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:

Frog 55 in green

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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Bike for sale

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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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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Two kids riding mountain bikes with an adult

Buying a kids mountain bike – things you need to know

If you’re thinking of buying your child a mountain bike, check out our top 7 things to look out for

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Frog 55 Bike Review

Frog Bikes – Frog 55 review

Sprog on a Frog! Find out how our 7 year old reviewer gets on with the Frog 55

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Kids road bikes being ridden the the Lake District - the Islabikes Luath and the Frog Road bike

Best kids road bikes 2021

Get your Cycle Sprogs out on the road with these great kids sized road bikes

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Road bike wheel 20 inch with yellow centre disc

The best 20″ wheel road bikes for kids aged 6 and over

We look at what 20″ wheel kids road bikes are available, for budding Geraint Thomas’s and Lizzy Armisteads!

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Frog-43-Test-Ride

Review of the Frog 43 14″ wheel kids bike – a first pedal bike for ages 3+

The Frog 43 is the smallest pedal bike in the Frog Pond. How will our young testers get on putting it through its paces?

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Frog MTB 69 riding the Swale Trail

Frog MTB 69 kids mountain bike review

Our 9 year old reviewer put the new Frog MTB 69 to the test. Here’s how it got on…..

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Squish 18 head badge

Review of the Squish 18 kids bike

6 year old Katherine has been putting the Squish 18 through its paces for the past 6 months.

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