Children's bicycles: the best tips for buying one
1. the best tips for buying a children's bike
Make sure you get the right frame size: Most children's bicycles are available in different frame sizes. The right frame size is important to ensure that the bike is comfortable to ride and that the child also has the necessary control.
Consider what type of bike is most suitable: would you like a running bike, a mountain bike or would you prefer a normal bike? Running bikes are particularly suitable for the first walking attempts, as they are very stable and the child does not fall over so easily. Mountain bikes, on the other hand, are ideal for longer tours in nature.
Pay attention to quality: Children's bicycles should be particularly robust and durable so that they last a long time even with frequent use. When buying a bike, make sure that it is of good quality.
2 What size should the bike be?
There is no general rule about what size a bicycle should be. The right size for a bicycle depends on various factors, such as the rider's height, weight and preferred riding position. As a rule, the bike should be chosen so that the rider can sit upright with both feet on the ground. The suggested body size and age always serve as a guide in our offers.
3 What equipment is important?
A bicycle should always be well equipped. This includes a good saddle, non-slip pedals and grips. Of course, the saddle and handlebars should be easy to adjust ergonomically. For younger children, gears should not be used. For the first bike with gears, we recommend a hub gear.
4 How safe is the bicycle?
The brake is the most important factor. Especially for children's bicycles, it is advisable to have a hand brake for the front tyre and a coaster brake. This way, the braking force is transmitted more to the rear wheel by the force of the legs than to the front wheel by the brake lever. This allows the bicycle to be braked safely. It is also much more intuitive for children to brake this way. The back-pedalling movement is almost natural for children and also only logical. When a child pedals backwards, the bicycle must also stop.
If you want to buy a bicycle for your child, there are a few things to consider. The bike should not be too big, but also not too small. A good guide is when the child should have both feet on the ground and still have some air between the saddle and the handlebars. The handlebars should be set high enough so that the child is sitting upright and the arms are slightly bent. The pedals should also not be too far from the saddle. If you have any questions or need tips, please feel free to contact us at any time.