How to Buy the Safest Bike for Your Kids at Your Local Bicycle Shop

Think back to the time when you got your first bicycle. The excitement, the magic, and euphoria you felt at that time was unparalleled. Cruising down the street with the wind in your hair, you suddenly had a peek at the glory and power of unlimited freedom. Yes, kids love bicycles and parents love getting bikes for their children.

Fortunately, there is a good variety of styles, models and makes that you can choose from when you go shopping for bicycles for your kids. While toddlers like tricycles, older children prefer the regular two-wheelers. Many adolescents prefer the lowrider bike.

Lowrider bikes are based on the design of a motorcycle. They have high handlebars, broad tires, long wheelbase and a casual, laid-back riding position. Handlebars are designed to position the arms at eye-level. Low riding position adds to this comfort. Additional features like straight-laced spokes and sissy bars add to the comfort and pleasure of the bike. The main purpose of the bike is not to speed, but reliable, comfortable performance.

Beach rider bicycles are flashy, sturdy, comfortable, safe and unique. As far as kids are concerned, their most attractive feature is their unique, individualistic look. If you want to express your indviduality — and what teen doesn’t?! — it’s got to be a beach cruiser!

Tips to Keep in Mind While Choosing Bicycles for Kids

Variety

Twenty years back, there were limited choices if you wanted to buy bicycles for kids. But, these days, the market is saturated with brands, colors, models, features and choices. You have kiddie bikes for the small, mountain bikes for those who like a rugged ride and two-seaters for kids who like to ride with a friend. With so many choices, you need to pay attention to two important things: Quality and your needs.

Buy a bike that meets the needs of your child. For most teens, beach cruisers are the safest option. The low back design is kind on the back and the sporty style looks ultra-chic. These bikes are not high on speed and their design is such that they give maximum balance and grip on the roads.

Craftsmanship Is Just as Important

Many parents like to go with the latest fad, but you need to pay attention to things like the material used, brakes, shock absorbers, seat, pedals, wheels and so on. For instance, coaster brakes are safer for smaller children while hand brakes may be used once the child is over 9-years-old. The safety and versatility of the biking experience depends on all of these.

The Size of the Bike Also Matters

As far as bicycles for kids are concerned, the size is determined by the wheel diameter. Have an expert decide the right size for the bike for your kid. The last step is to locate a reputable dealer!

With bicycles coming in so many colors and designs, you might want to give your child a free hand when selecting the colors and design of the body. Girls generally like to opt for shades of pink but don’t take it for granted that your daughter will appreciate the hot pink you selected!

 

Also, if your kid happens to get hurt in an accident. Get in touch with us if you need any legal help!