers for transporting wine, cheese and charcuterie. Super easy to order online and I got her within about two weeks. Velofix was an awesome service. Such a great bike and company. Really happy with Linus and Ms. Dutchi. Cheers!
Beautiful blue color, quality bike, very happy.
I'm totally happy with my purchase from Linus Bikes. Shipping was reasonably quick, as I am in Michigan. Assembly was straight forward, and I was up and riding within an hour.
The ride on my Roadster Sport is great - smooth and quiet. It's very pretty to!
Love the Bike.
I’m very pleased with my second Linus bike.
It was not difficult to put together without any special tools. The paint job was amazing. The bike has a great style and for the price, great value. We are enjoying our rides, and I’m about ready to order my third!
beautiful, wife love it. well made, color is fantastic. delivery and assembly service was great
Thank you for making this an easy purchase and delivery process
Lil Dutchi 16"
I really enjoyed using my bike linus is tbe best bike i ever had
What I like most about this bike is the responsive steering. I also love that I was able to find this type of bike in a smaller size. I am 5'2" and the size S seems to fit me just right.The back rack is very sturdy, no wobbling or loose hardware after riding with panniers.
The nexus hub shifts nicely and the brakes are doing their job well.
The only thing I had an issue with was the bell; it's really too quiet for riding in urban areas. It also broke after a week of using. I ended up replacing it with a crane bell. I also replaced the seat for a more women's specific seat.
If I may recommend changing something on the next model, it would be to make the kick stand just a tiny bit longer. It would give the bike more stability when using kick stand. Otherwise I love it and my cat approves it!!!! Thank you Linus!
I worked growing up in a bike shop so in researching a cruising style bike for my wife everything we found were heavy singe speed fat tire bikes. my wife wanted a "cute bike, but I wanted her to have a bike that rode easily and was more of a regular bike, than the big clunker bikes in the marketplace.I found Linus and thenpurchased the Dutchi 3 for her and she picked the tiffany blue color and a basket for the handle bars. She loves the look of the "cute bike and it rides so much better than the bikes she test rode.She is very happy with the bike and I'm also happy she has a good bike. Now we can go for casual rides in in the evenings and on the weekend for dates to the farmers market.