Lil Dutchi Balance
Lil Dutchi Balance
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 Dutchi Balance 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.
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.
Pink balance bike is super cute and great way tfor start kids into bikes! My two year old is short for her age and it still fits her fine. The white tires are sharp! We get lots of compliments when we are at the park.
Pronto - Womens
She’s definitely a looker. I receive compliments regularly when using. It’s a little heavy but a nice change from my road bikes. Really enjoy riding my new roadster sport.
Pros: Shipping was fast and free, assembly was easy, for the money it's a good bike. Comfortable, great brakes, and shifting is smooth with no adjustment.
Cons: I have a strong mechanical background, but imagine that average folks would have struggled with assembly. Instructions are not comprehensive and show no torque values for assembly. On my bike, the head-stock was so loose that the bike was not usable until I borrowed the proper wrenches. pre-loaded, and torqued the bearings.
I had looked at this bike for a year and a half and finally purchased the marine color with the square wicker basket. This bike is even more beautiful in person; I am so in love with it and cannot wait until it is nice enough out to ride it! Velofix assembled and delivered my bike and they were so nice and very professional, making sure everything was adjusted correctly before leaving. You will not be disappointed in this purchase. I am 5'10" tall with long legs, so I was worried even with the medium size not being tall enough for me, but it is perfect!
My daughter received this bike for Christmas and has loved riding it! So much better to control then a Huffy that she had earlier.
My Daughter loves her new bike :) so do I!
My wife was surprised with a Dutchi 3 for Christmas, and loved the classic design with the step through frame and brown seat and handles. The internal gears will be great without having to think about when to switch, and 3 gears will be perfect for roaming the sometimes hilly routes we take. With the quality of Linus we hope to have it for years to come.
Would buy one again
And I did!
Hope the 4 yr old will enjoy
I love my new Roadster Classic. I commute to work with this piece of art! Very sturdy and minimalistic.
I decided to start bike riding again after a forty year hiatus and am now the proud owner of a turquoise Dutchie 3. It’s so cute and I’m looking forward to grocery shopping and running errands without relying on a car for everything. And riding with grandkids. Did I mention that it’s cute? Yeah!
Pronto - Mens
Lil Dutchi Balance
I couldn’t be happier with my Dutchi 3. When it was delivered I wanted to bring it to a local shop to have it assembled but they told me it would take a few days and I didn’t want to wait that long. So I did it myself and was surprised at how easy it was (once I got to work and stopped staring stupidly at all the parts and instructions). It’s a super smooth ride and feels very light and easy to handle. I also got the farmer’s basket which is perfect for holding groceries or my little rat terrier.
Ordered my bike on Thursday and it arrived on Friday! Didn't expect that. The box was a bit damaged from transit. Hoping that nothing got damaged. Haven't had it put together yet as we had show when I got home with it from my trip to California. I'll update when I have a chance to ride it
I purchased a roadster classic about 3 years ago and have loved riding it around town. Unfortunately it was stolen a few months ago. I purchased a replacement which I decided to have shipped direct to me since the bike store took so long to put the fenders on last time. Well I found out why it took them so long. When a customer orders a roadster and then adds on the fenders there are not any bolts to attach them with since the roadster has coaster breaks and does not have break pads attached to the forks. The fenders use the same bolts to attach to the forks as the breaks do and since there are no breaks on the roadster there are no bolts. I called customer service who immediately sent me the missing parts and was very friendly about this common problem. Experience would have been better if all the parts were included, but Linus did such a great job correcting it that I still think they deserve 5 stars.