Kids Bike Sizes Guide – A NEW Trick to Finding the BEST Fit
Looking Beyond Child Height and Wheel Size
What’s the best way to find the right size bike for a child?
Using your child’s inseam in relation to the bike’s seat height is the best and most accurate way to ensure a perfect bike fit. The frame and the tire size work together to determine the seat height of a bike. So by selecting a bike based on seat height, versus tire or frame size, you can ensure a great bike fit for your child even if they’ve never had a chance to try out the bike before you buy it!
The four steps in the kids bike sizing guide below will help you easily navigate the various kid bike sizes.
So where do I find the best bikes and their seat heights?Not to worry, we’ve got you covered! Most bike companies don’t publish the seat heights of their bikes so we’ve measured the seat heights of over 50 different bikes for you! You can access seat heights for all kids bicycle sizes using the comparison charts at the bottom of these pages:
For additional information on child bike sizes and what other features you should look for when shopping for a bike, check out our article Best Kids Bikes: The Authoritative Buying Guide.
For young kids that have never ridden a bike, a balance bike is likely a better option for them. Check out Why a Balance Bike Should be the First Bike for Your Toddler.