Cycling is a sport that every kid loves - it’s fun, exciting, and good for health. Apart from keeping your child active and fit, they can use it to commute between school, tuitions, and playgrounds. It can also help them give the confidence to travel alone at a young age and make them independent.
From toddlers to teens, choosing a kids' bike means thinking about balance, size, safety, and comfort.
How to choose your kids' cycle?
Child’s Age: Whether it's a balance bike, one with stabilizers, or your child's first mountain bike, there's a bike for every age! Children can start learning to ride a tricycle or balance bike (a bike without wheels) from the age of two. In order to learn to ride "like a grown-up", kids between the ages of three and five can use bikes with stabilizers (12 and 14 inches) and balance bikes that can be converted.
Child’s Height: When your child is learning to ride a bike, you need to make sure the bike is of the right size for their height. This will make learning faster and more fun for your budding cyclist. Bike sizes vary from 10 to 24 inches. Depending on your child's height, they will need the following size of bike.
Between 85 cm and 1 m: 10-inch bike (tricycles and balance bikes)
Between 90 cm and 1.05 m: 12- and 14-inch bikes (balance bikes that turn into real bikes).
Between 1.05 m and 1.20 m: 16-inch bike.
Between 1.20 m and 1.35 m: 20-inch bike.
Between 1.35 m and 1.55 m: 24-inch bike.
To help you choose, we have the size chart on our website and in our local stores.
Usage of Bike: From the age of six, kids start using their bikes differently. Whether it's a hybrid, mountain or BMX bike, you will need to refine your choice.
There are different kinds of hybrid bikes available depending on whether you cycle in cities or in the countryside, with features such as a low step-through, accessories such as a basket or panniers, a comfy saddle, mudguards, etc. For riding on slightly rougher terrain, a mountain bike is the best. BMX models are best used in state parks.
Now you don’t have to worry about questions like-- what size bike does my child need, what should be the seat height, how light should it be, etc as these are always on your mind before purchasing because child’s safety is of utmost priority for you and so is it for us! We design safe and efficient bikes that can be easily operated. At Decathlon, we have a range of bicycles for kids. B'Twin Kids Cycle comes with V-brakes (to provide powerful yet smooth braking) and a lifetime warranty. It comes with stabilizers or training bars (sold separately) that can be fixed without tools and a built-in chain guard to keep children away from the drivetrain.