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Everything you need to know about kids bikes

Are you planning to introduce biking to your child? Then you will need to think about purchasing a kids bike. When you are purchasing a kids bike, you need to pay special attention towards the wheel size, instead of frame size. In fact, you need to determine how comfortable your child feels while he/she is riding the bike. Likewise, there are many other facts that you need to consider to end up with purchasing the best kids bike available in the market. According to CuteLittleDarling website, here are some steps that you can follow in order to select the perfect bike for your child. 

Size of the bike

As mentioned earlier, the size of kids’ bikes is measured by their wheel size. The most popular wheel sizes that you can find in the market include 12”, 16”, 20” and 24”. It is better if you can take your child to the shop before you spend any money to buy it. Then you can ask your kid to sit on the bike and check whether he can stand over the top tube while keeping both feet on the ground. The kid should be in a position to take complete control over the bike. There are some parents who tend to purchase a bike with a larger wheel size as they know that their kids will grow. This can create a negative impact on the confidence and riding skills of your child.

Different types of kids’ bikes

The available kids’ bikes in the market can be divided into several categories. They include:

  • Balance bikes – This is the simplest form of kids’ bikes available in the market. They don’t come along with a chain or pedals. You can only find the frame that is attached to wheels. These bikes are recommended for the kids who are aged between 2 to 5 years.
  • Training wheel bikes – These bikes come along with training wheels in order to boost confidence among kids. The training wheels can be removed at any point of time, when the kids feel comfortable.
  • Trailer bikes’ – Trailer bikes can be recommended for the kids who know the basics of riding, but still in need of proper control and balance. They can be attached to your rear rack or seat post. These bikes are recommended for the kids who are aged between 4 to 7 years.
  • Road bikes – When your kid has some sort of experience in riding bikes, you can think about introducing a road bike to him/her. The road bikes can be purchased in many different sizes and you can simply purchase a one based on the specific requirements of your kid.
  • Mountain Bikes – The popularity of kids’ mountain bikes has significantly increased throughout the past few years. They usually come along with 24” wheels. These bikes are less expensive when compared to adult mountain bikes, but you can find almost all the features that is there on mountain bikes.

Bikes for girls and boys

The bikes available out there for the kids can also be divided into two categories as boys’ bikes and girls’ bikes. You will be able to find some significant differences in between these two types of bikes. Hence, it is important for you to pay attention towards the differences and invest your money on the best product out of them. There are no major differences in between girls’ bikes and boys’ bikes in terms of performance. You will only be able to find aesthetic differences, such as the design schemes and colors. Therefore, you need to take a look at the preferences of your child and go ahead with purchasing the best bike out of them.

What other accessories are needed for kids bikes?

Along with kids bikes, a variety of other accessories are also available for you to purchase. These accessories are in a position to enhance the overall experience that your little one will be able to get from the bike as well. On the other hand, these accessories can also deliver an easier experience to the child.

When it comes to the accessories, you need to focus a lot on the clothes that your kid will wear when driving. To get the best experience, it is important for your child to wear appropriate clothes. If your child is wearing dresses and long skirts, you need to think about getting a chain guard as well. On the other hand, a backtrack linked with a crate can also be a good idea, so that your little one can carry some snacks or a bottle of water when riding the bike.

Next, you need to think about getting a lock for the bike. If you are really concerned about the security of the bike, you can go ahead with a cable lock. For example, if there is a high theft rate in your area, you need to think about getting this kind of a lock. But if you are not too concerned about the security, you can get a combination lock. You will be able to get a combination lock at an affordable price tag. They are also available in many different colors and stylish designs.

After getting the bike, you will have to set up some lights to it as well. The LED lights would be a good option available for you to consider in this kind of a situation. You should make sure that the lights you purchase are in a position to complement the bike.

Next, you should buy kids bike helmets. A variety of helmets are available to you under different brands. Giro, Bell and Bern are some of the best brands available for you to consider.

As you can see, many different options are available for the parents who are looking to introduce a bike to the kid. You can think about the requirements of your kid and make the right choice accordingly. 

 

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