How to choose a bicycle for your child

There are many factors that must be taken into account when choosing a bicycle for the little ones. We leave you with a useful guide.

If you are thinking about buying a bicycle for your son or daughter and you don't know very well what parameters to choose, you have to take some things into account how the age, the height or the weight. The height It is usually a very common factor when choosing a good bicycle that suits him well. 

What bike can I choose based on my height?

It is very important to keep in mind that the size of the bicycle is usually measured according to the size of its wheels, since it is determined by the diameter. A bicycle with, for example, 12" wheels will be classified as a 12" bicycle and so on with all types of wheels.

The taller our child is, the larger the size we need, for example:

With that little guide we would have already found the suitable bike size, but more factors are missing.

The size of the wheels is important to be able to be well adjusted to the size.

What height should there be between the seat and the floor?

It is very important to find the right measurement between the distance from the bottom of the saddle and the ground, since the height of the seat is the most precise indicator of how a bicycle will adapt to our child.

What is the right seat height for your child? Well, it's easy to know, we simply have to see if your crotch is correctly positioned, if the saddle does not match your crotch, the seat is incorrectly fixed.

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The weight of the bicycle.

It is very important to take into account the weight of the bicycle that we are going to give to our child. Normally adult bicycles usually weigh around 20% of our weight, but on our children's bikes, the weight is usually almost half theirs.

It is very important to look for a bike that weighs less than 40% of its weight or it could hurt him in his first falls or in his silliest falls. If we look in any good range bicycle store we will see that they will show the weight of these. 

Length and type of brakes.

The length of the bicycles is very important, we must look at the distance between the axles, since the shorter it is, the more difficult it will be for them to maintain balance. A good bike is usually the one that has long distance between their axles.

It is very important to know what type of brake our child's bicycle will have, coaster brakes usually go bad for them, and the hand brakes are usually the best option since from the age of 3 and a half they usually have enough hand-eye coordination to stop well. 

And last but not least you should always ensure your safety with helmets, kneepads, elbow pads and if necessary training wheels

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