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Here are some common categories based on wheel size

You can categorise bikes based on their wheel sizes, which are typically measured in inches.

12-Inch Bikes

These are typically small bikes designed for very young children who are just learning to ride. They are often equipped with training wheels and are easy for kids to manage.

16 Inch Boys

These bikes are suitable for kids who have outgrown their 12-inch bikes but are still relatively small. They are a good choice for children who are beginning to develop their riding skills.

16-Inch Bikes

These bikes are a step up from 16-inch bikes and are suitable for slightly older children who need a bit more room to grow. They provide more stability and control.

18-Inch Bikes

These bikes are often the next size for kids as they continue to grow. They are versatile and come in various styles, including BMX bikes and mountain bikes for young riders.

20 inch BMX

These are typically considered youth bikes and are suitable for older children and teenagers. They provide a bit more speed and manoeuvrability compared to smaller bikes.

20 Inch Wheel

These are typically considered youth bikes and are suitable for older children and teenagers. They provide a bit more speed and manoeuvrability compared to smaller bikes.

24 inch wheel

These are the most common wheel sizes for adult mountain bikes. They are also used for some hybrid and cruiser bikes. They offer good stability and control on a variety of terrains.

26 inch wheel

Also known as 650b, these wheel sizes are common on modern mountain bikes. They offer a compromise between the agility of 26-inch wheels and the rolling efficiency of 29-inch wheels.

Dual Suspension 27.5 inch wheel

Also known as 650b, these wheel sizes are common on modern mountain bikes. They offer a compromise between the agility of 26-inch wheels and the rolling efficiency of 29-inch wheels.

Hardtail 27.5 inch wheel

These are often referred to as 29ers and are popular on many mountain bikes, particularly for cross-country and trail riding. They provide excellent rolling over obstacles and stability at speed.

Ladies Hybrid

These are the most common wheel sizes for adult mountain bikes. They are also used for some hybrid and cruiser bikes. They offer good stability and control on a variety of terrains.

Road Bike

These are the most common wheel sizes for adult mountain bikes. They are also used for some hybrid and cruiser bikes. They offer good stability and control on a variety of terrains.

Wheel Sizes

Road Bikes

Various Wheel Sizes

Road bikes come in various wheel sizes, including 700c (the most common for adults) and 650c (for smaller riders). The choice often depends on the rider’s size and preferences. ​

E-bikes

Electric Bikes

E-bikes can have a range of wheel sizes, depending on their intended use. They can range from 20 inches for compact folding e-bikes to 28 inches (700c) for electric road bikes.

 

The wheel size is a critical factor in determining the fit, comfort, and performance of a bike, so it’s important to choose a size that is appropriate for the rider’s age, height, and intended use.