My son is 6 years old and 48 inches tall. He still does not know how to ride a bike without training wheels but we are planning on teaching him this fall. Based on his height, the bike shop recommended a bike with 20 inch wheels but the bikes at the shop were all about $240 (raleigh, trek etc).
I know they are quality bikes but that seems to be a lot of money for a bike he will outgrow and which may get wrecked as we try to teach him. Then again, maybe a bike with 20 inch wheels will last him at least 3 years. Can anyone provide any guidance? Thanks in advance for your help.