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The Best Children’s Bicycles – Guide

Children’s bikes are a great option to introduce your children to cycling with lots of fun and exercise, the children’s bike grows with your child, because there are models for every age group and with different accessories such as training wheels or a light system. When buying your children’s bike, make sure that you choose the right size for your child and that your bike meets the necessary safety requirements.

In our checklist, we have researched everything on the subject of children’s bikes and summarized it for you. You can find the best children’s bikes in our product recommendation.

Checklist Children Bikes

Safety
  • It is imperative that the brakes on the bicycle are checked before riding and that they can be quickly grasped by the child.
  • For optimal safety, the children’s bike should always have a coaster brake, which is used by stepping backward on the pedals, and a rim brake on the front wheel, which is operated by a lever on the handle.
  • Tip: The brakes should not be set too tight, otherwise your child might have a hard time operating them.
  • The bike size must be adjusted to the age and size of the child.
  • It is essential to wear a bicycle helmet .
  • Finally, you should make sure that the bicycle chain is covered with a chain guard so that nothing gets caught in the chain.
Size
  • The size of children’s bicycles is measured in inches. Which is the right size for your child, you must choose according to the age, height, and stride length of your child.
  • Children’s bikes start at 12 inches for children 3 years and older, a height of at least 0.95 m and a stride length of 0.33 m.
  • They end at 26 inches for children from 10 years of a height of at least 1.40 m and a stride length of 0. 68 m.
  • In addition, for the optimal bike size, you should also adjust the saddle and handlebars to the size of your child.
Accessories
  • Riding a bike also requires the right equipment. Always make sure that your child wears a bicycle helmet, this is not only mandatory but also important for the safety of your child.
  • It is also worth investing in the knee and elbow pads so that your child does not hurt himself when falling.
  • For very young children who are not yet able to ride independently, it is recommended to ride with training wheels at first to get a feel for the bike. Once your child feels comfortable with his bike, you can slowly remove the training wheels.
  • For play bikes, i.e. bikes up to 18 inches, no light system is necessary. From 20 inches, however, you should equip the bike with a white headlight in the front, a red taillight in the back, and also attach a white or red reflector in the front and back and yellow reflectors on the pedals and wheels.

We have compiled the best and most interesting children’s bikes . You can find the list with our product recommendations here.

Children’s bike/running bike 12 inch (approx. 3-4 years)

Children Bike 14 Inch (From Circa 4 Years)

BIKESTAR Kids Bike Bicycle for Kids Age 4-5 Year Old Children | 14 Inch Mountain Bike Edition for Boys and Girls | Berry & Turquoise
  • ✔ PRODUCT QUALITY: Modern and stable steel tube framework that is safer for smaller riders with impact resistant paint finish
  • ✔ DURALBE COMPONENTS: Equipped with easy-going ball bearing steering that is adjustable for both: height and angle
  • ✔ PROPER DEVELOPMENT OF CHILDREN: Ergonomically correct bike saddle that is adjustable to rider height as well as the proper angle to maximize stability and safety
  • ✔ SAFETY FIRST: Backpedalling brake - a necessity for a child’s bike of this size and a child-friendly handbrake. Certified non-toxic safety steering wheel handles with an additional child’s hand protection device
  • BRIGHT EYES: This bike is the ideal present for birthdays, christmas, easter or the kindergarten. It gives lots of fun to the little ones and awakens their spirit of discovery.

Children Bike 16 Inch (From Circa 4-5 Years)

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Children’s Bike 18 Inch (From Circa 5 Years)

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Children Bike 20 Inch (From Circa 6-7 Years)

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Children’s Bike 24 Inch (From Circa 8 Years)

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Children’s Bike 26 Inch (From Circa 10-11 Years)

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The Best Sellers Of Children’s Bicycles

In a list of bestsellers we have compiled the most popular children’s bicycles for you.

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1 RoyalBaby Kids Bike Boys Girls Freestyle BMX Bicycle with Training Wheels Gifts for Children Bikes 12 Inch Blue RoyalBaby Kids Bike Boys Girls Freestyle BMX Bicycle with Training Wheels Gifts for Children Bikes...
2 RoyalBaby Stargirl Kids Girls Bike Bicycle with Basket Training Wheels Kickstand 16 Inch Purple RoyalBaby Stargirl Kids Girls Bike Bicycle with Basket Training Wheels Kickstand 16 Inch Purple
3 Mongoose Switch BMX Bike for Kids, 18-Inch Wheels, Includes Removable Training Wheels , Black Mongoose Switch BMX Bike for Kids, 18-Inch Wheels, Includes Removable Training Wheels , Black
4 Magna Star Burst 16' Bike Magna Star Burst 16" Bike
5 Schwinn Koen & Elm Toddler and Kids Bike, 12-Inch Wheels, Training Wheels Included,Black Schwinn Koen & Elm Toddler and Kids Bike, 12-Inch Wheels, Training Wheels Included,Black
6 Petimini 16 Inch Kids Bike for 4 5 6 7 Years Old Little Girls Retro Vintage Style Bicycles with Training Wheels and Bell, Pink… Petimini 16 Inch Kids Bike for 4 5 6 7 Years Old Little Girls Retro Vintage Style Bicycles with...
7 Schwinn Koen & Elm Toddler and Kids Bike, 20-Inch Wheels, Training Wheels Not Included, Blue Schwinn Koen & Elm Toddler and Kids Bike, 20-Inch Wheels, Training Wheels Not Included, Blue
8 Schwinn Koen & Elm Toddler and Kids Bikes, 20-Inch Wheels, Training Wheels Not Included, Teal Schwinn Koen & Elm Toddler and Kids Bikes, 20-Inch Wheels, Training Wheels Not Included, Teal
9 Dynacraft Magna Kids Bike Boys 16 Inch Wheels with Training Wheels in Green for Ages 4 Years and Up Dynacraft Magna Kids Bike Boys 16 Inch Wheels with Training Wheels in Green for Ages 4 Years and Up
10 Dynacraft Hot Wheels Kids Bike Boys 16 Inch with Rev Grip Accessory, Front Hand Brake and Traning Wheels in Black Dynacraft Hot Wheels Kids Bike Boys 16 Inch with Rev Grip Accessory, Front Hand Brake and Traning...
11 Magna Star Burst 16' Bike Magna Star Burst 16" Bike
12 JOYSTAR 20 inch Kids Bike for 7-10 Years Girls, Girls Bike with Training Wheels & Basket, Kids' Bicycle Yellow JOYSTAR 20 inch Kids Bike for 7-10 Years Girls, Girls Bike with Training Wheels & Basket, Kids'...
13 Huffy Marvel Spider-Man 12” Kid’s Bike for Toddlers – with Removable Training Wheels & Quick Adjust Seat Height Huffy Marvel Spider-Man 12” Kid’s Bike for Toddlers – with Removable Training Wheels & Quick...
14 JOYSTAR 12 Inch Kids Bike for 2 3 4 Years Boys Girls Gifts Bikes Child Toddler Bicycle with Training Wheels BMX Style 85% Assembled Beige JOYSTAR 12 Inch Kids Bike for 2 3 4 Years Boys Girls Gifts Bikes Child Toddler Bicycle with Training...
15 Segway Ninebot Kid’s Bike for Boys and Girls, 18 inch with Kickstand, Red Segway Ninebot Kid’s Bike for Boys and Girls, 18 inch with Kickstand, Red
16 JOYSTAR Little Daisy 14 Inch Kids Bike for 3 4 5 Years Girls with Handbrake Children Princess Bicycle with Training Wheels Basket Streamer Toddler Cycle Bikes Pink JOYSTAR Little Daisy 14 Inch Kids Bike for 3 4 5 Years Girls with Handbrake Children Princess...
17 Nickelodeon Paw Patrol Bicycle With Training Wheels, 12-Inch Wheels, Red Nickelodeon Paw Patrol Bicycle With Training Wheels, 12-Inch Wheels, Red
18 OUSEXI Rear Child Bike Seat Attachment for Adult Bike with Seat Cushion,Rear Child Bike Seat Suitable for Children Aged 1-4 OUSEXI Rear Child Bike Seat Attachment for Adult Bike with Seat Cushion,Rear Child Bike Seat...
19 JOYSTAR 16 Inch Kids Bike with Training Wheels for 4 5 6 7 Years Old Girls, Kid's Bicycle with Front Basket and Training Wheels, Green JOYSTAR 16 Inch Kids Bike with Training Wheels for 4 5 6 7 Years Old Girls, Kid's Bicycle with Front...
20 Segway Ninebot Kid’s Bike for Boys and Girls, 14 inch with Training Wheels, Blue Segway Ninebot Kid’s Bike for Boys and Girls, 14 inch with Training Wheels, Blue

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Current Offers On Children’s Bicycles

You can find the best current offers on children’s bikes in this list.

SaleBestseller Nr. 4
Magna Star Burst 16' Bike
Magna Star Burst 16" Bike
Girls beginner BMX street/dirt bike with coaster brakes; Handlebar pad; Adjustable training wheels
$94.99 −7%
SaleBestseller Nr. 5
Dynacraft Magna Kids Bike Boys 16 Inch Wheels with Training Wheels in Green for Ages 4 Years and Up
Dynacraft Magna Kids Bike Boys 16 Inch Wheels with Training Wheels in Green for Ages 4 Years and Up
Boys beginner BMX street/dirt bike with coaster brakes; Handlebar pad; Adjustable/removable training wheels
$105.99 −10%
SaleBestseller Nr. 6
Dynacraft Hot Wheels Kids Bike Boys 16 Inch with Rev Grip Accessory, Front Hand Brake and Traning Wheels in Black
Dynacraft Hot Wheels Kids Bike Boys 16 Inch with Rev Grip Accessory, Front Hand Brake and Traning Wheels in Black
Boys beginner BMX street/dirt bike with front hand, and rear coaster brakes; Handlebar shield with Hot Wheels graphics
$158.99 −31%
SaleBestseller Nr. 8
Segway Ninebot Kid’s Bike for Boys and Girls, 18 inch with Kickstand, Red
Segway Ninebot Kid’s Bike for Boys and Girls, 18 inch with Kickstand, Red
Brake Style: Front: disc brake, Rear: coaster brake; Suspension Type: Suspension on the front wheel
$279.99 −43%
SaleBestseller Nr. 9
Nickelodeon Paw Patrol Bicycle With Training Wheels, 12-Inch Wheels, Red
Nickelodeon Paw Patrol Bicycle With Training Wheels, 12-Inch Wheels, Red
Tool-free adjustable seat post provides easy height adjustments on the go.; Removable training wheels add stability while your child learns to ride.
$159.00 −31%
SaleBestseller Nr. 10
Segway Ninebot Kid’s Bike for Boys and Girls, 14 inch with Training Wheels, Blue
Segway Ninebot Kid’s Bike for Boys and Girls, 14 inch with Training Wheels, Blue
Brake Style: Front: V brake; Rear: coaster brake
$229.99 −27%

FAQ About Kids Bikes

Children’s bike what size?

The appropriate size of a children’s bike depends on the height of the child. From a height of 95 cm, a children’s bike with 12 inches is recommended. As a rule of thumb, for every 5 cm of additional height of the child, you can use a bike with an additional 2 inch tire size. So approximately from 100 cm height a bicycle with 14 inches, from 105 cm a bicycle with 16 inches, etc.

How do you measure inches on a child’s bicycle?

The inch size of a children’s bike refers to the diameter of the tires. Measure the size of your tire with a folding rule and divide the value in centimeters by 2.54 to get the inch size of your tire or bike.

Children’s bike from when?

From about 3 to 4 years, your child can slowly start riding a children’s bike.

What size children’s bike?

Children’s bicycles or the tire sizes of children’s bicycles are measured in inches. The bike sizes range from 12 to 24 inches depending on the age and height of your child.

Children’s bike: Which size for which age?

– From about 3 years and a height of 90 to 120 cm, it is worth buying a 12 inch bike.
– From about 4 years and a height of 102-125 cm, a 16 inch children’s bike is recommended.
– From about 5 years and a height of 110-130 cm you should go for an 18 inch bike.
– From about 6 years and a height of 120-142 cm your child needs a 20 inch children’s bike.
– From about 7 years and a height of 130-160 cm is finally suitable a children’s bike with 24 inch tire size.

Children’s bike: Which brand?

There are many great children’s bike brands from which you can freely choose some well-known names are: Bikestar, Timson, Lionel Arie, Royal Baby and KS Cycling. You can find even more great brands in our product recommendations.

Kids bike: What frame size?

Frame sizes for children’s bikes range from 14 to 19 inches depending on body size.

From when gear shift for children’s bike?

A children’s bike with gears should get your child from about 5 to 6 years

Children’s bike: What should be considered?

With children’s bicycles, the most important thing is to choose the right size, so the feet should touch the ground, but not drag along it when riding with the tips of the feet. Also always note the safety requirements for your child, that is, headlights and a functioning brake.

What gear for children’s bike?

Children’s bikes usually use umbilical gears from 4 to 7 gears. If your child is already confident in handling the bike, you can also switch to a children’s bike with derailleur gears.

Charlotte is passionate about writing for the Elternkompass. In her free time, her son Emil likes to keep her on her toes and together they spend a lot of time outdoors, walking around their home city of Leipzig. In her product recommendations, Charlotte shares her experiences with you.