However, thanks to heaps of great research, good reviews, and personal experience, I hand-picked 3 of (what I would consider) the best of the best bikes for kids.
These bikes are available in cool colors, with tons of awesome features for kids who love nothing more than hopping atop a bike on a summer afternoon.
I would have loved to have had one of the following bikes when I was a kid. Alas, these bikes are modern and equipped with top-notch everything—plus, all three come with training wheels, adjustable seats, and easier-grip handlebars.
Huffy Boys Rock It Bike
For little adventure seekers, this rockin’, Rock It bike is great for curb-riding, adrenaline-charging, quick-pedaling riders. The all-steel frame is built to be more durable and stronger than the average bicycle, making it neat-o, top-notch for performance and stunt rides.
The quick-release padded seat adjusts subtly to match the natural contours of a kiddo’s rear, which might sound strange, but it is actually super comfortable and convenient because, let’s face it, most bike seats are unpleasant.
Of course there are training wheels, a safety kickstand, and padding between the handlebars.
Diamondback Clarity Girls’ Bike
This bike is one to grow with.
For beginners, there are training wheels and a simple-to-handle steer and pedal mechanism for smooth rides and easier navigation. However, when beginners feel they have mastered the art of bike riding, they can opt for the advanced rider features. This includes taking off the training wheels, getting familiar with the race-prepped handlebars, and learning how to shift the bike in 7 speeds.
The linear pull-up brakes are stop-on-a-dime awesome, and the entire bike is lightweight and sleek for convenient toting and storage.
RoyalBaby BMX Freestyle Kids Bike
Great for outdoorsy youngsters.
This bike has a BMX theme that makes it a smash hit with little tricksters-to-be. It is sporty, but classic with a BMX performance twist.
Most of the features are adjustable to grow with kids as they get bigger and better as bike riders. There are three height options, as well as detachable training wheels, pump-powered brakes on the handlebars, and a water bottle beneath the seat.
The tread on the wheels is a-okay for all-terrain riding, and while there are five colors available, I am partial to cool orange and black.
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