HOW TO SIZE A CHILD
Height is the easiest way to size your child to a bike. You should also measure your child’s inseam, this will tell you if your child will be able to stand over the toptube of the bike comfortably.
Height: Stand the child with their back flat against a wall and measure from the floor to the top of their head.
Inseam: Get your child to hold a book between their legs as far up as it will go. Measure from the ground to the top of the book.
Use the chart to the left to select the correct size bike. Alternatively pop into any Go Outdoors store to try the bikes.
They come in five sizes: 14”, 16”, 18”, 20” and 24”. There are two colours per size and the bikes are suitable for children aged between 3 and 11 years old.
This is the distance between the ground and the toptube of the bike frame. Your child should be able to stand over the bike comfortably in this position. The standover measurement should be around 1-2cm shorter than your child’s inseam.
This measurement shows the distance between the saddle at it’s lowest position and the pedal at it’s lowest position. This measurement should be shorter than your child’s inseam.
This measurement shows the distance between the ground and the saddle when it’s in it’s lowest position. Your child does not necessarily need to be able to stand flat on the ground when they are on the saddle but it could help with confidence when transitioning between a balance and pedal bike.
You can use these detail measurements to check if your child will be able to reach the pedals when sat on the saddle.