Use the sizing chart below to figure out how kids' bikes are measured and defined, and to know best what you're looking for when shopping for a particular bike. An important thing to know is that kids' bikes are measured using the outside diameter of the tire (diameter). This is in contrast to adult bikes, whose measurements refer to frame size.
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|Guide to Kid's Bike Sizes|
|Age||Child's Height||Tire Diameter (outside)|
|Age 2 - 5||26 - 34 inches||12 inches|
|Age 4 - 8||34 - 42 inches||16 inches|
|Age 6 - 9||42 - 48 inches||18 inches|
|Age 8 - 12||48 - 56 inches||20 inches|
|Youth||56 - 62 inches||24 inches|