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Their first step, Frog's Tadpole is our most popular Balance Bike and its easy to see why with its light weight, excellent durability, and host of safety features built in.
Their first step, Frog's Tadpole is our most popular Balance Bike and its easy to see why with its light weight, excellent durability, and host of safety features built in.
Frog Bikes

Frog Tadpole 2021 Kids Aluminium Balance Bike

£159.99   
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Frog Tadpole 2021 Kids Aluminium Balance Bike Information

Season : 2021

Brand : Frog Bikes

Code : L-FHTA-USA

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
Technical Information

Key Specifications

  • Frame - Aluminium 10cm / 4" Tadpole
  • Fork - Aluminium
  • Drivetrain - No Gears
  • Brakes - Tektro Aluminium J310 Rear Only

Full Specification

  • Frame - Aluminium 10cm / 4" Tadpole
  • Fork - Aluminium
  • Shock - n/a
  • Number of Gears - n/a
  • Shifters - n/a
  • Chainset - n/a
  • Chainrings - n/a
  • Cassette - n/a
  • Chain - n/a
  • Front Derailleur - n/a
  • Rear Derailleur - n/a
  • Bottom Bracket - n/a
  • Pedals - n/a
  • Rims - Aluminium 12x1.5" 16H Black
  • Front Hub - Aluminium 16H
  • Rear Hub - Aluminium 16H
  • Front Tyre - Kenda Hybrid 12.5x1.75"
  • Rear Tyre - Kenda Hybrid 12.5x1.75"
  • Front Brake - n/a
  • Rear Brake - Tektro Aluminium J310 Black, Mounted Above the Stay
  • Brake Levers - Tektro Aluminium JL352-RS V Brake Black
  • Handlebars - Frog Bikes Aluminium Little 420mm
  • Grips - Frog Bikes Specific Locking Slim
  • Headset - Locking, 27mm
  • Stem - Frog Bikes Aluminium 38mm
  • Saddle - Frog Bikes Black 201x136mm
  • Seatpost - Aluminium 27.2x200mm
  • Post Clamp - QR
  • Weight - 4.17kg
Sizing Information

Every child is different which is why Frog Bikes use your child's inside leg measurement to help find them their perfect bike. This method is much more accurate than simple age ranges and is easy to measure in three steps:

  1. 1. Stand your child against a wall in their socks
  2. 2. Place a small book between their legs, as high as comfortable
  3. 3. Ask your child to move away, and measure from the top of the book to the floor

Once you have this measurement, use the table below to find the correct bike for your child. This table uses the minimum inside leg measurement for each bike where your child can safely and comfortably place their feet on the ground. Don't worry though as Frog Bikes are supplied with room to grow thanks to their long seatposts.

  Inside Leg Approx Age Wheel Size Frame Size
Tadpole 32cm 2-3 12" 4"
Tadpole Plus 38cm 3-4 14" 4"
Frog 40 40cm 3-4 14" 9"
Frog 48 48cm 4-5 16" 9.5"
Frog 52 52cm 5-6 20" 10"
Frog 55 55cm 6-7 20" 11"
Frog 62 62cm 8-10 24" 12"
Frog 69 69cm 10-12 26" 14"
Frog 73 73cm 12-14 26" 16"
Frog 78 78cm 13+ 26" 18"
Frog Road/Track 58 58cm 6-7 20" 11"
Frog Road/Track 67 67cm 8-12 24" 14"
Frog Road/Track 70 70cm 11-14 26" 17"
Frog MTB 62 62cm 8-10 24" 12.5"
Frog MTB 69 69cm 10-12 26" 15"
Frog MTB 72 72cm 13+ 26" 16"

 

Still undecided? Why not visit our stores, we carry Frog Bikes on our Hire Fleet, where you can benefit from a long test ride and expert fitting.

 

Professional Opinion
 
So in conclusion yes the Frog Tadpole is £100. But 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. They keep their value too, so you could always sell it on eBay down the line if you need extra help in justifying the price.
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