Choosing a bike for your child should depend on three factors: your child’s age, height, and the way they want to use it.
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Kids bikes online are available for every age group in Australia, from a balancing bike to a full-fledged mountain bike!
As early as two, a child in Australia begins learning to ride a tricycle or balancing bike (without wheels).
Bikes with stabilisers (between 12 to 14 inches) and balancing bikes that may be modified can be used by children aged three to five to learn how to ride “like a grown-up.”
Inches of Elevation
While your child’s age is essential, it’s also necessary to consider the bike’s size. For children to learn well, they must be comfortable on their bikes. Measurement in inches relates to the wheel diameter.
As a parent, it’s essential to ensure that the bike your kid is learning to ride fits their height and age. This will help your fledgling rider learn quicker and have more fun.
10 to 24-inch bikes are standard sizes.
Their height will determine your child’s bike size.
In the range of 85 cm to 1 m: 10-inch bike (tricycles and balance bikes)
Bike sizes 12 and 14 may be found between the height of 90 cm and 1.05 m. (balance bikes that turn into real bikes).
Between 1.05 and 1.20 metres: 16-inch bicycle.
At between 1.20 and 1.35 m: 20-inch bicycle.
24-inch bicycles are suitable for riders between 1.35 and 1.55 metres tall.
On our website or at your local shop, we provide a sizing guide to assist you in making an informed decision.
When children are six years old, they begin to use their bicycles in a new way. You’ll need to narrow down your options, whether it’s a hybrid, mountain, or BMX bike.
Depending on where you ride, there are a variety of hybrid bikes to choose from, with features like low step-throughs, baskets or panniers, a comfortable seat, mudguards, and more.
A mountain bike is the most acceptable option if you’re going to be traversing more rugged terrain. State parks are the most proper place to ride BMX models.
How Do Children’s Bikes Measure Up?
When choosing a bike for your child, size is the most crucial consideration. With the correct size, you’ll be safer on the road and have a better time learning how to ride.
The size of children’s bicycles differs from that of adults’ bicycles. Children’s bikes are sized according to the wheel size, unlike adult bikes, measured according to the frame. Bikes typically have 12″ wheels for children with smaller wheels, while specific balancing bikes may only have a 10″ wheel. A 24-inch wheel will be the standard for most giant children’s bikes. After that, children learn to ride adult-sized bikes of their size. Check out our Bike Sizing Guide for step-by-step instructions on how to determine your child’s bike size.
When is the Best Time to Get a Bicycle?
According to a new study, children who learn to ride a bike early are more likely to continue to do so into adulthood. And if you’re already a cyclist, you’re undoubtedly excited about the prospect of spending time on two wheels with your child. Balance bikes are appropriate for children who have mastered walking. That is to say, the sooner you get started, the better!
Bicycles on Wheels
Balance bikes have replaced training wheels as the preferred method for teaching children to ride a bike. No pedals mean that the rider must use their feet to propel the bike forward. A terrific approach for children to master the most challenging element of riding a bike — how to keep their balance on two wheels. The move from a balancing bike to a conventional bicycle is as simple as putting pedals on. There won’t be any need for training wheels since they’ll already be able to balance independently. Ten and twelve-inch balance bikes are the most common and are recommended for toddlers and children up to five.
These bikes are called STACY Stability Cycles.
This electric-powered balancing bike is called the STACY Stability Cycle! Starting with a non-powered mode, teach your child how to move the motorcycle ahead with their effort and spin the handlebars for steering. Then, as your child improves their leaning, coasting, and braking abilities, you may raise the power level. As a result of the STACY balancing bikes’ low and steady riding posture, they help kids gain the confidence and abilities they need to ride a traditional kid’s bike. You may crank up the power to full blast after they’ve reached their maximum rad levels!
Finally, it’s time to go out there and enjoy the scenery!
Even if it’s only a short trip around the block, it’s a great way to get your youngster used to riding a bike. You’ll be able to show others how to negotiate streets and crossings safely. Studies have shown that children are more likely to get interested in cycling if their parents participate in the sport. Biking is a great family activity since it encourages everyone to go outdoors and away from their devices. No one ever outgrows the experience, and now that it is so easy to place orders for kids bikes online, go and order yours.