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.