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:

Small pedal bikes

Buying your child their first (or second) pedal bike is such an exciting experience.  We’re here to help guide you through the process so you can  be confident that you’re getting a bike that your child is going to love riding. We’ve lost count of the times parents have told us their child “just doesn’t…

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Norco Sight Youth youth mountain bike

The best full suspension kids mountain bikes

For Cycle Sprogs who take their MTBing seriously, we’ve found some serious MTB’s!

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The cheapest kids bikes – October 2021

You don’t need to break the bank to get a decent kids bike – here’s our pick of the best

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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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The best bike for a 1 year old toddler - 2021

The best bike for a 1 year old toddler – 2021

From 12 months there are some exciting options for getting toddlers onto two wheels.

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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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The best 14″ starter bikes for children aged 3 and 4 years

There’s an increasing choice of quality, lightweight starter bikes with a 14″ wheel – we take a look at the best

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Why you shouldn't buy a really cheap kids bike

Why you shouldn’t buy a really cheap kids bike

There’s a good reason we don’t recommend really cheap kids bikes. This is it.

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How to measure your child's height for a new bike

How to easily measure your child for a new bike

Measuring your child before you buy them a new bike is really important to help make sure you’re buying a bike that will fit them and they’ll love riding.  A properly sized kids bike is crucial to the safety and enjoyment of cycling – buy one that’s too big and they’ll be nervous and won’t…

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Buying a balance bike - guide for parents - Adobe Stock image

The best balance bikes as recommended by parents

We asked a group of parents to tell us which balance bikes they liked the most – here’s the results

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