If it is one thing that gives kids a sense of independence, it is having their very own bike. But when it comes to buying the right bike, it can be a bit tricky unless you already know what sort of bike to look for, and which size.
This year, there is quite a variety of boys’ bikes to choose from – some are known to be better than others – which is what this page is all about. 🙂 The top 10 bikes for boys for 2017 is a wonderful assortment of bicycles designed especially for your little men. Enjoy browsing this list to find the perfect “rides” for your youngsters so they spend their days staying active and learning more about the world around them. Whether biking around the neighborhood or at a local park with you, they will very likely develop a wonderful love for nature and spending time outdoors. They also might find they have a real knack for biking and want to compete someday!
What’s here: On this page are the ten best bikes for boys through the Christmas holidays of 2017 and into 2017. Bicycles are ranked on the list from #1 to #10, and are listed for their general popularity and above average consumer ratings. Recommended ages are listed for each bike in order to help find one that is the right size and for the right experience level.
For shoppers: For each of the boys’ bicycles listed on this page, merchants are hand-chosen and recommended to buy it online. The merchants are chosen based on a few factors including availability, low pricing and trusted reputation as a safe, secure and dependable shopping resource. Links to product reviews are also provided, where available.
Painted in awesome black and red, the Throttle Magna is a classic 20-inch bike with a kickstand, rough-tread wheels, and an adjustable, padded seat. Other features include a handlebar pad for extra safety, and quick-stop coaster brakes with pedal activation.
Relatively simple to put together, this bike for boys is a great starter for what could become a lifetime of biking fun. It suits most 10 and 11-year-olds despite the recommended age bracket.
Second up on the list – Paw Patrolalso makes it to the best boys’ bikes for this year.
Toddler-friendly and awesome, the Paw Patrol bike is a fun-themed must-have for mission-solving kiddos. Instead of a kickstand, the bike uses a balance mechanism to lean slightly but remain upright when not in use. Cool, right? Lovin’ the all-over Paw Patrol decals, as well as the heavy-duty training wheels for stability and the thick bike wheels. Additionally, the name plate is in 3D!
This option may be the most perfect “first bike” on our list. It is ridiculously-cute and easy for small arms and legs to manage, whether indoors or out. It is also pretty darn easy to put together. A definite winner.
The Boys’ BCA MT20 Mountain Bike is third on our list, and features knobby off-road tires for traversing rocky terrain. Made of sturdy steel with front and rear linear pull handle brakes, quick-release seat height adjustment, and a Shimano twist shift six-speed drive train, this bike is perfect for your little adventurer. It is easy to assemble and is otherwise a great bike for the price. It handles well when going up and down hills, which is naturally necessary for your adventurous child.
Your little guy will undoubtedly spend hours enjoying everything this mountain bike has to offer!
The Hot Wheels brand makes an appearance with the Hot Wheels Boy’s 16-Inch Bike. Featuring a deluxe frame and finish, this beginner bike also features sturdy tires, a convenient handlebar shield, and coaster brakes that include a resin level and front caliper brake. It also features Hot Wheels graphics and is available in red, orange, and black.
Easy to assemble, the training wheels are not the best quality, but hopefully your kiddo will not need them for long! This is a great first bike that helps your son feel safe as he learns the “rules of the road.”
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has been redone over and over again…and all of the revamps have been awesome. For true TMNT fans, this bike is riddled in excellent decals for smooth-rollin’ turtle power. Includes removable training wheels and adjustable seat. It is a great first bike for a 4-year-old, and comes with easy-to-understand instructions for simple assembly. Your kid (or grandkid) is sure to adore it.
This balance bike is a toddler-friendly ride-on with two ride and balance options to help your little boy with coordination. For instance, kids can simply sit and gain their balance by resting their feet on the footrests. Or, they can push off with a powerful kick to practice smooth rolls. Love the neon orange on this pedal-free bike, too!
This super-safe design reduces the risks associated with training wheels and tricycles, and is virtually maintenance-free. Your kid may remind you of Fred Flintstone when riding this bike, which will undoubtedly bring a smile to your face.
A longer-term returning favorite (with good reason) – also managing a place among the 2017 best bikes for both boys and girls is the RoyalBaby BMX Freestyle.
Sleek and shiny in bright blue, this BMX-esque bike includes removable training wheels, a self-balancing position, and a single-pump handlebar brake. You will also see medium-grip handlebars, an under-the-seat water bottle, and a plate that encases the chain for safety. Both sporty and durable, your little boy or girl will have plenty of fun on this bike. The training wheels even feature extra rubber to make less noise. Nice!
The Kent Pro Boy’s Freestyle Bike comes with a free rotor and features 20-inch wheels with pegs, a tig-welded steel frame and fork, front and rear handbrakes, and an alloy seat clamp. The wheel pegs are easy to remove–simply unscrew them.
A wonderful bike that holds up all kinds of well, this option is a great introduction to hand brakes. It is relatively easy to put together and offers a soft ride ideal for beginners. Don’t be surprised if your son spends hours upon hours practicing his form on our #8 pick!
From the themed Huffy collection, this bike is a dedication to the awesomeness of Star Wars—both old and new. In red and black with Star Wars decals, the features include removable training wheels, a padded seat, and handlebar bell. The handlebar is specifically dedicated to The Force Awakens.
Assembly is required. The bike is the ideal option for your Star Wars-loving child who also wants a bike for his birthday, Christmas…or whatever. May the force be with you when you order…and with your youngling when he rides it!
Our final pick is the Mongoose Ledge 2.1 Boys’ Mountain Bike. A bike for your tween son, it features front and rear shocks for smooth rides. Despite the recommended age range it works well for most 10- and 11-year-olds and will likely become your child’s favorite form of recreation. It is a super-sturdy mountain bike ideal for riding over rocky park paths and climbing steep hills. If your son has a real interest in riding, this is the bike for him. He will love, love, LOVE it!