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Kids Bikes Guide

An overview on Crofton Bike Doctor's kids bikes.

Kids Bike Purchase Programs

All of our kids bikes come with the following:

  • Youth Trade Up Program - When you purchase a new youth bike (24" wheel or less) from Crofton Bike Doctor we'll give you up to 40% back of the original purchase price, in trade when you are ready for their next bike. This offer is good up to three years after the original bike purchase and is valid on trade-in for a larger bike. Just bring us the original sales receipt and your child's old bike in reasonable, rideable condition.
  • Fitted to Your Child - We'll help you pick out the right size bike for your child and then adjust it to fit them.
  • Professionally Assembled - All of the bikes we sell our professionally assemble by one of our mechanics.
  • Lifetime Basic Adjustments - We'll keep your bike tuned up with all of the basic adjustments you need for as long as you own the bike or trade it back in with us.
  • Free Layaway and Hiding - Come pick out the bike you want and let us know when the big day is. We'll have your bike assembled and ready for bike up on the day you choose. No need to worry about where to hide the bike, let us do the hiding for you. We are open to 3 pm on December 24th!

Kids Bicycle Buyers Guide DownloadDownload the Kids Bicycle Buyers Guide and learn even more about what to look for when purchasing a Kids Bicycle

Learn a little bit more about buying the perfect bike for your child from this article that Ernest wrote. Once you have picked out the perfect bike learn what accessories you should consider from another article that Ernest wrote about buying kids accessories.

Bikes in this Guide or considered Kids or Youth Bikes. We also carry BMX bikes. These are a little heavier and more rugged looking. Haro makes some of these for the younger children children and they are called Shredders. Available in boys and girls 12 inch, 16 inch, 18 inch and a 20 inch.

AGES 2 - 5

We carry what is referred to as the balance bike, running bike or walking bike. With these bikes kids learn balance, steering and coordination. With these new skills they can quickly transition to a "regular" bike often bypassing training wheels. We carry bikes from Haro, Skuut and Strider.

AGES 3 - 4

Trek's tiny-and-tough Precaliber 12 Boys and Girls is the perfect first bike for your young'un. It's everything a first bike should be: colorful, easy to ride and built to last. Better than big box bikes, and your kid deserves it 
Frame and parts are dialed to fit kids right from the start 
Fun, kid-friendly details come standard 
Quality = safety and fun

AGES 4 - 6

Trek's Precaliber 16 Boys and Girls delivers rugged durability and reliability you'll really appreciate! And, he'll love the cool looks and sharp moto styling. The bright colors, accessories and smart graphics are sure to catch her eye.The frame and fork are all steel and the components are sized just right for your tyke. It also comes with safety pads, for him and and bows and a basket for her, tough tires, heavy-duty training wheels, and a confidence-inspiring coaster brake.

We also carry Cannondale Trail 16 in Boys and Girls


AGES 5 - 8

Trek’s Precaliber SS is an easy-pedaling kid's bike perfect for cruising bike paths and riding to school. It offers a lightweight aluminum frame with a low stand-over height for safety and easy on/off. Plus, this 20-inch wheeled bike boasts a low-maintenance one-speed drivetrain, Trek's comfy Great Fit seat, and short-reach brakes for solid stopping power with even small hands.

Be sure to check out the Cannondale Trail 20in Single speed in a boys and girls.

20 inch with Gears

For the child that likes to ride a little bit further and might be a little more advanced are 20 inch bikes with gears. These bikes offer only hand brakes and some gears to give them a little more versatility for riding. We stock both the Boys and Girls Precaliber by Trek and the Boys and Girls Trail by Cannondale .

AGES 7 +

Options abound in the 24 inch wheel size. We offer the Precaliber 7spd and Precaliber 21spd in a boys and girls. Along with a Cannondale Trail 24 version in the 24 in for boys and girls.