Best Kids Bike for Regular Road Commute

Need a cycle for your kid that cruises smoothly through your streets. Here we have curated the top 5 kids’ bicycle for regular road commute. Be it going out with friends or going to school, these bikes are crafted for everyday adventures. Based on various parameters, these bikes are sorted out from our 50+ bike repository.

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  1. Joystar Totem Kids Bike (Age: 2 to 4)
  2. Guardian 16″ Bike (Age: 4 to 6)
  3. ByK Bikes E450 Kids Bike (Age: 5 to 9)
  4. Diamondback Insight 20″ Bike (Age: 8 to 10)
  5. Guardian 24″ Bike (Age: 8 to 12)

1. Joystar Totem Kids Bike ($152.99)

This bike has a plethora of colors like Greyish Silver, Sunny Yellow, Light Pink, Apple Red, and Turquoise Blue. Joystar Totem Kids Bike is a simple 12″ bike for 2 to 4 years old. The bike is made of steel and weighs 18.5lbs or 8.4kg. Features like training wheels, reflectors, bell, and chainguard are all attached to the bicycle for kids’ safety. There is a handlebar for parents to hold the seat and guide the child. The provided seat is adjustable, from 14″ to 17″. All this with a cost of $152.99. The price seems justifiable if one considers the 2-year warranty Joystar offers on its bike.


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2. Guardian 16″ Bike ($379.00)

Guardian 16″ Bike comes in stunning visual color combinations. From aqua & pink, black & blue to a three-color amalgamation of black, blue & red. This great bike was also featured on the Shark Tank TV show. It has a patented Surestop Braking System. But safety features like mudguards and reflectors are absent on the bike. The Ethos uses steel while the Airos uses Aluminium alloy, which makes the bicycle weigh about 7.9kg or 17.5lbs. The bike has adjustable seat that moves from 18.5″ to 23.5″, but the upright profile might be uncomfortable for a few kids. Overall, the bike is an excellent investment of $279 to $379 for kids 4 to 6 years old.


Read the full review: Guardian 16″ Bike

3. ByK Bikes E450 Kids Bike ($319.00)

The E450 Kids Bike comes with a lot of color options. From Ninja green and Blue Chrome to Neon Pink and Midnight Black, there are a ton of options for a kid to choose from. This is a 20″ bicycle that is made up of metal alloy and weighs around 18.6lbs or 8.4kg. Comfortable for kids 5 to 9 years old, and with a price tag of $319. The bike has some basic features like dual brakes, reflectors, bell, kickstand, and chainguard. The seat post on this ride is adjustable and can be fixed anywhere between 23.2″ and 28.7″.


Read the full review: ByK Bikes E450 Kids Bike

4. Diamondback Insight 20″ Bike ($260.00)

The Diamondback Insight 20 is an aluminum-made bike especially for 8 to 10 years old. With a lightweight of 23.75lbs or 10.77 kg, the bike can be bought in either silver or green. The bike comes with dual brakes but lacks other safety features. It has no bell, reflector, quick-release clamp, or mudguard. The seat post of the bike can be adjusted from 25.1″ to 30.9″. The whole package is available for $260 with a lifetime warranty on any manufacturing defect.


Read the full review: Diamondback Insight 20″ Bike

5. Guardian 24″ Bike ($479.00)

Another variant of the Guardian Ethos and Airos comes in 24″ wheel size. Most of the features in this variant are similar to the previous two. The bike has very appealing visuals. The segmented striped pattern looks cool and is available in two combinations- blue, black with green, and purple with aqua. The bike is also available in a bland color combination if one desires. The Ethos is made out of steel and is heavier compared to aluminum alloy-based Airos. To put it in numbers, the Ethos weighs 25.5lbs or 11.57kg, whereas the Airos weighs 23lbs or 10.43kg. Both the models are equipped with state of an art Surestop Braking system and other salient features like a handlebar reflector, stand, and 7-speed gear. Contrary, the bike lack mudguards, and a chainguard. The seat is adjustable from 25″ to 33″ with the inbuild quick-release clamp. Suitable for the 8 to 12 years old, the Ethos will cost $359, whereas the Airos will cost $479.


Read the full review: Guardian 24″ Bike


Safety Comparison

Safety becomes an important parameter when it comes to cycling on the roads. Features like reflectors and bells that help in highlighting yourself become important when on the streets. The road commuting bikes Joystar Totem and ByK E450 both hold 1 extra point in terms of safety as they come equipped with such features. They are also the ones with a chainguard; keeping your legs and clothes safe. Other important safety features like brakes are prominent on all the bikes except for Joystar Totem. Kids are too small to make use of brakes so the absence of brakes makes sense.


Comfort Comparison

All the bikes rank the same on the level of comfort corresponding to their age and price domain. Few bikes on the list have gears that make them stand out. Like the Diamondback and the Guardian 24″, both come with a 7-speed Shimano gear.


Strength Comparison

The bikes are fairly balanced when it comes to their weight. In general, bikes made out of aluminum are lighter compared to the ones made out of steel. Making sure the child can steer the bike comfortably is important. The Guardian series is available in both steel and aluminum, whereas the Joystar comes only in steel and the Diamondback comes in aluminum.


Price Comparison

The bikes are well priced for the features and quality they offer. The Diamondback can be said to have an excellent feature to price ratio.


Visual Comparison

Coming to the visual aspect of these bikes, Joystar tends to have the most variety of colors one can choose from, but the quality looks a bit compromised. If one has a formal taste then, Diamondback will surely do the trick. The Guardian and the ByK hold more creative designs under their belt. They have plenty of color and design options just like Joystar without that compromisation of quality.


Age Compatibility

The chart shows the various age group appropriate for the bikes along with their compatible inseam height. Do make sure they coincide with your child’s measurements before buying.


Final Verdict

Whenever choosing a road commute bike, the necessary features are safety and comfort. If you aren’t into city chases, do make sure to check our repository. There is something for every kid.



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