The Definitive Guide to Kids Bike Sizes

Kids love riding bikes.

Remember the sheer thrill of riding your first bike? More likely than not, it is one of the presents you will never forget.

As a bonus, it gets kids fit, gets them outside, offers them some independence, and most all of riding is fun. The great news is that kids can start properly riding bikes from about 3 years of age.

But kids don’t stay the same size for long. Everyone knows this. It’s a fact of life. That’s why choosing the right bike for your kid, can initially seem quite confusing, but is also crucial to their being able to ride their bike safely and with confidence.

When selecting a bike for a younger person, the most important things to ensure is that the child looks and feels comfortable on the bike, and that they think the bike is cool: Don’t get your kid a bike that they blatantly don’t like the look of, and hope they’ll change their minds once you get them back home.

They might, and they might not.

Kids have never had so much choice of quality when it comes to bikes. From teenagers to toddlers, there’s a bike for your child.

But if you buy a bike that is too small your child may feel silly sitting on it, and also feel cramped. Conversely, buying a bike that is too large will be unwieldy, difficult to control, and undermine their fledgling confidence on the pedals.

Be under no illusion, the whole thing is a minefield, but a minefield you can cross.

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