At Ready, Set, Pedal, our goal is to help you find a bicycle that will make your child excited to ride. The most important thing aside from the right bicycle size/fit, is the weight of the bike. Imagine pedaling a bicycle that weighs the same or more than you do up a hill. Pretty rough. Yet, this is what many bicycle manufacturer's are expecting our children to do.
Our rule of thumb is to try find a bike that weighs less than 30% of your child's weight. The lighter the bike, the better. A 13 lb bike will be much easier for your 39 lbs child to pedal than a 25 lb bike. Not only isn't it fun to heft that much weight up a hill, a lighter bike is much easier for a small child to turn, maneuver and balance. When it's easier to ride and control, a child's confidence is increased and typically, so is their enthusiasm for riding.
Learn more about Frog Lightweight Kids Bikes. Available from a 10" balance bike to an award-winning 26" mountain bike.