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:

Best 26″ wheel kids bikes for ages 9 – 13 years

What happens when your child has grown out of a 24″ wheel kids bike, but isn’t big enough to move up to an adult bike. These junior sized 26″ wheel hybrid will fill that gap.

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MTB bike wheel 26 inch with blue centre disc

Best kids 26″ wheel mountain bikes 2022

Here’s our selection of the best, and most fun, kids 26″ wheel mountain bikes

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MTB bike wheel 24 inch with orange centre disc

Best kids 24″ wheel mountain bikes ages 7 to 10 years

For ages 8 and over, there’s some cracking MTB’s available at the moment…….

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MTB bike wheel 27.5 inch with green centre disc

Best mountain bikes for teenagers 2022

27.5″ wheel kids mountain bikes are a relatively new concept – here we look at the best deals available

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The best bike for a 1 year old toddler - 2021

The best bike for a 1 year old toddler – 2022

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

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Islabikes kids looking over wall at Mill

Cheaper alternatives to Islabikes

There’s some good quality brands at a lower price now available – we look at the various options

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Best bike for a 6 year old girl

The best bikes for a 6 year old girl 2022

From riding to school to hitting the trails at the weekend, we’ve got bikes for all purposes covered!

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MTB bike wheel 20 inch with yellow centre disc

Best kids 20″ wheel mountain bikes for 5 and 6 year olds

Finding kids 20″ wheel mountain bikes is no mean feat! The a look at our shortlist of some of the best 20 inch wheel kids mountain bikes available today

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Learning to ride on a first bike

Buying a balance bike for your toddler? 10 things you need to know in 2022!

Here’s 10 helpful questions to ask yourself when you’re buying a balance bike

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Voodoo Nzumbi 26" 2022

The best kids mountain bikes under £500(ish) with 26″ and 27.5″ wheel size

If you’re looking for a quality but reasonably cheap kids mountain bike with 26″ or 27.5″ wheels, what choice do you have? Check the Cycle Sprog list

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