Bigger diameter wheels on a smaller frame? Great choice!
When the bike fits great, it's a joy. Not only is it great for your child to ride, but their ride is healthy, safe and fun. But did you know that you don't have to go by frame size alone when choosing a bike? A smaller frame can be fitted to a larger bike.
Parents often ask what size bike frame to choose. It's a good idea not to rely on the manufacturer's size chart, but always try the bike out. Also, never just go by the recommended age - every child grows at a different rate. The choice of a bike should always be approached individually.
While one child may be perfectly suited to a bike with a larger frame, another child may be suited to a smaller frame fitted to a larger bike. It is the latter option that suits especially smaller children who have a predatory cycling spirit and like to go on longer bike rides.
What are the advantages of such a bike?
Better stability and great riding characteristics
Larger diameter wheels on a smaller frame increase stability and improve the bike's balance. This is especially appreciated by beginner cyclists and smaller children who may feel unsteady or have a harder time keeping their balance on a taller bike. Children feel safer on such a bike and gain the necessary self-confidence and self-esteem through riding. The larger diameter of the wheels also makes them feel great to ride, and they are able to travel a much greater distance.
Thanks to the larger diameter wheels, children can reach higher speeds and cover more distance with less pedalling effort. Children can therefore travel a much faster distance without getting too tired. They can therefore cover much longer distances than with smaller bikes.
Longer service life
Did you know that a larger wheel diameter can also mean longer life? Bigger wheels are much better at overcoming obstacles and absorbing shocks. This can also reduce the risk of damage to wheels and other frame components.
A seamless transition to a larger wheel
Thanks to the smaller frame and larger wheels, your child has no problem moving up to a larger bike size later on. He or she has the necessary confidence and has no problem with stability. He adapts to the new bike more quickly.
Fitting a smaller frame with larger wheels is a great option. Children can cover more distance faster with bigger wheels, while riding comfortably, safely and finding the ride less challenging.
Not sure what size fits your child? Let him try the bike out. That's the only way to make sure the bike fits him perfectly.