Bike Buying Guide

It is important for safety that the bike you choose is the right type of bike for the riding intended. The right type of bike will make your riding safer and more enjoyable.

Kids BMX Bikes

  • Sizes to fit kids from approximately 3 years
  • Training wheels on smaller models to assist balance while learning
  • Wide tyres for extra grip
  • Easy to use pedal brake for safety

Freestyle BMX Bikes

  • Built for fun
  • Strong frame and wheels
  • Smooth treaded tyres for grip

Mountain Bikes

  • Built for comfort and control over rough conditions
  • Suspension fork for smoothing bumps and better control
  • Wide gear selection for easier riding up and down, fast or slow
  • Wheel and frame sizes to suit kids and adults

Cruiser Bikes

  • Built for comfort and being easy to use
  • More upright riding position
  • Comfort features like soft saddle and grips
  • Usually has a basket and/or bike rack for carrying small items

It is important for safety that the bike you choose is the right size for the intended rider. Correct fit ensures your new bike will be safe, comfortable, and will handle correctly. Be careful not to select a bike that may be too big or too small for the rider. The rider must be able to stand astride the top frame bar of the bike with both feet flat on the ground and have at least 25mm clearance (50mm for MTBs).

The rider must also be able to comfortably reach the pedals and operate all the handlebar-mounted controls while in a seated riding position.