Cycling tips | how to choose a suitable bike for your child
With the popularity of cycling, bicycles can often be seen in the streets, in the mountains and in the woods.
As a sport with low difficulty and high price, bicycles are loved by the majority of sports people.
Among them, many parents take their children to ride together.
What are the advantages of children riding? As one of the most popular outdoor sports, cycling can promote children’s growth and development; Secondly, it can exercise the child’s body balance ability and limb coordination ability, and enhance endurance; At the same time, it is helpful to strengthen the communication and emotional communication between parents and children during the cycling process, and it is also helpful to cultivate children’s courage and self-confidence.
What should be paid attention to when choosing bicycles for children? With the popularity of bicycles, the price and quality of children’s bicycles vary.
How do we choose a suitable bicycle for children? Let’s take a look at the factors we need to consider when choosing children’s bicycles: 1.
The size of bicycles is generally between 10-20 inches.
Children’s bicycles of 18 inches and below usually have auxiliary wheels.
What size to choose depends on the child’s age, height and leg length.
Age is not the main reference factor, because each child’s development is different, and the height difference of children of the same age will also be very different.
As for the choice of bicycle size, it is better to take the children to the physical store to feel the height.
If you can sit on the car, your feet can hang down naturally, and the soles of your feet can be placed on the ground, and your knees can bend slightly, it indicates that the height is appropriate.
Weight of bicycle the weight of the bicycle body mainly depends on the body material.
Metal materials are more expensive and more durable.
But for children, it is best to control the weight of the bicycle at 50% or less of the child’s weight.
If the economic strength allows, carbon fiber material is the best choice, with light weight and good quality.
Bicycle brake children’s bicycles usually have two brake modes, one is roller coaster brake, also known as reverse brake; The other one is the more common hand brake.
(1) Roller coaster brake: also known as reverse brake, it uses the foot to reverse pedal to brake.
This kind of brake is the most convenient compared with the beginning school children, because they are not strong enough to hold the brake handle, and the reverse brake makes it easier for them to master.
(2) Hand brake, that is, we drive the brake pad to stop the wheel by pinching the brake handle.
However, it should be noted that the brake system will be worn to a certain extent if it is used for a long time.
Therefore, parents also need to regularly check the handbrake of children’s bicycles to avoid potential safety hazards.
The distance between the handlebar and the seat of the bicycle for children, the most comfortable riding distance is when sitting on the bike, the posture of the upper body should be upright and slightly forward.
When holding the handlebar with both hands, the elbow should be slightly curved.
If you can hold the handlebar with your arms straight, it means that the distance between the handlebar and the seat is too wide, or the handlebar height is slightly low, which will cause the child to not ride comfortably.
After choosing a bike suitable for children, don’t let the children ride.
It’s hard to avoid falling down in the process of riding.
It’s necessary to wear riding protective equipment to protect the children’s riding safety.
Besides the helmet, the knee and elbow pads also need to be worn.
At this time, riding can better ensure the children’s riding safety.
Children’s physical quality is no better than that of adults.
Therefore, they need to pay special attention to safety.
In addition, they need to control the children’s daily riding During the travel time, avoid overload riding, which will affect the child’s physical health and development.