Picking the right bike for your little adventurer can be quite a daunting task. With so many brands, styles and specs to choose from a lot of parents struggle with where to start. That's why we have compiled this list of our top 5 best children’s bikes to make getting your little one out on two wheels as easy as pie.
In no particular order;
The perfect introduction to 2 wheels! The Squish 14 has been built to be as lightweight, and as easy to use as possible. 14″ wheels and an 8″ triple butted frame make it ideal for riders of 3 years and above. With it’s shortened crank arms, stubby stem, short reach brake levers and funky Selle Royal/Squish co-branded saddle, it not only looks cool but is ideally in proportion with it’s intended rider. Squish have even treated the rims to CNC sidewalls to help increase braking performance and safely tucked away the chain and cogs with a fully enclosed chain guard, great for protecting clothes…and curious little fingers! All this, and weighing just 5.83kg
What makes Squish such incredible value for money is that they hands down beat their closest like for like competitor (Frog) in both weight and price! Coming in at 0.6Kg lighter and over £40 cheaper!
Available in Orange & Pink.
16″ wheeled kids bikes are perhaps one of the most common sizes that parents choose. For kids aged approx 5yrs and up, this is the point that your child will really get to grips with life on two wheels. We’ve kept things as simple and as fun as possible so that your child only has to concentrate on enjoying themselves. Shortened 102mm cranks, junior specific stem and grips and grippy little pedals mean the bike will fit perfectly. All this, and weighing just 6.3kg!
As with it's smaller counterpart, the Squish 16 is such incredible value for money. It hands down beats it's closest like for like competitor (Frog) in both weight and price! Coming in at 0.3Kg lighter and over £40 cheaper!
Available in Red & Purple.
A scaled down version of it's 20" brother, the Saiko 18" is a rad little vehicle featuring 25-9 gearing, a sealed mid bottom bracket, an integrated headset and the ever popular Salt tracer tyres, resulting in what is easily one of the most stacked 18" bikes on the market!
Available in Black and Metallic Green.
Ideal little mountain bike for little rippers. The Scott Scale 24" comes with shimano gears, lightweight aluminium frame and a special soft spring the suspension fork so it works with lighter riders. What makes these bikes so impressive is that they are built like tanks! We took a Scott Scale and a Squish, gave them to two ‘adult’ members of our Bike Craft team to put through their paces at Bonaly DH Trails and, well, the bikes came back in better condition then their riders.
Available in either 13″ or 15″ frame sizes, the Squish 26 is a great choice for your little cyclist aged 9 years and over. Of course, at this age, they’re often more grown up than their parents (or so we let them think!), this is why at Squish HQ in Birmingham, they purposefully designed the colours and graphics to be more subtle.
You still get little Squish clinging onto the front of the bike and cool little hints of colour on the rims, headset spacers and even the rear mech hanger, but that’s just a nod to the playful side of Squish….these bikes mean business!
With 152mm cranks, 32T chainring and Shimano 8spd 11-32T cassette, there’s enough gear ratio’s to get up most hills when powered on sweets, and enough low gears to race back down. The double-wall alloy rims, powerful alloy v-brakes and robust triple butted frame ensure weight is kept to a minimum, but ensures performance is second to none!
Again beating their closest like for like competitor (Frog) in both weight and price! Coming in at 0.1Kg lighter and over £60 cheaper!
Available in Grey, Purple, Aqua & Red.
Reserving your bike for Christmas is easy! Just add Voucher Code 'XMAS20' to pay your £20 deposit online and your preferred collection date in the notes section. We will then reserve your bike for you and get in touch to confirm. Remember, all bikes bought from us are fully assembled and safety checked by our team of experienced mechanics for free so you and your little ones can ride with confidence!
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