What are standard bike sizes for kids?
These different wheel and frame sizes help companies design bicycles that will fit kids of all ages. The most common sizes are: 12 inch, 14 inch, 16 inch, 20 inch, and 24 inch.
How do you determine bike size?
- Find the top of the seat tube (this is where the seat post is held)
- Find the center of the bottom bracket (This holds the crank arms together)
- Measure the distance between these 2 points.
- Record this in both cm and inch to find the right frame for you.
Is a 20 bike too big for a 6 year old?
The most popular bike sizes for young kids are 16- 20- and 24-inch, and there’s overlap in ideal rider height between each of them. (Additionally, 14-, 18-inch and 22-inch options exist, but they are much less common.)
What is the best bike for a 6 year old?
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.
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.
What size bike does an 8 year old need?
The best bikes for children aged five to eight are bikes in the 16 inch to 24-inch range. Most five to eight-year-olds will be best suited to a 16 or 20-inch bike, but taller or more confident riders may be ready for a 24-inch model.
Can a 7 year old ride a 16 inch bike?
In general, children between the ages of 3 and 5 can comfortably use bikes with 12-inch diameter wheels. Kids between 4 and 7 years old will need 16-inch wheels, 5- to 10-year-olds require 20-inch wheels and kids from 8 to 14 years old will need a bike with 24-inch diameter wheels.