Kids bikes

As parents, we all want the same thing for our kids: a bike that provides safety, comfort, reliability and ease of use without breaking the bank. We want your child’s first riding experience to be as memorable as yours, and that’s why every child’s bike that carries the Trek name is held to the same rigorous standards as all the products that Trek make.

The bottom line is that getting your child on a well-designed machine is more economical for you in the long run, is easier to learn to ride and ultimately more enjoyable for your child from day one.

Kids bikes

They aren't toys

This may go without saying, but a bicycle is not a toy. While the prices of mass merchandise shops may seem enticing, these bikes are often poorly designed and were not assembled by certified mechanics. A bike that may seem “pretty” or “cool” standing next to the toothpaste aisle will often not retain resale value or remain functional for a younger sibling, and is ultimately a bad investment. Trek bikes are engineered and crafted by people who care about bikes and their riders. In the end, a good rule of thumb is that you should never buy a bike where you buy your cereal.

kids bikes

What size is right?

Kids’ bikes range in wheel size from 12-26″. For simplicity’s sake, it’s easy to think about your child’s age when determining which size is best for them. Though the guidelines below are general, they go a long way in zeroing in on where to begin your search.

kids bikes

What size is right?

Kids’ bikes range in wheel size from 12-26″. For simplicity’s sake, it’s easy to think about your child’s age when determining which size is best for them. Though the guidelines below are general, they go a long way in zeroing in on where to begin your search.

kids bikes

What’s a balance bike?

Balance bikes have become popular in recent years as savvy parents have recognised that balance, rather than pedalling, is the most essential component of riding a bike, and should therefore be the starting point of any instruction. They allow small children to push the bike with their feet, and then place them on stationary platforms to coast and practise balancing. It’s easy to think of them as a cross between a scooter and a bicycle. Trek’s Kickster is the best option for the youngest riders, and teaching them to balance early on will make their transition to a bike with pedals much easier.

kids bikes

What else do I need?

Remember that it takes more than just a bike for your kid to have a safe and enjoyable riding experience.

A comfortable helmet that fits properly is an absolute necessity. Your child needs to wear one every single time they step on the bike. To keep things rolling smoothly, a pump and some spare tubes are good to have around. 

Remember that the most important component to your child enjoying riding their bike is you. A supportive and patient teacher is the key ingredient to creating an experience for a child to develop a lifelong passion for cycling.

kids bikes

What else do I need?

Remember that it takes more than just a bike for your kid to have a safe and enjoyable riding experience.

A comfortable helmet that fits properly is an absolute necessity. Your child needs to wear one every single time they step on the bike. To keep things rolling smoothly, a pump and some spare tubes are good to have around. 

Remember that the most important component to your child enjoying riding their bike is you. A supportive and patient teacher is the key ingredient to creating an experience for a child to develop a lifelong passion for cycling.

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