How to Get the Right Size Kids Bike: Childrens Bike Fitting Guide

Whether you're planning on buying a new kids bike soon, or you've just noticed that your kid has suddenly shot up in height and is looking a bit clunky on their bike, it is always a good idea to periodically check bikes and helmets are correctly fitted for the kids.

A kids bike is the right size when your child can:

  • Sit on the saddle and rest the balls of both feet on the ground.
  • Straddle the top bar with a comfortable clearance and with both feet flat on the ground.
  • Reach the handlebars with a slight bend in the arms when sitting on the seat.
  • If there are handbrakes, your child should be able to grasp them and apply enough pressure to stop the bike.
See also our kids helmet fitting guide for regular checks to ensure optimum riding safety for your children