Trek Kids Bikes
Bikes For 2- 4 Year Olds
Your child is ready for their first bike, how exciting! At this age you'll be looking for features like coaster brakes and training wheels. Most toddlers will be on your standard 12" bike or perhaps a balance bike or tricycle. Every once in a while we see a bigger child in this age group that may be able to handle a 16" wheel bike but in most cases the 12" is the way to go, it's more easy for kids to move due to it's size and weight.
Bikes For 3 - 6 Year Olds
At 3+ years old kids are now looking to get into a 16" wheel bike. Bigger kids will enjoy the added space on the bike and the ability to go faster and further with less effort. Trek's 16" wheel bikes come with training wheels that can be easily removed when the time comes. Trek kids bikes in this size range are also mainly coaster brake equipped for safety and ease of stopping.
Bikes For 5 - 8 Year Olds
Now your little ones are hitting the big time, they're into the 20" bike realm. Once here you'll start seeing bikes that incorporate hand brakes, multiple speeds and the occasional suspension fork. Bikes in this size range can come with a coaster brake setup and a hand brake or dual hand brakes and a freewheel. These bigger bikes allow the rider who's a bigger 5 year old or growing 6-8 year to really start to stretch their legs a bit more. Trek kids mountain bikes and road bikes are now a part of the landscape as well as your classic single speed kids bikes.
Bikes For 7+ Year Olds
Well you've hit the last step on the kids bike bike ladder, once here you're dealing with bikes for the 7-8 year and older rider. These bikes are equipped with 24" wheels, dual hand brakes and freewheels. More models in this size are equipped with suspension forks and the occasional disc brake set up. These bikes will hand huge amounts of freedom and adventure to your young rider before they finally hit the age where they will need their first adult bike. Legit kids mountain bikes and kids road bikes will now be on your radar at this point in your child's cycling journey.