Huffy Kids Bike: Should I Buy It?

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Ben Walker
Ben Walker
I have loved mountain biking ever since growing up in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. I love downhill, dirt jumping, and free-riding.

Are Huffy kids’ bikes any good? That’s a good question, and you’ve come to the right place for the answer. There are tons of bike companies out there, especially when it comes to bikes for kids. But how can you tell if they’re any good or not?

In this article, I’ll weigh up the pros and cons of Huffy kids’ bikes, and give you a rundown of what options are out there for kids. I’ll also make some suggestions for some of the Huffy kids’ bikes you might want to check out for each size, style, or features.
But first, a quick history of Huffy Bikes.

Huffy

Huffy started out making cruiser bicycles and the iconic chopper bikes in the 50s. In the 80s and 90s, Huffy followed the industry and began introducing mountain bikes to their range of road bikes. Nowadays, they make every style of bike – cruiser, road, mountain, BMX, and kids’ bikes.

As reputation goes, while Huffy isn’t seen as one of the top bike manufacturers, it holds a decent reputation when it comes to cheap, introductory bikes. So, when it comes to kids’ bikes, Huffy is actually one of the best brands out there.

Huffy’s bikes for really little kids have durable steel frames, which make them strong, though relatively heavy. This is normally okay, though, until you get to bigger kids when you might want to start looking for Huffy bikes with aluminum frames. 

Huffy makes bikes for boys and girls of all ages. Starting with tricycles and bikes with training wheels, they go all the way through bikes with 12” wheels and up to 20” wheels for kids. Whatever your kid’s age, Huffy has a bike for you.

Wheel-size

Most of the 12” bikes come with training wheels, as they’ll most likely be a kid’s very first bike. As such, they are aimed at young kids, like the Huffy Disney Princess Kid Bike, the Marvel Spiderman Bike, and the Star Wars Darth Vader Bike. 

The bikes with 14” wheels are mostly aimed at boys or girls. The 14” Glimmer is a great choice for a girl. It comes with tassels, a handlebar pouch, and a bright pink paint scheme. The rear coaster brake is paired with a front hand brake.

For boys, the Spider-Man comes with training wheels, a rear coaster brake, and a spiderman seat and decals. The 14” Moto X has a rear coaster brake, front handbrake, training wheels, and a sweet red and black color scheme.

Huffy’s best option when it comes to 16” bikes for girls is the 16” Glimmer, which comes in a hot pink paint scheme with silver tassels, a rear coaster brake and front handbrake, and removable training wheels.

A great 16” Huffy bike for boys is the Kinetic, which has a rear coaster brake, front handbrake, removable training wheels, and a yellow-and-black racing color scheme, as well as a comfy padded saddle.

In the 18” department, there’s the 18” Glimmer which is perfect for girls between the ages of 4 and 8 with a rider height of 42 to 49 inches tall. It has a pink and purple color scheme, removable training wheels, a rear coaster brake, front handbrake, silver streamers, and a handlebar pouch.

The 18” MotoX is a sweet bike for boys between 4 and 8-years-old. It comes with a cool black and red color scheme, removable training wheels, a rear coaster brake, front handbrake, and a handlebar plaque decked out with a racing number.

When it comes to getting a 20” bike, there are a lot more options for Huffy bikes. By the time your kid is ready to ride a 20” bike, they’re going to be a little older, normally between 5 and 10-years-old. 20” bikes start looking more like adult bikes.

The Summit Ridge is a great 20” mountain bike for boys and girls. It has front and rear caliper brakes, front suspension, 6-speed Shimano derailleur, and is perfect for a kid who wants to start getting out on more serious trails. 

Or there’s the Go Girl & Ignyte, perfect for a girl who wants to ride around the neighborhood. Its pink color scheme, silver tassels look awesome and it would make a great bike for a girl who is ready to step up her riding. For a boy, there’s the Rock IT BMX-style bike, perfect for cruising the streets.

Which Huffy Bike is Right for My Kid?

Hopefully, now you have a better sense of what you’re looking for when it comes to buying a Huffy bike for your kid. Remember to take into account the style of bike but I’d say the size is the most important thing. 

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There are some of the best Huffy kids’ bikes of 2020 on this list, and I’m sure there’s one that’s perfect for you and your kid.

Happy riding! 🙂 

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