Bicycle frames are constructed from materials which place emphasis on being strong, lightweight and stiff to aid power transfer. Aluminium, titanium, steel and carbon are widely used in all levels of frame production.
Major bike manufacturers produce a new range of bikes on an annual basis and this determines the model year of a particular bike. This annual turnover is fuelled by advancing technology, industry trends and customer demand for a particular feature or style of bicycle.
Bicycle wheels come in a wide range of sizes from 12" wheels found on smaller Kids Bikes to larger 29" Mountain Bike and 700c Road Bike wheels. Larger wheels are normally faster and more stable at speed and their larger contact patch improves grip too. Smaller wheels are normally lighter, more manoeuvrable and have quicker acceleration.
Wheel sizes are defined by the country that first popularised the style of bike that used them - so you'll see some imperial and some metric measurements listed. Wiggle includes the ISO standard in brackets after each for ease of comparison.
Kid’s bikes are designed specifically to suit the needs of young children. Wiggle stock bikes for your small loved ones such as balance bikes with no pedals/brakes, all the way up to mini replica race bikes with 24" wheels.
Bikes allow children to have a sense of freedom, and allow them to be active at the same time. Kids bikes at wiggle are purposefully designed to suit the rider. Smaller components being used to suit the small bodies sat upon the bike.
Check the size guide of the model of bike you are interested in for further details and measurements. Balance Bikes are suitable for 2-4yr olds. 16 inch wheel bikes are suitable for 4-7yr olds. 20 inch wheel bikes are suitable for 5-10yr olds. 24 inch wheel bikes are suitable for 8-14yr olds.