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:

Cubie 180 is a new 18" wheel kids mountain bike

Cube Bikes launch new 18″ wheel kids mountain bike

Cube launch new 18″ wheel, single speed MTB

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Worx JA700 reivew - the 700c kids road bike in action

Review of the Worx JA700 junior road bike

A road bike for speed demons (and parents who can keep up)

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Practising front wheel lifts on an Islabikes Creig 24 at The Track Bike Park, Portreath, Redruth, Cornwall

Review of the Islabikes Creig 24 and Creig 26

We put Islabikes MTB offering through its paces. Will it get the thumbs up?

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Packing a Babboe cargo bike on a family bikepacking camping trip

Family camping with a cargo bike (and no car)

Several months ago Beki, mum of two daughters, became the proud owner of a cargo bike.  In her new blog she tells us about her first experience of going camping with a cargo bike. Camping without a car – the idea Since getting our new cargo bike, we’ve been wanting to take it on a…

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Our family cycling holiday

How we became a mountain biking family in just one year

In just over a year we’ve gone from casual cyclists to mountain bikers – here’s our journey

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Islabike Beinn 27

Islabikes launch new Beinn 27 kids bike

27.5″ wheels for a ten year old. Islabikes again change expectations around kids bikes.

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Worx JA-700 junior bike – first impressions review

A few weeks ago I received an email from Worx Bikes, asking if we’d like to review one of their junior models. For those of you who haven’t heard of Worx Bikes, they are a small company based in Oxfordshire, whose creations are aimed at the racing market. Obviously I was intrigued by their new…

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Carribob balance bike strap

Have you ever had that moment when your little cycle sprog has had enough, thrown down their wheels and demanded you carry the offending balance bike or scooter home?  It happens to us all, and what would be better at that moment than a secure and comfy way to carry the balance bike or scooter…

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Hoy Bonaly 26 2018

Hoy Bikes release new look 2018 Bonaly kids bikes

The Bonaly has had an makeover. Here’s what’s changed….

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Frog Mountain Bike in use

Frog Bikes launch new PUSH THE LIMITS kids bike range

Frog Bikes have launched a new range of kids mountain bikes, plus a new hybrid for teens in their Push The Limits range

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