As the name suggests, 20 inch bikes are equipped with wheels that are 20 inches in diameter. These smaller 20 inch bike wheels ensure easy handling for kids whilst they learn to ride and build up their riding confidence. These bikes are generally suitable for children between the ages of 7 to 9, or approximately 108cm - 129cm tall. These bikes are most commonly of the mountain bike style or BMX bike style. If you’re unsure about what size bike will suit your child, your best option is to visit your local 99 Bikes location for a professional bike fit.
Unlike the 12 and 16 inch kids bikes, 20 inch kids bikes do not typically come with training wheels, although these can be purchased separately for most 20 inch bikes. 20 Inch bikes are the smallest size of bike models that begins to see typical adult bike features with gears and front suspension common in kids mountain bikes. Single shift gears are the most common as they're uncomplicated and a great introduction to the basic's of the system for kids.
Boys and girls 20 inch bikes come with many similar features, with different features being frame design and colours. Girls 20 inch bikes more often than not feature a frame design with a slight bend or slope in the top tube to increase comfort and mounting confidence. Boys 20 inch bikes will feature a straighter top tube frame geometry for added strength and a more sporty look.
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