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Cycledrome Bicycle Shop
Mon - Wed: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Thu, Fri: 10:00am - 7:00pm
Sat: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Sun: Closed
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Feature Items

  • Specialized Roll Comp X1 - 2018
    $850.00

    Keep up with your fitness or navigate the neighborhood in search of the perfect espresso in comfortable, efficient style with the Specialized Roll Comp X1. Take it out… [more]

  • WeThePeople Buck Dillon Lloyd Signature Frame - 2017
    $319.99 - $329.99

    The Buck line was based around pro rider Dillon Lloyd’s blend of progressive technical riding and all out savagery. The Buck frame uses a taller 127mm head tube,… [more]

  • Specialized Roll Sport - 2018
    $550.00
    Product Rating
     
    5.0 stars
     (1 Review)

    There's a feeling people get when everything just clicks on a ride—we usually call it "joy", and the Specialized Roll Sport is sure to deliver. Hop on the bike path—dirt… [more]

  • Specialized Girl's Hotrock 24 XC - 2017
    $470.00

    Specialized's Girl's Hotrock 24 XC is a great way for your child to join you on your mountain biking forays. It features Specialized's A1 Premium aluminum frame that's… [more]

  • Cycledrome Bicycle Shop Gift Card
    $10.00 - $1,000.00

    Finding the perfect gift can be tough. Which is exactly why we offer gift cards. They make great presents for relatives and friends, and are a fantastic way to thank… [more]

  • Park Tool Mini Chain Brute Chain Tool
    $16.99
    Product Rating
     
    5.0 stars
     (1 Review)

    Park's Mini Chain Brute Chain Tool goes anywhere and features a V-shaped handle, a super-strong replaceable pin, and fine threads to make chain removal and installation… [more]

  • Specialized Riprock Coaster 12 - 2017
    $210.00

    Specialized's Riprock Coaster 12 packs big-time fun into a pint-sized package. This great bike features a lightweight aluminum frame and fork that will withstand the… [more]

  • Specialized Roll - 2018
    $490.00

    Specialized's Roll has everything you need to help you along your journey to a fitter, happier you. Hop on the bike path—dirt or paved—and enjoy the smooth, efficient… [more]

  • Specialized Roll Low Entry - 2018
    $490.00
    Product Rating
     
    5.0 stars
     (1 Review)

    Specialized's Roll Low Entry has everything you need to help you along your journey to a fitter, happier you. Hop on the bike path—dirt or paved—and enjoy the smooth,… [more]

  • Strider Classic 12 Balance Bike - 2016
    $89.99

    Strider’s Classic 12 is a lightweight, pedal-less balance bike that allows your child to straddle the bike with both feet on the ground and easily propel the bike by… [more]

  • Park Tool Hex Tool
    $8.99 - $11.99

    Specially designed for crank bolts, freehub removals and pedal installs and removals, Park's Hex Tools are built for speed, leverage and comfort. Their super-precise hex… [more]

  • SRAM PC-991 9-Speed Chain
    $34.99
    Product Rating
     
    5.0 stars
     (1 Review)

    SRAM’s PC-991 Chain delivers light weight, strength, quick shifting and smoothness to your drivetrain. It boasts chrome-hardened pins and inner and outer sideplates… [more]

  • Burley MyKick Balance Bike - 2015
    $119.00

    Burley's MyKick is the easy way to teach your young ones the steering and balancing skills and confidence they need for two-wheeled fun! They use their feet to propel… [more]

  • Topeak MTX TrunkBag DXP
    $124.95

    Topeak's MTX TrunkBag DXP boasts a pop-up main compartment and expandable side panniers so it's capable of carrying plenty of gear. Plus it's built to last with rigid… [more]

  • Specialized Girl's Hotrock 16 Coaster - 2017
    $215.00
    Product Rating
     
    5.0 stars
     (4 Reviews)

    Specialized's Girl's Hotrock 16 packs big-time fun into a pint-sized package. This great bike features a lightweight aluminum frame and fork that will withstand the… [more]

  • Park Tool Home Mechanic Pedal Wrench
    $11.99
    Product Rating
     
    4.0 stars
     (3 Reviews)

    Park's Home Mechanic Pedal Wrench is great for your home workshop and event tool box. This top-quality 15mm pedal wrench provides the leverage you need to remove… [more]

  • Strider Sport 16 - 2016
    $249.99
    Product Rating
     
    4.0 stars
     (8 Reviews)

    Strider's Sport 16 is great for those young riders who are ready to develop their riding skills. This pedal-less balance bike allows your child to straddle the bike with… [more]

  • Specialized Girl's Hotrock 24 Street (21-Speed) - 2017
    $410.00

    Riding around the neighborhood and to school is easier and more fun on Specialized's Girl's Hotrock 24 Street. Its aluminum frame and fork are light and efficient.… [more]

 

Kids' Bicycles!

It's never too early to get your kid on two wheels!Is it time to buy your child their first bicycle? Or, is your "little one," not so little anymore and ready for a bigger bike, or one without training wheels?

If it's been a while since you've bike shopped, you're in for a pleasant surprise.

Today, there are more types of children's two-wheelers available than ever before. While this means you have a better selection, it also increases the possibility of purchasing the wrong bike or one that is lesser quality or poorly designed.

To help, here are some fun tips to ensure that you get a bike your tyke, kindergartner, pre-teen and young adult – and every juvenile in-between, will love. And remember that we're always happy to help answer questions, show you and your child which bikes fit and how they differ, and handle any other issues that crop up as you get your whole family pedaling together. We can keep a secret, too, in case that new tot rod is a surprise!

Size matters
While adult bicycles are selected according to frame size, kids' bikes are sized (and referred to) according to wheel size (see our photos and chart below).

Also, fitting a bike to children is more than determining their age and height. We also (and you should) evaluate coordination and riding ability. For example, taller children lacking cycling confidence do much better on smaller bikes because they feel more comfortable and in control. And a coordinated 10-year old with long legs who has ridden smaller bicycles growing up might be ready for a full-size bike.

The most important deciding factor is safety. You want a bicycle that lets them ride easily in complete control. All our children's and young-adult bicycles are adjustable to fit as your child grows.

So, don't make the common mistake of believing you should get a bike that's a little big in order to have growing room for your child. Oversize bikes like this can be dangerous and can cause crashes. They're also harder to ride. These things can have the opposite effect of what you want, and instead of being fun for them, actually turn your kid off to cycling. And don't worry, once they've outgrown any bicycle, you can easily sell it online, in the newspaper or at a yard sale.

Sizing by age and wheel size
Running bike
Age: 1.5 - 3
Wheel size: 12-inch (or smaller)
12-inch Age: 3 - 5
WS: 12-inch pedal bike (can include training wheels)
16-inchAge: 4 - 7
WS: 16-inch pedal bike (can include training wheels)
BMX bikeAge: 6 - 13
WS: 20-inch
24-inchAge: 9 - 13
WS: 24-inch
26-inch/700cAge: 10 - Adult
WS: 26-inch/700c

Proper fit
When you're checking a bike's fit, make sure that the child can sit on the seat and place both feet firmly on the ground, which means they'll be able to hold themself upright and get on and off without difficulty. If the bicycle is equipped with training wheels, it's okay if the child reaches the ground with their toes only, because the training wheels provide the support.

As they develop their balance, gradually raise the training wheels so they get used to leaning the bike to turn. This is easy to do on our quality training wheels.

It's also important that children can comfortably reach the handlebars and steer. If the bars are out of reach, steering will pull them forward causing a loss of control. Plus, if the bicycle has hand brakes, it's crucial that the child can reach and operate the controls. If the child doesn't have the hand strength to operate the levers, it's usually possible to adjust the systems to make it easier for them, which we can help you with.

Running bikes
For children who cannot ride yet, and the youngest and least coordinated kids, running bikes are a great way to start. These compact, uncomplicated and totally fun learning machines are also referred to as balance or push bikes. They are very intuitive for most children and inspire confidence because their feet are on the ground so much of the time and the bikes are small, light and easy for them to handle.

These ingenious bikes have a sturdy frame, nice wheels and tires and a seat and handlebars, but they have no pedals, cranks, drivetrain or brakes. They are powered by the child pushing along with their feet, a natural motion they've already mastered. And, as they propel themselves along Fred Flintstone style, they quickly learn how to steer a bicycle and soon also get the feeling of balancing a two-wheeler. Once that happens they're well on their way to a pedal bike.

It's important to note that even new riders can scoot along quite quickly on running bikes. So be ready to keep an eye on your little ones and make sure they only ride where it's safe. Also, these bikes can handle pavement and dirt, so they're great for learning off-road skills, too.

Children can enjoy BMX racing into adulthood!Pedal bikes
Today, kids' pedal bikes vary as much as adult models. For tots, there are tiny brakeless "sidewalk" bikes not intended for street use. Once they turn about eight, many kids want BMX (Bicycle Moto Cross) models, which are ideal for everything from cruising to school and around town to trick riding, racing and dirt jumping. Also popular are cruisers, and even mini mountain bikes with suspension, and full-on performance road bicycles.

If your child is very small, you might be able to pick out a bike for them. Once they get a little older, though, this gets tricky. Remember, that it's their bike and keep in mind that they're more likely to want to ride and to get excited about biking if they've got the two-wheeler they like best.

To find out what they want, just ask them. Or bring home some catalogs or visit us online with them and have them point out models they like. Or, make a day of it and bring them in shopping so they can show you the models they think are cool.

If the new bike is a surprise gift, check what your child's friends ride. That should ensure that you pick a winner. Also, we're happy to exchange new bicycles if it turns out that your child had their heart set on a different type.

We'll fit your child to the right bicycle and helmet!Our professional bike shop is the best place to buy
We hope that this basic information on choosing, sizing and buying a children's bicycle is helpful and that you'll come see us when it's time to share your cycling love with that eager little one. We carefully select the kid's models we carry and assemble every one by hand plus stand behind every bicycle with a full guarantee, too, should you ever have a problem. We also properly fit the bike to your child and can show you the adjustments you can make as your child grows.

We've got a full selection of accessories, too. You'll want to get them a helmet and we'll make sure that it fits right. And, if they're old enough to bike to school, you'll want them to have a quality lock and know how to use it. You might want them to have a light and bell or a rack for carrying books and clothing. We've got it all and are happy to show you.

This article was prepared in conjunction with our friends at People For Bikes who are working hard to make America more bicycle friendly.

Thanks for reading!

 

Cycledrome Bicycle Shop

Cycledrome Bicycle Shop | 8150 Hamilton Blvd, Breinigsville, PA 18031

Phone: (610) 398-6631

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