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. 

 

AFFILIATE DISCLOSURE:   When you buy through links on our page we may get a small commission if the retailer has an affiliate scheme. You can find out how this works in our affiliate policy. Thanks for supporting us in this way! 

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:

Black Mountain PINTO in balance bike mode. Photo of a young child riding an orange balance bike with Black Mountain written on the frame on a tarmac pump tack. Child is wearing blue jeans and blue shoes.

Review of the Black Mountain PINTO – balance bike mode

Our three year old reviewer puts the Black Mountain PINTO growing bike through it’s paces in balance bike mode

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friends riding bikes together

Before you buy a bike for your teenager answer these questions

Teenagers are a species unto themselves, and finding a bike that fits and they’re prepared to ride can be a challenge!

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Which is best? A 2 or 3 wheeled cargo bike for carrying kids?

2 vs 3 wheeled cargo bikes – which is best for carrying kids? 

Would a 2 or 3 wheel cargo bike suit your family? Read on to find out…..

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The best kids mountain bikes money can buy

2022’s most awesome kids mountain bikes

If money was no object, these our our dream mountain bikes – which would you choose?

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MTB bike wheel 20 inch with yellow centre disc

Best kids 20″ wheel mountain bikes for 5 and 6 year olds

Finding kids 20″ wheel mountain bikes is no mean feat! The a look at our shortlist of some of the best 20 inch wheel kids mountain bikes available today

Read more about Best kids 20″ wheel mountain bikes for 5 and 6 year olds

How does the Bike Club work?

How do you sign up for a Bike Club subscription? And how does it work once you’re a member?

Read more about How does the Bike Club work?

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