The holidays are just around the corner and it’s time to start thinking about what to get the kids to make this holiday season magical! Here at Schwinn, we know that the gift of a bicycle can make the holiday one to remember, so we have gathered up 12 of our favorite kids’ bikes so that you can make this holiday one they will never forget!
The best part about Schwinn’s bicycles in the 12″, 16″, 18″, and 20″ categories is that they have Schwinn SmartStart technology. For over 120 years Schwinn has been making bikes for kids, but this is the first time that Schwinn, or any other bike brand, has completely redesigned a kids’ bike to properly fit a child’s proportions. Up until now, kids’ bikes were made like small adult bikes, but here at Schwinn we know that the ergonomic needs of children are different.
Enter Schwinn SmartStart. SmartStart is a complete reconsideration of all the bike’s touchpoints and how the bike can be made more comfortable and easier for your child to pedal. The size of the grips has been reduced, and the gears have been re-calibrated to give more power for the pedaling effort. Pedaling will be more streamlined so there is better leverage, less knee pressure, and less waddling on young legs. The seat is angled and shaped for smaller bodies and will adjust to grow with your child so they won’t grow out of it as fast. Even the pedals were moved closer together to better fit the real distance of a child’s hips. SmartStart is the fast way to fun and a lifetime of biking for your child.
Not sure what size bicycle your child needs? Have no fear, Schwinn has a simple guide that will get you and your child on the bike in no time. Check out our Guide to Schwinn Kids Bike Sizes now!
1 & 2: Schwinn Koen and Elm
The Schwinn Koen and Elm are new this year and offer three great popular colorways in the full range of sizes; 12″, 14″, 16″, 18″, and 20″. This allows parents to better meet both their kids’ desires and their own desires when it comes to finding that perfect bike! Parents get the fit and SmartStart quality and the child can finally have that “red” bicycle that was so hard to find in 18″!
Each size option has a slight change that is perfect for the age of the child who would be riding the bicycle. The 12″, 14″ and 16″ come with both a coaster and a hand brake which helps your little one get ready for the double hand brakes found on the 18″ and 20″ models, and the 20″ model no longer has training wheels.
Discover the Koen now on Amazon in black, blue and red; $114.99 – $159.99.
And check out the Elm on Amazon in pink, purple and teal; $114.99 – $159.99.
3. Schwinn Roadster Trike
A red tricycle is a classic staple for every childhood, plus it looks amazing under a Christmas tree. But if red isn’t the color for you, don’t worry because Schwinn makes Roadster Trikes in a variety of colors including: Pink, Blue, Teal, Black and Mango.
Check out all the Roadster Trikes on Amazon and choose your favorite color: starting at $89.99!
4. Schwinn Skip Series
Maybe you want to start your little one off on a balance bike instead of a tricycle. There are many great reasons to start your child out on a balance bike, and you can read all about them on our blog post, Teach Your Kid How to Ride. Just like the trike, the Schwinn Skip balance bike comes in a variety of colors and component levels.
Check out the Skip 3 in white or blue on Amazon for $69.99
5 & 6. Schwinn Lil Sunnyside 16″ and Schwinn Lil Fenite 16″
Once your little one starts getting comfortable with their balance bike or trike, it might be time to upgrade them to a 16″ bicycle! While Schwinn has a large variety of colors, price points, and graphical elements for you to choose from, these are two of our favorite 16″ bikes of the season.
The Lil Sunnyside is available at Dick’s Sporting Goods now starting at $189.99.
The Lil Fenite is also available at Dick’s Sporting Goods now starting at $189.99.
7 & 8. Schwinn Elise 18″ and Schwinn Firehawk 18″
Sometimes your child is right in between sizes and they need an 18″ bicycle. While 18″ bicycles are a bit harder to find than the 16″ or 20″ bicycle, a perfect fit is essential for a comfortable ride and an easier learning experience. You can check out your child’s ideal bike size by referencing our Guide to Schwinn Kids Bike Sizes. Both bikes come with double hand brakes and coaster brakes so your little one can start to master the art of braking by hand!
You can check out the Schwinn Elise at Target; starting at $129.99.
The Schwinn Firehawk is available at Target now, starting at $129.99
9 & 10. Schwinn Sunnyside 20″ and Schwinn Fenite 20″
The Schwinn Sunnyside and Fenite are perfect bikes for the child who is getting ready to take off their training wheels for a little more independence. These bicycles still come with coaster brakes to help ease the transition into a more adult style model, and have all the aspects of SmartStart technology to create the best fit for your child.
The Schwinn Sunnyside is available at Dick’s Sporting Goods now starting at $199.99.
The Schwinn Fenite is available at Dick’s Sporting Goods now starting at $199.99.
11. Schwinn High Timber 24″
The Schwinn High Timber is a great choice for the little girl in your life who wants a bike that speaks to her vibrant personality. The Schwinn High Timber has 21-speeds which allows her more freedom from a bike than she has ever had before!
Buy the Schwinn Hightimber on Amazon now for $170.
12. Schwinn Ranger 24″
A 24″ bicycle is the ultimate gift for a young kid seeking independence and a sign that they are leaving their childhood behind. With 21-speeds and no coaster brakes this bike represents all things “big kid” and is a bridge for that child into young adulthood.
Check out the Schwinn Ranger now at Target for $199.99.
Make this holiday magical with a Schwinn! If you have any questions when looking for the perfect Schwinn for your little one, feel free to message us on Facebook anytime Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm central!