Riding a bike is a healthy activity which also comes with the style. With a vast variety of bikes available for ride, customers usually get confused. There are many parameters to judge a bike and finding a bike that suits all your needs is quite tough. At the end comfort, durability and built quality are the main aspects which sums up all while judging a bike
Here are the few things which you should keep in mind before buying a bike for your kid.
It is a matter of luck that we find the thing that is compatible to use. In case of bikes, you have a choice of different sizes starting from 12 inches to 24 inches measured through wheel base. Make sure that your child’s feet are properly placed on the ground with a slight bend in the knee. Your kid should also be able to reach the handlebar. If all the requirements are fulfilled, then you have got the exact sized bike for your kid.
Brakes are really important for bikes as without them your child will always have a crash landing. Prefer having both, coaster and handbrakes as this will help your child to learn how to use both brakes. You can always check which one is mostly used.
- Proper hold
Make sure that your child is able to hold the handle bar properly as kids have a tendency to sit in an upright position while riding. If the handle is placed too far for your child to hold it properly, try getting some other bike as far placed handlebar could result in an imbalance and lately, injuries to your child.
- Strong and Durable frame
Bikes should have a strong and durable base as kids usually have a habit of riding roughly. They even use their bikes roughly. Having a more durable and strong frame would increase the life of the bike, giving you a value for money. Having a strong frame is also very important from a safety point of view as a strong frame won’t be having any difficulties in going through bumpy rides.
Bikes have certain safety measure which should always be checked before purchasing a bike for your kids. Chain guard is a must have on every bike as it prevent long shoe lace and long pant ends from entangling in the chain. Every nut, bolt should be checked regularly.
There are different designs available in the market. Make sure you opt for the best according to your needs. There are Girls and boys specific designs available with different functionalities. Make sure to always opt for simple designs as complicated designs can confuse the rider at the time of emergency which may lead to injuries.
A bike should never be overweight for your kid as this may result in imbalance and can lead to injuries. Neither should a bike ever be under weight. An underweight bike can lead to unwanted injuries. Make sure you always opt for the right weight bike.
- Safe wheels
Safe wheels mean safe rides. Make sure you check the safety mechanism on the bike properly before purchasing one. With safety mechanism installed on your bike, your front wheel will be kept in place even if the axle comes out because of any reason. Make sure that the wheels are also of exact size that is compatible to your kid.
- The price tag
If you really want to save money while buying a bike for your kid, then always make sure you purchase non metal bikes as they are lighter and more durable. Make sure to properly check for the exact sized bike that your kid won’t really outgrow in a year or so.
- Always buy from the right and trustworthy place
Always select a store with good reputation and where the salesperson knows every bit of details about the bike. Buying from a store where the salesperson is not at all aware of the product he is selling can lead to wastage of money.
Make sure you ask your kid about their choice as it is the child itself who will ride the bike and he should feel comfortable with it. Also make sure your child opts for the color he likes.