Cycling | How To Choose Bike Size For Kids (+ Bike Size Chart)
See how to choose the right bike size for your kids to help build up confidence and a sense of balance. Let's find the right bike with our size chart!
HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT BIKE SIZE FOR KIDS
Let's check our bike size chart for kids!
1. The age
Whether it's a balanced bike or a bike with stabilisers, there is a kid bike for every age!
Children can start learning to ride a balance bike from 2 years old.
To help kids learn to ride a bike with ease:
- Choose the balance bike which helps them to get the sense of balance
- Choose the 14/16/20 inches bike with stabilisers which can give them more confidence to ride their bikes
2. The height
If you wonder how to choose the right bike for kids, kids bike size is a major factor too.
Kids need to ride the bike easily to learn properly.
The kids bike size is given in inches and corresponds to the wheels' diameter.
When your child learns to ride a bike, make sure the kids’ bike size is right for their height.
This makes learning faster and more fun for your little cyclists.
Kids bike size varies from 10 to 24 inches.
Depending on your child's height they will need the following kids bike size.
- Between 85 cm and 1 m: Balance bikes
- Between 90 cm and 1.05 m: Balance bikes or 14" inches bikes
- Between 1.05 m and 1.20 m: 16" inch bike
- Between 1.20 m and 1.35 m: 20" inch bike
- Between 1.35 m and 1.50 m: 24" inch bike
To help you choose, take a look at the bike size chart for kids.
From 6 years old, kids start using their bikes differently. Whether it's a hybrid or mountain bike, you will need to refine your choice.
- There are different kinds of hybrid bikes available depending on whether you cycle in cities or countryside.
They come with features such as a low step through, and accessories such as a basket or panniers, a comfy saddle, mudguards, etc
- For riding on slightly rougher terrain, a mountain bike is best
Looking for bigger bike ?
It's suitable for your kid above 150cm in height.
Let’s go biking!
Wear suitable clothes
- Sunglasses are recommended
- Wear appropriate clothes and footwear, overly baggy or loose outfit should be avoided
(Eg. Shorts are recommended, any trousers or tracksuit bottoms should be rolled up or tucked into the socks)
- Sport shoes with Velcro are recommended (loose shoelaces could impose safety hazards when entangled with gear)
- Avoid wearing: jeans, slippers, sandals, boots or high heels