FAQ: How To Determineyouth Bike Size?

What are youth bike sizes?

Bike Sizing Kids bikes come in these different sizes which are based on the wheel size of the bike: 12 inch, 14 inch, 16 inch, 18 inch, 20 inch, 24 inch, and now even 26 inch. The wheel size is based on the diameter of the tire (see below) and as each tire size gets larger, so does the size of the bicycle frame.

How do you determine bike size?

To measure:

  1. Find the top of the seat tube (this is where the seat post is held)
  2. Find the center of the bottom bracket (This holds the crank arms together)
  3. Measure the distance between these 2 points.
  4. Record this in both cm and inch to find the right frame for you.

What height is a 26 inch bike for?

Bikes with 26-inch wheels are designed for people 5’0 to 5’5. If you are taller than that, you should look for a bike with 700c, 27.5-inch or 29-inch wheels.

Can a 6 year old ride a 20 inch bike?

A 20 inch bike is generally the best fit to buy for 6 and 7-year-olds. If your child is already 8 or is a very tall 7-year-old, also consider 24-inch bikes as they would offer more room for growth. If a child starts on a 20 inch bike when they are 6 or 7, they can likely continue to ride it while they are 8 years old.

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What size bike does a 5 year old need?

A 16-inch bike is typically the best bike size for five-year-old or six-year-old children depending on their height. This 16-inch bike includes a freewheel and hand brakes which take kids a step closer to an adult bike. The Hedgehog’s hand brakes are durable and small – designed for little hands.

What is the best bike for a child to learn on?

After spending 30 hours evaluating 13 pedal bikes on pavement, dirt, and grassy hills, we’re judging the REI Co-op Cycles REV 16 Kids’ Bike as the best first pedal bike for most kids.

Is a 26 inch bike too big for a 10 year old?

Larger frame sizes usually mean larger wheels, but this is not always the case. 26 inch bikes for adults used to be standard, but 27.5″ and 29″ wheels are becoming much more popular. Most adult bikes that are small enough for an 11-year-old or 12-year-old will most likely come with 26 inch or 27.5 inch wheels.

Can a 10 year old ride a 26 inch bike?

It’s amazing but 10 year old boys vary so much in height, so you need to make sure that you measure him carefully and get the correct size bike. This means some 10 year old boys will need a 24″ wheel bike, while others will be on a 26″ wheel bike and some leggy ones managing a 27.5″ or 700c wheel bike.

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