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Kids bikes

Lightweight, two-wheeled, steerable machine that is propelled by the rider. The wheels are mounted in a metal frame, and the front wheel is held in a movable fork. The rider sits on a saddle and steers with handlebars attached to the fork, propelling the bicycle with two pedals attached to cranks that turn

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Diamondback Bicycles 2014 Mini Viper Kid's BMX Bike 16-Inch

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The best time to start kids on anything is when they’re young, and bike riding is no different. Getting them out on the Mini Viper can teach them to ride, and they’ll also learn about fresh air, being fit, and having lots of fun.

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12-inch kids bikes

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Royalbaby Kids Bikes

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Buyer's guide to kids' bikes

 

In cash-strapped times even cycling parents may consider economising when it comes to buying a bike for their child; after all, they’ll outgrow it in a few years.

 

But here’s the thing: you don’t get forever to sell cycling to your kids. They grow up fast and if you want to enjoy riding together, now and in future, your son or daughter needs a bike that fits properly and that’s light enough to manoeuvre easily.

 

Most children will ride one bike for everything, so with 20in and 24in wheel bikes in particular it pays to look for versatility. Will it go off-road and be suitable for riding to school or friends' houses? What about its appearance? The colour is a big deal for children of any age – much bigger, for them, than the make of brakes or gears.

 

As prices don’t scale down with size, you can expect to pay the same for a new kid's bike as you would for an entry-level adult bike: £300-plus (that's at full RRP – but look out for bargains in sales, online and on the second-hand market).

 

That should get you a reasonable road bike or hardtail mountain bike that won’t weigh a ton – and that last bit is crucial. Check out the list of Related Articles on the right for some reviews of children's bikes.

 

The golden rule

 

If you do nothing else when buying a kid's bike, make sure it's the right size. It's better to progress in stages than to fit your child onto the biggest bike they can pedal; you can always hand down or sell on used bikes.

Riding a bike that you can't control because your feet don't touch the ground and your hands can't reach the brakes properly is no fun. It's also dangerous: crashing puts people off – even kids eventually.

 

We've grouped our bikes into four steps: pre-school (sub-16in wheel), ages four to six (16in wheel), ages six to 10 (20in) and ages nine to 12 (24in). After that, children will be on small adult bikes. But whatever the age of the child you are buying for, here are some other things you should always take account of so that your child gets the new bike that they deserve.

 

Weight

 

Weight makes a bigger difference to the fun and manoeuvrability of a child's bike than yours, because children are smaller, lighter and weaker. A kilo saved from the bike of a six-year-old weighing 30kg is like 2.5kg saved from an adult's.

 

Cranks

 

Children, like adults, need cranks that are about 20 percent their inside leg length. A tenth of overall height is another oft-quoted rule of thumb, and though it yields a longer measurement (few of us have inside leg measurements that are half our height) it's close enough.

 

Wheels and brakes

 

Don't buy big wheels for small riders, they need scaling down too. While a larger wheel will roll over bumps and kerbs better, it will also be heavier (more inertia), and the steering will be less responsive. It's likely that the reach to the bars will be greater too, because the bottom bracket to front axle distance will be greater, and the bottom bracket itself will be higher. All these factors make for a slightly-too-large bike that bit more difficult to control than one that fits.

 

Everything You Want To Know About Kids Bikes

 

The problem today with kids bikes is that parent are being forced to become experts in them. There are so many different varieties, shapes, sizes, materials and even types of kids bicycles on the market that it is a bit daunting. Since we're experts in this field, we're going to answer many questions frequently asked by parents with regard to kids bikes.

 

Different Styles Of Bicycles

 

Generally today, there are two types of bicycles. On the one hand you have the standard bicycles with stabilizers. A stabiliser bike has four wheels - two larger ones like a normal adult bicycle and two smaller ones that are usually placed on the back wheel. This is so that the child will not have to balance themselves while learning how to ride a bike. This is fundamentally flawed as no child, no human in fact, will have trouble pushing pedals. What is need is to learn to balance.

 

This is where balance bikes come in. A very recent invention, the balance bike is a bike that does not have pedals. If this sounds slightly odd to you, don't worry - many people have expressed the same shock when hearing about balance bikes for the first time. However, the idea is both simple and ingenious. A balance bike will teach a child what they most need to learn and that is balance. They also help with co-ordination and most children prefer balance bikes to normal bikes when they are starting out. The biggest problem is taken care (the balancing) and when the kids are ready for a larger bike, all they need to do is push the pedals with their feet... easy!

 

Different Materials For Bicycles

 

The two most common materials used in kids bikes are wood and metal. The wooden bikes are far worse than the metal ones for very good reasons - they are far less durable. They break easier and break more often than a kids bike that has a metal frame. Simply put - the technology to make metal bikes is so much more advanced than that of wooden bikes that getting a wooden bike is a waste of money.

 

Specialized kids bikes, particularly balance bikes, have become extremely popular in recent years. There is no reason you need to feel daunted by the variety out there now that you have all the knowledge contained in this article. You can now buy a kids bike safe in the knowledge that you will definitely pick the right one.

 

During birthdays and holidays, most parents are looking for the ideal gifts that would bring smiles on the faces of their children. Gadgets for gaming purposes are definitely one of the top choices. However, parents who are concerned about their prices and ill effects on health would choose other options. Here is where parents start scouting for the best bikes for kids. These items also come with a high cost. You can make the most out of your purchase though when you are knowledgeable of the considerations on buying one.

 

Size is the first factor to keep in mind when you are shopping for the perfect bicycle for your little one. The diameter of the wheel determines the difference in the sizes of children's bicycles. The height of the seat and the dimensions of the frame are great size references too. When selecting the right size, consider the current age of your child.

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