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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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?

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Hornit AIRO Focus image

Hornit AIRO balance bike – first review of this new bike

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

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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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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

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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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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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