Why buy a Tadpole balance bike?
The 12-inch balance bike will make riding as easy as walking. It is essentially a toddler bike without pedals and is designed to introduce toddlers ages 2 to 3 to the world of cycling, allowing them to develop the balance necessary to ride a bicycle. This premium toddler’s bike has a lightweight, sturdy aluminium frame, weighing just 4.17kg, making the bike easy to manoeuvre and easy for parents to carry.The Tadpole balance bike is a great alternative to training wheels. It comes fully equipped with high-spec age-specific components, designed for comfort and longevity.The toddler-sized saddle with quick-release seat post allows for easy height adjustment as they grow and become more confident, and the Tektro brakes with small, easy-to-reach brake levers, mean better control for mini riders. It also comes with chunky tyres for maximum stability and grip, and for added security, the bike offers the added benefit of a steering lock, which acts as a safety mechanism to prevent oversteering and serious falls.
Please note: Valve dust caps are not supplied with this model in order to adhere to safety regulations
Get sized for cycling success
The Tadpole balance bike is suitable for 2 to 3 years with a recommended inside leg measurement of 31cm-41cm.
One of the biggest temptations is to buy a child's first bike that they will grow into. However, this will likely have the opposite effect and put your child off bikes and cycling altogether! Another common mistake is to purchase a budget kids' bike but these models are often as heavy as a child which can lead to frustration at not being able to cycle. That’s why Frog bikes are lightweight and designed to specifically accommodate the anatomy of children.The data obtained during our child-specific frame design research has helped us create a helpful kids’ bike sizing app. View our bike sizing guide to discover the best-sized bike for your child or alternatively speak to one of our local stockists about our children’s bike range.
Available colours*:Electric Blue, Green, Orange, Pink, Red and Spotty*Actual colours may vary. This is due to the fact that every computer monitor has a different capability to display colours and that everyone sees these colours differently. Our photos show the samples as life-like as possible, but please understand the actual colour may vary slightly as paint batches also have variances. We cannot guarantee that the colour you see accurately portrays the true colour of the product.
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|Product Safety Certification||EN71 and ASTM F963-17|
|Frame||6061 T6 heat treated aluminium alloy, seat tube 4" (100mm)|
|Fork||6061 T6 heat treated aluminium alloy|
|Front Hub||Quando, aluminium, 16 hole, sealed hub with 5mm allen bolt internal fixing|
|Rear Hub||Quando, aluminium, 16 hole, sealed hub with 5mm allen bolt internal fixing|
|Rim||Aluminium, 12", single wall|
|Headset||Locking headset, 27mm|
|Stem||Aluminium, 1"1/8, 38mm, 4 bolt clamp|
|Grips/Bar tape||Frog Bikes specific, lock on, slim grips|
|Brakes (F&R)||(Rear only) Tektro J310, aluminium, mini v-brake|
|Tyres Primary||Kenda K909A, 12.5"x1.75", Hybrid, (ETRTO/ISO: 47-203)|
|Accessories box||Bell, paint plasters, frame protector patches, right brake lever (Tektro JL352-RS)|
|Handlebar||Frog Bikes Aluminium Little Handlebars, Width 420mm|
|Brake Levers||Tektro JL352-RS, aluminium, easy reach brake lever|
|Saddle||Frog Bikes child-specific saddle (small)|
|Colours||Electric Blue, Green, Orange, Pink, Red, Spotty|
|Barcodes||5060488651397, 5060488651403, 5060488651410, 5060488651427, 5060488651441, 5060488651588|
|SKUs / Part Numbers||L-FHTA-EBL, L-FHTA-GRE, L-FHTA-ORA, L-FHTA-PNK, L-FHTA-RED, L-FHTA-SPO|
Please note: Manufacturers can sometimes change the specification of the products from time to time.
|B||Seatube Angle (Degrees)||68|
|C||Head tube angle (degrees)||68|
|D||Effective top tube (mm)||322|
|E||Head tube length (mm)||50|
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