Frog Bikes Tadpole 2022 12 Inch Kids Aluminium Balance Bike

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Frog Bikes Tadpole 2022 12 Inch Kids Aluminium Balance Bike

4.3 out of 5 Customer Rating
£225.00
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Start them young, and their possibilities are endless. Whether they become the next Bradley Wiggins, or just grow up to enjoy an active lifestyle, their first bike is the essential cog to their success. We belive that the Frog Tadpole is the perfect first step, and with its great choice of colours, you shouldn't have a problem finding one they love.

Lighter than other balance bikes, the Frog Tadpole is just 4.17kg, and is the main reason the Tadpole is our most popular balance bike. With its lighter weight, the Tadpole is easier and safer for them to control, so the chances of falling are dramatically reduced. The secret to this lightweight is the aluminium frame and components built to the same standards as your very own bike, with no compromises.

Clever features are two to a dozen in the Tadpole. The locking headset that restricts steering movement that helps them learn to control a bike with a safety mechanism built in while the included rear brake allows them to stop much faster - and is kinder to their shoes - than other solutions and includes a adjustable lever designed for small hands.

  • Suitable for Riders Aged 2-3 Years Old With an Inside Leg of 31cm
  • Lightweight Aluminium Frame Built to High Standards With a 5 Year Warranty
  • Clever Features to Make Their Life Safer and More Enjoyable
  • Great Choice of Colours From Bright Pink to Team Sky and Union Jack Inspired Designs
  • Includes a Bell, Reflectors, and 2 Year Component Warranty

Our Verdict

The Frog Tadpole kick-along bike is a great way to introduce your little ones to two wheeled adventures.

Industry Reviews

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"it’s durable, it has a five-year warranty, and as I mentioned above ours has been through two children but it runs as good as new, save the odd scratch, which considering the amount its been clattered about by them both is a miracle."

Read Full Review >

Key Specifications

  • Frame - 6061 T6 heat treated aluminium alloy, seat tube 4" (100mm)
  • Fork - 6061 T6 heat treated aluminium alloy
  • Rims - Aluminium, 12", single wall
  • 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
  • Front Tyre - Kenda K909A, 12.5"x1.75", Hybrid, (ETRTO/ISO: 47-203)
  • Rear Tyre - Kenda K909A, 12.5"x1.75", Hybrid, (ETRTO/ISO: 47-203)
  • Rear Brake - (Rear only) Tektro J310, aluminium, mini v-brake
  • Brake Levers - Tektro JL352-RS, aluminium, easy reach brake lever
  • Handlebars - Frog Bikes Aluminium Little Handlebars, Width 420mm
  • Grips - Frog Bikes specific, lock on, slim grips
  • Headset - Locking headset, 27mm
  • Stem - Aluminium, 1"1/8, 38mm, 4 bolt clamp
  • Saddle - Frog Bikes child-specific saddle (small)
  • Weight - 4.17kg
  • Manufacturers disclaimer - Please note that, based on component availability and other factors, specifications are subject to change without notice.

Sizing Information

Kids Bike Size Guide

Encourage your kids to explore their neighbourhood by bike – it builds confidence and independence, and sets them up for a lifetime of healthy, active living. Getting the right-sized bike is crucial – children grow fast, but don’t be tempted to pick a bike that your child will “grow into” – if the bike is too big, then it’s going to be uncomfortable and difficult to control.

How do I choose the right size bike for my child?

For the best fit, we recommend measuring your child’s inside leg length. You can also use the age ranges below as an approximate guide.

Then, use the size chart below to match your child’s measurements to the manufacturers’ recommended frame size. Rest assured that every bike size recommended below will allow your child to comfortably and safely place their feet on the ground.

Kids bike sizing chart (Unisex)

Approx Age Min Inside leg Wheel Size
1-2 years 24cm / 9" 10” 
2-3 years 31cm / 12" 12”
3-4 years 38-43cm / 15-17" 14"
4-5 years 48cm / 19" 16"
5-7 years 52-58cm / 20-23" 20"
8-12 years 62-67cm / 24-26" 24”
10-14 years 69-78cm / 27-31" 26"

 

How do I measure my child’s inside leg length?

 

Ask your child to stand upright with their back against a wall, in their socks. Place a book/ruler between their legs, level with their crotch. Then measure from the floor to the top of the book/ruler, in centimetres or feet and inches.

Q & A

My child is in between sizes – which one should I choose?

Always choose the right size of bike for your child today – don’t be tempted to pick a bike that’s a bit too big, in the hope that your child will grow into it. If the bike is too big, then your child will find it uncomfortable and difficult to control. This can really knock a child’s confidence when they’re just establishing their bike-riding skills. Good quality kids’ bikes, like Frog Bikes, are fitted with a long seatpost, so there’s plenty of scope to move the saddle up as your child grows.

How are kids’ bike sizes calculated?

Most kids’ bike sizes are based on wheel size; a few brands (eg. Frog Bikes) size by minimum inside leg length (so a Frog 52 is suitable for a child with an inside leg length of at least 52cm, and should continue to fit until the child’s leg length increases to 55cm. At this point, they can move up to the Frog 55).

What if I buy the wrong size?

Rutland Cycling is the world’s largest Frog Bikes dealer, and we stock many other kids’ bikes, too. If you’re buying a kids’ bike online, then the information above will help you order the right size child’s bike. For ultimate peace of mind, we offer a 90-day returns policy (for unused products), and a 30-day test ride*, so if the bike isn’t right for your child after having ridden it, you can exchange it for another model. If you live nearby, you can visit any of our stores, where our helpful staff are fully trained in the art of children measuring.

*Not available on sale items, or items purchased on Finance.

 

Got a question

If you have any questions about bike sizing, our expert team is here to help. Call us on 0330 555 0080, use our Live Chat, or email us.

Delivery

Standard Delivery - FREE on all bikes**

Bikes are given a full pre-delivery inspection and delivered 95% built, with only pedals to be fitted and handlebars to be adjusted. Sent via a 24 hour courier service in a best in sector bike cargo box with wheel braces and wrapped in 100% recyclable protective packaging to prevent damage during transit.

**Some off-shore locations and areas of Scotland may incur a surcharge of £39.99. Please check shipping cost before checking out, these areas may also have an extended lead time.

 

Premium Delivery  - FREE on bikes over £3999*

Our Premium same-day bike delivery service is our quickest and best delivery service; once despatched, you'll receive your new bike later that same day with a personalised delivery slot to suit you. Your bike will come fully built and 100% ready to ride, with any accessories you've ordered fitted too. Our Customer Care team will call to arrange a delivery day and a personalised delivery slot to suit you. There are no middlemen or distribution centres - your new bike will come from Rutland Cycling, direct to your doorstep. Plus, there is minimal packaging to dispose of!

* Postcode exclusions apply, normally £99.

 

Same Day Premium bike delivery at Rutland Cycling

 

Click & collect - FREE on ALL bikes

Our Click & Collect service offers all the benefits of shopping online, combined with an award-winning retail experience in one of our stores. Simply order your items, select Click & Collect and pick up your item at a time that's convenient for you - our stores are open 7 days a week. Best of all, the service is completely free.

Reviews

Your Questions Answered

Start them young, and their possibilities are endless. Whether they become the next Bradley Wiggins, or just grow up to enjoy an active lifestyle, their first bike is the essential cog to their success. We belive that the Frog Tadpole is the perfect first step, and with its great choice of colours, you shouldn't have a problem finding one they love.

Lighter than other balance bikes, the Frog Tadpole is just 4.17kg, and is the main reason the Tadpole is our most popular balance bike. With its lighter weight, the Tadpole is easier and safer for them to control, so the chances of falling are dramatically reduced. The secret to this lightweight is the aluminium frame and components built to the same standards as your very own bike, with no compromises.

Clever features are two to a dozen in the Tadpole. The locking headset that restricts steering movement that helps them learn to control a bike with a safety mechanism built in while the included rear brake allows them to stop much faster - and is kinder to their shoes - than other solutions and includes a adjustable lever designed for small hands.

  • Suitable for Riders Aged 2-3 Years Old With an Inside Leg of 31cm
  • Lightweight Aluminium Frame Built to High Standards With a 5 Year Warranty
  • Clever Features to Make Their Life Safer and More Enjoyable
  • Great Choice of Colours From Bright Pink to Team Sky and Union Jack Inspired Designs
  • Includes a Bell, Reflectors, and 2 Year Component Warranty
  • Frame - 6061 T6 heat treated aluminium alloy, seat tube 4" (100mm)
  • Fork - 6061 T6 heat treated aluminium alloy
  • Rims - Aluminium, 12", single wall
  • 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
  • Front Tyre - Kenda K909A, 12.5"x1.75", Hybrid, (ETRTO/ISO: 47-203)
  • Rear Tyre - Kenda K909A, 12.5"x1.75", Hybrid, (ETRTO/ISO: 47-203)
  • Rear Brake - (Rear only) Tektro J310, aluminium, mini v-brake
  • Brake Levers - Tektro JL352-RS, aluminium, easy reach brake lever
  • Handlebars - Frog Bikes Aluminium Little Handlebars, Width 420mm
  • Grips - Frog Bikes specific, lock on, slim grips
  • Headset - Locking headset, 27mm
  • Stem - Aluminium, 1"1/8, 38mm, 4 bolt clamp
  • Saddle - Frog Bikes child-specific saddle (small)
  • Weight - 4.17kg
  • Manufacturers disclaimer - Please note that, based on component availability and other factors, specifications are subject to change without notice.

The Frog Tadpole kick-along bike is a great way to introduce your little ones to two wheeled adventures.

Sizing Information

Kids Bike Size Guide

Encourage your kids to explore their neighbourhood by bike – it builds confidence and independence, and sets them up for a lifetime of healthy, active living. Getting the right-sized bike is crucial – children grow fast, but don’t be tempted to pick a bike that your child will “grow into” – if the bike is too big, then it’s going to be uncomfortable and difficult to control.

How do I choose the right size bike for my child?

For the best fit, we recommend measuring your child’s inside leg length. You can also use the age ranges below as an approximate guide.

Then, use the size chart below to match your child’s measurements to the manufacturers’ recommended frame size. Rest assured that every bike size recommended below will allow your child to comfortably and safely place their feet on the ground.

Kids bike sizing chart (Unisex)

Approx Age Min Inside leg Wheel Size
1-2 years 24cm / 9" 10” 
2-3 years 31cm / 12" 12”
3-4 years 38-43cm / 15-17" 14"
4-5 years 48cm / 19" 16"
5-7 years 52-58cm / 20-23" 20"
8-12 years 62-67cm / 24-26" 24”
10-14 years 69-78cm / 27-31" 26"

 

How do I measure my child’s inside leg length?

 

Ask your child to stand upright with their back against a wall, in their socks. Place a book/ruler between their legs, level with their crotch. Then measure from the floor to the top of the book/ruler, in centimetres or feet and inches.

Q & A

My child is in between sizes – which one should I choose?

Always choose the right size of bike for your child today – don’t be tempted to pick a bike that’s a bit too big, in the hope that your child will grow into it. If the bike is too big, then your child will find it uncomfortable and difficult to control. This can really knock a child’s confidence when they’re just establishing their bike-riding skills. Good quality kids’ bikes, like Frog Bikes, are fitted with a long seatpost, so there’s plenty of scope to move the saddle up as your child grows.

How are kids’ bike sizes calculated?

Most kids’ bike sizes are based on wheel size; a few brands (eg. Frog Bikes) size by minimum inside leg length (so a Frog 52 is suitable for a child with an inside leg length of at least 52cm, and should continue to fit until the child’s leg length increases to 55cm. At this point, they can move up to the Frog 55).

What if I buy the wrong size?

Rutland Cycling is the world’s largest Frog Bikes dealer, and we stock many other kids’ bikes, too. If you’re buying a kids’ bike online, then the information above will help you order the right size child’s bike. For ultimate peace of mind, we offer a 90-day returns policy (for unused products), and a 30-day test ride*, so if the bike isn’t right for your child after having ridden it, you can exchange it for another model. If you live nearby, you can visit any of our stores, where our helpful staff are fully trained in the art of children measuring.

*Not available on sale items, or items purchased on Finance.

 

Got a question

If you have any questions about bike sizing, our expert team is here to help. Call us on 0330 555 0080, use our Live Chat, or email us.

0

"it’s durable, it has a five-year warranty, and as I mentioned above ours has been through two children but it runs as good as new, save the odd scratch, which considering the amount its been clattered about by them both is a miracle."

Read Full Review >

Standard Delivery - FREE on all bikes**

Bikes are given a full pre-delivery inspection and delivered 95% built, with only pedals to be fitted and handlebars to be adjusted. Sent via a 24 hour courier service in a best in sector bike cargo box with wheel braces and wrapped in 100% recyclable protective packaging to prevent damage during transit.

**Some off-shore locations and areas of Scotland may incur a surcharge of £39.99. Please check shipping cost before checking out, these areas may also have an extended lead time.

 

Premium Delivery  - FREE on bikes over £3999*

Our Premium same-day bike delivery service is our quickest and best delivery service; once despatched, you'll receive your new bike later that same day with a personalised delivery slot to suit you. Your bike will come fully built and 100% ready to ride, with any accessories you've ordered fitted too. Our Customer Care team will call to arrange a delivery day and a personalised delivery slot to suit you. There are no middlemen or distribution centres - your new bike will come from Rutland Cycling, direct to your doorstep. Plus, there is minimal packaging to dispose of!

* Postcode exclusions apply, normally £99.

 

Same Day Premium bike delivery at Rutland Cycling

 

Click & collect - FREE on ALL bikes

Our Click & Collect service offers all the benefits of shopping online, combined with an award-winning retail experience in one of our stores. Simply order your items, select Click & Collect and pick up your item at a time that's convenient for you - our stores are open 7 days a week. Best of all, the service is completely free.