PRIORITY START 16
PRIORITY START 16
PRIORITY START 16
PRIORITY START 16
PRIORITY START 16
PRIORITY START 16
PRIORITY START 16
PRIORITY START 16
PRIORITY START 16
PRIORITY START 16

PRIORITY START 16"

$ 329.00

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Our 16-inch belt-drive kid’s bike targeting the 3-7 year old early rider.

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THE PERFECT BICYCLE SO YOUR LITTLE ONE CAN START ROLLING WITH CONFIDENCE AND STYLE.

The Priority Start 16" is the premier low maintenance, belt drive bicycle for 3-7 year olds who are ready for their first "big kid" two-wheeler. Featuring a lightweight aluminum frame with freewheel construction, the single-speed Start 16" was developed to fill a gap in the market for children who start on a balance bike but find it difficult to ride with coaster/foot brakes since their instinct is to move their legs forward and backward while riding. You can have confidence this bicycle will last, be comfortable for your child, and keep their hands and clothing free of chain grease and grime. A composite belt guard, kickstand, and full reflector kit come standard on every bicycle.

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START 16" FEATURES

When looking for a bicycle for your little one, what do you want? You certainly don’t want a toy that’s a pain to put together, is made with cheap components, and could fall apart. Talk about discouraging and a waste of money—and ultimately your kiddo won’t enjoy their newfound freedom on two wheels. We designed our kids bikes to increase confidence throughout the learning process, to be comfortable and fun, and easy for parents to assemble and maintain. Kid-friendly proportions for growing riders, dual hand brakes, rust-fighting components, and our grease/rust-free belt drive instead of a dirty chain yield an awesome riding experience.

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RUST/GREASE-FREE BELT DRIVE

Chains are the # 1 issue on bicycles. They get dirty, fall off, and they're at a perfect height for kids to grab and then get grease everywhere. Our rust-free and grease-free Gates Belt is cleaner, smoother, and doesn’t require maintenance. Also, it won’t snap off or break under the weight of a rider.

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Freewheel Is Freeing

The freewheel rear hub allows kids to learn and embrace pedaling without a coaster brake that can halt their development. A coaster, or pedal-back brake, can be challenging as early riders are gaining leg strength and coordination. The freewheel rear hub let’s them feel the pedal power going forward, and if they push back, they won’t have a jarring stop.

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Kid-Friendly Dual Handbrakes

Dual handbrake levers connected to smooth stopping v-brakes allow for a comfortable, confident ride. The levers are placed at a kid-friendly reach for their smaller hands.

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Durability & Rust-Fighting

Kids bikes get left on lawns with sprinklers, tossed in the back of cars, dropped, and any number of other things that happen with our little ones. The lightweight aluminum frame won’t rust, neither will the alloy wheels and stainless steel spokes. It’s a quality bike built to last long enough for sharing with siblings and friends.

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Puncture-Resistant Tires

It’s an awesome feeling when your kids are ready to ride with—and without— you. But road debris and sharp stones on bike paths can be a real bummer. Our puncture-resistant tires help protect against unwanted flats.

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Kid-Specific Geometry

Learning to ride a bike can be intimidating for some kids. We aimed to make our fit comfortable and approachable for young, growing riders so they would be excited to hop on and embrace the adventure!

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RUST/GREASE-FREE BELT DRIVE

Chains are the # 1 issue on bicycles. They get dirty, fall off, and they're at a perfect height for kids to grab and then get grease everywhere. Our rust-free and grease-free Gates Belt is cleaner, smoother, and doesn’t require maintenance. Also, it won’t snap off or break under the weight of a rider.

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Freewheel Is Freeing

The freewheel rear hub allows kids to learn and embrace pedaling without a coaster brake that can halt their development. A coaster, or pedal-back brake, can be challenging as early riders are gaining leg strength and coordination. The freewheel rear hub let’s them feel the pedal power going forward, and if they push back, they won’t have a jarring stop.

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Kid-Friendly Dual Handbrakes

Dual handbrake levers connected to smooth stopping v-brakes allow for a comfortable, confident ride. The levers are placed at a kid-friendly reach for their smaller hands.

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Durability & Rust-Fighting

Kids bikes get left on lawns with sprinklers, tossed in the back of cars, dropped, and any number of other things that happen with our little ones. The lightweight aluminum frame won’t rust, neither will the alloy wheels and stainless steel spokes. It’s a quality bike built to last long enough for sharing with siblings and friends.

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Puncture-Resistant Tires

It’s an awesome feeling when your kids are ready to ride with—and without— you. But road debris and sharp stones on bike paths can be a real bummer. Our puncture-resistant tires help protect against unwanted flats.

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Kid-Specific Geometry

Learning to ride a bike can be intimidating for some kids. We aimed to make our fit comfortable and approachable for young, growing riders so they would be excited to hop on and embrace the adventure!

BY THE NUMBERS

Start here for the Start 16" to get your little one safely riding in comfort, style, and confidence. Note: While height and age range are noted, recommended leg inseam is the primary factor when determining the correct frame size for your child.

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Rider Age Range

3'5"-3'11"

Rider Height Range

18.5"-24"

Rider Leg Inseam

5.5"

Q-Factor

15.9 LBS

Bicycle Weight

3.38

Gain Ratio

21"-25.1"

Seat Height

Specs

Feature Description
Frame Ultralight 6061 T6 Aluminum
Rims Rust-Proof Alloy
Rear Hub Single-Speed Freewheel
Tires Puncture-Resistant Multi-Terrain
Belt Grease/Rust-Free Gates Reinforced Belt Drive
Brakes Dual Hand V-Brakes
Saddle & Grips Weather-Resistant & Durable
Included Accessories Belt Guard, Reflectors & Kickstand

Reviews

GETTING START-ED

OK, you’ve got the bike. Awesome! Now, how do you get your little one excited to ride?! Here are some tips and tricks for transitioning from a balance bike to pedal bike and removing the training wheels for good.

Press

"Both sophisticated and playful, the Priority Start 16" is as beautiful as it is effortless to ride.”

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“This 16" is also the easiest to care for, requiring virtually nothing for parents to maintain.”

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“If you are looking for a 16” wheel kids’ bike, the Priority Start 16" is the best option I know of.”

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"It’s one of the lighter bikes on the market, it’s easily adjustable, and its chain is grease free. It was also easy to assemble."

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PROPER SIZING

Start 16 Recommended Inseam: 18.5"-24"

We recommend sizing based on your leg inseam. To properly determine your inseam, measure from the top of your crotch to the ground with your shoes off. Please watch the below video and contact us any time with questions!

FAQS

You have questions. We have answers.

What size is best for my child?

Inseam is best. Start there. While bicycles target age and height, inseam will be the best determining factor for which bicycle is best for your child. As their riding confidence increases, so will their ability to ride bigger bicycles. They will move from a more flat-footed stopping position to their tiptoes, ultimately being able to slide forward off their seat at stopped positions.

How many speeds does the bicycle have?

Our Start 16" is a single-speed which works well for little legs and early riders. Our Start 20" and 24" models feature a Shimano 3-speed hub—the same hub we use on our adult recreational bicycles—offering a nice gear range with simple intuitive usage for climbing hills (gear 1), flat cruising (gear 2), and gaining speed (gear 3).

Can the Start 16" accommodate training wheels?

Sure thing! Training wheels can be added to the Start 16" (they don't come with the bicycle though). Typically for age-based sizing, riders on our Start 20" and Start 24" models are already cruising with confidence, so those bicycles don’t support training wheels.

Shipping options

All in-stock orders placed on business days before 12:00 EST ship that day.

If after, your order will ship on the next business day. Standard ground shipping is approximately between 1-5 days and you can scroll down to see approximate shipping times.

We have a range of simple delivery options you can select at checkout.

Fastest and Best Value

FEDEX GROUND FOR HOME ASSEMBLY

$30

Final assembly in a few easy steps. Your bicycle will ship with all the tools needed for final assembly. Walkthrough videos are available on the instructions tab of our website. We recommend a professional bicycle mechanic safety check your bicycle before riding. Approximate shipping times available below.

Pickup your bike and go

PICKUP FULLY ASSEMBLED IN OUR NYC TRIBECA SHOWROOM

$130

Your bicycle ships to our NYC Showroom. We will assemble your bicycle and contact you to schedule a pick-up time. Bonus, we get to meet you!

Beeline Bike Shop Assembly

PROFESSIONAL ASSEMBLY FROM A LOCAL BIKE SHOP

$130

Priority partners with hundreds of leading bicycle shops, scheduled through Beeline Connect, to professionally assemble your new Priority bicycle.

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