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 independently review and recommend bikes (and we do sometimes get a commission if you buy which allows us to keep doing this!).

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.

Our various articles on the best kids bikes for different ages  will help you decide which bikes you should be considering for your child and your budget - plus where to buy your final choice from.

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. 


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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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Best balance bikes 2024

Our pick of the best balance bikes to invest in your little one’s lifelong enjoyment of cycling

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The best 12″ wheel first pedal bikes for ages 2 years and over

Buying your child’s very first pedal bike is such a milestone – and you want to make sure you’re choosing the best bike for them. There’s a bewildering range of kids first pedal bikes available, so in this article, we look at the various 12″ wheel kids bikes suitable for children aged about 2 and…

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Best kids’ bikes 2024

Here’s our selection of the best kids bikes for kids of all ages

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Best 14” kids’ bikes for 3-4 year-olds

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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Best 16″ kids’ bikes for 4-5 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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Cheapest kids’ bikes 2024

You don’t need to break the bank to get a decent kids bike – here’s our pick of the best

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