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How do you know when your child's bike is too small?

Oct 04, 2023Medewerker BikeFlip

Your child's bike seems to be too small, but how can you be sure? It is easier to see if your child has already cycled for a longer period of time. You will also notice it in the clothes, which are now a lot tighter. So read on to know when your child's bike is too small and it's time for an upgrade.

When is your child's bike too small?

Kids grow so fast, which means they outgrow their bikes almost every year. Because children don't grow and cycle! The first thing you can do is take a look at the saddle height . The saddle is often at its highest point, until it can no longer be raised.

Also look at the feet and knees when the little one, or rather the increasingly bigger one, is cycling. For example, the toes should be able to touch the ground without having to lean on that side of the bicycle. You must also be careful that the leg is not completely straight (i.e. locked) when you kick down.

Measuring is knowing

Do you want to be sure of the perfect size? Then try our BikeFinder . Then we will help you step by step with finding the right size children's bicycle.

Is it okay to let children ride on a bicycle that is too small?

If the bicycle is too small for your child, this will not cause any acute problems in the short term. Unless they don't hit the steering wheel with their knees every time and they can steer normally. Also make sure that they can easily turn the steering wheel. Because if this is not the case, they have little control over the direction and it can therefore become dangerous.

On the other hand, in the long term it can lead to a painful groin as well as various hip, knee and back problems.

In addition, it will simply become an uncomfortable experience and they will lose their enthusiasm for cycling. Just send them to school by bike every day.

And how do you find the right size bike?

So you now know that it is time for an upgrade, but now you want to be sure that your child will cycle well on it for the time being. Once you have measured your child, please view our size chart . This also contains useful points of interest to see whether the bicycle size is actually suitable for your child.

Have you ever thought about a subscription to a children's bicycle?

BikeFlip is not just a children's bicycle subscription, but is the sustainable children's bicycle subscription. Where we carefully restore forgotten and unused bicycles. So you can easily exchange the bike for a larger one when it has become too small again. It can't get any better, right? Yes, we also have free delivery and exchange service. And if something is broken, we will come to you for free to repair it.

Would you prefer to try out the bike yourself? Then that is also possible, easily make a test appointment here .

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