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:

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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Claud Butler and Islabikes balance bikes

Stablisers or balance bike? Why one family used both

Stabilisers or balance bike? One family tried both – here’s how they got on

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Puky LRM learner balance bike

Why do parents love Puky Balance Bikes?

Recently I was writing an article about the best balance bikes and asked a group of cycling parents for their recommendations.  I have to confess I was surprised by the number of people who recommended the Puky Balance Bikes. I had so many comments I couldn’t fit them into the original article! As I started looking…

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Culprit Junior One kids road racing bike

The Culprit Junior One comes to the UK

This is one serious bike for a 6 year old! But then again if you’re riding up the Alpe d’Huez……

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Whyte 403 junior mountain bike at the 2016 Cycle Show

2017 kids mountain bikes showcased at the NEC Cycle Show

Drool over the latest junior mountain bikes to hit the shops soon!

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Early Rider Road Runner 14 balance bike

Are these the most desirable balance bikes ever?

Unless you’ve been living the life of a hermit for the past 5 or so years you can’t have failed to notice the rise in popularity of balance bikes.  A decade ago if you wanted a bike for your toddler you took the pedals off of a small kids bike. Then a few manufacturers realised this was…

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Bradley Wiggins Kids Bike Launch

New Sir Bradley Wiggins kids bike range – balance and first pedal bikes

A new range of kids bikes is launched by Sir Bradley Wiggins. We take a look at the smaller bikes in the range

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Cuda CP20R Kids Bike Review

Cuda Performance CP20R Kids 20″ Wheel Road Cyclocross Bike Review

How will our 7 year old tester get on putting the new Cuda Performance CP20R through its paces?

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Wiggins Junior road bike 700c

Taking a look at Sir Bradley Wiggins Rouen kids road bike range

King of the road, Sir Bradley Wiggins has launched the Rouen kids road bike range – we take a closer look

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