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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Leasing a kids bike – everything you need to know

Leasing kids bikes is gaining in popularity . But how does it work, how much does it cost and is it suitable for your family?

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The best places to buy a second hand kids bike

If you’re trying to hunt down a great value second hand bike for your child, our guide will help you

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The best 14″ starter bikes for children aged 3 and 4 years

There’s an increasing choice of quality, lightweight starter bikes with a 14″ wheel – we take a look at the best

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Cheaper alternatives to Islabikes

There’s some good quality brands at a lower price now available – we look at the various options

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The best kids mountain bikes under £500(ish) with 26″ and 27.5″ wheel size

If you’re looking for a quality but reasonably cheap kids mountain bike with 26″ or 27.5″ wheels, what choice do you have? Check the Cycle Sprog list

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10 things you need to know before buying a balance bike for your toddler

Here’s 10 helpful questions to ask yourself when you’re buying a balance bike

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The best place to buy a kids bike – 2021

It can be confusing choosing where to buy – our guide looks at the various options

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Buying a kids mountain bike – things you need to know

If you’re thinking of buying your child a mountain bike, check out our top 7 things to look out for

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Sprog on a Frog! Find out how our 7 year old reviewer gets on with the Frog 55

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