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:

Squish MTB 26 in green

Squish Bikes launch new kids mountain bike range

A new kids mountain bike range has been launched this week by Squish Bikes.  The 24″ and 26″ wheel Squish MTB both retail for £429.99 and appear to be well specified for the price point. The bikes have been designed with junior riders in mind, with features including: Tektro M-280 Mechanical Disc Brakes with 160mm…

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Wild Bikes 20 inch pink kids bike

Wild Bikes kids range launched by Go Outdoors

A new range of lightweight kids bikes has been launched – we take a closer look

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Vitus launch three new kids bikes in their 2019 range

Vitus expand their kids bike range with three new bikes

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Worx Bike at U14's Cyclocross race

My first U14’s Cyclocross race

It was very hard work, but will our intrepid Cycle Sprog finish the race?

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Islabikes Beinn 27 review

Islabikes Beinn 27 review – by a first time Islabiker

What happens when an 11 year old gets to ride an Islabike for the very first time?

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Whyte 203 mtb with 20" wheels

Whyte 203 – new 20″ wheel kids mountain bike launched at Cycle Show

A fun looking new 20″ wheel MTB for little rippers to enjoy on the trails

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Cube Acid 240 Hybrid Youth

Cube Acid 240 Hybrid Youth: kids e-bike first impressions

Cube showcased their first ever kids e-bike at the 2018 Cycle Show. We were keen to learn more

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Marin’s Hawk Hill Jr mountain bike that grows from 24″ wheel to 26″ wheel

Marin’s new kids MTB grows with your child – from 24″ to 26″ wheels

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Cube Reaction C:62 Youth xc race bike

Cube Reaction C:62 youth 27.5″ and 29″ wheel mountain bike – a first look

A new option for older kids who like to ride fast!

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The Babboe Mountain Curve Cargo Bike in action

What’s it like using a cargo bike for the first time?

Mum of two Beki has had her new cargo bike for 2 weeks. Here’s how she’s been getting on…..

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