Kids Trade Up Program
Kids grow fast, make sure their bike grows with them.
Remember your first bike? The sense of freedom and adventure?
The thrill of moving faster than your feet could carry you?
We want every kid to have a great first-bike experience, and a great experience with every bike after that. That's why every model in our kids' bike collection is made to inspire a love of the two-wheeled life, from bikes with training wheels to performance road and mountain bikes for kids.
Balance Bikes – Up to 3 years old / 30-35 inches tall
The Trek Kickster Balance Bike is the ideal first bike with a lightweight & durable frame aimed to give young riders confidence, stability & control. The next generation learning their balance early, & way faster than with training wheels. The low saddle lets little legs reach the ground and zoom along. A built-in steering limiter prevents them from turning too sharply, increasing confidence. A foot rest lets them try balancing as they get better.
12-inch bikes – 2-4 years old / 35-40 inches tall
12-inch bikes are the perfect first bike for little riders who are ahead of the curve and ready for two wheels at a younger age than most. It has a handle built into the saddle so you can guide them as they ride, and tool-less training wheels that are super easy to install and remove.
16-inch bikes – 3-6 years old / 39-46 inches tall
Kids belong on two wheels. Trek bikes fit kids great, right from the start. And because our Dialed components adjust along with growth spurts, you can dial in the perfect fit for years to come. We want your kids to love riding just as much as we do. That's why our Kids' bikes ride better, last longer, and carry kids safely to more adventures.
20-inch bikes – 5-8 years old / 45-52 inches tall
Better than big box bikes, and your kid deserves it - Frame and parts are dialed to fit kids right from the start - Fun, kid-friendly details come standard - Trek quality = safety and fun. Every Trek kids' bike is built to inspire a love of the ride. From training wheels to performance road and MTBs, find the best kids' bikes here.
24-inch bikes – 7-10 years old / 51 - 63 inches tall
As your child grows older and begins riding at faster speeds, it may be worth considering a model featuring disc brakes. Disc brakes provide more stopping power than traditional rim brakes, and are more effective in adverse weather conditions. Beginning in the 24? wheel size, Kids’ Neko, Kids’ Dual Sport, Superfly 24 , Farley 24, and Fuel EX Jr are offered with disc brakes. The dedicated mountain models come equipped with hydraulic discs, which offer even more stopping power and variability in braking intensity.
Guidelines to the Kids Trade-Up Program
* New bike purchase must be towards a larger size; you cannot trade "down" or replace the same size. Proof of purchase is required, usually on customer's account in the Trek Bicycle Store database. All Trade Up bikes will be subject to an inspection which will determine any necessary repairs and the 30% Trade Up credit will be adjusted accordingly, bikes must also be cosmetically appealing and rust free. Only bikes purchased from Trek Bcycle Store are eligible to participate in the Trade Up program. Kids bikes, sizes 12" to 24" are eligible. Sorry, Trek Trikesters, MOD's, and all BMX bikes are not included in the Trade Up program. All original accessories must be included (or replaced) prior to Trade Up.
** Working Condition is described as: A safe and functioning bicycle where as tires have no less then 50% of tread remaining and tubes must hold air; overall bike is cosmetically appealing and rust free; no stripped nuts, bolts, or Allen keys; brakes and pads stop bike adequately; drivetrain components are in working order; wheels are true and spokes are in good condition. We reserve the right to refuse any bike we feel has been modified or damaged, mechanically or cosmetically, in such a way that it is no longer fit to ride.