4 Things to Remember While Choosing the Best Bike for Your Kids

If your child wants to get a bike, then you may be wondering: what kind of bike is more preferable for my kids? Some bikes are built for certain kinds of kids. For example if your kid is timid, then the best bike for them would be a small bike so your child won’t get intimidated or scared.

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If your child is already big then the right bike for them would be a bike that is suitable for their weight. In general there is no such thing as “the best” bike, but there are various bikes out there that suits different types of kids.

Choosing Best Bike

There are also a lot of ways that you can buy a proper bike. You can buy through the Internet, or you can buy from a bike shop.

The problem with asking your child to pick a bike is that they might choose something that is not built for their body type and personality. It is important that when you buy a bike for your child, you take your child with you but you need to help them pick the right one.

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Secure Your Budget

Before you buy your child a bike, you must always make sure that you have a budget set aside for it. When you take your child to a bike shop, they will of course become excited and would want to buy the first bike they see that looks attractive to them.

Make sure that you stay firm, and help them choose a good bike that is within your budget. Remember that you need to be practical when it comes to choosing a bike for your child. But it doesn’t mean you buy a flimsy bike.

You can find a good quality bike for cheap. So always check the quality – make sure it is sturdy, won’t rust quickly, and that it is able to withstand any kind of weather condition.

Secure Your Budget

Sure, expensive bikes are always superior to cheap bikes but if you do your research, you can find a good bike even with little budget. And more than anything else, your child deserves the safest and the most reliable bike you can get.

Used bikes are fine too but you have to make sure that it is in its best condition and it is not wobbly or unstable. If your budget is tight, you may want to consider buying a used bike instead.

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Consider Your Child’s Biking Skills

If your child is still young or around 3 to 7 years old, you should be buying them a bike with training wheels. A child’s first bike needs to be reachable and easy to use. 

It is also important that they are able to stop the bike when they feel that they are going to fast, which means that their feet should be firmly planted on the ground for them to stop.

You are teaching your child to learn how to balance on a bike, so that means that their inseam should be very close or equal to the minimum seat height on the bike. 

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It is important that your child has enough room between the handlebars and the seat so that it allows them to run naturally. As a parent you should always make sure that your child is always comfortable and can reach everything easily.

This is so that they do not get into an accident or end up clipping their feet in the wrong places, or so they can stop very easily when they find that they are about to get into an accident or crash into something.

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Size

If you have been reading bike buying guides, you should know that your child needs to be seated correctly on the bike for them to use the bike properly. 

A child’s position when biking plays a large role in terms of how well they can ride their bikes. If you haven’t read about this before, take note that the bikes should be lower and easier for kids to balance themselves on.

Children who are learning to ride a bike for the first time will often ride their bikes slowly than those who are already used to riding a bike. This is why it is better that you get your child a bike that makes reaching the ground easy for them to do.

Size

The easiest way to determine the differences in wheelbase is to look at the amount of space between the seat and the handlebars. Before you have your child try out a new bike, make sure that you are there to guide them and make sure that they are safe at all times.

Children who get into an accident and especially if they are riding for the first time, will end up getting scared when riding a bike. They will also have a tendency to not continue riding their bikes anymore after a traumatic experience.

Ensure that you give your child the confidence that they need to continue riding even if it means riding a bike with them for weeks until they have built confidence in their abilities.

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Terrain

If you think your child will frequently ride his or her bike in dirt roads and trails, then a mountain bike is best suited for him or her. On the other hand, if your child will often bike in paved or cemented roads, then a road bike is more appropriate.

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Wrap Up

It is important to make sure that your child has a bike that is suitable for him or her. This helps make sure that they will enjoy riding a bike instead of dreading the experience. Choosing a bike for your child is not as simple as buying the first bike you see.

It’s also not a matter of getting a bike in their favorite colors. Always consider their safety, size and learning ability when picking a bike. In addition, consider your budget and the terrain your child will be biking on frequently.

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