I was 8 when I had my first, semi-serious bike, and compared to my other memories of that time, this one is pretty vivid. It was a Constrictor BMX, and it was blue. It wasn’t the best looking bike, it wasn’t even new when it arrived, but I loved it. I suppose many feel the same way about their first bike. A kid’s first bike, after all, is their first taste of independence. And, trust me, for a kid, very little compares to having their very own bike.
So, if you’re thinking about getting your kid their first bike, we’d suggest that you give it a lot of thought. After all, there are more options today than there were in the past when the only noticeable difference between kids’ bikes was their color. Today, there are so many kids’ bikes available on the market, some with more features than others, that it can take more than a while to decide.
And this is why we decided to help you out. In this article, we’ll give a roundup of what we think are the best kids’ bikes that are available on the market today. Hopefully, you can decide which one is perfect for your little one by the end of this listicle.
Guardian Lightweight Bike
This bike is phenomenal as a kid’s first bike. Its frame’s top tube slopes downward for kids to be able to step in and out of the bike with ease, and it has a low center of gravity that makes it easier for kids to balance. Speaking of the frame, it is also made from aluminum, which makes it both light and sturdy.
One thing we liked about this bike is its brake system. It’s got great stopping power, which adds to its overall safety. It also comes packaged with all the tools one will need to set it up, so you wouldn’t have to ransack the garage for tools to use.
We can definitely recommend this bike, especially if your kid is around 8-13 years old; it is lightweight, safe, easy to use, and comes in a variety of color combinations that kids will surely love.
Woom 2 Pedal
This bike is made for younger kids, around 3 to 5 years old. We found it to be very easy to assemble, which is something I’m sure parents will appreciate. The parts were simply made in such a way that precluded one from scratching their head about what to do. Again, the stress-free assembly is definitely a plus, in our opinion, because we’ve handled many kids’ bikes in the past, and very few were as easy to assemble as this one was.
The frame is aluminum and is, therefore, relatively light for its size. It’s also got a long and rather low wheelbase, the benefit of which is twofold: it makes it easier for a child to slip in and out of the bike, giving the bike more stability and balance.
If your kid is around 3 to 5 years old and wants to transition from a balance bike to a more mature pedal one than this could be the perfect bike for them, it has a low center of gravity that makes balancing especially easy for kids. It’s a bit more pricey than other bikes of its kind, but the quality and safety features make it a worthwhile investment.
Goplus Freestyle Kids Bicycle
This is one bike that has a lot of adjustabilities (both the seat height and handlebars are adjustable), making it suitable for kids from 2 all the way up to 8. This is one of the things we particularly liked about this bike; actually—it can last a long time and virtually grow with your kid given its adjustability.
It also comes with training wheels, for when your kid is too young to balance by himself. And they, of course, can be removed eventually, when your kid learns how to ride without them. It also comes with very responsive front and rear caliper brakes, which mightily add to the bike’s overall safety.
All in all, this is a great bike that your kid can grow with. We particularly liked the adjustability of the bike, which makes it a great first bike that kids can learn how to bike with, and eventually use normally once they’re old enough to ride without training wheels.
RoyalBaby Girls Kids Bike
The online reviews of this bike are very good. It looks like many are happy customers of this bike. And, really, we can’t blame them, given how cute this bike looks. Of course, it isn’t just cuteness that makes this an excellent choice as a first bike for your child; it also happens to be well-constructed, with all the bells and whistles your kid will need.
The enclosed chain guard is a nice touch, especially for a girls’ bike, as it will protect your kid from either getting greased or getting her skirt stuck on the chain. The bike also has thick, knobby tires that will handle all kinds of terrain without any problem. It is also fitted with front and rear brake calipers for added safety.
Also, just look at the bike, it looks so incredibly cute, with colors that any little girl will love. It even has a basket in front, so your kid can lug around her other stuff.