A kid bike can be a good way for your child to exercise and feel independent, and a deal makes the purchase sweeter. Let’s dive into the current deals for kids’ bikes.
Deals we recommend, last updated on Wednesday April 14, 7am PDT:
Diamondback Bicycles Cobra 20 Youth 20" Wheel Mountain Bike, Orange
Diamondback Bicycles Cobra 24 Youth 24" Wheel Mountain Bike, Blue
Diamondback Bicycles Mini Viper Youth BMX Bike
Huffy Kids Hardtail Mountain Bike for Girls, Stone Mountain 20 inch 6-Speed, Solar Flare, 20 Inch Wheels/13 Inch Frame, Model Number: 73818
Hiland 20 Inch Kids Bike BMX Bicycles Freestyle for Boys Teenagers Green
Diamondback Bicycles Octane 24 Youth 24" Wheel Mountain Bike, orange
Let Kids Ride in Sweet Style with Bright,Eye Catching LittleMissMatched 20" Girls' Bike,Multi-Color,with Rear Brakes,BMX Style Handlebars,an Adjustable Seat,and a Mounted Carry Bag,for Ages 8-12
How to Choose a Kids’ Bike
Picking a bike for kids isn’t as easy as you’d think. Here are some criteria to consider.
Are you buying the bike for a little kid, or an older kid? Picking a bike that is the right size, while allowing some room to grow, is ideal. The size of the tires determines what age it’s suited for, with 12″ being good for toddlers and 24″ being good for older kids.
Because your kid is probably still small, you want a bike that is lightweight and easy to carry. Naturally, smaller bikes will weigh less, but different bikes may be made from lighter materials. With that said, the frame of the bike should be durable. You want a frame made from quality materials and not cheap plastic.
You want a bike that has good brakes in order to keep your kids safe. Test them out before you give the bike to your kid.
Color and Style
Another thing to consider is the look of the bike. You want something that will match your kid’s style and one that will reflect their favorite color.
A bike for children won’t be too much, but pick something that fits within your budget. You don’t need to buy a bike with excessive features, but don’t go so cheap that you sacrifice safety. Finding that happy medium is usually the best option for parents who are trying to look out for their kids.
Buy a Reputable Brand
When it comes to a bike, you may want to buy from a bike store, be it online or offline. Some people may just go to Walmart or Target for a bike, but a bike from Target or Walmart may not be the best quality. You want something from a company that will stand behind their product and offer customer service after the sale.
With an online store, you do have to think about shipping, but Amazon offers free shipping with Prime. And if there are no good stores nearby, you may benefit from paying a little extra for shipping, especially with Black Friday deals.
What Kids’ Bikes Deals Did We See on Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2019?
Last year, stores and website retailers had some good deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. For example, if you wanted a name brand Huffy bike for your kids, Huffy was selling their bikes for half off. Thirty to sixty percent off is the name of the game with Black Friday deals, and we expect the same for 2020.
Because of COVID-19, we expect the Black Friday sale to go on for longer, so people aren’t crowding together. This may happen with site deals as well. You don’t have to rush to pick a bike. You can take your time, do some research, and pick the best bike on sale for your kid.
What Other Deals Can You Find on Black Friday?
- Swing Sets – Black Friday 2020
- Kids Bikes Black Friday 2020
- Trampolines – Black Friday 2020
- Drones – Black Friday 2020
- Electric Scooters – Black Friday 2020
- Nerf Guns – Black Friday 2020
Why Are Kids’ Bikes Popular as Gifts?
A kids’ bike is a popular gift for two main reasons.
It Gives the Kid a Feeling of Independence
If your kid is seven, it’s still nearly a decade until they can drive a car. A bike is a good way to show your kid that they’re growing and are able to ride around the neighborhood or town.
It’s Good for Them
Bikes are great for children because they get them outside, burn calories, and teach them how to balance and be mindful of their surroundings.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday are good times to get bikes for your kids. While the weather may be a little chilly, the deals you can get in a store or on a site are worth it. If you live in an area with mild winters, or you have a kid who loves the cold, all the better.