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:

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The couple behind Strider Bikes success in the UK are back with an exciting new brand!

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Strider Balance Bike Review

Strider, a name synonymous with balance bikes, has been doing pedal-less bikes for kids since 2007. From modest beginnings, Strider has grown into a global community, sold millions of balance bikes worldwide and have even hosted the Strider Cup World Championships! We were therefore really pleased when The Bike Club asked our 3 year old…

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Forme Kinder 20 kids bike review

Our 6 year old reviewer has been putting the new Forme Kinder 20 to the test. Here’s how he got on

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Kids cyclocross bikes for the 2022 season

Cross season is here – time for a new bike!

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Specialized Jett 20 kids bike: Rider Review

What would our tester think of this new geared bike? And how easy is the Bike Fit Tool for dad to use?

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Help! Where can I buy a kids bike with quick delivery?

“Help!  I urgently need to buy my child a bike – where has one in stock?”  is a question we’re getting asked a lot at the moment.

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Hornit AIRO balance bike review

This lightweight balance bike is put to the test by our 2 year old reviewer

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Is my kids’ bike the right size for them?

“How can I tell if my child’s bike is the right size?” is something we get asked fairly often – by people buying a new bike and by those wondering if it’s time to go bike shopping (again!)  Sometimes it’s really obvious, but other times it isn’t as straightforward as you might think. However, there…

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Best girls bikes – as recommended by girls who ride bikes

Is there such a thing as a best girls bike?  And should we even be asking the question as a bike is a bike, and surely it should be good for either a boy or a girl? The problem, however, is that if you’re looking to buy a bike for a girl and don’t know…

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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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