The brands on this list make lightweight, quality bikes that are safe, enjoyable, and will get your kids stoked on biking.
We spend a lot of time reviewing specific bikes, or talking about the best bikes for a certain age range, but perhaps it is actually easier to help people get familiar with the best BRANDS for kids bikes. Many of these brands offer great options across the board, from balance bikes to first pedal bikes to 24″ mountain bikes.
In general, we prefer brands that make kids bikes exclusively. Of course you can buy a nice kids bike from Trek or Cannondale, especially in larger sizes, but they are often an afterthought to their more lucrative adult bikes. Over the last few years, more and more companies have been entering the market making bikes specifically designed and built for the youngest riders.