Apex Bicycles Sizing help: a guide to kids' bike sizes

Sizing help: a guide to kids' bike sizes

Looking to purchase your child's first bicycle, or maybe sizing up to a larger size? Finding the right size bicycle doesn't need to be difficult, so rest assured, we're here to help!

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.
Apex Kids Bicycle Size Chart
Once you find the right bike size for your child, you’ll be ready to shop right here and have the bicycle delivered to your nearest dealer for you to collect. But don’t worry, we've got plenty more information here on what other key items you need like a helmet, how to teach your child to ride, and the ins and outs of training wheels. Keep reading...

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