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:

Wiggins kids bikes get a makeover – what do you think?

Halfords have given the iconic Wiggins bikes a makeover – we take a closer look

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Cube Stereo 120 Youth

A closer look at Cube’s 2020 kids bike range

Cube Bikes have recently released their 2020 range and there are some interesting looking kids bikes in the lineup. We’ve taken a closer look and here are some of the models we thought would appeal to our readership. Cubie 120 Walk (£149) We might as well start at the beginning with Cube’s balance bike that…

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Review of the Squish 26 kids mountain bike

Our 10 year old tester has been putting this new kids MTB through it’s paces – here’s how he got on

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Islabike Creig 24 Dark Teal

Islabikes reveal new mountain bikes and branding plus updates to range

Islabikes have announced some major changes to their range for Winter 2019, including 2 new bikes and lighter weight bikes

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Black Mountain KAPEL enjoying the ride

Black Mountain Bikes release new 18″ and 20″ wheel “growing” kids bikes

Two new kids bikes launched – the 18″ Kapēl and 20″ Hütto

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family cargo bikes at the 2019 Cycle Show - Tern GSD in action

Family Cargo Bikes roundup from the 2019 Cycle Show

There were lots of family cargo bikes on display at the 2019 Cycle Show – here’s our round up of which ones caught our eye

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Babboe City cargo bike safety recall

Babboe issue safety warning for City Cargo Bikes

Babboe are recalling various models of their City Cargo Bike due to manufacturing faults – find out if your bike is affected

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Best cargo bike for your family - three children in cargo bike

Choosing the best cargo bike for your family

I’ve been test riding some of the best cargo bikes for transporting a family – here’s how I got on

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Vitus 20+ kids 20" wheel mountain bike review

Vitus 20+ kids mountain bike – first impressions review

We take a closer look at this mountain bike for ages 5 and over

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Giant ARX 20 – first impressions review of this new kids bike

Giant are the world’s largest bike manufacturer, and at long last they’ve caught up with the rest of the kids bike market – which for over a decade has been offering parents premium specification, gender neutral, lightweight kids bike ranges.  The new Giant ARX range comes in three sizes – 16″, 20″ and 24″ wheels,…

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