Introduce your little rockstar to the joys of cycling with the 2016 Cleary Bikes Starfish 12in Kids' Balance Bike. Built for children with an inseam from 14 to 18 inches, this balance style bike lets little ones learn balance and coordination for an easier transition to traditional pedal powered bicycles. Cleary even keeps growth spurts in mind, and adds adjustability to the saddle and handlebars to move with your child's growing height. The defining feature of the balance bike is the absence of crank arms and pedals, which means your tyke's feet are used to directly propel the bike with no intermediary drivetrain. This motion differs from walking in that sitting on a bike requires side to side balance and the ability to lean without falling to gain valuable skills for future cycling adventures. Cleary includes handlebar mounted brake levers on the Starfish to transition children from stopping with their feet to stopping with the front and rear V brakes. Semi slick tires provide traction on surfaces ranging from pavement to dirt.