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:

Where to buy an in stock kids bike - we take a look at the best places to find a child's bike at the current time

The best place to buy a kids bike – 2021

It can be confusing choosing where to buy – our guide looks at the various options

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Help! Where can I buy a kids bike with quick delivery?

“Help!  I urgently need to buy my child a bike – where has one in stock?”  is a question we’re getting asked a lot at the moment.

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The best kids bikes 2021 – our pick of the very best

Here’s our selection of the best kids bikes for kids of all ages

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The best 16″ wheel bikes for 4 and 5 year olds

Getting a first bike is such a huge milestone – we take a look a the best 16″ wheel bikes for ages 4 to 6 year olds to get pedalling 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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Hornit AIRO balance bike review

This lightweight balance bike is put to the test by our 2 year old reviewer

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Is my kids’ bike the right size for them?

“How can I tell if my child’s bike is the right size?” is something we get asked fairly often – by people buying a new bike and by those wondering if it’s time to go bike shopping (again!)  Sometimes it’s really obvious, but other times it isn’t as straight forward as you might think.   However,…

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Best girls bikes – as recommended by girls who ride bikes

Is there such a thing as a best girls bike?  And should we even be asking the question as a bike is a bike, and surely it should be good for either a boy or a girl? The problem, however, is that if you’re looking to buy a bike for a girl and don’t know…

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Leasing a kids bike – everything you need to know

Leasing kids bikes is gaining in popularity . But how does it work, how much does it cost and is it suitable for your family?

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The best places to buy a second hand kids bike

If you’re trying to hunt down a great value second hand bike for your child, our guide will help you

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