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Kids Bikes: Comparison Charts and Rankings

Starter Bikes

12 to 16 inch Bikes

Perfect little bikes for the smallest riders!

Find the best kids pedal bike for your young rider, whatever their skill level.  Whether they’re hesitant to get riding or are already tearing up the trails, we have options for every child!

Top Ten List – Our list of the best bikes by size

Comparison Chart – Our master comparison chart of kids bikes by tire size

Not sure what size you need?  Be sure to check out our sizing guide.

12 - 14 inch

Age: 2 to 4

Inseam: 15″ to 20″

Clothing Size: 3T – 4T

Height: 36″ – 41.5″

16 inch Bikes

Age: 4 to 5

Inseam: 18″ – 22″

Clothing Size: 4T – 5

Height: 41″ – 43″

Youth Bikes

20 and 24 inch Bikes

Geared and single-speed bikes for all levels of riders

From single-speed cruisers to 8-speed bikes with trigger shifters, we’ve tested them all!

Top Ten List – Our list of the best bikes by size

Comparison Chart – Our master comparison chart of kids bikes by tire size

20 inch Bikes

Age: 5 to 7

Inseam: 19″ – 25″

Clothing Size: 6 – 8

Height: 44″ – 54″

24 inch Bikes

Age: 8 to 11

Inseam: 23″ – 26″

Clothing Size: 10 – 12

Height: 51″ – 59″

Mountain Bikes

20 to 26 inch Bikes

Amazing little rigs for young groms just getting started

Lightweight and responsive bikes designed to hit the trails.  From basic single-track to more technical cross country, we’ve tracked down the best mountain bikes for beginning riders.

Mountain Bikes

Age: 5 to 12

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