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Bike Fit


The number one mistake parents make is buying a bike that is too big for the child so that he/she can "grow" into it. This is just as dangerous as too small.








Oversized (and undersized) bikes are potentitally dangerous and also lead to the child developing bad habits when riding the bike.





For proper seat height there should be a slight bend in the child's knee when the pedal is down. For younger children they should be able to sit on the seat and touch the ground with the balls of their feet.




For proper handlebar height the bar should be high enough for the child to sit comfortably on the bike. The bars should be tilted so that the reach to the bars is also comfortable for the child.






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