While there are several types of brakes out there, two of the most common are rim and disc hand brakes. We'll peel off the main differences between the two and then tie them back to what you care about most, your kids, so that you can make an informed decision between the two.
Quite frankly, the debate over this one doesn't appear to be ending anytime soon. But, when it comes down to it, the overwhelming majority of children will end up using hand brakes over the long haul for one reason or another.
The quality of a child's bike can be measured in large part by its brakes. Considering that the most important thing a young rider can learn is how to stop, it pays to get this right. We'll smarten you up on the overall options so that you can make a sound decision about what's best for your budding bicyclist.
Since these types of things can be very subjective sometimes, we've taken multiple factors into account in putting together our own Best Kids' Helmets guide: value, safety certification, credibility, style, and availability. What good is a helmet if your kid won't wear it because it's dorky looking?
The most important job for any parent—then, now, and forever—is to keep your kids safe. And when it comes to two-wheeling, we’re here to help. This guide addresses the most important things to consider when it comes to protecting your kids’ noggins once they take to the streets.