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:

Photo of boy in Christiania cargo bike

How I started cycling with my 5 week old baby in a cargo bike

A cargo bike, such as the Christiania, together with a car seat, means you don’t have to give up cycling when your baby arrives

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The best bike for a 1 year old toddler - 2021

The best bike for a 1 year old toddler – 2021

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

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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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Black Mountain HÜTTO review – from balance bike to pedalling with one bike!

Would the HUTTO give our reviewer the confidence to start pedalling?

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Kids cyclocross bikes for the 2020/21 season

Cross season is here – time for a new bike!

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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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Road bike wheel 24 inch with orange centre disc

The best road bikes for kids aged 8 and over – 24″ wheels

Does your child want a bike like they ride in the Tour de France? Check these out!

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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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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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The best 12″ wheel first pedal bikes for ages 2 years and over

Buying your child’s very first pedal bike is such a milestone – and you want to make sure you’re choosing the best bike for them. There’s a bewildering range of kids first pedal bikes available, so in this article, we look at the various 12″ wheel kids bikes suitable for children aged about 2 and…

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