The Frog 47 is a brand new bike for 2022. We think this single speed, easy to ride bike is going to be popular with children who are too tall for a standard 16″ wheel pedal bike, but don’t have the ability yet to move onto a bike with gears.
The Frog 47 has a minimum inside leg of 47cm and comes with all the features you’d expect from one of the best known premium kids bike brands. This includes a lightweight aluminium frame, grippy tyres and child proportioned components.
We’ve not reviewed this particular Frog bike but we have reviewed a number of other sizes and they’ve all been great, long lasting and fun to ride. [sc name="bike-club-frog-bikes" ][/sc] [sc name="bike-club-18-inch-deal" ][/sc]
Frog have just had a revamp of their 20″ wheel bike range, and the Frog 53 is the brand new model for 2022 that replaces the old Frog 52 and Frog 55.
For most children this will be their first time using gears on a bike, and you want it to be as easy as possible.
The Frog 53 has 8 speeds which are accessed using an easy reach thumb shifter.
The range of gears is good enough to get up most hills, and if it does get a bit too steep the bike is lightweight enough to hopefully allow your child to keep on pushing (and it’s light enough to carry if things get that bad!)
We reviewed one of the very first Frog 20″ wheel bikes to be released years ago, and were very impressed by the comfort of the ride, quality of the bike and it’s longevity.
Since then Frog have continued to improve on the specification, and we see no reason why the new Frog 53 won’t continue in that tradition, and we suspect this will become a popular 20″ wheel geared bike. [sc name="bike-club-frog-bikes" ][/sc]
The Frog 55 was Frog Bike’s original 20″ wheel bike, which was discontinued at the end of 2021, to be replaced by the new Frog 53
The Frog 55 is a good all round bike that’s equally suited to riding trails and paths as doing the school run. Original bikes got mudguards supplied as standard, and you can also fit a pannier rack if you’re carrying school books or camping equipment.
For most children this will be their first experience of using gears on a bike, and Frog specified an easy to use 8 speed set up with an easy reach thumb shifter.
We reviewed one of the very first Frog 55’s to be released years ago, and were very impressed by the comfort of the ride, quality of the bike and it’s longevity. [sc name="bike-club-frog-bikes" bike_name="Frog 55" ][/sc] [sc name="bike-club-20-inch-deal" ][/sc]
The Frog 78 is the largest of Frog’s three 26″ wheel bikes, and is an all round bike suitable for children (or smaller adults!) with a minimum inside leg of 78cm.
The handlebars can be adjusted within a 54mm range and there’s a quick release seat post that makes adjusting the saddle height easy to do. Your kid should hopefully therefore get a decent amount of time on this bike, but some kids do grow very rapidly at this age.
It’s comforting therefore to know the Frog Bikes really hold their value, so if you keep it well maintained you should be able to sell it on to fund the next bike.
NOTE: There is a limited stock of Frog 69’s at the moment and Frog Bikes website says the next stock is due in Spring 2022
Frog have three 26″ wheel bikes, and the Frog 69 is the smallest, and is for children with a minimum inside leg of 69cm.
It’s a versatile bike which rides well on most terrains so is a good choice for anyone who isn’t really specialising in one particular type of cycling.
One word of warning – Frog is very much known as a kids bike brand, so if you have a shorter but older child (particularly an image conscious one in their teens) you may encounter the desire to move onto a more “adult” brand.
When we reviewed the Frog Road 67 our 9 year old tester really liked having the auxiliary brake levers on the handlebars, as the transition to cycling entirely on the drops takes time.
The handlebars are suitably narrow for kids shoulders and the gear shifters are nice and close to the bars to make changing gear easier for small hands.
There’s cantilever brakes and enough clearance for wider tyres should you wish to use it for cyclocross / triathlon.
The Frog Road 70 is a good bike if your child is racing cyclocross or triathlon, as well riding on road, as the frame has enough clearance to fit wider cyclocross tyres as well as slick road ones.
As well as integrated short reach brake levers the Frog Road 70 is also fitted with additional levers on the tops of the handlebars. This is useful for children who are just progressing to drop handlebars and skinny tyres, as it can be a big step to spend all (or even any) of your time on the drop handlebars.
Frog Bikes website says that the next stock of this bike will be landing in Spring 2022
All the Frog mountain bikes come with junior specific air suspension forks, complete with lockout and damping control, to enable optimal performance for lower weight riders, with 100mm of travel
The Tektro junior specific hydraulic disc brakes make it easy for smaller hands to brake whilst remaining control of the bike.
The Frog Tadpole Plus is a 14″ wheel balance bike designed for taller and/or older children with a minimum inside leg of 38cm for whom a 14″ wheel pedal bike isn’t suitable.
It has a rear brake, but not a front brake, which will help ease a child into learning to brake gently if that’s appropriate. If not, then stopping with their feet is much more fun!
The Tadpole Plus is fitted with a steering lock, which acts as a safety mechanism to prevent any serious falls and damage – to the child or the bike.
The Frog Tadpole is a 12″ wheel balance bike, which is suitable for children with an inside leg of 31cm. It’s available in a wide choice of fun colour schemes to appeal to young children.
The Tadpole is fitted with a rear brake to get your child used to the concept of braking (although they will probably still use their feet a lot to stop, especially in the early days).
The tyres are pneumatic, so good for use on a variety of terrains, and a steering lock prevents over-steer accidents. The quick-release seat post is useful for when your Cycle Sprog has a growth spurt.