What bike should I get? My boy is ready for a bike. He has grown out of the push-with-your-feet trikes and is ready for a real pedal bike . I have been looking at a couple of 12" kid bike options. What should I go with? Should I be looking for quality? Wal-mart, Costco, Target etc. all sell multiple super-hero bikes for ~$60. Trek and Giant have great looking bikes for ~$130. Is the extra $60 worth the price for a name brand kids bike? Are there other options? When I was a kid I rode my 12 incher for years after I had a real bike just for fun. It was easy to pull bunny-hops etc. on it . We used to put the 12" front wheels on the front of a 20" bike for fun. I could not have done this if my 12" bike did not last as long as it did (it was a great quality bike for the time). What do your kids have and enjoy?