A Common Sense Guide to Bicycles

Rider Chart - 16" Kids Bike

16" kids bikes are slightly larger than the 12" frame. They can accommodate slightly older, taller children, and can be equipped with training wheels.

16" kids bike

Kids Bike

Rider Charts

Once you know your bike's frame size, select it from the drop-down to see how tall riders should be to use this bike.

Notes

Wheel Size (D) - This is the outer diameter of the wheel, with the tire installed on the rim.

Kids Bike Sizing (in) - Kids bikes are measured in inches.

Frame Diagram

Wheel measurement for 16" kids bike frame

Measuring Instructions

  1. Measure the diameter of the existing tire, as illustrated above (D), or look on the tire for the size (it looks like this: nn" x n.n").
  2. If you find the tire size, the first dimension is the tire diameter, the second dimension is the tire thickness.
  3. Record the tire diameter, as this also represents the bike frame size.
  4. Select your bike size from the drop-down on the right to see a rider chart.