How to Choose a Kid Bike
As with all bikes, sizing (getting the proper fit) of the bicycle is critical. As a guide, we suggest the following, but we custom fit the bikes to the rider (for both adults and kids):
|Child’s Height||Bike Wheel Size|
|Age 2 – 4||12 inches|
|Age 4 – 8||34 – 42 inches||16 inches|
|Age 6 – 9||42 – 48 inches||>18 inches|
|Age 8 – 12||48 – 56 inches||20 inches|
|Youth||56 – 62 inches||24 inches|
We want a safe, fun riding experience for our children that will grow into their long-term appreciation of the enjoyment and conditioning benefits of cycling. Thus we need to set them off on the right foot (or bike), while recognizing that they will outgrow the bike in just a few years. It’s important that the fit is right, that the bike is reliable and not prone to frustrating mechanical problems, that it is easy to ride, and that it is priced reasonably.
Kid Bikes We Recommend
With these goals in mind, we have selected high quality and reasonably priced bikes from GT’s line of kids’ bikes that utilize its Legit Fit system. The Legit Fit system enables GT to build kids’ bikes that have narrower cranks, proper gearing and improved body positioning. All with the benefits of optimizing pedaling, balance, and speed right from the start. Even better is that it’s a system that works for kids of all ages…no more needing to “grow into” a bike.
In addition, we carry Eastern BMX bicycles. These are basic, well-built BMX bikes that come with coaster and hand brakes for smaller riders.
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about our recommended Kid Bikes.