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:

Review of the Black Mountain HUTTO kids bike

Black Mountain HÜTTO review – from balance bike to pedalling with one bike!

Would the HUTTO give our reviewer the confidence to start pedalling?

Read more about Black Mountain HÜTTO review – from balance bike to pedalling with one bike!
Hornit AIRO Focus image

Hornit AIRO balance bike – first review of this new bike

We’ve been checking out the brand new AIRO balance bike from Hornit

Read more about Hornit AIRO balance bike – first review of this new bike
Black Mountain Hutto Trail in action

Black Mountain HÜTTO – first look at a unique 20″ wheel mountain bike

We’ve been taking a closer look at the new Black Mountain “growing” kids mountain bike

Read more about Black Mountain HÜTTO – first look at a unique 20″ wheel mountain bike
Hoy Bonaly 16 Review

Review of the Hoy Bonaly 16 kids bike

We asked 4 year old Jessica to put the new Hoy Bonaly 16 to the test – here’s how she got on

Read more about Review of the Hoy Bonaly 16 kids bike
Vitus Nucleus 26 kids MTB - hardtail mountain bike for under £500

Vitus Nucleus 26 kids hardtail mountain bike – first impressions

We take a closer look at the new Vitus 26″ wheel kids MTB

Read more about Vitus Nucleus 26 kids hardtail mountain bike – first impressions
Islabikes Creig 27 in action - kids mountain bike review

Why we love winter mountain biking – with some help from the Islabikes Creig

Where has the year gone??? It’s almost Christmas and the winter weather is well and truly here (we had snow the other day!!) For me, autumn flew by in a total blur. One minute it was the summer hols and we were out every day riding our mountain bikes and then reality kicked in again. …

Read more about Why we love winter mountain biking – with some help from the Islabikes Creig