Detailed advice for choosing the right size children's bike

Before making your purchase, make sure your children will be comfortable on their future bike. If you're unsure of the perfect bike size, here are a few things to check, in addition to age and size.

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So that learning to ride a bike is always a pleasure, we have designed our BEMOOV bikes so that their ergonomics are adapted to each age and each body shape.

If you're unsure about the right size bike for your child's age and height, just measure the child’s inseam, to make sure his/her feet will touch the ground when aboard the new bike.

The buttons opposite will help you choose the model of BEMOOV bike that is perfectly suited to your child.

Evaluate the child’s skill level to choose the right size bike

After checking the child’s age and height, you need to assess your child's learning level.

If your child is just beginning

If your child is under 6 years old, or if your child is not yet comfortable on a bike: he or she must be able to put both feet flat on the ground.

The child's inseam must therefore be equivalent to or greater than the minimum saddle height.

To be sure, find all the dimensions in the "geometry and dimensions" tabs of each bike.

If your child is comfortable on a bike

Starting around the age of 6, children are generally more comfortable on their bikes. They also developed their sense of balance.

If this is the case for your child, he/she can have the saddle high enough so that only the tips of his/her feet touch the ground.

The minimum saddle height can therefore be between 5 and 10 cm above the child's inseam (see the table below).

choisir une taille de velo enfant selon son niveau

Measure inseam size

The best way to ensure a perfect bike fit is to consider your child's age, height and inseam, which you can compare to the minimum saddle height of the bike.

choisir une taille de velo enfant en mesurant la hauteur de l'entrejambe

How to measure your child's inseam?

Have your child put on their shoes and stand up straight against the wall, touching the wall with his/her heels.

Then measure the distance between the floor and the top of the thigh. For more precision, you can squeeze a book between your child's legs and measure the distance between the floor and the top side of the book (as in the image opposite).

In the table below, you can compare the measured height with the saddle heights of our bikes.

Comparative table to choose the right bike for your child

To sum up, we also offer you a "Geometry and dimensions" tab containing all the dimensions for each of our models.

Child's ageChild's heightChild's inseamMinimum saddle heightMaximum saddle heightSuitable bike
From 18 m. to 4 yearsFrom 80 to 100 cmFrom 32 to 44 cm31 cm41 cmM12
From 3 to 4,5 yearsFrom 95 to 110 cmFrom 40 to 46 cm41 cm50 cmM14
From 4 to 6 yearsFrom 105 to 120 cmFrom 44 to 51 cm45,5 cm55,5 cmM16
From 5,5 to 8 yearsFrom 115 to 130 cmFrom 49 to 60 cm55 cm69,5 cmM20
From 7,5 to 11 yearsFrom 125 to 145 cmFrom 58 to 70 cm64,5 cm80 cmM24

Is choosing a bigger bike a good idea?

Defnitely not! Choosing a bigger bike is not a good idea at all! Choose a bike that is the right size for learning and fun. A quality bike can be resold easily when the child outgrows it!

Balance bike or pedal bike? With or without gears? what about the brakes?

The BEMOOV range of children's bikes is designed according to an optimal learning model.

The child can acquire balance and control of one brake and then of two brakes with the BEMOOV M 12 and M 14, and learn to pedal with the BEMOOV M 14 or M 16

It is once balance, pedaling and braking are acquired that we recommend learning to use the gears with the BEMOOV M 20 and M 24.

The main thing is that the bike is always a pleasure for your child! 

conseils pour choisir une taille de velo enfant
Des vélos adaptés à la morphologie et au niveau de votre enfant

Bikes adapted to the body shape and level of your child

Discover and compare our models of children's bikes specially designed to promote learning and the joy of two wheels.

Des freins de vélo plus faciles à utiliser pour apprendre à s’arrêter

Easier-to-use brakes for learning to stop

The safety and comfort of children are a priority, whether they are beginners or experienced. This is why we have designed suitable braking systems.

Des commandes pour comprendre les vitesses facilement

Guides to understand speeds easily

As with the brake colors, these visual guides allow the child to understand the operation of the mechanism in an instinctive and educational way.