Top 10 Best Bikes for Boys: Christmas Gift Ideas 2018

bikes for boys, boys bikes, best kids bikes, kids road bike Amazon

Really now, is there a more classic Christmas gift for kids than a bike? Whether it’s from Santa, dad, Uncle Fester or Aunt Gladys, the bike is going to make the kid who gets it feel like…it’s Christmas! For this list of boy’s bikes, we’re presenting the bikes in five size categories, two bikes per size. We also narrowed it down to bikes that ship free with Amazon Prime membership or offer free shipping. If you’re not a Prime member, check it out here and do be aware that you get a free 30 day trial AND you can cancel anytime.

Don’t Forget the Rest of Your List

Before we get into the bikes, let’s just remind you that if you take a look here, you’ll find all sorts of different categories that should meet your Christmas giving needs no matter who you’re shopping for. If you have a little bit more shopping to do for those who, a) already have bikes or, b) don’t ride bikes, check out our list of the Top 10 Best Last Minute Christmas Gifts on Sale or our Top 30 Best Romantic Gifts for Men This Christmas or the Top 10 Best Unique Christmas Gifts for Mom. If you’re looking for other kid-centric stuff, our list of the Top 20 Best Zany & Kooky Christmas Gifts for Boys has plenty in there for girls, too. As for the bikes, most of them require some assembly and Amazon does offer to provide professional assembly for around $80.

Don’t Forget the Helmet

It’s also crucial that any rider wears the proper safety gear and that starts with a bike helmet. There are a wide array of helmets available, so take a look here.

Bikes for Boys: What’s the Right Size?

You’ll want to make sure that you pick the correct size of bike, and talking about the size of a bike for kids means you’re talking about the wheel size. When it comes to getting the correct size for a boy’s road bike or a boy’s mountain bike, the gender thing really isn’t an issue. Whatever the gender of the human, this is a good sizing guideline to follow (thanks SchwinnBikes.com).

Age: 1-4
Height: 28”-38”
Wheel size: 12”

Age: 3-7
Height: 38”-48”
Wheel size: 16”

Age: 5-9
Height: 42”-52”
Wheel size: 18”

Age: 7-13
Height: 48”-60”
Wheel size: 20”

Age: 10-15
Height: 56”-66”
Wheel size: 24”

All the bikes we’ve chosen for this list should be available for delivery before Christmas. But, of course, with the days counting down, ya gotta act fast! We’re sure you’ll find something that works perfectly on our list of the Top 10 Best Bikes for Boys.

Bikes for Boys: 12″ Wheels

1. RoyalBaby BMX 12″ Freestyle Bike for Boys

bikes for boys, boys bikes, best kids bikes, kids road bike

RoyalBaby

This blue bike has an extraordinary number of customer reviews (more than 1,100) and the star rating is really good: 4 out of 5 stars average. The RoyalBaby BMX boy’s bike has 12″ wheels and an adjustable height seat. The bike comes with:

* Bell
* Water bottle
* Water bottle cage
* Heavy duty training Wheels

The bike features a steel frame, a full chain guard and steel wheels with 2.4″ wide pneumatic rubber knobby tires. The bike has a front caliper brake and a rear coaster brake. The adjustable seat features a quick release seat post, which makes it very easy to adjust. The bike comes 95 percent assembled; the only assembly needed is training wheel installation, pedals, handlebar and seat. All the tools you need come with the bike.


Price: $89.99 (10 percent off MSRP)

Buy the RoyalBaby BMX 12″ Freestyle Bike for Boys here.



2. Dynacraft 12″ Magna Gravel Blaster Bike For Boys

bikes for boys, boys bikes, best kids bikes, kids road bike

Dynacraft

We nominate this for coolest name on the list. The Magna Gravel Blaster (see?) is a metal frame bike for boys with 12″ wheels. The bike is green and black with fun decals affixed at several places on the frame, etc. The adjustable training wheels are removable and the bike has a coaster brake (no hand brakes). This BMX style bike features a padded crossbar on the handlebars and bright green tire rims.


Price: $54.74 (39 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Dynacraft Magna Gravel Blaster here.



Bikes for Boys: 16″ Wheels

3. Dynacraft Minions 16″ Boy’s Bike

bikes for boys, boys bikes, best kids bikes, kids road bike

Dynacraft

This 16″ bike for boys is all about the Minions. The Minion-yellow bike features Minions decals at various spots on the frame and chain guard. The handlebar shield is a big picture of a Minion and the logo from the movie Despicable Me. Best of all for the little bike rider in your life: this bike comes with a Minion fart blaster with lights and sounds! The bike’s got a coaster brake, adjustable and removable training wheels and an enclosed sprocket and chain guard assembly.


Price: $82.99

Buy the Dynacraft Minions 16″ Boy’s Bike here.



4. Firmstrong Bruiser 16″ Cruiser Bike for Boys

bikes for boys, boys bikes, best kids bikes, kids road bike

Firmstrong

This 16″ bike for boys is a single speed cruiser that is perfect for kids just learning to ride. The balloon tires and oversized seat with dual springs makes for a very comfortable ride. The bike has a coaster brake and it includes training wheels that are removable. Also features front and rear fenders. The bike is 80 percent assembled and requires light assembly. According to Firmstrong, the bike is “just like the original beach cruisers, the boy’s Bruiser has a coaster braking system — simply pedal backwards to glide to a stop.


Price: $232.06

Buy the Firmstrong Bruiser 16″ Cruiser Bike for Boys here.



Bikes for Boys: 18″ Wheels

5. Hot Wheels Dynacraft 18″ Turbospoke Bike for Boys

bikes for boys, boys bikes, best kids bikes, kids road bike, hot wheels

Hot Wheels

This is an 18″ bike and it is all decked out with Hot Wheels logos and imagery. The unique thing about this bike is that it includes a “Turbospoke,” which is designed to appear like a motorcycle exhaust pipe and it does make revving engine noises. The BMX style frame is sturdy steel, it comes with a kickstand and the seat post is adjustable. Front, rear, pedal and tire reflectors are included.


Price: $95.76

Buy the Hot Wheels Dynacraft 18″ Turbospoke Bike for Boys here.



6. RoyalBaby BMX Freestyle 18″ Boy’s Bike

bikes for boys, boys bikes, best kids bikes, kids road bike

We’re including a larger version of the first bike in the list primarily because the RoyalBaby BMX gets good reviews. Out of more than 1,100 customer weigh-ins, the bike averages 3.9 out of five stars. The other reason we’re including it is because it is ready to go for Christmas! The bike is orange with black 18″ wheel rims, seat, handlebar and chain guard. The front forks are in a cool looking white which offsets nicely with the rest of the ride. This one does come with heavy duty training wheels, which are definitely removable for when the young rider doesn’t need ’em. For the braking system, there’s a front caliper brake and a rear coaster brake. Includes a water bottle and cage, a bell, kickstand and assembly tools (leave Santa a note and let him know that the bike comes 95 percent pre-assembled).


Price: $129.99

Buy the RoyalBaby BMX Freestyle 18″ Bike for Boys here.



Bikes for Boys: 20″ Wheels

7. Dynacraft Boy’s Throttle Magna 20″ Bike

bikes for boys, boys bikes, best kids bikes, kids road bike

Dynacraft

The Dynacraft Throttle Magna 20″ bike for boys features a steel welded frame and fork and alloy wheels. The BMX handlebar has a welded cross brace and includes a two-piece pad set. This bike features a coaster brake. The bike also comes with a kickstand and an adjustable black saddle seat.


Price: $79.99

Buy the Dynacraft Boy’s Throttle Magna 20″ Bike here.



8. Titan Tomcat Boy’s BMX 20″ Bike

bikes for boys, boys bikes, best kids bikes, kids road bike

Titan

This bike for boys features a heavy duty, high tensile steel frame and 20″ wheels with 36 spokes with 28-hole, chrome plated rims and hubs. The bike is silver with blue, black white and teal accents. It’s a single speed bike with a coaster brake and a rear tire hand brake. Comes with a full complement of safety reflectors and includes a kickstand. The bike arrives 85 percent pre-assembled. You have to put the front tire on, the handlebar, the brake and the seat.


Price: $155.43 (nine percent off MSRP)

Buy the Titan Tomcat Boy’s BMX 20″ Bike here.



Bikes for Boys: 24″ Wheels

9. Giordano Libero 24″ Boy’s Road Bike

bikes for boys, boys bikes, best kids bikes, kids road bike

Giordano

This white and red road bike for boys features 24″ wheels and a 17″ frame. It’s a 16 speed Shimano drive train with integrated brake levers. The rear and front derailleurs are both Shimano. The frame is aluminum with a replaceable derailleur hanger and the fork is high tensile steel. Features dual water bottle mounts. At the time of this writing, there were just three left in stock but more were on the way. Gets great reviews from customers.

Price: $455.27

Buy the Giordano Libero 24″ Boy’s Road Bike here.



10. Tony Hawk Boy’s 720 24″ Bike

bikes for boys, boys bikes, best kids bikes, kids road bike, tony hawk

Tony Hawk

The Tony Hawk — named for the famed skater dude — is a one speed BMX steel framed bike in matte black. It’s got fluorescent green and yellow highlighting scattered across the frame and forks and the handlebar grips are matching bright yellow. Seat’s black on this bike for boys. This ride features an alloy Promax rear U-brake, which is less protruding and, therefore, lessens the chance of interfering with the rider’s body. Has a see through chain guard and a kickstand. The bike is designed for and ready for Tony-style moves like box jumps and wall rides. Whoa, dudes.

Price: $144.99

Buy the Tony Hawk Boy’s 720 here.


1 Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

1 Comment

Discuss on Facebook