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:

Advice on buying a secondhand kids bike

Buying a second hand kids bike

Here’s the gold rules to follow when you’re buying a second hand kids bike

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Hornit hero 14 kids starter bike

First look at the Hornit HERO 14 kids bike

Here at Cycle Sprog HQ we were really excited when we heard that Hornit (the horn and helmet folk) were moving into kids bikes.  And even more excited when they told us they were ditching the traditional bike chain and going with a belt drive instead. They’ve kindly sent us one of their brand new…

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Kidvelo Rookie 12 balance bike for 18 month to 4 year old

Kidvelo brand launched by balance biking’s power couple

The couple behind Strider Bikes success in the UK are back with an exciting new brand!

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Strider balance bike kids bike review

Strider Balance Bike Review

Strider, a name synonymous with balance bikes, has been doing pedal-less bikes for kids since 2007. From modest beginnings, Strider has grown into a global community, sold millions of balance bikes worldwide and have even hosted the Strider Cup World Championships! We were therefore really pleased when The Bike Club asked our 3 year old…

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Forme kinder 20 rider review

Forme Kinder 20 kids bike review

Our 6 year old reviewer has been putting the new Forme Kinder 20 to the test. Here’s how he got on

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Road bike wheel 20 inch with yellow centre disc

The best 20″ wheel road bikes for kids aged 6 and over

We look at what 20″ wheel kids road bikes are available, for budding Geraint Thomas’s and Lizzy Armisteads!

Read more about The best 20″ wheel road bikes for kids aged 6 and over