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Kids Bikes Ireland


Browse our wide range of children's bikes online for boys and girls from Irelands leading Bike shop - The Edge Sports Shop, Cork.

Kids' bike sizing is essential to ensure that young riders have a safe and comfortable cycling experience. Bike sizes for children are typically indicated by the diameter of the wheels, and common sizes include 12-inch, 14-inch, 16-inch, 18-inch, and 20-inch bikes.

Here's some information on what these sizes mean and how to choose the right one for your child:

  1. 12-Inch Bikes:

    • Wheel Diameter: 12 inches
    • Age Range: Typically suitable for children aged 2 to 4 years old.
    • Features: These are small and lightweight bikes with training wheels. They are an excellent choice for toddlers who are just starting to learn how to ride.
  2. 14-Inch Bikes:

    • Wheel Diameter: 14 inches
    • Age Range: Suitable for children around 3 to 5 years old.
    • Features: These bikes are slightly larger and often come with training wheels. They provide a bit more stability and room for growth compared to 12-inch bikes.
  3. 16-Inch Bikes:

    • Wheel Diameter: 16 inches
    • Age Range: Typically for children between 4 to 6 years old.
    • Features: 16-inch bikes are a step up in size and are often available with or without training wheels. They provide more room for growth and increased stability.
  4. 18-Inch Bikes:

    • Wheel Diameter: 18 inches
    • Age Range: Suitable for children around 5 to 7 years old.
    • Features: These bikes are larger and typically come without training wheels. They are designed to help children transition to a more "grown-up" bike.
  5. 20-Inch Bikes:

    • Wheel Diameter: 20 inches
    • Age Range: Generally for children aged 6 to 9 years old.
    • Features: 20-inch bikes are a popular choice for older kids. They come in various styles and can be used for both recreational riding and more serious cycling.

Bikes with 24-inch and 26-inch wheels are typically designed for older children and teenagers, and the appropriate age range can vary depending on the child's height and riding experience. Here's a general guideline:

  1. 24-Inch Bikes:

    • Wheel Diameter: 24 inches
    • Age Range: These bikes are generally suitable for children and teenagers aged 8 to 12 years old, although the specific age can vary based on the child's height and riding ability.
    • Features: 24-inch bikes are a step up from smaller kids' bikes and are designed for older, more experienced riders. They come in various styles, including mountain bikes and hybrid bikes, and are suitable for both recreational and more serious riding.
  2. 26-Inch Bikes:

    • Wheel Diameter: 26 inches
    • Age Range: 26-inch bikes are typically suitable for teenagers and older children aged 12 and up. However, as with all bike sizing, the right fit depends on the individual's height and riding skill level.
    • Features: 26-inch bikes are often considered youth or junior-sized mountain bikes. They are designed for more advanced riding on various terrains and offer greater versatility for older riders.

When selecting a bike for your child, it's important to consider not only their age but also their height and inseam length. The right size bike should allow your child to comfortably reach the pedals and handlebars while maintaining proper posture. Many bike manufacturers provide size charts and guidelines to help you choose the appropriate bike size for your child based on their height and inseam measurement.

Additionally, as your child grows, you may need to upgrade to a larger bike to ensure their safety and comfort. Proper sizing ensures that kids can enjoy cycling while developing essential skills and confidence on the bike.

Our experienced and expert team are on hand to help you select the right bike. Our kids bike product range and stock is regularly updated with the latest available children's bikes on the market!

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