How to buy a bike as a gift

Bike GiftTo buy a bike as a gift for a child who is just waiting to explore and learning to become adventurous is the best thing he/ she could receive.

Bicycles are unpretentious and wonderfully graceful machines that appeal to all children from a very young age. The best thing about bicycles is that they can take you where you want to go much faster and using much less energy than if you walk or run. When you are choosing a bike you must ensure that the bike you finally buy fits the young person’s age requirements.

Here are some guidelines to help you select the correct bike, one that is appropriate for the child’s biking needs.

A few suggestions

  1. First and foremost, fix a budget. There is almost no limit to what you can spend on a new children’s bike so calculate what price range you are willing to pay and try to consider only those bikes that fall within that price range.
  2. Check out different sizes in different brands to find a bike that is the correct size for your child. Remember that children’s bikes measure only the wheel size and not the frame size so you need to ensure that while straddling the bike, the child is able to stand with his/ her feel flat on the ground without trouble.
  3. You could consider buying a bike that has modifiable handle bars and seat posts. The height of both the seat as well as the handle bar can be adjusted to keep pace with the increasing height of the child. This way the bike will last a couple of years more than usual.
  4. It is very important that you pick a dealer who is interested in selling you the right bike and not the more expensive one. There will be some bikes that do not feel right and so you have to find one that best suits your child’s requirements.


  • Buy a color and style that you think best suits the child or ask the child to choose one herself/ himself.
  • Buy a bike that has aluminum rims - they are lighter and also stronger.


  • Do not forget to get a helmet for your child when you buy the bike.

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