kids bikes

Buying a kids bike

Here at Cycle Sprog we’re here to help you find the perfect bike for your child. We don’t sell bikes ourselves – we’re here to help you decide which bikes you should be considering for your child and your budget, and where to buy your final choice from.

We only feature quality kids bikes that will last several children, which we’ve either ridden ourselves or which have been recommended to us by other keen cycling parents.

We’ll also help you through the process of deciding whether to buy a bike (either new or second-hand) or lease one.

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. 

 

What type of bike are you looking for?

If you already know what type of bike you’re looking for, you can go straight to our recommendations for each type of bike:

The best kids bikes for all ages

Kids bikes are sold according to their wheel size (in inches).  Small starter bikes (12″ to 18″ tend to come without gears) and 20″ wheels and over you can add in gears to make getting up hills easier.

If you’re not sure what type of geared bike you’re looking for, then we always recommend a good quality hybrid bike.

We’ve selected the best kids bikes in each size to help you find that perfect bike.  We’ve included new, secondhand and lease options so all budgets are covered.

Not found what you’re looking for?

If you’ve not found the perfect bike just yet, then here’s all our bike related articles for you to browse through:

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The best 20″ wheel kids bikes

A first bike with gears is a big choice – let us help you choose the right one for your child

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From riding to school to hitting the trails at the weekend, we’ve got bikes for all purposes covered!

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For Cycle Sprogs who take their MTBing seriously, we’ve found some serious MTB’s!

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Children differ, as do balance bikes. Help match your child to the correct balance bike

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The best balance bikes as recommended by parents 2022

We asked a group of parents to tell us which balance bikes they liked the most – here’s the results

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The best 16″ wheel bikes for 4 and 5 year olds

Getting a first bike is such a huge milestone – we take a look a the best 16″ wheel bikes for ages 4 to 6 year olds to get pedalling on

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The best bikes for a 10 year old boy

Bikes for a 10 year old boy

There’s some great bikes out there for 10 year old boys – we take a look!

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The best 18″ wheel kids bikes for a 5 year old

There’s a scarcity of decent 18″ wheel single speed bikes available, but we’ve tracked down the best available

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Big balance bikes for taller children

For taller children who have outgrown a standard 12″ wheel balance bike, there’s a number of larger balance bikes available

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