Choosing the right bike for your child
Bike shopping for your child can be stressful, especially when faced with the overwhelming selection of styles, colors and sizes. It is extremely important that your child is fitted to an appropriate bike, which will all depend on your child’s age, height and riding capabilities. Choosing the correct bike will ensure that your child is able to ride safely and successfully. In order to make things a bit easier, we have broken things down into a “kids bike timeline.”
For children 1+ Years
WeeRide Balance Bike: By using their feet to move the bike forward your child will learn to feel the dynamics of balancing, without having to worry about pedaling. The 10″ Balance Bike helps your child to concentrate on balance first, making learning how to ride a bike lots of fun!
The WeeRide Balance bike can be purchased online through Amazon.
For Children 2+ Years
Kent International presents the 12″ Dino Power bicycle & the 12″ Dino Diva Bicycle, the perfect first two-wheeler for your child. They both have a unique frame design with an integrated rear fender, made of strong steel and painted with vibrant colors and fantastic dinosaur graphics. Spoked wheels and real pneumatic tires get it rolling down the street, and a foot activated rear coaster brake slows things down to a stop. Both the comfortable seat, and the handlebars are fully adjustable for height and angle. And this great package is finished off with a set of matching training wheels included.
Both Dino bicycles can be purchased through Walmart.
For Children 4+ Years
The Kent 16″ Pro 16 bike and the Kent 16” Starshine bike are both great for introducing your child to biking. While they’re learning to ride, they’ll have the safety of training wheels and the convenience of easy-to-learn, rear-wheel coaster brakes. Once they’re a confident rider, you can take off the training wheels and let them get moving! This sturdy, steel-framed bike also features hand brakes that stop both the front and rear wheels, for maximum braking control.
The Pro 16 Bike & Starshine bike can be purchased through Walmart.
For Children 5+ Years
The Kent 18” Abyss & the Kent 18” Sparkles both have all the same features of a grown-up bike, yet are perfect for the little one that’s not quite ready for a full 20-inch bike. The oversized aluminum frames are painted with colorful graphics along with color-matched training wheels to help your child gain confidence. Adjustable high-rise BMX-style handlebars and the secure four-bolt stem move as they grow and seat height is adjusted easily with no tools required via the lever-activated quick-release. Front and rear handbrakes help keep speed under control for the new rider.
Find the Abyss & Sparkles at Walmart
For Children 6+ Years
The Kent 20” Boys Chaos bike & Kent 20” Girls 2 Cool Bike are an awesome mix of style and fun. These bikes feature a durable steel frame with a drop bar to make mounting and dismounting a breeze. They have a rear foot brake plus dual hand brakes to give the rider improved control over their bike. These 20-inch bikes include single-speed gearing and plastic pedals that will provide your child with plenty of power to ride on flat surfaces and small hills. Steel BMX handlebars provide exceptional steering capability. Either of these bikes are ideal for learning new stunts, improving your freestyle moves and short cruises around the neighborhood.
The Chaos & 2 Cool Bikes can be found at Walmart.