If you’re looking for a cheap Frog Bike, we’re here to help! If you’ve already been searching, you’ll probably realise that there’s a real shortage of new Frog Bikes – it seems they’ve had a real problem with supply since Covid-19 stuck. The message until recently from Frog Bike HQ has been “due to exceptional demand, bikes are out of stock for the foreseeable future from our factory”. They now seem to have started up production, but anything that does become available is being snapped up full price. But don’t despair – keep reading and we’ll do our best to try and help you find a cheap Frog bike for your child this year.
And if you’ve got an outgrown Frog Bike sitting at home that’s no longer being used, PLEASE, PLEASE sell it on, as there are so many people out there looking for a Frog Bike. If you don’t have the time to do all the maintenance, listing and dealing with a buyer, then get a valuation from The Bike Club, who will come and pick it up from your house.
Read on to find out where to find a cheap Frog Bike for your child…
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CHEAPEST FROG BIKES – August 2021
There is such a shortage of Frog Bikes at the moment, but here’s where we suggest looking:
Rent a Frog Bike from The Bike Club
The best place to try and get hold of a cheap Frog Bike at the moment is to sign up for a monthly rental from The Bike Club. They operate a really great kids bike leasing service, where you pay them a monthly subscription payment and in return, they take away all the hassles of having to find a new bike every time your child grows.
The Bike Club is a great idea and a lot of our friends and family use it. Just select the size bike your child needs now, and return it for an upgrade when it’s too small. The Bike Club will send the next size, plus they have a range of brands and models so you can try a different type of bike for a while and return to Frog if you want to next time around.
You can opt for a new bike or a reUsed bike, and all returned bikes get serviced and send out to the next user, meaning this is a really environmentally friendly model of bike ownership. It’s worth noting that if they have any Frogs available at the moment they’re quite likely to be reUsed given the overall shortage of Frog bikes.
However, everyone we know who’s had a reBike has been really impressed – they get put through the workshop before being sent out again, and as we all know Frog Bikes are built to last you end up with a really good bike, for even less money than if you were renting a brand new one.
If you really want a new bike and Frog’s aren’t in stock then you can opt for the brand new Forme Bikes, which launched late last year and is a great alternative option to a Frog Bike. The Bike Club have good stock levels of these bikes at the time of writing.
If you have an old Frog Bike or Islabike that your child has grown out of they will even buy this from you so they can add it to their fleet.
Places to check if you want a discount on a new Frog Bike
£5 off Frog Bikes at Tredz if you sign up for their newsletter before purchasing
Tredz Bikes have a very easy to use website and do sometimes have availability of Frog Bikes in some sizes (although like everywhere else they’re restricted as to what colours and sizes are available). They offer free home delivery and a 365 day returns policy plus interest free finance if you need it.
If you sign up for the Tredz newsletter before you pay (which you can do from the bottom of any page), you will get sent a £5 voucher off your first purchase immediately which you can apply before you checkout
Another good place to look for a Frog Bike at the moment appears to be eBay – there are a number of independent bike shops who are listing their stock there. Sadly you won’t get a discount on these, but with such a shortage of new Frog Bikes at the moment, this might be your best place to look.
Second hand Frog Bikes
The good news is that Frog bikes are so well built that they will last numerous children, so if you don’t want to lease a Frog Bike it’s well worth looking for a second hand option. We can attest to Frog Bikes longevity as we recently passed a Frog 55 onto its 5th rider in 5 and a half years.
Take a moment to GRAB YOUR FREE KIDS BIKE BUYING CHECKLIST which will help you record all the information you need to find the perfect bike for your child.
Check out these eBay links to find a bargain Frog Bike (ages are approximate)
FROG TADPOLES ON EBAY (balance bikes)
FROG 48 ON EBAY (ages 4-5 years – 16″ wheels) – note their 16″ wheel bike has now been renamed the FROG 44 – the standover height on the older Frog Bikes requires your Sprog to be at least 4 cm longer in the leg.
FROG 52’s ON EBAY (ages 5-6 years – 20″ wheels small frame)
FROG 55’s ON EBAY (ages 6-7 years – 20″ wheels large frame)
FROG 62’s ON EBAY (ages 8- 10 years – 24″ wheels)
FROG 69 / 73 / 78 (ages 10 and over – 26″ wheels)
Other places to check for a second hand Frog Bike:
Bike shops which usually stock Frog Bikes and offer home delivery
Whilst Frog Bikes are in incredibly short supply, you may wish to call around some independent bike shops and see if they have any stock remaining. They won’t have any discounts, but if you’re desperate for a new Frog Bike then you will have to pay full price and hunt around for somewhere with the size you need. You can’t be too fussy in terms of colour at the current time – sorry!
Places that offer home delivery to check for in-stock Frog Bikes:
Other places to buy new Frog Bikes:
If the above offers have expired, or they don’t hold stock of the bike size/colour you want, then check out these alternatives:
Your local bike shop
Your local bike shop may do discounts if you’re a member of a local cycle club, or if you buy several bikes from them at one time. They may also from time to time do discounts on ex-display models.
You can find your nearest local Frog stockist here. This comes with the advantage that they will build the bike up for you, and you’ll also have the satisfaction of knowing you’re supporting a local business.
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