CHOOSING THE RIGHT BIKE 

When choosing your child a bike it is important to get the right size for a safe and comfortable ride.

Kids’ bike sizes are a lot easier than adult bikes. With adult bikes it is the frame that is measured and this can be done in inches, centimetres or simply small, medium and large, depending on the brand. With kids bikes everyone measures them using the size of the wheel. So, when you see a kids bike referred to as a 12” or 20” it is the wheel size they are talking about.

Working out what size of kids’ bike a child needs is normally done on a combination of their age and height. The exact sizing will vary slightly depending on the bike but as a rough guide you can use the following:

Age

Height

Wheel size

3 to 4

Under 100cm

12”

4 to 5

100cm to 120cm

16”

6 to 8

120cm to 135cm

20”

8 to 12

135cm to 145cm

24”

Once a child is over 145cm (5 feet) they can start moving onto small and extra small adult bikes. If they are aged 2 to 3 (or under 80cm) then a Balance bike is a good option. There is no difference in sizing between most boys and girls kids bikes.

Cuda Bike Sizing

Model

Min Saddle Height

Max Saddle Height

Wheel size

Runner

36cm

43cm

12″

Blox 12″

43.5cm

49cm

12″

Blox 14″

45cm

53cm

14″

Blox 16″

48.5cm

63cm

16″

Mayhem

60cm

73.5cm

20″

Energy

60cm

73.5cm

20″

Kinetic 24″

67cm

85cm

24″

Kinetic 26″

73.5cm

89cm

26″

 

 

Cuda Bmx Sizing

Model

Top Tube

Wheel Size

Dirt Squirt

16.45″

16″

Shredder

19″

18″

Fluxus Micro

16.19″

18″

Fluxus Mini

17.6″

20″

Fluxus Junior

18.74″

20″

Fluxus Expert

19.5″

20″

 

 

Sizing a child

Size a Child