Mongoose kids’ bike size chart

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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.

Before buying a mongoose kids’ bike, there are a few factors you should consider. Cost, design, and color. But, did you know that size is one crucial element most people forget to consider.

Here, we will look at what sizes are perfect for your kids’ bikes.

What to know prior

  • Their wheel sizes measure bike sizes as opposed to framing size.
  • The right size will ensure your kids ride safely and comfortably.

Bike sizing chart  

Below is a size chart to know which bike is right for your kids.

Age Wheel Size
Under 2 12-inches
Age 2-4 12-inches
Age 3-6 12-inches
Age 5-7 16-inches
Age 6-9 20-inches
Age 8-13 24-inches
Age 12 and above 26-inches


What the experts say on all bike sizes

Here is expert advice when choosing the right mongoose bike for your child

Mongoose 12-inch bike size

If your kid is under the age of 2, the 12-inch bike that comes with additional features. A set of removable training wheels and a push steerer help in teaching your kid to ride.

You can remove the training wheels once your kid has the experience needed in riding by themselves. This is usually between the ages of 4-6.

Mongoose 16-inch bike size

If your kid has grown taller than the rest of his friends, you should go for the 16-inch bike size. This bike size is suitable for kids between the ages of 5 to 7. Usually, the 16-inch mongoose kids’ bike will come with either trailing wheels or a push steer.

The bike size is meant for a much more experienced and strong lad.

Mongoose 20-inch bike size

Now, the 20-inch bike is perfect for older generation kids who learned to peddle months/years and are between the ages of 6-10.

The 20-inch bike size is regarded as a standard size in the market. Note that the Mongoose 20-inch bike sizes are designed light for enhanced riding. Also, when the size begins from 20 going up, you will find gears and other essentials introduced.

You will have a lot of design options to pick with the 20-inch mongoose bike. The kids’ mongoose mountain bikes come with 20-inch wheels.

Mongoose 24-inch bike size

Here, your kid is between the ages of 8-13. He/she is strong and an experienced rider. The mongoose 24-inch bike have essentials introduced like suspension forks, gears, and sophisticated extras (pegs, etc.)

Mongoose 26-inch bike size

The 26-inch bike size fits kids between the ages of 11 and above. These bikes are designed to fit up to 16 years comfortably and for much-experienced riders. These bike sizes come with gears and optional extras.

These bikes are also an excellent choice for older kids.

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