How should I decide about handle adjustment?

Handle is adjustable upto 20 inches.

  • I don't think anyone can answer this over the internet. You should work with a local bike shop -- and most importantly -- your child, to determine what the appropriate height is.
    – RoboKaren
    Commented Feb 18, 2016 at 15:57
  • If they are flat bars then about seat height is what you see on mtn bikes
    – paparazzo
    Commented Feb 18, 2016 at 17:41
  • The only person who knows the right height is the kid on the bike. Ask him/her.
    – Criggie
    Commented Feb 19, 2016 at 1:02

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In general you should adjust a balance/strider bike so that:

  • When sitting on the seat their feet are flat on the ground with a slight bend at the knees.

  • The handlebars are at about mid-torso height.

I usually tell people to worry about saddle height first, then handlebar adjustments.

  • I wonder why hasn't any experienced member of this community up voted this! I treat up votes as a way of knowing whether the answer is correct or not. Commented Feb 19, 2016 at 9:41
  • I use my recumbent bike as kind of balance bike for short distances and the handlebars are just higher than mid torso. They are a bit high for comfort but can be used this style. I would like to buy full size modern strider bike but have not found one yet. (I have used an old model in a museum and liked the fun of it.)
    – Willeke
    Commented Feb 20, 2016 at 18:07

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