Kids’ bikes allow your child of any age to join you for outdoor riding fun. Whether you want your toddler to get some exercise in the park, your young rider to start wheel training in the neighborhood, or your young teenager to join you on the mountain trail, we recommend you check out these bikes.
Choosing a Bike for Your Child
You can choose from a large selection when it comes to kids’ bikes. Here are some factors to consider before your purchase.
- Wheel Size: Most kids’ bikes are measured by tire rather than frame size. In general, older kids should have larger wheel sizes. Be sure to check your child’s inseam and height in order to choose an appropriate wheel size.
- Brakes: Younger children have an easier time using coaster brakes, while older kids can learn to use hand brakes. Be sure you select an appropriate brake for your child’s age, strength, and abilities.
- Other Considerations: Grips, training wheels, kickstands, and other accessories like bells and baskets can also affect your decision. Review your options carefully to ensure you make the right selection for your child.
Best Toddler Bike: Strider Bike
The Strider Bike is perfect for little riders, 18 months to 5 years old. It has a durable steel frame, puncture-proof 12-inch tires, and mini-grips so that your child can use the bike comfortably. Offering no pedals and no braking system, this bike is meant to help young ones fall in love with biking before they can even use training wheels. It’s available in eight colors to accommodate any child’s taste and will not be outgrown quickly.
Strider - 12 Sport Kids Balance Bike, No Pedal Training Bicycle, Lightweight Frame, Flat-Free Tires, For Toddlers and Children Ages 18 Months to 5 Years Old, Blue
This no-pedal bike is ideal for riders 18 months to 5 years old.
Best Freestyle Bike: RoyalBaby Bike
This steel bike is available in five wheel sizes and can come with training wheels or kickstands. Its safety features include a front caliper brake and a rear coaster brake for extra security, 2.4-inch thick pneumatic tires, a nonslip resin pedal, a chainguard, and safe grips. It offers one speed, rigid suspension, a soft seat with a handle for easy loading or teaching purposes, and even a bike bell.
RoyalBaby Kids Bike Boys Girls Freestyle BMX Bicycle with Training Wheels Kickstand Gifts for Children Bikes 16 Inch Blue
This bike offers a variety of sizes and accessories to accommodate any young rider's needs.
Best Mountain Bike: Huffy Bike
Huffy’s steel frame bike comes in six colors and is ideal for the budding mountain biker. Its Kolo 1200 suspension fork handles bumps and dips for smoother riding on gravel, dirt, or pavement, and its indexed Shimano TZ-31 rear derailleur combines with a micro-shift twist shifter to deliver six speeds on demand for uphill climbing, downhill riding, or pure acceleration. The bike features a linear pull brake for consistent stopping action, a padded and stitched ATB saddle for lasting quality, an alloy quick release for easy seat height adjustment, ATB-type resin pedals for a responsive feel, Kraton grips for comfort, and a kickstand.
Huffy Kids Hardtail Mountain Bike for Girls, Stone Mountain 20 inch 6-Speed, Solar Flare, 20 Inch Wheels/13 Inch Frame, Model Number: 73818
This bike is ideal for mountain bike riders ages 5 to 9 years old.
Most Speeds: Dynacraft Bike
With 24-inch wheels and an 18-speed Shimano derailleur with Shimano grip shifters, Dynacraft offers a dual-suspension mountain bike made for smooth riding. It has front and rear V-brakes to make descent easy and safe, an adjustable seat post and padded saddle for comfort, and a kickstand for added convenience.
Dynacraft Vertical Dual Suspension Mountain Bike Girls 24 Inch Wheels with 18 Speed Grip Shiter and Dual Hand Brakes in Teal and Pink
This 18-speed bike ensures young bikers a smooth ride through rugged terrain.