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Frog 43 14w 2018 - Kids Bike

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Product Description

Lightweight and easy to ride, the Frog 43 is a 14” wheel kids bike for those who are transitioning from a balance bike or getting onto two wheels for the first time. The all-aluminium frame makes the 43 is lightweight for easy riding.

Soft handlebar grips are comfortable for small hands to hold. Size specific Tektro brakes are also easier to use for little fingers. Hybrid tyres mean this kids bike is suitable for adventures on and off the road.

An ideal first pedal bike, all-aluminium so it's very lightweight and perfect for chasing bigger kids in the park. Suitable for boys and girls aged 3-4 years old with a minimum inside leg height of 43cm.

Key Features

  • Lightweight aluminium alloy frame and fork
  • Soft handlebar grips
  • Easy reach Tektro brakes with adjustable levers for smaller hands
  • The locking headset means the handlebars have a steering limiter, which is safer for learners.
  • 14" wheels
  • Colours: Red, Orange, Purple, Spotty, Pink, Union Jack, Green, and Team Sky
  • Weight: 6.3 kg or 13.9 lbs

The Frog 43 14w is supplied with a bell, reflectors and mudguards as standard. Free 5-year warranty available on the frame and forks, 2 years on all other parts.

All Tredz bikes are:

  • Fully built & ready to ride
  • Fully checked & tested by Cytech qualified mechanics
  • Available with 0% APR finance (up to 48 months) on any basket over £99
  • UK price match guarantee
  • 365 day no hassle returns
  • Free delivery in the UK Mainland on a date that suits you

In the box with every Tredz bike is:

  • Free Tredz 9 key trail tool
  • Free Tredz pedal spanner
  • Free basic pedals
  • Tredz drawstring kit bag
  • 16 point quality control check sheet
  • Basic bike setup instructions
  • Free Cycle Plan insurance voucher (8 weeks)

Specification

Frame:Aluminium 9" Frog 43 Frame
Fork:Aluminium Fork
Headset:Locking headset, 27mm
Stem:Frog Bikes Aluminium 38mm Stem
Bars:Frog Bikes Aluminium Little Handlebars Width 420mm
Front Brake:Tektro C310 Aluminium V Brake Black
Rear Brake:Tektro C310 Aluminium V Brake Black
Brake Lever:Tektro Aluminium JL352-RS V Brake Lever Black
Speed:1
Rims:Aluminium 14" x 1.5" 20 holes Black(Weight:200g)
Front Hub:Aluminium 20 holes
Rear Hub:Aluminium 20 holes
Front Tyre:Kenda 14" x 1.5" hybrid tyres
Rear Tyre:Kenda 14" x 1.5" hybrid tyres
Seat Post:200mm long aluminium 27.2
Saddle:Frog Bikes Saddle Size:201*136mm, Black, adjustable rails for better fit
Chainset:Alloy 102mm Black, Steel 32T Chainring
Bottom Bracket:110.5mm Sealed Bottom Bracket
Pedals:Plastic with Ball Bearings and Reflectors
Weight:6.3kg

Occasionally without notice, manufacturers sometimes change product specifications.

Frog 43 14w 2018 - Kids Bike Reviews

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Overall Rating:
4.7
out of 5
4.66
Build Quality
5.00
Performance
5
Value For Money
4.30

Customer Reviews (5)

5
Great bike

great bike, the brakes are great for kids, it's nice and light. 4 Year old transitioned from full on stabilisers to 2 wheeled freedom in one afternoon. All the components are very adjustable and familiar to anyone with a normal bike too

great bike, the brakes are great for kids, it's nice and light. 4 Year old transitioned from full on stabilisers to 2 wheeled freedom in one afternoon. All the components are very adjustable and familiar to anyone with a normal bike too

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4.7 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 4/5
4
Fantastic first pedal bike!

My son has been using a balance bike since his 3rd birthday - we hoped to move up to a pedal bike for his 4th because he was so good with his balance bike, but he's a short, slim kid and the only bikes we found seemed so heavy. We heard good things about Frog so decided to wait a while for him to grow to the right height for the Frog 43, and thankfully he was there by his 5th birthday. Despite loving his balance bike, he was quite nervous to go out on the pedal bike - the first time we went out, he managed a wobbly few minutes then begged to go home, so we left it for a few days. Day two, though, was amazing - within 5 minutes he'd got it figured out and sped off so fast that I was running to keep up! We then did a quick bikeability training session through a local school which helped him figure out how to start and brake by himself, and now, on day four, he's supremely confident and definitely looks like he's been pedalling for years, not just a couple of days! I really do think the combination of balance bike and lightweight Frog bike has helped immensely. The bike itself (I realise most of this review has been about my son so far!) is gorgeous, seems really well-made and was delivered almost completely built by Tredz (just pedals to attach and handlebars to position) and the colour and styling of the bike are really to my son's taste. The only thing I've marked down here is the value for money - it is pretty expensive for a kids' bike, and that will put off some people and make it prohibitively expensive for others. But it's worth it in my opinion - it'll be a fixture in our daily life for a good while to come, I'm sure.

My son has been using a balance bike since his 3rd birthday - we hoped to move up to a pedal bike for his 4th because he was so good with his balance bike, but he's a short, slim kid and the only bikes we found seemed so heavy. We heard good things about Frog so decided to wait a while for him to grow to the right height for the Frog 43, and thankfully he was there by his 5th birthday. Despite loving his balance bike, he was quite nervous to go out on the pedal bike - the first time we went out, he managed a wobbly few minutes then begged to go home, so we left it for a few days. Day two, though, was amazing - within 5 minutes he'd got it figured out and sped off so fast that I was running to keep up! We then did a quick bikeability training session through a local school which helped him figure out how to start and brake by himself, and now, on day four, he's supremely confident and definitely looks like he's been pedalling for years, not just a couple of days! I really do think the combination of balance bike and lightweight Frog bike has helped immensely. The bike itself (I realise most of this review has been about my son so far!) is gorgeous, seems really well-made and was delivered almost completely built by Tredz (just pedals to attach and handlebars to position) and the colour and styling of the bike are really to my son's taste. The only thing I've marked down here is the value for money - it is pretty expensive for a kids' bike, and that will put off some people and make it prohibitively expensive for others. But it's worth it in my opinion - it'll be a fixture in our daily life for a good while to come, I'm sure.

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4.5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 3.5/5
5
Awesome first bike

My daughter had been using a balance bike and was starting to outgrow it so I started looking for her first pedal bike, not wanting to get her a cheap bike shaped object which weighs as much as a small planet from the toy shops, I started to search online. After reading many great reviews about this bike I decided to take the plunge without actually even seeing the bike in person, and I am so glad I did, within 5-10 minutes my daughter was off riding her bike (even uphilla)with a huge smile on her face. Frog have got everything right with this bike from the geometry to the weight and the cute designs, we get great comments everywhere we go. The brakes are designed for little hands and are just as good as my disc brakes on my bike. Also frog do a leapfrog deal where once your child outgrows their current frog you can trade it in for a larger model. Would I buy again?....Absolutely!

My daughter had been using a balance bike and was starting to outgrow it so I started looking for her first pedal bike, not wanting to get her a cheap bike shaped object which weighs as much as a small planet from the toy shops, I started to search online. After reading many great reviews about this bike I decided to take the plunge without actually even seeing the bike in person, and I am so glad I did, within 5-10 minutes my daughter was off riding her bike (even uphilla)with a huge smile on her face. Frog have got everything right with this bike from the geometry to the weight and the cute designs, we get great comments everywhere we go. The brakes are designed for little hands and are just as good as my disc brakes on my bike. Also frog do a leapfrog deal where once your child outgrows their current frog you can trade it in for a larger model. Would I buy again?....Absolutely!

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
5
Frog bike

Bought for 4 year old son. Very good quality on the build

Bought for 4 year old son. Very good quality on the build

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4.7 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 4.5/5
Value For Money: 4.5/5
4
Frog bike

Bought this for 3 year old daughter and it is just the right size. Brilliant customer service

Bought this for 3 year old daughter and it is just the right size. Brilliant customer service

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4.5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 4/5
Value For Money: 4.5/5

Frog Bike Sizing

Frog Bike Sizing

See the table below to find the right size Frog bike for your child.

 

Minimum inside leg in cm (in)

Approx age

Wheel Size

Frame Size

Tadpole Mini

24cm

1-2

10" 

 

Tadpole

31cm (12")

2-3

12"

 

Tadpole Plus

38cm (15")

3-4

14"

Frog 43

43cm (17")

3-4

14"

9"

Frog 48

48cm (19")

4-5

16"

9.5"

Frog 52s 

52cm

5-6

20"

10"

Frog 52

52cm (20")

5-6

20"

10"

Frog 55

55cm (22")

6-7

20"

11"

Frog 62

62cm (24")

8-10

24"

12"

Frog 69

69cm (27")

10-12

26"

14"

Frog 73

73cm (29")

12-14

26"

16"

Frog 78 

78cm (31")

13+ 

26" 

18" 

Frog Road/Track 58

58cm (23")

6-7

20"

11"

Frog Road/Track 67

67cm (26")

8-12

24"

14"

Frog Road/Track 70

70cm (27")

11-14

26"

17"

Frog MTB 62

62cm (24")

8-10

24"

12.5" 

Frog MTB 69 

69cm (27")

10-12

26"

15"

Frog MTB 72 

72cm (28") 

13+ 

26" 

16"

 

Read our kids bike size guide for more information on sizing.

 

Please note, all size information is provided as a guide - if you're unsure or need any further assistance you can call us on 01792 799508 ... we're happy to help!

Please note, all size information is provided as a guide - if you're unsure or need any further assistance you can call us on 01792 799508 ... we're happy to help!

Kids Bike Guide

 

Kids Bike Guide

Which bike is best for my child?

The best kids' bike is one that fits properly - a bike that is too big or too small will be hard to ride and may put your child off cycling. See our Kids' Bike Size Guide for more info on kids' bike sizing. While it may seem like a good idea to buy a bike that your child will ‘grow into', if it is too big it may discourage them from riding. Similarly, a heavy bike is hard to ride, especially for young children. A correctly sized lightweight bike will give your kids the best start on their cycling journey.


Balance Bikes

A balance bike is the simplest type of bike. With no pedals, gears or even brakes (on some models) to worry about, balancing skills are easily learned. Balance bikes generally have 10” or 12” wheels and are suitable for children aged one to four years. Some balance bikes have larger 14” wheels for children up to six years old.

Balance bikes

Pedal Bikes

Once children have learned how to balance, the step up to a pedal bike is easy. Some pedal bikes come with removable stabilizers. While stabilizers are the traditional way of learning to ride a bike, many cycling instructors will advise you to avoid using them. There is good reason for this because, while stabilizers allow your child to learn how to pedal and brake, they make it harder for them to learn how to balance later on.

Pedal bikes are all fitted with brakes. Learning to stop is the next most important skill to learn after balance, so it is a good idea to make sure your kids can do this before you let them pedal away. Larger pedal bikes may also have a number of gears to help them up the hills.

Pedal bikes

Wheel Size

For the most part kids bike sizing is based on wheel size. Bikes with a 10” or 12” wheel diameter are best for 2 - 4 year olds and include both pedal and balance bikes. Kids aged 4 - 6 years will find the best fit on a 14” – 18” bike. These bikes have a simple single speed drivetrain with easy to use brakes and kid friendly components. Moving up to kids bikes with 20” wheels you will start to find geared drivetrains with easy to ride mountain bike style components.

Junior bikes, for older kids, have larger 24” wheels which are more like scaled down adult bikes. Some kids bike brands, like Frog, also offer different frame sizes within specific wheel sizes. See the kids bike size tab for more comprehensive sizing info on this bike.

Kids' Bike Wheel Sizes

How to get the right fit

Once you have chosen the correct size bike using the kids bike size tab information on the product page there are a couple of adjustments that you can make to get the perfect fit for your child.

Saddle Height

Set the saddle height so that they can put both feet flat on the ground. This will give them the confidence to stop and start whenever they like and reduce the chances of them falling off. As they grow, move the saddle up to maintain the perfect fit. Once they have mastered the skills of balancing, pedalling, braking, and can steer their bike just where they want it to go, you can move the saddle up for a more efficient pedalling position.

Get the right fit - Adjust the saddle

Brake Reach

It is important that your child can reach the brakes easily without having to stretch their hands or unhook their thumb from the handle bars. It is easy to adjust the reach of the brake levers and move them closer to the handlebars allowing them to brake more easily. Most brake levers have a small screw that moves the brake lever closer to the bars, all you need is a small screwdriver or allen key to do this. Some premium kids' bikes even have a tool free reach adjustment nob. You may also need to adjust the brake cable tension with the barrel to get the brakes working optimally for your child.

Get the right fit - Adjust the brake reach

Handlebar Height

While this is less important than saddle height, you can also adjust the handlebar height on kids' bikes. This is easily done be repositioning the spacers (on a A-headset) or by loosening the expander bolt and repositioning the stem before retightening (on a quill stem). Start with the stem in its lowest position then move it higher it as they grow to maintain the ideal riding position.

Get the right fit - Adjust the handlebar height

Bike Weight

After sizing, weight has the biggest impact on your child's enjoyment while cycling. To understand why, remember that an adult bike can weigh around 20% of your body weight. Most kid's bikes can weigh up to a hefty 50% of their weight. Imagine strapping concrete blocks to your pedals and start riding, it wouldn't be a nice experience generally speaking. The more you spend on a kid's bike, the lighter it will be. This means the bike is easier to handle and manoeuvre, and that translates directly into fun and enjoyment.

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We will give you a full refund or exchange on any item that is returned to us unused/unfitted, in a resaleable condition and in its original packaging (where possible).

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If your item develops a fault or arrives damaged, please contact us first so we can resolve the issue for you as quickly as possible.

For more information please visit our Returns & Warranty page.

What's In The Box

What's In The Box

As cyclists ourselves, we know you will be keen to get out on your new bike as soon as possible. That's why we provide you with all the essential kit you need to get your shiny new bike rolling for the first time.

Most bikes don't come with pedals as standard so we include a set of basic pedals, free of charge with every bike we send out. We will also provide you with a pedal spanner to fit them and a 9-key trail tool, along with full instructions for setting your bike up out of the box. Each bike is sent out with a 16 point, quality control check sheet so you can be confident that your bike has been fully checked by our qualified mechanics.

What's in the box
  • Basic setup instructions
  • 16 point quality control checklist
  • Free tredz multitool
  • Free tred pedal spanner
  • Free basic pedals
  • Free drawstring kit bag
  • Free bike insurance voucher

All these items are provided at no extra charge and are packed into a Tredz drawstring bag that doubles up as a handy backpack for carrying your ride essentials.

  • Basic bike setup instructions
  • Free ‘basic’ pedals
  • Free Tredz pedal spanner
  • Free Tredz 9-key trail tool
  • Free Tredz drawstring bag
  • Free 8 weeks insurance voucher
  • 16 point, quality control check sheet

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