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:

Woom 1 Plus balance bike with 14" wheels for taller children

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Introducing Bike Club subscription kids bikes, a better way to get your child riding?

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 balance bikes as recommended by parents 2022

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

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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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Forme Cubley 18 kids bike review

Our mini reviewer and her dad puts the Forme Cubley 18″ through its paces.

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Choosing the best balance bike for your child – 2022

Children differ, as do balance bikes. Help match your child to the correct balance bike

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Why you shouldn’t buy a REALLY cheap new kids bike

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

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The best 18″ wheel kids bikes for a 5 year old

There’s a scarcity of decent 18″ wheel single speed bikes available, but we’ve tracked down the best available

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

If you’re looking for a 24″ wheel bike for a child aged between 7 and 10 years of age you’re probably looking for a bike that can be ridden further and faster than their previous bikes. By this age, most (but not all) children are able to pedal and change gear by themselves and are…

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