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Frog Tadpole

Best-selling, lightweight balance bike with brake
CHF 10.50

31-41 cm inseam
Subscriptions: monthly payments; 12 month minimum contract; upgrades possible after 6 months
Description

Why buy a Tadpole balance bike?

  • Best-selling balance bikes for kids
  • Lightweight 12-inch toddler bike that’s easy to manoeuvre & light for parents to carry
  • Small, easy-to-reach brake levers for tiny hands to brake with confidence
  • Safety steering lock to prevent oversteering
  • Free 10-year extended warranty on frames and forks
  • Top-mounted brake arms to avoid feet catching
  • Bell included
  • Suitable for 2 to 3 years with a recommended inside leg of 31cm-41cm

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 Frog's child-specific frame design research has helped us create a helpful kids’ bike sizing app. View Frog's bike sizing guide to discover the best-sized bike for your child.

Specifications

Product Safety Certification: EN71 and ASTM F963-17
Approx Age: 2-3
Wheel Size: 12"
Bike Weight: 4.17kg
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: (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)