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. 


AFFILIATE DISCLOSURE:   When you buy through links on our page we may get a small commission if the retailer has an affiliate scheme. You can find out how this works in our affiliate policy. Thanks for supporting us in this way! 

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:

The best 20″ wheel kids bikes

A first bike with gears is a big choice – let us help you choose the right one for your child

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Cheapest Frog Bikes

All the Black Friday deals on Frog Bikes listed in one place!

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The best 24″ wheel kids bikes for ages 7 to 10 years

Buying a 24″ wheel bike for the child in your life is an exciting task!  Get it right and it’s going to be ridden further and faster than any other bike they’ve had before. 24″ wheel kids bikes generally fit 7 through 10 years of age, but every child is different so measure carefully. Buying…

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Islabike Rothan balance bike and Cnoc 14 pedal bike

12 things you need to know before buying a kids bike

Are you buying a kids bike? Here’s 12 things you need to think about before splashing your cash

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Orbea MX20 yellow bike

Orbea MX20 XC- Rider Review

Full review of the Orbea MX20 XC kids bike, including bike specification, rider review, comparisons and photos.

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red woom 3 automagic bike stood up on its stand

woom Original 3 Automagic Review

Review of the woom Original 3 Automagic 16″ wheel bike. The bike has MAGIC gears which our 5-year-old reviewer loved.

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