The Top Ten Best Kids Bikes

All kids love bikes and as parents, grandparents, aunts or uncles we want to give them, not only kids bikes that are fun but that are safe and will stand up to the batter that kids will put them through. We've looked at the best selling kids bikes from Amazon and assessed them for quality, durability and fun factors as well as looking at what actual customers who have bought the bikes think.

Radio Flyer 79S Big Flyer
Radio Flyer 79S Big Flyer

No 1 Radio Flyer 79S Big Flyer is one of the best selling kids bikes on Amazon for around $62. It is a chopper style bike with an adjustable seat with three positions to allow for your child's growth and has attractive chrome handlebars and molded hand grips for added safety. The big front tire has performance grip tread and the rear tire is extra wide to provide more stability. It is recommended for kids from three to seven.

Over 135 customers reviewed the Radio Flyer 79S Big Flyer and gave it an average rating of four and a half stars. They like the quality and durability, the bright red color and the easy to see flag!

Quote:'Was looking for the old style Big Wheel, saw this and ordered 2 of for grandsons birthdays 4 + 6 yrs old and was a GREAT choice... LOVE them .. sturdy, bicycle type handlebars, safe and fun. Assembly not too bad. Seat back adjusts so fits a good range of childs size.' and 'The Big Flyer appears to be very durable. The five year old driving this Big Flyer is tall for his age but fits nicely on the Big Flyer. He LOVES the flag. Thinks it makes it really cool. Mom loves the flag. He is easy to spot! Amazon had the best price I could find for this item and it was delivered in speedy fashion. '

Some customers pointed out that three year olds may be a little small for the bike.


A fun bike for the kids and good quality. Probably best for kids from four year to seven.

Fisher-Price Rock, Roll 'n Ride Trike XL
Fisher-Price Rock, Roll 'n Ride Trike XL

No 2 The Fisher-Price Rock, Roll 'n Ride Trike XL has three riding methods to help your child progress to riding a proper bike. For the smallest child it rocks on a sturdy base then rolls along when the base becomes a handle for you to guide them while they learn. By removing the handle and flipping up the footrest it changes to a proper riding tricycle. It is recommended for kids from eighteen months to five years. The Fisher-Price Rock, Roll 'n Ride Trike XL sells on Amazon for under $50.

This kids bike has earned excellent reviews on Amazon with over 140 customers giving it the top rating of five stars. They like the quality, as you would expect from Fisher price, and the stability and many kids still love to ride it at five. A long lasting bike which grows with the child.

Quote: 'We have three children, and a lot of neighbors with young kids. This toy is a universal favorite. Everyone has one. We've had to buy each of our three children their own. At about 13 months, they like to rock on it. Around 2, they want to be pushed or scoot with it (maybe a little before), and by 3, they are pedaling like lightning and it's their official "bike". ' and 'I purchased this toy for my son when he was one. He is now 5 and still is able to ride it, along with my 3 yr old daughter'


A big hit with both kids and parents, good quality and long lasting.

Schwinn Jasmine Girls' Bike
Schwinn Jasmine Girls' Bike

No 3 The Schwinn Jasmine Girls' Bike is a 16" bike for girls that includes heavy duty training wheels. Schwinn have a great reputation for making quality bikes for all ages and this is no exception. It is well made and durable as well as great fun to ride. It has a comfortable seat, safety pads and a BMX style handlebar with streamers and handlebar bag. It has coaster brakes and dual hand brakes for front and back wheels for added safety. This is a high quality bike and sells for around $85 at Amazon.

Reviewers at Amazon gave the Schwinn Jasmine Girls' Bike an average rating of four stars. Many decided to purchase this bike as it was made by Schwinn and were not disappointed. They think that it's well worth paying a little extra for such a good quality bike that will last.

Quote: 'The bike is extremly well built and sturdy (3" wheels) and will last for many years to come. Our daughter loves the coloring, tassels and the zippered pouch to hold all of her knick-knacks.' and 'I purchased this bike as a first big girl bike for my daughter's 4th birthday, graduating from the tricycle. She loved the color, and even the streamer handlebars, which were an extra pleasant surprise for her. Stability is excellent; she successfully rode almost instantly.'


An excellent quality bike made by a reputable company. Sturdy, stable and durable with very good quality training wheels.

Schwinn Scorcher Boys' Bike
Schwinn Scorcher Boys' Bike

No 4 The Schwinn Scorcher Boys' Bike. For the boys we've chosen this best selling bike made by Schwinn for its excellent quality, durability and fun value. The seat is comfortable and adjustable and the bike is recommended for ages three to seven. The chain is enclosed to protect clothes from snagging and it has front pegs on the wheels. An very good quality bike as you'd expect from Schwinn that will last from your child's first bike riding needs until about seven when they can progress to a bigger bike.

Prevent snags with the enclosed chain guard
Prevent snags with the enclosed chain guard

What did actual customers at Amazon think of the Schwinn Scorcher Boys' Bike? Customers liked the sturdy construction, the coaster and caliper brakes and the quality.

Quote:'Very high quality product. My rough and tumble son has taken a few spills on it already and it is holding up outstanding. I Highly recommend it!!'  and 'This thing is heavy - that's a good thing. The material is thick, the welds are great - it will last forever. Compared to other brands that I looked at, Schwinn's build is much, much better.'

Some people felt that the bike was a little heavy although many people saw that as an advantage as it adds to the stability and durablity.

No 5 The Diamondback Mini Viper Kid's BMX Bike is designed for kids from four to eight and includes training wheels. It has 16", 28 spoke aluminium wheels a heavy duty steel frame. It is made to give kids a BMX racing experience at a good price and is the under $150.around

Customers at Amazon have given the Diamondback Mini Viper Kid's BMX Bike an average rating of four and a half stars.Overall they were pleased with the quality although pointed out that it is a bit heavy although this is not thought of as a problem. There are no assembly instructions included although the bike is partly assembled and only the pedals, seat, handle bars and training wheels need to be attached so it is easy to do.

Quote: 'It's very solidly built and has quality components. The training wheels are really durable. They're not the flimsy, rattly kind found on cheaper bikes.' and ' He literally jumped on it and sped away! He is still fairly new to pedaling, and this bike is AWESOME!' Also 'Very impressed with the quality; its immediately clear coming out of the box that this is not a cheaply made bike. Even the training wheels are made from solid rubber and metal. Only had two issues.'


A good quality alternative to more expensive BMX bikes.

No 6 Diamondback Miz Della Cruz Girls' Cruiser is a 20" bike and suitable for ages 8 to 12. It is a stylish, good quality bike for girls with some replaceable parts including the frame and fork, the aluminium rims and bearings. It has coaster brakes and comfy seat and handlebars. The style is great for girls with custom-painted handlebars, rims and chain guard with flowery accents. It comes partly assembled.The Diamondback Miz Della Cruz Girls' Cruiser sells on Amazon for around $175.

Flowery accents on the Diamondback Miz Della Cruz Girls' Cruiser
Flowery accents on the Diamondback Miz Della Cruz Girls' Cruiser

Customers on Amazon gave the Diamondback Miz Della Cruz Girls' Cruiser an average rating of four and a half stars with the majority giving it a full five stars.

Quote: 'Our daughter is average size to a little shorter than avewage, and the 20 inch bike is the PERFECT size. The bike seems to be of good quality and sturdy. The paint is a pale yellow with pretty flower decals (pretty but still "cool") . The tires are what I like most, they are white walled with a bright pink rim - assembled this bike looks better than the picture. The seat has some pink, white and yellow polka dots on it. All in all very stylish and definitely what a 9-11 year old girl would want.' and 'My daughter loves this bike. The bike is very sturdy and appears to provide a comfortable ride. She just loves it! '

Also 'Absolutely adorable girl's bike.'


A stylish, good quality girls bike.

No 7 Diamondback Jr Viper BMX Bike is a 20" bike for eight to twelve year olds and is a BMX performance bike at a reasonable price. Built to the same standards and design as a full size Viper it is designed to give a BMX performance at a good price. It has a steel frame, 36 spoke aluminium wheels, padded seat and coaster and linear pull brakes. It needs some assembly and includes all necessary tools. The Diamondback Jr Viper BMX Bike sells on Amazon for around $150.

Customers on Amazon gave the Diamondback Jr Viper BMX Bike an average of four and a half stars and were pleased with the quality and the inclusion of coaster (reverse pedal) brakes which many comparable priced bikes do not have.

Quote: 'I purchased this bike for my son's 8th birthday and we are both very happy with the bike. The size is slightly big for him, which is what I wanted so he should have several years of use. The bike is good quality and assembly is very simple.' and ' I would highly recommend this bike for the high quality at a moderate price. I don't think you will find a better bike for $150.'


A good quality bike for older kids with coaster brakes for safety and caliper brakes for kids to practice with.

No 8 Disney Princess Girls' Bike is recommended for girls from 3 to 6. It is decorated throughout the steel frame and has colorful accents on the wheel rims and pedals with streamers, a backpack that can be attached to the top bar and white tires. The padded seat is comfy and adjustable.and the training wheels are easy to fit and remove. Coaster style brakes and included as well as caliper style brakes for practice for when she progresses to a grown up bike.  The Disney Princess Girls' Bike sells on Amazon for under $90.

Amazon customers gave the Disney Princess Girls' Bike an average of four stars. They liked the quality but were not impressed with the assembly instructions. The manual is not specific to the bike and needs some figuring out to assemble the brakes in particular.

Quote: 'My 5 year old daughter was thrilled to find this bike under the Christmas tree. Her favorite color is pink and on the website, the bike looked more red in color, but it is actually a really pretty bright pink and she was so happy with the color.' and 'We bought this for our daughter for Christmas as her first bike, she was 4 at the time, and she LOVES it!!'


A nice looking bike that is great for little girls but the assembly instruction could be better.

No 9 Spider-Man 16’’ bike red is recommended for four to eight year olds. It has a lightweight steel frame and has coaster brakes plus front hand brake. It is partly assembled and only needs the the seat, handlebars, front wheel and brake connection to be attached. It sells on Amazon for around $70.

Customers gave the Spider-Man 16’’ bike an average of four stars. they liked the quality and price.

Quote: 'First, the product was extremely easy to assemble. Ingeniously designed, I wondered why other manufacturers could not make their own products this simple!' and 'Well, I have to say that My 4 year old son LOVES this bike.'

There were a few minor problems such as needing to tighten nuts occasionally and hard to adjust pads for the brakes.


For the price the Spider-Man 16’’ bike is good value and the kids love it.

No 10 Polaris Edge LX120 Kids Bike is recommended for children from 2 to 5 and has extra strong training wheels and coaster brakes. It is designed to be safe, reliable and easy to ride. The tires are 12" pneumatic air tires with spoke wheels. The Polaris Edge LX120 Kids Bike sells on Amazon for around $110.

Customer quote: 'Heavy-duty and safe bike for a first rider. Purchased it for a three year old and he loves it!'

Overall a good quality, heavy duty first bike.

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Marc 5 years ago

Review about the jasmine schwinn is wrong. Multiple assembly problems with the bike.

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