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:

Frog mountain bikes have been launched

Frog Bikes launch new kids mountain bike range

Frog Bikes have announced a new range of kids mountain bikes, plus a new hybrid for teens. We take a look at these new bikes, which go on sale early next year

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Bobbin Gingersnap 12″ kids bike review

If you’re looking for style and function in a kids bike, then check out our review of the Bobbin Gingersnap 12″ to find out what our 4 yr old tester thought

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Cuda Performance CP700R review

Cuda Performance CP700R Kids Road Bike Review

The Cuda Performance CP700R is the largest drop handlebar offering from Cuda’s new ‘Performance’ kids bike range and is pitched at the higher end of junior cycles in terms of both price and quality.   It can be run with either narrow road or wider cyclocross tyres, which makes it appealing to junior cyclists who enjoy riding on various surfaces but…

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Which is the best bike for a toddler aged 18 months, 2 years old or 3

Toddlebike review – a pre balance bike for under 3’s

Find out how our 2 year old reviewer got on testing out the new Toddlebike – they’re fast and fun!

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LIKEaBIKE Balance Bike Review

Mum Emma tells us what happened when her 2 year old won a LIKEaBIKE Hardy Balance Bike

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Specialized Hotwalk Balance Bike

Parent review: the Specialized Hotwalk Balance Bike

Dad of two Stuart tells us how his daughters got on with the Specialized Hotwalk Balance Bike

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Learning to ride on a first bike

What is a balance bike?

Balance bikes are a popular way to get your toddler used to controlling a bike, without them needing to worry about using pedals

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Phantom Ride - a light up balance bike

Phantom Ride LED balance bike goes on sale in UK

The Phantom Ride LED balance bike is finally available in the UK – just in time for Christmas

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Phanton Light Up balance bike

New Light Up Balance Bike released – The Phantom Ride

A new balance bike has reached our shores today, and here at Cycle Sprog we think it’s going to go down a storm with both kids and parents. The Phantom Ride is a light up balance bike which quite literally glows in the dark! By using LED lights inside the polycarbonate frame, the entire balance bike…

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Specialized Hotwalk Girls 2016 model

What do you think of the new Hotwalk Balance Bikes?

The new 2017 Specialized Hotwalk balance bikes are now available. We’ve been pondering the changes that have been made since last year.

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