Learning to ride a bike is a rite of passage for most kids, and many parents are also excited when it comes time to buy their child’s first bicycle. Of course, this might be a process that raises a lot of questions, since kids’ bikes are sized differently than bikes for adults, and the top bike brands for kids aren’t the same ones you might look at as an adult rider.
At Ajo Bikes, we are happy to introduce young riders to their first bikes. We also understand the unique safety and sizing requirements for young riders, so parents can rest assured that they are making a solid investment. Read on for some helpful bike shopping tips before you head to our store to browse our selection of kids’ bikes in Tucson.
Choosing The Right Bike for Your Child – Types of Kids’ Bikes
Training Wheel Bikes
Advanced Kids’ Bikes
With any type of kids’ bike, size is an important consideration. Generally, sizing recommendations are made based on age, but you should always measure your child’s inseam before shopping, since kids will grow at different rates. Here is a look at the basic age guidelines for bike sizing:
- * 12” wheels – Ages 2-4
- * 14” wheels – Ages 3-6
- * 16” wheels – Ages 5-8
- * 18” wheels – Ages 6-9
- * 20” wheels – Ages 7-10
- * 24” wheels – Ages 9-12