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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Hybrid bikes

A hybrid bike is the type of bike we recommend for most children once they reach the stage of needing gears.  Flat handlebars, easy to use gears, a light weight frame and no suspension means they’re easy and fun to ride. We’ve got lots of advice on choosing the right hybrid bike for your child…

Read more about Hybrid bikes

Small pedal bikes

Buying your child their first (or second) pedal bike is such an exciting experience.  We’re here to help guide you through the process so you can  be confident that you’re getting a bike that your child is going to love riding. We’ve lost count of the times parents have told us their child “just doesn’t…

Read more about Small pedal bikes

Balance bikes

Balance bikes are a brilliant invention! They’re a great way to get your child confident on two wheels before they’re ready to move on to a pedal bike. A balance bike will remove the need for using stabilisers for the majority of kids and are a lot more fun (and fast!) While most balance bikes…

Read more about Balance bikes

Mountain bikes

If you’re planning on doing a lot of off road cycling with your child then it’s well worth thinking about buying a mountain bike. There’s a bit more to think about when you’re buying a mountain bike over a regular hybrid kids bike.  You need to make decisions about types of suspension, tyres and brakes,…

Read more about Mountain bikes
Cycle Show 2017 - Cargo bikes

2 vs 3 wheeled cargo bikes – which is best for carrying kids? 

Would a 2 or 3 wheel cargo bike suit your family? Read on to find out…..

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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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Review of the Black Mountain HUTTO kids bike

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

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

Read more about Black Mountain HÜTTO review – from balance bike to pedalling with one bike!
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Hornit AIRO balance bike – first review of this new bike

We’ve been checking out the brand new AIRO balance bike from Hornit

Read more about Hornit AIRO balance bike – first review of this new bike
Small Business Saturday - support your local bike store

Why you should support your local bike shop

It’s Local Bike Shop Day 2020!

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Black Mountain Hutto Trail in action

Black Mountain HÜTTO – first look at a unique 20″ wheel mountain bike

We’ve been taking a closer look at the new Black Mountain “growing” kids mountain bike

Read more about Black Mountain HÜTTO – first look at a unique 20″ wheel mountain bike

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