Q: What are kids bicycle sizes based on and what do they refer to?
A: Kids bike sizes are generally determined by the wheel size. This directly correlates to the frame size; as the size of the wheel increases, so does the size of the bicycle.
Q: Does the wheel size correlate to my child's age?
A: Yes and no. You can often estimate what size bike your child will need based on their age, but the best way is going by their height. Kids’ heights can vary quite a bit, and what we find best is to rather use their height or their inseam measurement to best determine what size is most suitable for them. But of course, you should have your child test ride the bicycle before you purchase it, and this is just one of the many ways that our Apex dealers can assist you in making sure you find the right bicycle.
Check out our handy size chart below to determine the right size for your child.