The best warm children’s bike clothing. The best winter children’s bike clothing.

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The best warm children’s bike clothing. The best winter children’s bike clothing.

The Opossum is made for babies / toddlers from 9 months to 3 years old. It is a unique warm, soft and waterproof travel sleeping bag, which you wrap around your child in the bicycle seat and thus protects him against cold, rain, weather and wind.

No more cold feet, no ice legs, no wet hair.

It is made of high quality water and windproof materials.

It will only take you a few seconds to put your child on the bicycle seat and wrap it in or take it out again. Put your child on the seat, fasten the straps, wrap the Opossum around your child and get out. You also don’t have to put on your child’s mittens. When it rains, pull out a rain jacket with hood at the front that unfolds from a zippered compartment.

Thanks to the adjustable straps, the sleeping bag can grow and it can last 2 to 3 winters. It is made to attach to the bicycle seat with simple straps and a click system. There is a special ring in it, so you can attach it with a lock and there are reflectors on the left and right side of the Opossum.

The Opossum is a comfortable accessory that keeps your child warm and dry in the cold winter months. Ingenious and innovative.

 

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What is a great cycling position on a children’s bicycle?

What is a great cycling position on a children's bicycle?

What is a great cycling position on a children’s bicycle?

Children find a more upright sitting posture, slightly inclined forward, as a city or touring bike usually better than a racing or MTB posture. With a sporty MTB posture, some children suffer from their wrists. That is unfortunate, because then they leave the bike quickly.

You can also not easily look around with a sporty bike position and overview improves stability and safety. Just stand on one leg and look at something at eye level and then look at the floor just in front of your feet. You will then experience that you are not in such a good balance with your eyes turned to the ground.

If you get back problems on the bike, the saddle is probably not high enough, so

the knee must be slightly bent when the pedal is at the lowest point.

The knee must be slightly bent when the pedal is at the lowest point. and the other knee should not be higher than the hip joint. If the knee rises higher than the hip joint, that knee bends too much and that is unnecessarily heavy: If you get up deep from the squats, this is heavier in the beginning and the easier your right foot comes up. You must not bend or strain the knee unnecessarily. That could also be a cause of knee complaints.

Lees ook:  https://stip-kinderfietsen.nl/hoe-bepaal-juiste-cranklengte-kinderfiets/

https://stip-kinderfietsen.nl/hoe-bepaal-je-de-juiste-zadelhoogte-van-een-kinderfiets/

https://www.fietsersbond.nl/de-fiets/kooptips/welke-fietshouding/

 

Why purchasing a Woombike?

What is a great cycling position on a children's bicycle?

Why purchasing a Woombike?

 

Woombike builds super-light children’s bicycles for children from eighteen months to fourteen years.
90% of the parts are produced exclusively for Woom
Christian Bezdeka, Marcus Ihlenfeld (two cycling fathers) thought it was important to improve the bikes of their children. They wanted to know exactly what makes a bicycle ideal. This is how the search for the perfect bike began for their own children.
Woom children’s bikes are the result of six years of experimenting, asking questions and perfecting. Every detail of the bicycle was weighed and thought through before they had the definitive end result.
In this way they arrived at bicycles that are geared to the anatomy of the child (good geometry). The WoomBikes weigh 60% less than the Dutch brand bikes. The paint is strong, the wiring is good. A sturdy bicycle stand. A good sitting posture. No softeners in saddle and handles. In many colors. Woom critically deals with the environment and sustainability (Klimaaktiv mobil Partner).
Children also learn to cycle faster on a lightweight bicycle. Most children learn to cycle within 10 minutes. https://stip-kinderfietsen.nl/hoe-leer-ik-mijn-kind-easy-bikes
With a lightweight bike, your child can travel longer distances, gets on more easily, starts faster, can cycle harder and easier to climb a hill.

Why a lightweight children’s bike?

Early Rider Belter at Stip-kinderfietsen

Why a lightweight children’s bike?

A normal steel Dutch bicycle is about 2/3 of the child’s body weight. An aluminum bicycle is 1/3 of the child’s body weight. Dutch bicycles of 16 inches weigh 12-15 kg for a child of 3 – 5 years. For an adult of 75 kg that is proportionally 50 kg. That does not weigh your bike during a camping holiday!

Such a steel bicycle has a bad grip on your child and makes it easier for your child to fall into the trap. They are unsafe.

A lightweight bicycle is nicer. Children and especially small children do not yet have such a good balance and they do not have such strong muscles compared to an adult.

With a lightweight bicycle, your child can drive longer distances, get on easier, start faster, cycle faster and up a hill more easily. You fall less quickly.

The Woom children’s bike 16 inches weighs 5.7 kg. A Frog bike weighs 6.75 kg.

In the case of lightweight bicycles, the proportions are generally also good. Such as small handles and small brake levers, so that the small fingers can reach the brakes. Short cranks, small saddles and a handlebar that is not too wide.

Woombikes

Frogbikes

How do you determine the size of a children’s bike?

Frog bikes maattabel

How do you determine the bicycle size of your children’s bicycle?
How do you determine the bicycle size of a children’s bicycle?

In practice it appears that the bicycle size sometimes turns out to be large or small, therefore we recommend that you take the inside leg length as a size. This differs for children with the same height. The table below measures the inside leg length and that is how we measure in the store. You measure the size on your socks and your feet against the wall. Then place a narrow book between the child’s legs, place the book as high as is still comfortable. See picture below the table. Measure the height from the top of the book to the floor.

Minimum inside leg length age Wheel size Frame size
Tadpole Mini 24cm 1-2 10″
Tadpole, Woom 1 31cm (12″) 2-3 12″
Tadpole Plus 38cm (15″) 3-4 14″
Frog 43, Woom 2 43cm (17″) 3-4 14″ 9″
Frog 48, Woom 3 48cm (19″) 4-5 16″ 9.5″
Frog 52s 52cm 5-6 20″ 10″
Frog 52 Woom 4 52cm (20″) 5-6 20″ 10″
Frog 55 Woom 4 55cm (22″) 6-7 20″ 11″
Frog 62 Woom 5 62cm (24″) 8-10 24″ 12″
Frog 69 Woom 6 69cm (27″) 10-12 26″ 14″
Frog 73 Woom 6 73cm (29″) 12-14 26″ 16″

 

 

When your child starts cycling, he or she must be able to put his feet flat on the floor. That cycles somewhat heavier, but there is no other solution for that. If your child has mastered cycling well and gets off the saddle when he gets off, you can raise the saddle. You test that by having the child make an emergency stop near you, if he does not control it, you can take care of him. This is how we test it on the test drive.

The best balance bike: Woom balance bike voted best balance bike 2019

The best balance bike: Woom balance bike voted best balance bike 2019

The best balance bike: Woom balance bike voted best balance bike 2019

Taken from:

https://www.twowheelingtots.com/10-best-balance-bikes

What’s the best bike for a toddler?

A balance bike is hands down the best first bike for a toddler or pre-schooler. But with hundreds of balance bikes on the market, finding the perfect bike for your toddler, (or pre-schooler or even grade schooler!) can be a challenge.  Not only are balance bikes not one-size-fits-all, there are many different features on balance bikes to consider – things like tire type, weight, size, and brakes.  To make it super easy for you, we’ve outlined our top 10 balance bikes, why we love them, and why you will too!

Why trust us?  We’ve tested over 30 balance bikes over the last 9 years and have personally met and consulted with the owners of many top balance bike brands including WOOMStriderKazamand GlideBikes.  In fact, we know our stuff so well that Wirecutter, A New-York Times Company, “spent a few hours with the copious research” on our site to create their own top 10 list!

If your child is at least 4-years-old or very tall, check out our list of larger balance bikes – Best Balance Bikes for 4 to 6-Year-Olds.

10 Best Balance Bikes: 2019

Best Balance Bike Why We Love It MSRP
WOOM 1 Best Overall $199
Strider Sport Best Universal Fit $110
Muna 12″ Best Bang for Your Buck $120
Banana Bike GT Best Budget Bike $70
Yedoo Too Too Best for Lightweights $160
Ridgeback Scoot XL Best for Adventurous Older/Taller Kids $210
WOOM 1 PLUS Best for Timid Older/Taller Kids $269
Prevelo Alpha Zero Best for Adventurous Younger Kids $199
Cruzee Best for the Smallest Riders $159
Strider 14x Convertible Balance/Pedal Bike $190
GOMO Honorable Mention: Best New Budget Bike $60

    • WOOM 1

      Best Overall


      WOOM1 balance bike in green

      MSRP: $199

      FITS KIDS: In clothes sized 18-months to transitioning to 3T, weighing at least 26 lbs. For a larger option, check out the WOOM 1 Plus.

      FEATURES: Air tires, hand brake and turning limiter

      FULL REVIEWWOOM 1
      Perfection from top to bottom, WOOM 1 creates a smooth, easy ride for young toddlers with a winning combination of a lightweight, extremely low step-through frame, a low minimum seat height, extra-cushioned air tires, and an easy-to-use handbrake. Its taller handlebars place riders in a natural, upright position with their weight centered over their hips, helping kids feel less hesitant about balancing.  As an added bonus, the WOOM1 is available in 5 colors!

      PROS
      • Natural upright body position and easy to balance
      • Wider 12″ air tires provide better cushioning than traditional 12″ air tires
      • Low step through makes it easy to get on and off
      • One of the lightest balance bikes with air tires and a hand brake on the market (just 7.9 lbs!)
      • High end components
      CONS
      • Compared to other brands, doesn’t offer a great range of seat heights

    • Strider Sport

      Best Universal Fit


      Strider Sport balance bike in blue

      MSRP: $110

      FITS KIDS: 18 months to 4-years-old, weighing at least 21 lbs. (Strider Classic only recommended until 3-years-old due to shorter seat post.)

      FEATURES: Foam tires, optional foot brake

      FULL REVIEW: Strider Sport

      Built on a well-designed frame, the Strider is easily adaptable to fit a wide range of age groups. With an optional extended seat post and optional extra-long handlebars, we’ve had the best luck with Strider at accommodating kids of various sizes. For a decent price point, the Strider is a quality bike that fits light kids, heavy kids, tall kids, short kids – you generally can’t go wrong with a Strider.

      PROS
      • Adjustable to to fit ages 18 months to 4 years old!
      • Lightweight and easy to maneuver
      • Foam tires never go flat and are maintenance free
      CONS
      • Foam tires provide minimal traction and no cushioning – not ideal for non-paved surfaces
      • Exposed bolts can potentially scratch legs

    • Muna 12″

      Best Bang for Your Buck


      Muna balance bike in red, blue, and green

      MSRP: $120

      FITS KIDS: In 2T – 4T pants

      FEATURES: Air tires, hand brake

      FULL REVIEW: Muna 12″

      The best bang-for-your-buck, the Muna 12″ is a rugged and nimble, go-anywhere balance bike that packs a lot of punch into its small price tag. For a surprisingly low price, you get a durable frame, air tires, a hand brake, and super cute designs to choose from. In addition to everyday neighborhood rides, the Muna’s wider tires and handlebars make it suitable for basic trail riding.

      PROS
      • Wider 12″ tires provide better cushioning and are great for packed dirt trails
      • Wide handlebars provide more control for steering
      • Height adjustable and tiltable handlebars
      • Three colorful, fun design options
      CONS
      • Taller minimum height of handlebars and heavier weight not ideal for petite riders

    • Banana Bike GT

      Best Budget Bike


      Banana Bike GT balance bike in blue

      MSRP: $70

      FITS KIDS: In 3T to size 5 pants

      FEATURES: Air tires

      A well-designed frame for the price, the Banana Bike GT has a longer wheelbase, making it more stable than other budget balance bikes. While the Banana is a deal for budget-minded families, just keep in mind that while we think the design is great, this isn’t a bike that’s going to last you for generations.

      For more budget balance bike options, check out our 10 Best Balance Bikes Under $100 list.

      PROS
      • Surprisingly good design for the price
      • Quick release seat post clamp
      • Air tires at a great price!
      CONS
      • As with all budget bikes, it’s not as durable as the other bikes we recommend
      • Handle on back of seat prevents tire from rolling when lowered all the way down

    • Yedoo Too Too

      Best for Lightweights


      Yedoo TooToo balance bike in orange

      MSRP: $160

      FITS KIDS: Younger or lighter-weight toddlers in clothes sized 24T to small 4T, weighing at least 27 lbs.

      FEATURES: Air tires, hand brake and turning limiter

      FULL REVIEW: Yedoo Too Too

      Quick, nimble, and lightweight even with air tires, the Yedoo Too Too is an exceptional buy for younger or lighter-weight toddlers who don’t want to sacrifice the performance of air tires for lighter weight foam tires. With 6″ of adjustable seat height, this is a great bike for lightweight kids to grow with. Once your child needs the seat height set to 17″ or 18″, most other balance bikes will be much heavier. And at $160, it’s a more affordable buy for many parents.

      PROS
      • A lightweight balance bike with air tires and a hand brake (just 8.2 lbs!)
      • 12″ to 18″ seat height range allows plenty of room for growth
      • Padded saddle
      CONS
      • Exposed bolts can potentially scratch legs

    • Ridgeback Scoot XL

      Best for Adventurous Older/Taller Kids


      MSRP: $210

      FITS KIDS: Older kids in size 4T – 7 clothes

      FEATURES: Air tires, hand brake

      FULL REVIEW: Ridgeback Scoot XL

      Hailing from the UK,  the Ridgeback Scoot is the perfect sized bike for older preschoolers or young grade schoolers who have yet to learn how to ride a pedal bike.  The Scoot is geared towards kids aged 4 to 8 who have no biking experience at all, who have only used training wheels (and can’t get rid of them), or who have outgrown their small balance bike but don’t yet have the desire to move up to a pedal bike. Its slightly leaned forward body position is a great fit for confident or adventurous kids who are likely to ride more aggressively one they master the bike.

      PROS
      • Wide, stable handlebars
      • Long wheelbase for stability and room for growth
      • 6″ of seat height adjustability
      • Quality, durable build
      CONS
      • Heavy for lighter-weight kids
      • Exposed bolts can potentially scratch legs

    • WOOM 1 Plus

      Best for Timid Older/Taller Kids


      WOOM 1 Plus balance bike in red

      MSRP: $269

      FITS KIDS: Fits kids in 3T to 5 pants

      FEATURES: Air tires, dual handbrakes, turning limiter

      FULL REVIEWWOOM 1 PLUS

      One of the best balance bikes made bigger, the WOOM 1 Plus has all the benefits of the popular WOOM1, but for kids ages 3 to 5 – it’s the perfect bike for timid kids starting off their balance bike journey as preschoolers versus toddlers.  With comfortable, upright body positioning, large 14″ air tires, a removable “surfboard” footrest and turning limiter, DUAL hand brakes (a rare find in balance bikes), and a maximum seat height over 3″ above the WOOM1, the WOOM1 Plus is the ultimate confidence-building, large balance bike.

      PROS
      • Larger frame and 14″ tires provide plenty of room for growth
      • Lightweight and nimble
      • Removable turning limiter
      • Removable footrest
      • Dual hand brakes for optimal stopping power
      CONS
      • Footrest too large for small toddlers, but is removeable

    • Prevelo Alpha Zero

      Best for Adventurous Younger Kids


      Prevelo Alpha Zero balance bike in silver

      MSRP: $199

      FITS KIDS: 24 months old to transitioning to 3T clothes

      FEATURES: Air tires, hand brake

      FULL REVIEW: Prevelo Alpha Zero

      The Alpha Zero is what every young grom’s (and let’s be honest, their parents’ as well) dreams are made of.  No bright and busy graphics or literal bells and whistles, just a perfectly proportioned and precision-built balance bike.  From its high-end components, to a long wheelbase for added stability on jumps, hills, or trail riding, the Alpha Zero provides a smooth and effortless ride that is sure to instill a love of biking in your child at a young age.

      PROS
      • Low minimum seat height and low step-through ideal for young riders
      • High-end components, including threadless headset, Kenda tires, and Tektro brakes
      • Long wheelbase for added stability on jumps, hills, or trail riding
      • Cushioning air tires
      • Rounded bolts to prevent potential scratches
      CONS
      • Only available in two colors

    • Cruzee

      Best for the Smallest Riders


      Cruzee balance bike in red

      MSRP: $160

      FITS KIDS: In clothes sized 18-months to 4T, weighing at least 15 lbs.

      FEATURES: Foam tires

      FULL REVIEW: Cruzee

      Ridiculously light and beautifully crafted, the Cruzee balance bike truly stands out from the crowd. With its sparkling anodized aluminum frame (rust-proof!), multiple safety features, and ultra-lightweight frame, the Cruzee is an excellent starter bike for the youngest and lightest riders. Heavier kids may enjoy riding a more substantial frame. Available in 9 different colors!

      PROS
      • The lightest weight balance bike on the market! Less than 5 lbs.
      • Foam tires will never go flat and are maintenance free
      • Narrower handlebars make it great for younger or petite riders
      • Rounded edges to protect hands, arms and legs from injury
      CONS
      • Anodized aluminum scratches easily
      • Foam tires don’t provide the cushioning and traction of air tires

  • Strider 14x

    Best Balance Bike/Pedal Bike in One


    Strider 14x convertible balance bike in yellow

     

    MSRP$190

    FITS KIDS: While the manufacturer recommends from ages 3 to 7, based on our testing, we recommend only from ages 3 to 5, or with inseams ranging from 15″ to 20″ in balance bike mode and 14″ to 20″ in pedal bike mode.

    WEIGHT: 12.5 lb.

    TIRE SIZE: 14″

    FULL REVIEW: Strider 14x Convertible Balance Bike

    After years of research, the Strider 14x was born. A great option for preschoolers who have yet to master a balance bike, the Strider 14x is a balance bike that converts to a pedal bike.   No need for training wheels, once a child has learned to balance while in balance bike mode, simply put on the pedals and within a couple of minutes they’ll be pedaling away, no help needed! Once your child outgrows the pedal bike mode, they will be ready for a 16″ bike.

    Due to taller handlebars, the Strider is best for taller 3-year-olds and up.  The longer reach between the seat and the handlebars is a bit too much for toddlers, who are much better off on the standard Strider 12″ Sport.  Based on our experience, the Strider is ideal for kids in size 5 clothes or less.

    PROS
    • Starts as a balance bike and easily converts to a pedal bike
    • Larger frame and tire size fit kids from ages 3 to 5
    • Comfortable, upright body positioning promotes confidence for beginners
    • Cushioned, ergonomic seat
    CONS
    • No hand brake, coaster brake in pedal mode
    • Very short crank arms in pedal mode – difficult for kids over age 5 to ride

Best Balance Bikes

Bike MSRP Weight Min Seat Height Max Seat Height Tires Hand Brake Frame Material
woom 1 $199 6.6 lb. 10.04″ 14.37″ Air Yes Aluminum
Strider Sport $110 6.7 lb. 11″ 19″ Foam No Steel
Muna 12″ $120 11 lb. 13″ 18″ Air Yes Steel
Banana Bike GT $70 10.3 lb. 13.5″ 18″ Air No Steel
Yeedoo Too Too $160 8.2 lb. 12″ 18″ Air Yes Steel
Ridgeback Scoot XL $210 11.6 lb. 16″ 22″ Air Yes Aluminum
woom 1 Plus $269 9.5 lb. 14.8″ 18.7″ Air Yes Aluminum
Prevelo Alpha Zero $199 8.5 lb. 11.4″ 14.6″ Air Yes Aluminum
Strider 14x $190 12.5 lb. 15″ 22″ Air No Steel
Cruzee $160 4.4 lb. 11″ 19″ Foam No Aluminum
GOMO $60 8.5 lb. 12″ 17″ Foam No Steel

How to Choose the Best Balance Bike

While we have a much more detailed discussion about this in our article Balance Bikes: How to Choose, here’s a quick summary of the most important things to look for to find the perfect balance bike for your toddler, preschooler, or grade schooler.

Size 

12″ wheels are the most common tire size for balance bikes, but 14″ tires are available for older or taller preschoolers (or kids ages 4 to 6). There are a few 16″ and 20″ balance bikes on the market for even older kids.

The bike’s seat height should be set 1″ to 1.5″ less than the child’s inseam. To allow room for growth, you should purchase a bike with a minimum seat height that closely matches your child’s inseam.

diagram of proper seat height for a balance bike. Proper seat height is based on a slight knee bend.

Weight

A bike shouldn’t weigh more than 30% of your child’s weight.  More athletic kids are generally less bothered by weight than timid riders, but as a general rule, try to stick to a bike under 10 lbs. for kids under 4.

The weight of a bike can also be a good indication of the overall quality of a bike.  Constructing a high-quality lightweight bike is not cheap, but piecing together a low-quality lightweight bike is!  A $200 balance bike that weighs 6 lbs. is going to be much better quality and include many more features (such as air tires and a handbrake), than a $80 bike that weighs 6 lbs.

Geometry

The geometry of a balance bike makes a huge difference in how the bike performs.  A bike with good geometry will work with the child to help them learn to balance and maneuver, while a bike with poor geometry will work against them. 

While determining whether a bike has good or poor geometry is somewhat subjective, selecting a bike that has a longer wheelbase (distance between the two wheels) and a good amount of space between the seat and the handlebars should result in a bike that works with your child instead of against them.

A child on a Strider balance bike with good geometry. Same child on a Chicco Red Bullet balance bike with poor geometry.

The 3-year-old above is riding a Strider with good geometry on the left and a Chicco Red Bullet with poor geometry on the right.  The Strider gives the rider more room on the bike and he feels and looks less squished.

On the Red Bullet, notice how much closer his body is to the handlebars.  The Red Bullet’s wheelbase is much shorter and the handlebars are swooped back, leaving him little room to move around. This makes the bike less stable, harder to balance, and more difficult to maneuver.

Tires

There are two common types of balance bike tires: foam and air. Foam tires will never go flat, but have no cushioning and little traction. Air tires are more expensive and a little heavier, but provide great cushioning and traction for a more comfortable ride for adventurous kids.

Side by side comparison of tires on balance bikes: foam, air knobby, and air street.

Brakes

When riding a balance bike, the main source of stopping will always be the rider’s feet, but hand brakes can help to prevent injury, save kids’ shoes, and better prepare a child to ride a pedal bike. They’re especially beneficial for older riders who ride faster.

Many balance bikes don’t have hand brakes, but they’re usually found on higher-end balance bikes. If you find a hand brake on a bike under $100, it is likely to be difficult to use.
Toddler using his feet to stop a balance bike, and toddler engaging a handbrake on a balance bike.

Turning Limiters

Turning limiters block the handlebar and front wheel from completing a full revolution. This prevents sharp turns that can cause falls. Not a necessity, but many parents love them.

Elastic, Removable Limiter on the WOOM 1Removable turning limiter on woom 1 balance bike

Footrests

The majority of balance bikes don’t have footrests because they’re not needed. A properly designed footrest usually doesn’t hurt to have around, but poorly designed footrests are bulky and interfere with a child’s stride.

Balance bike footrests design. Poor foot rests are directly under the seat, while good foot rests are tucked behind the seat.

 

Frame Materials

Most balance bikes are either steel or aluminum. Aluminum is lightweight, strong, rust-proof, and is used in higher-end bikes. Steel frames are common on less expensive models, but create a heavier bike and are prone to rust.

 


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What is a great cycling position on a children's bicycle?

Buying a children’s bicycle

 

What should you pay attention to if you want to buy a children’s bicycle?
Small cranks, on most bikes there are too long cranks. If the cranks are too long, the knees rise above hip height and that is too heavy. Too heavy for the knee joints and the muscles.

Here you can read more about cranks: https://stip-kinderfietsen.nl/hoe-bepaal-juiste-cranklengte-kinderfiets/

The small Q factor. The width distance between the determination. If the cranks are too large, the Q-factor is certainly too big, because they have not thought about that. https://stip-kinderfietsen.nl/de-kleine-q-factor-de-breedte-afstand-tussen-de-pedalen/

Small handles.

Small brake handles, which are adjustable to the child’s hand size.

The safest brakes are hand brakes. Children can not interrupt a started movement quickly enough. https://stip-kinderfietsen.nl/veiligste-remmen-kinderfiets/

Small saddles, on most children’s bikes are too big saddles.

Ordinary battery lights, which are not as heavy as alternators and hub dynamos.

Children prefer to sit upright.

What I find most important is that the bikes are as light as possible. A child must be able to lift the bicycle himself.

The bike is safer due to good geometry and light weight.

About Frog bikes

About Frog bikes Kids bikeshop Stip-kinderfietsen

About Frog bikes

Jerry & Shelley Lawson parents of two children did not find one good children’s bicycle on the market, so they started developing children’s bicycles themselves. In collaboration with Brunel University they have worked out the best children’s bike geometry in detail.

Every detail is aimed at making cycling for children pleasant and comfortable. The light weight, short cranks, small saddles, brake levers that can be adjusted to child’s hand size and small handles.

Frog bikes are not reduced bikes for adults, because children are not miniature adults. At Frog they go out of the child and the children’s bicycles are tailored to the anatomy of the child.

From the age of 2 ½ years the real early birds can already cycle, with an inseam from 40 cm, on a Frog 43. Most children start with me on a Frog 48 from the age of 3 ½ years.

From the age of 6 years, 20 inches, the Frog bikes have 8 gears.

I hear from children in Nijmegen that they hated cycling because Nijmegen was built on hills. (The only city in the Netherlands built on hills.) The hills mainly from Berg and Dal to Ubbergen, where a school is just too heavy to climb up. Since the parents bought a Frogbike, they simply cycle to school and back with pleasure. Also in Rhenen there are many Frogbikes with the Grebbeberg as an obstacle. In a slight acceleration it succeeds and is every day a tough victory.

The cycling position of the Frogbike is the attitude of that on a mountain bike. A sporty attitude. In a sporty mountain bike position you can put more power on the pedals. If the child thinks that more upright bikes are finer, the stem can be extended with an extra component.

Most Frogmates are available in 8 colors or designs.

Frogbikes are supplied with mudguards and a bell. You can also purchase a standard, baggage rack, lock or lighting.

Many of my customers come from very far. That is worth the effort (literally), because you know for sure that you can make the right choice. It is a lot of money and effort, but you will get even more cycling pleasure in return.

The Frogbikes can also be purchased online. If you are in doubt or want advice, do not hesitate to call me. T. 0031 616408290.

I have my shop in the beautiful Dutch Bicycle Center. The hotspot for the bike enthusiast. We have nice coffee or tea. Behind the DBC are very nice restaurants to refuel or wait if the bike still needs to be assembled.

 

Frogbikes bij Stip-kinderfietsen, kinderfietsenwinkel in Nijmegen

 

Why buy a Frog bike?

Why buy a Frog bike?

Why buy a Frog bike?

1. The light weight.
2. Scientifically supported children’s bicycle attitude.
3. Trendy colors and beautiful designs. With a Frog bike your child can be seen on the schoolyard.
4. Also suitable for longer trips and as a holiday bike with its 8 gears.
5. You will get a few MTB tires to make a nice cross.
6. Every detail is aimed at making cycling for children pleasant and comfortable. The light weight, short cranks, small efficient Q-factor, small saddles, brakes that can be adjusted to child’s hand size. They are easy and easy to operate. Small handles.
7. Quick release seat post for easy adjustment of the saddle height.
8. A nice bike that is comfortable, easy to operate, easy to lift yourself, a bike that super light pedals, easier start and can easily go up a hill.

9. Your child enjoys cycling.

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The best children’s bike is a lightweight bike.

The best children's bike is a lightweight bike.

The best children’s bike is a lightweight  bike.
Children and especially small children do not have such a good balance and they do not have such strong muscles compared to an adult.
The finest children’s bike is a lightweight children’s bike. ( for adults too).
A normal steel Dutch bicycle is about 2/3 of the body weight of the child. An aluminum bicycle is 1/3 of the body weight of the child. Dutch 16-inch bicycles weight 12-15 kg for a 3- 5 year old child. For an adult of 75 kg that is 50 kg. That does not weight your bike during a camping holiday!
Such a steel bike  your child hasnot under control and then easily drags your child into the trap. They are unsafe.
With a lightweight bike, your child can ride longer distances, gets on more easily, starts faster, can cycle harder and gets on a hill more easily.
The Woom children’s bike 16 inch weighs 5.7 kg. A Frog bike weighs 6.75 kg.
In the case of lightweight bikes, the ratios are generally good too. Such as small handles and small brake levers, so that the small fingers can good at the brakes. Short cranks, small saddles and a not too wide handlebars.

All the Dutch bikes have too long cranks, that makes cycling heavy, it is also a too heavy load for your knees.

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Only two years old and already enjoying on the Frogbike of 6.3 kg.

 

The best children’s cycling helmet is with innovative MIPS technology. Cycling helmet with MIPS.

The best children's cycling helmet is with innovative MIPS technology. Cycling helmet with MIPS.

What is MIPS? MIPS stands for Multi-Directional Impact Protection System.
If you fall on your head, your brain can literally slosh back and forth in your skull. MIPS helps to reduce that.
MIPS is an extra layer inside your bicycle helmet. That layer can rotate slightly apart from your bike helmet, at the moment that your bicycle helmet collides with something
The outer layer of the bicycle helmet catches the big bang. MIPS then ensures that your head can move a little bit inside the bicycle helmet or the bicycle helmet moves a little bit with the object / ground you are colliding with. MIPS reduces the impact and thus reduces the risk of a brain injury.
Website with clarifying images and information: http://mipsprotection.com/technology/
Children’s bicycle helmets of the brand GIRO are also equipped with MIPS technology. All models are available with and without MIPS.

 

 

 

How do I teach my child to cycle easily?

Bikybiky, a handy exercise jacket to teach children  to cycle.
A bikybiky is an ideal tool to teach children cycle in a few time. It is a practice jacket with a handle on the back. To close it with Velcro, behind with a click system. You can safely lift the child in and we let the child feel that he can not fall.
If your child has good coordination on a walking bike, can take speed and keep the feet off the ground, he can normally cycle. Then he has sufficient basic skills to cycle. We have children learn to bike with a bikybiky in 10 minutes.
When you are on the road with your child, you can easily hold it to push or if the child needs a little guidance.

 

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