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:

Hoy Bonaly 16 Review

Review of the Hoy Bonaly 16 kids bike

We asked 4 year old Jessica to put the new Hoy Bonaly 16 to the test – here’s how she got on

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Woom 1 Plus balance bike with 14" wheels for taller children

Big balance bikes for taller children

For taller children who have outgrown a standard 12″ wheel balance bike, there’s a number of larger balance bikes available

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Why you shouldn't buy a really cheap kids bike

Why you shouldn’t buy a really cheap kids bike

There’s a good reason we don’t recommend really cheap kids bikes. This is it.

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MTB bike wheel 26 inch with blue centre disc

Best kids 26″ wheel mountain bikes

Here’s our selection of the best, and most fun, kids 26″ wheel mountain bikes

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Islabike Rothan balance bike and Cnoc 14 pedal bike

12 things you need to know before buying a kids bike

Are you buying a kids bike? Here’s 12 things you need to think about before splashing your cash

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Vitus Nucleus 26 kids MTB - hardtail mountain bike for under £500

Vitus Nucleus 26 kids hardtail mountain bike – first impressions

We take a closer look at the new Vitus 26″ wheel kids MTB

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Islabikes Creig 27 in action - kids mountain bike review

Why we love winter mountain biking – with some help from the Islabikes Creig

Where has the year gone??? It’s almost Christmas and the winter weather is well and truly here (we had snow the other day!!) For me, autumn flew by in a total blur. One minute it was the summer hols and we were out every day riding our mountain bikes and then reality kicked in again. …

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A bike – the best present you can give your child this Christmas

A bike is the best Christmas present you can give a child – we just hope Santa reads this post before he stocks up his sleigh!

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Black Mountain Skog lifted up by child

Kids Bike Review: The Black Mountain SKÖG works biking magic!

What happens when a girl who usually rides a heavy bike gets her hands on one of the lightest kids bikes around

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Cube Stereo 140 Youth Mountain Bike for teenagers review

Review of the Cube Stereo 140 Youth full suspension mountain bike

How would our 12 year old Cycle Sprog get on putting this beast to the test?

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