CYCLING | HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT BIKE SIZE FOR KIDS?
Choose the right size for your kids to help them build up confidence and sense of balance.
CHOOSE THE RIGHT BIKE FOR KIDs
Let's check our kids' bike range!
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
Besides your child's age, size is a major factor when choosing a kid's bike.
Kids need to ride the bike ease to learn properly.
The size is given in inches and corresponds to the wheels' diameter.
When your child learns to ride a bike, make sure the bike size is right for their height.
This make learning faster and more fun for your little cyclists.
Bike sizes vary from 10 to 24 inches.
Depending on your child's height they will need the following 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 size chart.
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
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
4 STEPS TO WEAR A HELMET?
Step 1 : Wear a helmet
Identify the front and rear directions of the helmet first, then sit level on your child’s head, with a finger gap between eyebrows and the helmet.
STEP 2 :
ADJUST THE TIGHTNESS OF THE HELMET
Adjust proper tightness so that the head does not feel pressure.
STEP 3 :
ADJUST THE helmet's SIDE STRAPS
The Y-shaped side straps near the ear should be about a finger below the ear bead.
STEP 4 :
ADJUST THE CHIN STRAP OF THE HELMET
After the helmet is buckled and adjusted properly, the chin strap should be about 2 fingers width away from the chin position.