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Finding The Best Kids’ Bicycles In Singapore (2023)

Introducing your child to cycling is an excellent way for them to get active and explore the world. Cycling can be a fun and low-cost weekend activity for the whole family and a great way to keep fit together. There are many health benefits for children, as cycling strengthens bones and muscles, builds stamina, and improves cardiovascular health. Usually, around 12 months old, children can stabilise themselves on bike seat attachments or trailers. Try introducing your little one to the activity by bringing them along on your cycling trips in a bike seat or trailer. Once they are more comfortable and familiar with being on a bicycle, you can consider getting a bike for your little one! Read on to find out which bicycle is the most suitable for your budding cyclist.


Mother helping baby to wear a safety bicycle helmet

What are the types of kids' bicycles?


Cycling is a serious business. There are different types of bicycles with unique features and purposes, from balance bikes to road bikes. Finding the right bicycle for your little one is crucial in keeping them safe while having fun. Here is a brief introduction to the different bicycles and their purposes. Here are the different types of bikes for your child’s learning stages.


Father watching over toddler riding on a balance bike


Balance bikes


Balance bikes are most children’s first bicycles and are suitable for toddlers aged 18 months old to 2 years old. With no need for pedalling, your toddler can start riding when they can walk confidently. As the name suggests, the purpose of a balance bike is to train your child’s balancing skills and to give them the confidence to be on wheels.


Bicycles with training wheels


Bicycles with training wheels are also known as learning bikes. They have two extra back wheels to give more stability when learning to pedal. These are great for learners still gaining confidence to cycle, and the focus isn’t on balancing on a bicycle yet. Most learning bikes allow the training wheels to be removed easily with simple tools, for example, screwdrivers. When your little one is ready, the next step is to pedal while balancing on the bicycle. Remember not to rush the process and progress according to your child’s confidence.


Mother and father encouraging a child to cycle in a park

Standard bicycles


Once your child is ready to jet off on two-wheelers, the fun begins! There is a wide variety of two-wheeled bicycles to cater to different interests and needs. Road bikes are great for long-distance cycling as the thin tires reduce friction and increase speed. Meanwhile, mountain bikes are great for off-road cycling. Their thick tires and grooves grip more to the surface, allowing for all-terrain cycling. For the daredevils, there are stunt bicycles (with BMX bicycles as the most popular choice) for your mid-air flips. Safety should be the priority when cycling. Ensure that your child has all the necessary safety equipment, such as arm guards, knee guards, and helmets.


5 best balance bikes


1. Decathlon Kids' 10" Balance Bike Runride 100

Decathlon black and white balance bike for kids
Image from Decathlon

Key features:

  • Only 3.2kg

  • Adjustable seat height

  • Adjustable handlebar

  • Puncture-proof tires

Price: $59.90

Suitable for ages: 2 and above

Available in 1 colour


2. Globber Go Bike Balance Bike v2

Globber Go black and lime green balance bike for kids
Image from Pupsik Studio

Key features:

  • Only 3.03kg

  • Adjustable seat height and handlebar

  • Reversible frame

  • Puncture-proof tires

Price: $65.00

Suitable for ages: 2 and above

Available in 9 colours


3. Scooter Balance Bike

White balance bike with scooter design for kids
Image from Little Shop

Key features:

  • Adorable design

  • Learn to balance with style

Price: $159.90

Suitable for ages: 2 and above

Available in 2 colours


4. Micro Scooter Balance Bike Dino

Dinosaur design balance bike for kids
Image from Motherswork

Key features:

  • Ultralight magnesium frame

  • Adjustable seat height

  • Holds up to 50kg

Price: $180.00

Suitable for ages: 2 and above

Available in 3 colours


5. Strider 12” Sport Balance Bike

Strider sport black balance bike for kids
Image from strider.sg

Key features:

  • Lightweight, only 3kg

  • Durable and functional

  • Adjustable seat height

  • Puncture-proof tires

Price: $201.00

Suitable for ages: 18 months and above

Available in 6 colours


5 best learning bicycles


1. Decathlon Unisex 14” Kid Bicycle

Decathlon unisex light blue bicycle with training wheels
Image from Decathlon

Key features:

  • Designed for learning how to cycle

  • Easy-to-use and ergonomic stop brakes

  • Removable training wheels/stabilisers

Price: $119.90

Suitable for ages: 3 years and above

Available in 1 colour


2. Polygon Crosser 12” Kids Bike

Polygon Crosser red and black kids bicycle with training wheels
Image from Rodalink

Key features:

  • Designed for learning how to cycle

  • Easy-to-use and ergonomic stop brakes

  • Removable training wheels/stabilisers

Price: $185.00

Suitable for ages: 3 years and above

Available in 2 colours


3. Polygon Alice 12” Kids Bike

Polygon Alice in cream kids bicycle with training wheels
Image from Rodalink

Key features:

  • Designed for learning how to cycle

  • Easy-to-use and ergonomic stop brakes

  • Removable training wheels/stabilisers

Price: $185.00

Suitable for ages: 3 years and above

Available in 2 colours


4. Precaliber 12” Kids Bike

Precaliber royal blue kids bicycle with training wheels
Image from Treknology

Key features:

  • Designed for learning how to cycle

  • Easy-to-use and ergonomic stop brakes

  • Removable training wheels/stabilisers

Price: $349.00

Suitable for ages: 3 years and above

Available in 2 colours


5. Little Tokyobike 16”

 Little Tokyobike milk kids bicycle with training wheels
Image from Hello, Bicycle!

Key features:

  • Delightful colour palette

  • Easy-to-use and ergonomic stop brakes

  • Removable training wheels/stabilisers

Price: $490.00

Suitable for ages: 3 years and above

Available in 3 colours


5 best kid’s bicycles


1. Riverside 100 20” Kids Hybrid Bike

Decathlon kids hybrid bicycle in white
Image from Decathlon

Key features:

  • Single-speed hybrid bicycle

  • Equipped with rear light, front light, and bell

  • Suitable to cycle on an easy nature trail

Price: From $199.90

Suitable for ages: 6 and above

Available in 2 colours


2. Polygon Lovina 20” City Bike

Polygon Lovina kids city bike in green
Image from Rodalink

Key features:

  • Steel city bike with front basket

  • Great for touring the city

Price: From $299.00

Suitable for ages: 6 and above

Available in 1 colour


3. Lil’ Roadster 20” Kids Bicycle

Lil’ Roadster 20” kids bicycle in racing green
Image from Hello, Bicycle!

Key features:

  • Delightful colour palette

  • Great for everyday transport

  • Easy-to-use and ergonomic stop brakes

Price: $490.00

Suitable for ages: 6 and above

Available in 2 colours


4. Marin Hidden Canyon 20” Mountain Bike Junior

Marin hidden canyon silver mountain bike for kids
Image from Rodalink

Key features:

  • Great for mountain biking

  • Smooth disc brake

  • Easy to maintain

Price: $499.00

Suitable for ages: 6 and above

Available in 2 colours


5. Precaliber 20” 7-Speed Kids Bike

Image from Treknology
Precaliber 7 speed voodoo trek black bike for kids

Key features:

  • Lightweight frame

  • Front suspension fork

  • 7-speed gearing

Price: $529.00

Suitable for ages: 6 and above

Available in 8 colours


Finding the right ride


To find the right bicycle for your child, it’s best to let your little one try it out in person before making a purchase. Some things to consider are the height, weight, and size of the wheel of the bicycle. Get your little one to try mounting the bicycle and see if it’s comfortable for them. Other determining factors could be the longevity of the bicycle and the price. Check with the bicycle shop specialists on the features of the bicycles that your little one is interested in. For the more experienced young cyclist, take their interest into account. Are they more city cyclists or nature navigators?


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