This is a great size for your kid if they're finished with their run bike and ready for a pedal bike but not big enough to fit a 16". We bought this for our son because we wanted him to learn how to use a pedal bike without a coaster brake (where you pedal backwards). This bike has proper front and back brakes. Used for only 1 season. Paid $310 new at Skookum in 2017. In great condition.