As parents, we all want the same thing for our kids: a bike that provides safety, comfort, reliability, and ease of use without breaking the bank. We want your child’s first riding experience to be as memorable as yours. The bottom line is that getting your child on a well-designed machine is more economical for you in the long run, is easier to learn to ride, and ultimately more enjoyable for your kid from day one.
Bikes are not toys
This may go without saying, but a bicycle is not a toy. While the prices of big box stores may seem enticing, these bikes are often poorly designed and were not assembled by certified mechanics. A bike that may seem “pretty” or “cool” standing next to the toothpaste aisle will often not retain resale value or remain functional for a younger sibling, and is ultimately a bad investment. Our kids’ bikes are engineered and crafted by people who care about bikes and their riders. In the end, a good rule of thumb is that you should never buy a bike where you buy your cereal.
What size bike does my child need?
Kids’ bikes range in wheel size from 12-26˝. For simplicity’s sake, it’s easy to think about your child’s age when determining which size is best for them. Though the guidelines below are general, they go a long way in zeroing in on where to begin your search.