As the days are getting shorter and the weather is getting cooler, it’s time to start thinking about going back to school. Maybe your child needs a gift as motivation to get A’s, or maybe your child is thinking about biking to school more while it is still nice outside. Whatever the reason, it’s a great time to buy a kids’ bike. To make the search easier, we are going to break down the best back to school boys and girls bikes in each size category.
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!
12” Girl’s Bicycle: Schwinn Tigress
The Schwinn Tigress is an adorable kids bike, perfect for the beginning rider. With a Schwinn SmartStart frame designed especially for kids, and training wheels, included the Schwinn Tigress is the perfect bike for your child to start their bicycle journey on. Plus, because it is so cute, your child will want to ride it everywhere to show it off.
The Tigress is available on Amazon now for $89.99.
16” Girl’s Bicycle: Schwinn Iris
The Schwinn Get control and stability on the Schwinn Iris. The Schwinn Smartstart design and removable training wheels make it easy and fun to learn how to ride. With it’s classic ombre paint design and adorable basket and streamers, your child will love spending hours riding their bike.
You can get the Schwinn Iris at Target for $99.99.
18” Girl’s Bicycle: Schwinn Elise
The Schwinn Girls’ Elise bike not only has a fun, bright design complete with a front basket and streamers, but also offers a perfect fit for your aspiring rider. The removable training wheels make it the perfect transitional bike into a 20″ without training wheels and will help inspire confidence in your young rider.
You can check it out now at Dick’s Sporting Goods for $139.99.
20” Girl’s Bicycle: Schwinn Cimarron
This lightweight kids mountain bike is perfect for taking your young rider to the next level. With a light aluminum frame, twist shifters, and front suspension to absorb bumps on the trail, the Cimarron is a top choice for any kid looking to gain more confidence on their bike.
Get it at Dick’s Sporting Goods for $229.99.
24” Girl’s Bicycle: Schwinn Episode
The Schwinn Episode is a perfect bicycle to get to school or to take on the trails. With 21 speeds and sport tires, it will get your child where they want to go while increasing fun spent outdoors!
Check it out at Dick’s Sporting Goods for $299.99.
12” Boy’s Bicycle: Schwinn Tiger
Your child will want to learn how to ride a bike when they see the Schwinn Tiger. Equipped with Smartstart geometry, it will better match the rider’s small frame for a more enjoyable learning experience.
Get it at Target for $89.99.
16” Boy’s Bicycle: Schwinn Cosmo
The Schwinn Cosmo is hard to miss with its bright blue and silver colors and racer style. Designed with Smartstart, it has a more comfortable riding position for your little one. Equipped with a water bottle, coordinating seat, chain guard, front plate, and sport rear fender, this bike is ready to go.
Check it out at Walmart for $72.77.
18” Boy’s Bicycle: Schwinn Mototrax
With bright gold wheels and a laser printed saddle, the Schwinn Mototrax brings style to your child’s ride. Its Smartstart geometry better matches a child’s body type for more comfortable riding, giving your child more confidence as they transition from training wheels to two wheels.
Check it out at Walmart for $99.
20” Boy’s Bicycle: Schwinn Thrasher
The Schwinn Thrasher is the perfect upgrade from your child’s beginner bike. This mountain bike is lightweight and has front suspension, so it will be able to handle all the adventures your child takes while riding it.
Buy it at Dick’s Sporting Goods for $229.99.
24” Boy’s Bicycle: Schwinn Campus
The Schwinn Campus is a versatile bike that comes with sport tires, 21 speeds, and a sleek, grown up design. It is perfect for riding to school, for exercise, or just for fun.
Buy it today at Dick’s Sporting Goods for $299.99.