These bicycles for kids are pretty special - and when you check out the list you will perhaps understand where I am coming from. There are bikes for just about any age child on this list, having special features that allow even toddler age children to become skilled at this sport.
Here they are...
1. Strider PREBike Kids Balance Running Bike
Ages: For kids 18 months to 5 years of age
This is one bike that I would most definitely recommend for toddlers to younger children - it uses the concept of conquering balance and riding skills before adding peddling to the mix.
Merchant Info: If your toddler can walk, your toddler can ride a Strider Sports PREbike. The Strider Sports PREbike teaches your child balance and coordination, developing glittering confidence.Trikes and bikes with training wheels simply can’t do this.Traditional bicycles place too much focus on learning to pedal – skimping on developing your child’s motor skills. And these bikes are heavy, clunky and difficult for toddlers to control. The Strider Sports PREbikeTM is the natural progression from a ride-on or push toy.Yes, bike riding becomes a easy and fun when you teach your child balance and coordination before pedaling. With NO pedals and NO training wheels, your toddler powers the Strider Sports PREbikeTM using their feet safely on the ground; allowing them to learn to balance a bike at their own pace. So ditch the tricycle and training wheels, and teach your child to ride a bike sooner and safer with a Strider Sports PREbike.
2. Kazam Kids Balance Bike
Ages: For kids 3 to 6 years of age
Here is another balance bike on the list of the most popular bikes for kids 2010. This one has a bit of a lower price tag than the Strider, while being for a slightly older age range.
Merchant Info: Kazam provides an alternative way to learn to ride a peddled bicycle based on the concept of balance first, pedal last. It is a training bicycle that assists children ages 3-6 to balance, increase coordination and ultimately ride a traditional bicycle for the first time with confidence. This customized toddler bicycle has the steering and balancing challenges of a traditional bicycle but it has no pedals, chain or training wheels. It is uniquely designed with a foot rest area for balancing, thereby making the transition onto a peddled bicycle quicker and seamless!. Features: For children 3-6 years old teaches child to balance and increases coordination Step-through design features super-low stand over heightand foot rest area Seat QR and pnuematic rubber 12? tires Steel frame. Complete bike weighs 9.9 lbs.
3. Schwinn Jasmine 16 Inch Bike for Girls
Ages: For girls approximately 4 to 8 years old
Just for the little ladies, a bicycle based on the character "Jasmine" of the Disney Princess lineup. (Available in either pink or blue versions.)
Merchant Info: Whoever said youth is wasted on the young never got to ride a Schwinn as a kid. The Schwinn Jasmine 16-inch girls' bike is a perfect example, with a number of high-quality features for the beginning rider. The Jasmine is outfitted with a low stand-over frame with a unicrown fork, double-wide rims for stability, 3-inch Super Street white tires, and heavy-duty training wheels. As a result, your daughter can ride with confidence until she's ready to take her next steps with a bigger bike. Plus, the bike is as fashionable as it is functional, with a fun light blue color, a matching handlebar bag, and streamers on the end of the grips. Other features include a full top-wrap chain guard that keeps pants and laces free of tangles, a cushioned saddle, safety pads, a BMX-style handlebar with a two-bolt stem and alloy cap, a one-piece BMX crankset, and both a coaster brake and front and rear caliper brakes.
4. Spider Man BMX Bicycle for Boys
Ages: For kids of various ages, based on size
OK "Spidey" fans! Here is a special bike just for you. =)
Merchant Info: Give your child’s spidey senses a workout with this 12-inch Spider-Man- themed BMX bike. Built for stability and comfort, the bike boasts such features as a heavy-duty steel frame, rear coaster bikes for sure stopping, pneumatic 12-inch knobby tires, a reinforced seat, and a fully enclosed chain guard for maximum safety. More significantly, the bike is ideal for bicyclists-in-training thanks to its set of secure training wheels. And your child will love the variety of Spider-Man decals and graphics, which are dispersed throughout the bike. Measuring 34 by 34 by 18 inches (W x H x D), the Spider-Man bike is a must-have for the budding superhero in your family.
5. Disney Princess Girls Bike from Huffy
Ages: For girls of various ages, based on size
Another bike on the list just for the little ladies. One feature I imagine would be particularly loved is the fun pack on the front for carrying little ladies' necessities. =)
Merchant Info: A great choice for a little girl’s first bike, the Huffy Disney Princess 16-inch bike for girls features a delightfully decorated steel frame with princess decal decorations that’s complemented by colorful accents on the pedals and wheel rims as well as streamers. The bike also includes a handlebar pad, an enclosed chain guard, and a princess-themed backpack that attaches to the top bar (and is handy for stashing small stuff while on a ride). It also features white knobby tires for excellent traction (16 x 2.125 inches) and a padded seat that’s easily adjustable. Training wheels offer stability while learning and can be easily removed while coaster-style brakes make stopping a breeze for new cyclists (the bike also includes front caliper brakes). It also features include an enclosed chain guard to help prevent snags and dirty pants cuffs. Recommended for ages 3 to 6.
Depending on exactly your needs or what you have in mind in terms of shopping around for a great bike for kids this year, the list above may or may not have what you want. There most certainly are more top bicycles to choose from, some for kids of an older age group and some others for the very young ones as well.
- Top 10 Kids Bikes 2010 - Squidoo Parenting and Kids