Choosing the right size
Kids can grow in the blink of an eye and before you know it they’ll be on the lookout for an adult-sized bike to rival your prized racer. Before they get to that stage however you’ll want to kit them out with a few beginner bikes to really whet their appetite for cycling.
The biggest thing to think about when buying a beginner bike for your child is the size. Unlike adult bikes, kids’ bikes are sized on wheel diameter, rather than frame size and seat tube length.
Standard kids’ bikes start out with 12” wheels, and progress upwards to 24” wheels. Each size category is aimed at a different age bracket, which really helps when you’re whittling down your choices. Remember, however, the taller your child is the larger the wheel size they will need – no matter their age.