Before Buying a Bike for Your Kids, Know These Things

16in_mini_bruiserbeachcruiser_thumbnailKids love bikes. Childhood memories are often filled with rides we took on a cool bicycle. But, now that we’re all grown up, finding a cheap bike for boys or girls can be a difficult task. If your child has never ridden a bike before, you’ll need to put some extra thought into your purchase. To make this experience unforgettable for your kids, you’ll need to find the perfect bike that is safe, affordable, and easy to ride.

Here are some factors you should consider when looking to buy cheap bikes for boys or girls:

Height and Age: It’s easy to use height as a measuring factor to decide the correct size of the bike. But, be careful, it might be misleading too. As your kids age, the bike may not be appropriate for their height. So, let your children take a test ride and see if it is comfortable enough for them to ride and grow into.

Confidence and Ability: If the bike is easy to ride, control, and gives your kid confidence, they’ll love to ride. They’ll be the masters of their domain! If you give them something they can grow into, this adds longevity to the bike and puts less strain on your wallet. But, don’t buy a bike that is too big. This prevents them from riding it until they reach the correct age and initially instils some fear of riding. So, buy a bike that perfectly matches the ability and confidence of your kids, gives them a balanced ride, and helps them learn bike-riding skills at a young age. If your kid is already an experienced rider, buy a bike with a little extra growth capacity. This will save you from buying a larger bike just a few years down the road.

Physical Fitness: A bike is an excellent way to get your kid outside and get some exercise. They can do this with their friends, family, or on their own (properly supervised, of course). To give them the confidence to get out and exercise, they must be able to sit comfortably on the bike while keeping both the feet on the ground. They’ll also need to reach the handlebars comfortably and be able to straddle the top bar with ease. If any of these are uncomfortable, find a different bike.

No that you know what to consider before buying a bike for your kids, check online for cheap bikes for boys and girls.


Author: Bikes Xpress is a family owned business recently under new ownership and management in 2015 located in Broward County, Florida. Our mission has been to serve the recreational and urban cycle lifestyle enthusiasts. We are committed to providing our clients with the highest quality products with unsurpassed customer service. We are dedicated to giving our customers the best online shopping experience possible. Our merchandise includes the most cutting edge products as well a continually expanding bicycle including electric bikes, skateboards, scooters, bicycle accessories and much more. Our goal is to educate our customers about everything related to the recreational and urban cycling lifestyle from how to train your children to ride a bicycle to how to maintain your bicycle and much more! Most importantly, as owners who also include a licensed physician, we hope to educate our customers on all of the health benefits of cycling with the goal of increasing longevity.

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