Both boys and girls aged between 5 and 7 years old are generally well suited to 16 inch bikes. Typically bikes of this size will have training wheels and no gears unlike the larger sized kids bikes. Around the ages of 5 to 7, children may not have developed a lot of the strength required for riding, so the weight of the bike will be an important consideration.
With lightweight frames and a smaller diameter wheel ensuring easy handling for learning to ride, a 16 inch bikes are a great introduction to using pedals for young riders. Most 16 inch bikes will include training wheels as standard to provide stability for riders, which can easily be removed as their confidence and ability progresses.
There are a variety of options available in 16 inch bikes, including unisex, girls 16 inch bikes and boys 16 inch bikes. Distinct features separate these options, with frame designs and function specific to boys and girls, as well as colour options. 16 inch bikes are similar to 12 inch bikes, with the biggest difference being that they are typically a second bike, after children have grown out of their previous bike and have the basics of riding under control.
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