14" Kids Bikes

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14" Kids Bikes for Sale

The choices for 14in kids bikes can be quite limited, with much of the bike industry keeping to the wheel sizes of 12, 16, 20 and 24in. Some bikes such as Byk's E250 skip the industry's more common 12in kids bike size in favour for a larger 14in wheel.

A larger wheel will typically offer greater stability, a smoother ride and increased speed. Most importantly though, your child has to be tall enough to manage the larger wheel size.

12" versus 14" Kids Bikes

Should I get my child a 12 or 14in bike to start with? It's a common question we get at BikeExchange and one that doesn't have a simple answer. The 12in kids bikes are recommended for children between 85 to 100cm in height. Whereas a 14in bike is typically designed for children between 95 and 110cm in height. Much of this choice is likely to be decided by your budget and brand preferences.

One notable exception to this is seen with the ByK E250 which has a recommended rider height of 85-103cm, despite its larger 14in wheels.

At BikeExchange, we're big fans of teaching children to ride with a balance bike instead of a traditional 12 and 14in kids pedal bike. A balance bike is well suited to children between the heights of 85-110cm and by the time they've mastered it they'll likely be ready for a 16in or even 18in wheeled pedal bike.

See our range of balance bikes here.

Head back to our kids bike page for a look at other size children's bikes.