The above is a selection of the largest available bikes from some of the brands we know and love here at Cycle Sprog. But we're all about kids bikes, and know there must be other options out there (which we're keen to find out about as our own Cycle Sprog's reach the teenage years).
We'd love to hear your other recommendations for teenagers and smaller riders, so we can expand our recommendations. Let us know in the comments!
Reader recommendations for bikes for teenagers and small adults
Thank you to everyone who has left messages on social media for us since we published this article. Here's a selection of the comments we've received:
"Squish 26, 15 inch frame is a good fit for my 5ft 4 daughter 11yr old. My now 15 year old daughter has been riding a small adult ridgeback bike since she was a petite 11yr old" Anna (See also secondhand Adult Ridgeback bikes)
My 12 year old recently got a Ridgeback MX2 26. I’m 5’2 and could ride it. It’s also a lot lighter than my specialized hybrid." Coral
"The Vitus Nucleus is a good bet - I did >6,000km on mine. Also, as a “simple/robust bike for riding to school/messing about with friends” don’t discount a BMX. They are not great for riding big distances, but are cheap, robust and cool. " Lewis