- Is your child between two sizes? Not sure if getting the smaller size is still worth it?
- Wondering if your child needs a balance bike or is already ready for a bike with pedals?
- Do you think your child could, maybe, skip a size?
Here you'll get all the information you'll need to find the right-sized woom bike for your child!
What exactly do we mean by the "right size"?
For every child, there's a bike that's a perfect fit. As a general rule, a bike should never be purchased too large with the intention of getting use out of it for a longer time. Instead, it should always be fitted exactly to the current size of your child. When it comes to a bike for your child, a few centimetres can mean the difference between frustration and fun. The right size means that with the saddle at its lowest height, your child should easily be able to reach the ground with both feet without having to make any major posture adjustments or appearing overexerted. Particularly for beginners and inexperienced riders, this contact with the ground on both sides of the bike is extremely important for safe handling of the bike. When your child stands, feet on the ground, straddling the bike, there should be enough space between the top tube and the crotch to ensure that, even in the event of an abrupt dismount, the crotch doesn't hit the top tube.
Hop on and take off!
If you have the opportunity, let your child test-ride the woom bike you are considering. A test ride will show you fairly quickly whether your child can safely handle the bike size and feels secure in the saddle, in keeping with the motto: hop on and take off! Or, at least, bravely roll down the drive. ;)
Our bike finder
You’ll find this tool the heading "Find the right bike" in our “Bikes” menu. You simply enter the necessary information about your child, and the tool displays the bike that we confidently recommend will offer your child the best safety and the most fun on two wheels. Our bike finder might look pretty simple at first glance, but it is backed by our exhaustively developed sizing system, which is derived from a large body of statistical data on child anatomy and is the basis for all woom bikes. This means that the bike finder really is the best way to find the right-sized woom bike for your child online.
Essentially, only two factors are really crucial: your child's size and riding ability. And these are precisely the two factors taken into account in our bike finder. To give you confidence that you are entering all of this information correctly into our bike finder, allow us to briefly explain these two factors.