Typically the smallest bike available, 12 inch bikes are generally suitable for kids aged 3 to 5 years old. These bikes generally come with training wheels and may also feature a push handle so the child can be assisted or directed when needed. These bikes are great for the little ones that are ready for pedalling and have out grown their balance bike or tricycle.
Unlike balance bikes, 12 inch bikes will come with pedals and are very much like small mountain bikes with many featuring breaks at the rear with some brands featuring a front brakes operable by a lever. Front brakes are however far more common on 16 inch bikes as children aged 3 to 5 years old don't typically have the ability to use the front brake lever.
Commonly 12 inch bikes come with training wheels to help with balance so your kids can focus on going forward, steering, and learning to brake correctly. Most of these bikes will also allow for the training wheels to be removed to allow kids to go from learning to mastering cycling balance.
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