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:

Worx JA24

Worx JA-700 junior bike – first impressions review

A few weeks ago I received an email from Worx Bikes, asking if we’d like to review one of their junior models. For those of you who haven’t heard of Worx Bikes, they are a small company based in Oxfordshire, whose creations are aimed at the racing market. Obviously, I was intrigued by their new…

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How to carry a balance bike home from the park using a Carribob strap

Carribob balance bike strap

Have you ever had that moment when your little cycle sprog has had enough, thrown down their wheels and demanded you carry the offending balance bike or scooter home?  It happens to us all, and what would be better at that moment than a secure and comfy way to carry the balance bike or scooter…

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Hoy Bonaly 26 2018

Hoy Bikes release new look 2018 Bonaly kids bikes

The Bonaly has had an makeover. Here’s what’s changed….

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Frog Mountain Bike in use

Frog Bikes launch new PUSH THE LIMITS kids bike range

Frog Bikes have launched a new range of kids mountain bikes, plus a new hybrid for teens in their Push The Limits range

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Review of the Woom 2 kids 14″ wheel bike for ages 3 to 5 years

Our 4 year old tester has been putting one the lightest weight 14″ wheel bikes to the test

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Cuda CP700R kids road / cyclocross bike in action shot of cyclocross tyres on grass

Types of kids bikes explained

If you’re looking for a new bike for your son or daughter, then you’re going to want to make sure you get the best bike for them (and your wallet).  There are a bewildering array of bikes out there – balance bikes, pedal bikes, BMX, mountain bikes, hybrids, road bikes, cyclo-cross bikes.  It’s important that…

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