Frog have just had a revamp of their 20″ wheel bike range, and the Frog 53 is the brand new model for 2022 that replaces the old Frog 52 and Frog 55.
For most children this will be their first time using gears on a bike, and you want it to be as easy as possible.
The Frog 53 has 8 speeds which are accessed using an easy reach thumb shifter.
The range of gears is good enough to get up most hills, and if it does get a bit too steep the bike is lightweight enough to hopefully allow your child to keep on pushing (and it’s light enough to carry if things get that bad!)
We reviewed one of the very first Frog 20″ wheel bikes to be released years ago, and were very impressed by the comfort of the ride, quality of the bike and it’s longevity.
Since then Frog have continued to improve on the specification, and we see no reason why the new Frog 53 won’t continue in that tradition, and we suspect this will become a popular 20″ wheel geared bike. [sc name="bike-club-frog-bikes" ][/sc]
The Frog 47 is a brand new bike for 2022. We think this single speed, easy to ride bike is going to be popular with children who are too tall for a standard 16″ wheel pedal bike, but don’t have the ability yet to move onto a bike with gears.
The Frog 47 has a minimum inside leg of 47cm and comes with all the features you’d expect from one of the best known premium kids bike brands. This includes a lightweight aluminium frame, grippy tyres and child proportioned components.
We’ve not reviewed this particular Frog bike but we have reviewed a number of other sizes and they’ve all been great, long lasting and fun to ride. [sc name="bike-club-frog-bikes" ][/sc] [sc name="bike-club-18-inch-deal" ][/sc]
The Frog 55 was Frog Bike’s original 20″ wheel bike, which was discontinued at the end of 2021, to be replaced by the new Frog 53
The Frog 55 is a good all round bike that’s equally suited to riding trails and paths as doing the school run. Original bikes got mudguards supplied as standard, and you can also fit a pannier rack if you’re carrying school books or camping equipment.
For most children this will be their first experience of using gears on a bike, and Frog specified an easy to use 8 speed set up with an easy reach thumb shifter.
We reviewed one of the very first Frog 55’s to be released years ago, and were very impressed by the comfort of the ride, quality of the bike and it’s longevity. [sc name="bike-club-frog-bikes" bike_name="Frog 55" ][/sc] [sc name="bike-club-20-inch-deal" ][/sc]
The Frog 78 is the largest of Frog’s three 26″ wheel bikes, and is an all round bike suitable for children (or smaller adults!) with a minimum inside leg of 78cm.
The handlebars can be adjusted within a 54mm range and there’s a quick release seat post that makes adjusting the saddle height easy to do. Your kid should hopefully therefore get a decent amount of time on this bike, but some kids do grow very rapidly at this age.
It’s comforting therefore to know the Frog Bikes really hold their value, so if you keep it well maintained you should be able to sell it on to fund the next bike.
NOTE: There is a limited stock of Frog 69’s at the moment and Frog Bikes website says the next stock is due in Spring 2022
Frog have three 26″ wheel bikes, and the Frog 69 is the smallest, and is for children with a minimum inside leg of 69cm.
It’s a versatile bike which rides well on most terrains so is a good choice for anyone who isn’t really specialising in one particular type of cycling.
One word of warning – Frog is very much known as a kids bike brand, so if you have a shorter but older child (particularly an image conscious one in their teens) you may encounter the desire to move onto a more “adult” brand.
If your child has an inside leg of 52cm but doesn’t need a bike with gears, then the Frog 52 Single Speed is a good option.
You can even take the pedals off and use this bike as a balance bike, and add them back in when the time is ready.
Note: The Frog 52 Single Speed was removed from Frog’s website during 2021 so you need to look secondhand for this bike
When we reviewed the Frog Road 67 our 9 year old tester really liked having the auxiliary brake levers on the handlebars, as the transition to cycling entirely on the drops takes time.
The handlebars are suitably narrow for kids shoulders and the gear shifters are nice and close to the bars to make changing gear easier for small hands.
There’s cantilever brakes and enough clearance for wider tyres should you wish to use it for cyclocross / triathlon.
The 26″ wheel Frog Track 70 is a good choice for any child wanting to get into track racing – either on grass or at the velodrome.
The Frog Track 70 is fitted with flip flop hubs for both fixed and free-wheel use and Kendra track tyres.
PLEASE NOTE: This bike is designed for TRACK use only and is not supplied with brakes, a bell or reflectors. In the UK this bike is NOT road legal.
The Frog Track 67 is a 24″ wheel Track Bike for children who are racing on a grass track or at the velodrome.
Frog say that the aerodynamic tear drop tubes combined with track specific geometry minimise drag result in a light, stiff and responsive bike.
IMPORTANT: The Frog Track 67 is designed for TRACK use only and is not supplied with brakes, a bell or reflectors. In the UK this bike is NOT road legal.
The Frog Track 58 is one of the smallest kids track bikes available. The bike is designed for riding at the velodrome or on a grass track only, and is a good way to get your child into track cycling.
The Frog Track 58 is specified with Kenda track tyres and flip-flop hubs for both free-wheel and fixed use.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Frog Track 58 is designed only for TRACK use and is not supplied with brakes, a bell or reflectors. In the UK this bike is NOT road legal.