Light, good sized children’s bikes, children’s bike finder

41 special brands and 335 children- & Youngster bikes
– from the impeller to the first road bike or mountain bike –

1. Children’s bike finder?

Light children’s bikes – fit to the centimeter

Offers a market overview of light and high-quality children’s and youth bikes – even (still) less well-known brands.

Finds lightweight children’s bicycles in the right size to the centimeter.

Only lists bicycles that meet transparent quality criteria. From the impeller to the first bike to real mountain bikes and racing bikes.

2. Measure

Height and inside leg length or stride length

In order to search for suitable bikes with the children’s bike finder, you should know the current size of your child.

The children’s bike finder can determine the right wheels even more precisely if you measure the inside leg length. It is often referred to as stride length and can be easily determined in two minutes:

Leave your child upright in stockings and underwear with the Stand back against a wall.

Now push a firm book upright between the legs with light pressure as far as possible towards the step.

Measure the distance from the top edge of the book to the floor in centimeters.

The result is the inside leg length – sometimes called the inseam.

3. Let’s go

Find suitable children’s and youth bikes

Do you now know your child’s current size and / or inside leg length? Then enter your height or inner leg length or both in the form fields below and click on "Find suitable bikes".

. don’t you have your child’s measurements ready? Then take a look at a few bicycles in the manufacturer area. Or read the guide articles on the children’s bike finder blog

Children’s bike overview by bike size in inches:

The search for a suitable children’s bike based on body size is better than going by size. Nevertheless, the children’s bike finder also offers a quick market overview of lighter, higher quality, more sophisticated & Child-friendly bicycles according to the size of the wheels:

(For children- & Youth bicycles from 28 inches / 700c please use the Children’s bike search by size of the rider)

Currently in the children’s bike finder blog

The good children’s bike – the best tips. For real.

12 tips for children’s bikes

  • Which size is correct for children’s bikes? And why neither the age of the child, nor the wheel size – 16, 20, 24 inches etc. help to answer this question.
  • Why light weight is particularly useful for children’s bikes. And why this when asked "Hub or derailleur gears?" matters.
  • How long the crank on the children’s bike should be. And what needs to be considered with the geometry (bottom bracket height).
  • Which brakes are suitable for children and which are not.
  • When to buy a children’s bike a year or when – if possible – not.
  • Why a suspension fork on children’s bikes should usually be avoided.
  • Why you shouldn’t let smaller children choose their bikes themselves.

. and other topics:

Children’s bikes at Eurobike 2019 – Part 1: Puky and woom

The children’s bike finder has camped outside the gates of the Eurobike again this year to see what has happened in the children’s bike area in 2019 – or will do so by 2020 at the latest. The first part of the report is about Puky and woom. [Read article]

woom OFF children’s MTB presented & a short woom interview

It has long been rumored that woom would expand their range of lighter all-round children’s bikes to include mountain bikes for children. The first prototypes were then presented by woom at the last Eurobike – at that time still under the working title woom SUPRA. But now it’s really time. The woom OFF are here and the children’s bike finder asked woom a few questions. . [Read]

Bikepacking with "child". Part 1 of X: planning & equipment

"Dad, we can go on a bike tour during the holidays?" That was actually and literally the question my 13-year-old daughter asked me a few weeks before the summer vacation. My answer was immediately. "Yes. " . [Read]

leg&go balance bike – a good gift for small children

Published in Brands, Children’s Bikes, Purchase Advice on Dec 02, 2019

Leg&Go = growing bike, rocking animal, tricycle, bike. , and (coming soon) a snow vehicle. The basic Leg model can be found in all of these vehicles&Go "3in1 balance bike" turn. In three impeller variants directly – and in everything else with additionally available modules.. . [Read article]

The brakes on the children’s bike:
Please no resignation

Coaster brakes are still common on children’s bicycles. Unfortunately. Because low maintenance is pretty much the only advantage of resignation over other types of brakes.
This guide to buying children’s bicycles shows which arguments against back pedal brakes – and for hand brakes – already speak on the first bike. . [Read article]

Wheels instead of training wheels!

Photo courtesy: © 2017 COMESPORT S.A | Published in Guidebooks, Bicycles, Children’s Bikes, Purchase Advice on Nov 10, 2016

Many of today’s parents – including the children’s bike finder – still had training wheels on their first bike. In the end we all learned to ride a bike. But today we know that training wheels do not help, but actually hinder children from learning to cycle. Quite different: impellers. [Read article]


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