Children's bike buying guide
| We've put this guide together to assist you in choosing the best bike for your little one. We take a look at the range of kids bikes on offer according to the type of bike and size of wheel - which in most cases is relative to the size and age of the child. The guide will also give you an idea of what you should expect to pay and the bike's intended use.|
Balance or 'runner' bikes are for first time riders aged around 2-4 years and are the perfect first step into cycling, encouraging children to sit and scoot along, balancing with two feet off the ground as they progress.
Because of the confidence-inspiring nature of these bikes, children can often progress from them to a 'proper' bike without the need for stabilisers, such is their effect.
Expect to pay
A child's first 'proper' bike, these models will likely come fitted with stabilisers and be fitted with puncture proof tyres and a fully enclosed chainguard. They'll be excellent little bikes for introducing kids to the joys of cycling!
Expect to pay
By now kids will be rolling along without the need for stabilisers, and as they get older and grow, so does the size of frame, tyres and parts on their bikes. More options are now available, including the choice of bike types - road-specific kids bikes are available, for example - and the price of bike varies as to the frame materials used and the type/weight of components.
Expect to pay
- Around £200
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| There are three basic steps in the bike-sizing process: |
1] Measure your dimensions accurately and carefully
2] Use the table below to figure out which size will fit you best
3] Once your bike has arrived use our setup guide to adjust the components to fit you, and you're ready to ride!
This sizing guide takes into consideration your height and age as it gives you two points of reference to help choose the right bike size for you.
All measurements are best taken in your bare feet and with the help of someone else.
Stand upright against a wall with your legs together and shoulders back.
Place a pencil on the top of your head and mark the wall, measure to the mark and take a note of your height in feet and inches.
To measure your inside leg, stand barefoot and measure from the floor, up the inside of your leg.
|2 - 4 years
||2' 10" - 3' 7"
||85 - 110cm
|3 - 5 years
||2' 10" - 3' 4"
||85 - 100cm
||12 inch wheel diameter|
|4 - 6 years
||3' 1" - 3' 7"
||95 - 110cm
||14 inch wheel diameter|
|5 - 7 years
||3' 7" - 4' 0"
||110 - 120cm
||16 inch wheel diameter|
|7 - 9 years
||4' 0" - 4' 5"
||120 - 135cm
||20 inch wheel diameter|
|9 - 11 years
||4' 5" - 4' 9"
||135 - 145cm
||24 inch wheel diameter|
||26 inch wheel diameter|