SmartStart™ Kids Bike Technology

Schwinn knows kids!

One of the greatest memories a child can have is when they first learn how to ride a bike, and a well-fitted bike will mean they are more comfortable. Comfort inspires confidence and the motivation to learn. Schwinn® SmartStart™ bikes are designed to fit a child’s proportions and will help beginners learn quickly, ride safely and have fun along the way.

Lighter frames

SmartStart™ bikes have a reduced overall weight, making it easier for a child to handle and stay in control.


The cranks and pedals have been moved forward slightly for improved leverage, making it easier to pedal.


Gearing has been changed to make the bike easier to start pedaling and limit top speed, which also helps parents keep up with their child once they get the hang of it.


SmartStart™ bikes have narrower pedal positions that match the width of a child’s hips, producing a stronger pedal stroke with improved leverage.

Smaller grips, pedals, and saddles

The bikes are equipped with seats, pedals and grips designed for smaller bodies.
All Schwinn bicycles from 12” - 20” sizes now feature Schwinn SmartStart technology. Find your child's perfect ride now.

What is Schwinn SmartStart?