Best Kids’ Mountain Bikes: Choose the Right Wheels for Your Child
Get your children out and about on the trails with these top kids’ mountain bikes
Durable steel-framed bike designed specifically with children in mind and kid-size proportions for comfort and ease of use. Includes a fully covered chain for increased safety and is available in a range of fully-adjustable sizes to fit all ages and heights. Includes a lifetime warranty.
It comes in three different neutral colors (black, blue, and red) to suit all tastes. Features both rear coaster and front caliper brakes for additional stopping power and increased peace of mind.
Package does not include the allen wrench required to complete assembly. Also, the bike is relatively heavy for its size.
A hardtail mountain bike with six-speed Shimano gears, linear-pull hand brakes and a durable 13-inch steel frame designed for children aged five to nine. Handlebar shape encourages upright riding to reduce back strain, and Kolo 1200 suspension fork provides a smoother ride. Includes lifetime warranty.
Available in two different colors (solar flare gloss pink and metallic cyan) to suit both boys and girls. Its 1.95-inch wide tires are suitable for aggressive riding on both pavement and more rugged terrain.
Instructions in the owner’s manual cover several different bicycles, which can make assembly difficult. Also, the bike’s saddle is particularly uncomfortable.
Steel-framed mountain bike in orange with Hl Zoom 40mm travel fork for improved suspension, six-speed Shimano drivetrain for helping on hills, and fat tires for high performance on all types of terrains. The 20-inch wheels make this an ideal fit for kids aged four to nine or those between 44 and 55 inches tall.
Easy to assemble with RideReady status, which means brakes and tires are all sorted. The only assembly required is attaching the front wheel, seat, and pedals. Brake levers are adjustable for each individual child.
The bike frame is much smaller than wheel size and the product description suggests, and it’s unlikely to fit kids who are taller than average. The tires that come with the bike reportedly wear down very quickly.