As a parent who is an avid cyclist when it came to choosing a bike for my kids there was a multitude of questions I had to ask myself. How much to spend? What style of bike? Where are we going to ride? Reasons to buy a lightweight kids bike?
Lightweight kids bikes take away the stress of teaching children to ride. Designed to make learning to cycle quick and easy. They allow riders to balance, pedal, and stop with control.
Fun is the most important element to riding a bike when you are a kid. As a parent the benefits for their health and well being is a bonus. Majority of lightweight kids bikes are designed with children in mind. Children need a smaller Q-Factor (the lateral width between the feet when pedalling) to be both comfortable and efficient. The fun factor of a superior build quality, lighter bike is more likely to help build a lifelong love of cycling whilst also being better for their health in the long run.
When it comes to price lightweight bikes are a little bit more expensive. But there is a reason why heavy bikes are cheap. Normally made of heavy metals like steel and fitted with cheaper heavy parts. When it comes to sell the bike on when your child has outgrown it. You will get a better return on a lightweight bike. A lightweight bike at £325 while it is more expensive you would easily be able to sell it for £200+. Buying a bike shaped object from a toy shop for £100 would probably become £10 when you come to sell it.
A brilliant brand of lightweight kids bikes are Frog Bikes. Specifically designed for children. They also come in a variety of colours and equipped with mudguards.
If you have a child who is just learning to ride hopefully our guide on how to teach your child to cycle in less than 30 Minutes will help.