Schwinn Roadster Tricycle
Schwinn Roadster Tricycle

Best tricycle

The Schwinn Roadster Tricycle is our top pick, thanks to its superior safety. Like recumbent bikes for grownups, young riders sit low on the Schwinn, reducing the chance of tipping. Plus, the steel frame and rubber tires mean it'll stand up to all the abuse an active child can dish out during play. Read the full review

Est. $70 Estimated Price
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FirstBIKE
FirstBIKE

Best balance bike

The FirstBIKE's lightweight frame is made from a durable composite material that is practically weatherproof, unlike kids' bikes with wooden or steel frames. This makes the FirstBIKE easy for parents to clean and maintain – not to mention durable in case it gets left out in the rain by a forgetful child. Read the full review

Kettler Classic Flyer Retro Bike
Kettler Classic Flyer Retro Bike

12-inch kids' bike

Reviewers say the Kettler Classic Flyer Retro Bike's durability surpasses that of many other kids' bikes on the market. The frame is composed of heavy-duty steel that will stand up to years of abuse. The training wheels can be removed and the seat height adjusted, allowing the bike to grow with your child. Read the full review

Schwinn Scorch (Jasmine)
Schwinn Scorch (Jasmine)

16-inch kids' bike

Unlike most kids' bikes, the Schwinn Scorch (for boys) and Schwinn Jasmine (for girls) comes equipped with front, rear and coaster brakes. Reviewers say this provides good stopping power and teaches kids how to use hand brakes while they still have the familiar coaster brake as a backup. Both bikes have a steel frame, chain guard and removable training wheels. Read the full review

Islabikes Beinn 20
Islabikes Beinn 20

20-inch kids' bike

The Islabike Beinn 20 is packed with more features than nearly any other kids' bike on the market, making it our favorite 20-inch kids bike. It is lightweight, has six gears and handles well on paved streets and dirt trails. It has an aluminum frame, aluminum rims and steel spokes, though it lacks the suspension system of mountain bikes for adults. Read the full review

Est. $450 Estimated Price
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