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:

Black Mountain Review - Pinto growing bike

Black Mountain Pinto and Skøg review – our first impressions

This clever bike grows from a balance bike into a pedal bike – we take a closer look!

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Frog-43-Test-Ride

Review of the Frog 43 14″ wheel kids bike – a first pedal bike for ages 3+

The Frog 43 is the smallest pedal bike in the Frog Pond. How will our young testers get on putting it through its paces?

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Black Mountain – a bike that grows with your child

A bike that grows with your child…. what’s that all about???

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Two kids riding mountain bikes with an adult

Buying a kids mountain bike – things you need to know

If you’re thinking of buying your child a mountain bike, check out our top 7 things to look out for

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Trott MTB 1 white and purple

Things to know when buying a mountain bike (for a child or an adult)

There’s some basic things to think about when buying a mountain bike – either for you or your child

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Islabikes Beinn 27 review

Review of the Islabikes Beinn 27

The Islabikes Beinn 27 is a kids bike with a difference. It’s the first of the quality kids hybrid bikes to be fitted with 27.5″ wheels, providing young riders with the benefits of faster and easier riding (especially over bumpy ground) that comes from a bike fitted with this larger wheel size – up until…

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Wild 18 is a great bike for a 5 year old boy or girl who isnt quite ready to move onto a geared bike but has outgrown their single speed smaller bike

Wild Bikes! Our readers take on the challenge to find out more!

Some of our readers have been checking out the new bike range from Go Outdoors

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Review of Cube Kid 240 SL kids mountain bike (aka Reaction TM)

The Cube Kids 240 SL is a high end MTB for kids serious about their riding. How will our 9 year old reviewer find it?

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Cuda Impact 24

Cuda Impact review – kids full suspension mountain bike for 7 to 10 year olds

When Cuda Bikes got in touch and asked if we’d like to review their new Impact 24 kids mountain bike, you should have seen the look on our youngest Cycle Sprog’s face.  Whilst he’s used to riding a good quality front suspension mountain bike, he’s had to look on enviously as his older brother has…

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Woom 3 bike review – a quality 16″ wheel bike for ages 4 to 6 years

4 year old Cycle Sprog Jessica has been putting the Woom 3 through its paces

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