Frog is a family run business based in the UK and focused on producing outstanding quality bikes for kids. Don’t worry if you are outside the UK, you can pick up one of their bikes through a local supplier if you decide a Frog bike would be appropriate for your child.
Working with Sport Scientists at Brunel University, UK, Frog have reformed the thinking behind children’s bike design and they continually push modifications.
The man behind the bike geometry, Dr Tom Korff explains, “our bikes are not scaled down adult bikes, as children are not miniature adults. At Frog, we put the child into the center and design our bikes around the child’s unique anatomy and his/her unique needs”.
Frog Mountain Bikes are part of the “Push The Limits” range for older children. These MTBs are the perfect multi terrain bikes for off-road cycling. With junior specific components, including a tailored suspension fork for lighter riders, these mountain bikes provide a smoother ride for any junior.
Let’s look at the Frog 62, an excellent bike for beginner and intermediate riders and, a comparatively budget-friendly option for families with kids who want to ride the trails. Frog bikes are only slightly heavier than some bikes, but they return a great ride, handle challenges on the trail reliably and, they have picked up several prestigious industry awards.
Some reviewers even think they out-perform some higher-end mountain bikes their kids have used.
The Frog 62 is ideal for most 8 to 10-year olds. If your children are older, consider the 69 or 72 models. Check out Frog’s sizing guide below to find the model that will fit your child.
24″ air suspension fork including lockout and damping control
24″ inch wheels (for kids aged 8-10)
Easy reach hydraulic brakes
Shimano rapid-fire 9 speed shift lever
Weight 24.9 lbs (11.29 KG)
Wide handlebars for extra stability
Solid and stable while remaining lightweight
Patented Frog cranks make pedaling easy, even on challenging ascents.
Quality air suspension fork works well and helps with confidence on bumpy or technical trails
Lock-out on the shock and damper adjustments enable the bike to manage most terrain.
A great price for an entry mountain bike
Quick release seat stem adjusts easily, and the long stem allows plenty of room for growth.
Specifically made for kids (not a small-sized adult bike).
Rapid-fire shifter makes gear changing easy and helps train kids.
Internal cable routing so kids aren’t catching the cables when riding
Tires work well for the trails and everyday riding
The Kenda tires are positive in dry conditions but in wet and damp climates it may be necessary and beneficial to consider a tire suited to these conditions. The right tires are essential and will help young riders to develop confidence.
Kids Bike Size Chart & Frame Size
- Take the time to measure the rider’s inside leg -- it’s easy to do:
- Stand the child in socks against a wall
- Place a small book between their legs, as high as is comfortable
- Ask the child to move away and measure from the top of the book to the floor
Once you have measured the inside leg, use the table below to find the right size of bike for your child. Please note; Frog gives the AVERAGE inside leg length for each bike, with the saddle at its lowest setting (there is tolerance on each side of this).
At this height, the child will safely and comfortably be able to get their feet on the ground without pushing against the top tube. Don’t worry -- Frog Bikes have long seat posts, so the saddle can be raised a long way as the rider grows.
If you can get to a local Frog supplier you will be able to assess the fit of the bike, sizing advice and ongoing service and support. Stores also have access to Frog’s FrogFit App, where arm length, inside leg measurement and a rider’s confidence level together inform the model recommendation. You can also download the App from the App Store for free if you can’t get to a store.
|Model||Average inside leg in cm (in)||Approx age||Wheel Size||Frame Size|
|Tadpole Mini||24cm (9″)||1-2||10″|
|Tadpole Plus||38cm (15″)||3-4||14″|
|Frog 40||40cm (16″)||3-4||14″||9″|
|Frog 48||48cm (19″)||4-5||16″||9.5″|
|Frog 52S||52cm (20″)||5-6||20″||10″|
|Frog 52||52cm (20″)||5-6||20″||10″|
|Frog 55||55cm (22″)||6-7||20″||11″|
|Frog 62||62cm (24″)||8-10||24″||12″|
|Frog 69||69cm (27″)||10-12||26″||14″|
|Frog 73||73cm (29″)||12-14||26″||16″|
|Frog 78||78cm (31″)||13+||26″||18″|
|Frog Road/Track 58||58cm (23″)||6-7||20″||11″|
|Frog Road/Track 67||67cm (26″)||8-12||24″||14″|
|Frog Road/Track 70||70cm (27″)||11-14||26″||17″|
|Frog MTB 62||62cm (24″)||8-10||24″||12.5″|
|Frog MTB 69||69cm (27″)||10-12||26″||15″|
|Frog MTB 72||72cm (28″)||13+||26″||16″|
Making sure every Frog has a home!
Frog has a positive attitude to the environment too and because Frog Bikes continue to hold their value, they has a pre-loved programme for used Frog Bikes, to make sure every bike has a home! Whilst making it easy to trade up, Frog are helping to keep bikes out of landfill.
Where to Buy
Leisure Lakes Bikes (LLB) and Tredz Limited have some great offers across the Frog range and with Black Friday deals already started, now is the perfect time to look to make some great savings.
Tredz currently have an additional special if you buy a kid’s bike. They are offering a £30 voucher toward a future purchase. Here’s a thing . . . if you do buy a bike and need a helmet. Wait for the voucher before you buy the helmet. You will only be waiting a couple of days.
Please understand that I will receive a small commission if you decide to buy from Tredz or LLB but know that the price you pay always remains the same.
Here’s the link to Frog UK so you can check out this outstanding company yourself. Once on the site, you can switch to your own region in the top right corner by clicking on the flag.
Questions and Comments
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