Bikes for 5–8 years
From ages 5 and up, most children will be ready to ride an 18" wheel bike. Removable stabilisers are rarely found once we reach this size but can be added if your child has yet to learn to balance without them. However, it’s best to avoid geared bikes if using stabilisers.
Children may start to explore the world a little more. Often, bikes in this category will have gears to help them negotiate any obstacles the terrain throws up at them. You’ll also start to see suspension making an appearance, further enabling children to tackle even more demanding conditions.