A bicycle from Santa Claus? Recall the most common mistakes when choosing a bike

21.11.2023

Christmas is just around the corner and Santa Claus is already getting busy choosing presents.

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A bicycle from Santa Claus? Recall the most common mistakes when choosing a bike

Christmas is just around the corner and Santa Claus is already getting busy choosing presents. Are you thinking of delighting your children with a new bike under the tree? Then join us in remembering the five most common mistakes parents make when choosing one.

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The smaller version of the adult bike may be cute, but you'd better forget about it. A child is not a shrunken adult, and his physical proportions, as well as his abilities, skills, strength and endurance, are radically different from those of an adult. That's why he needs a bike that is not just a smaller version of the adult one, but one that fully respects his needs and capabilities.

2. Frame geometry

A bike as a bike? No way! Be discerning and choose a bike that fits your child perfectly. Beany bikes have a unique and sophisticated geometry that fully matches the physiology of a child's body. The frame is shorter, the handlebars are narrower and all the chosen components are adapted to the child's hand and foot so that children can easily control them with respect to their motor skills.

3. Too heavy a bike

You should never underestimate the weight of a bike. If the bike is too heavy (sometimes you even see bikes that weigh more than half the child's weight!), this has a negative effect on the biomechanics of sitting, overloading the child and forming bad movement habits. Not to mention that riding such a bike will be challenging and not fun for the child.

4. Non-fitting components

The whole bike and everything it is fitted with must fit precisely. Brake levers and gears must be adjustable and fit the child's hand well. A good bike is identified by the child being able to brake safely and quickly, not having to fumble or move their hand over the handlebars and not having to exert excessive force when changing gears.

5. Torpedo braking

Do not buy a bike that brakes with the rear footpeg, called a torpedo brake. It's no use confusing children and teaching them a different way of braking when all bikes from larger sizes onwards already have conventional lever brakes.

Jesus, do you know?

Do you know what the best bike looks like? Then go get it right away. jump on it! 😊

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