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Frog 48 16w 2018 - Kids Bike

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Product Description

A lightweight bike makes all the difference. The Frog 48 kids bike is a 16” wheel kids bike with a lightweight alloy frame and fork and child friendly components. Designed for fast riding on or off the road the Frog 48 comes with hybrid tyres on the smooth rolling 16” wheels.

The all-aluminium frame makes for lightweight and nimble handling that’s fun to ride. Child friendly features like soft handlebar grips and easy reach brakes offer a more comfortable and enjoyable ride that’ll keep them in the saddle for longer.

Inspire a love of cycling that will last for life with the Frog 48 kids bike for boys and girls.

Key Features

  • Lightweight aluminium alloy frame and fork
  • Soft handlebar grips for comfort
  • Easy reach Tektro brakes for confident braking
  • Hybrid tyres for on and off-road riding
  • Smooth rolling 16” wheels
  • Safe locking headset with steering limiter
  • Comes with bell / reflectors / mudguards
  • Free 5 year warranty on frame & forks / 2 year on parts
  • Weight: 6.5 kg or 14.3 lbs
  • Colour: Red, Pink, Purple, Orange, White Spots, Team Sky
  • The Frog 48 is available with 0% APR finance

The Frog 48 16w is supplied with a bell and reflectors for safety as well as mudguards to try and keep them as clean as possible.

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 9.5" Frog 48 Frame
Fork: Aluminium Fork
Headset: Locking headset, 27mm
Stem: Frog Bikes Aluminium 35mm Stem
Bars: Frog Bikes Aluminium Little Handlebars Width 440mm
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 16" x 1.5" 20 holes Black
Front Hub: Aluminium 20 holes
Rear Hub: Aluminium 20 holes
Front Tyre: Kenda 16 x 1.5 hybrid tyres
Rear Tyre: Kenda 16 x 1.5 hybrid tyres
Seat Post: Aluminium 200mm, 27.2mm wide
Saddle: Frog Bikes Saddle Size:201*136mm, Black, adjustable rails for better fit
Chainset: Aluminium 102mm Black, Steel 32 Teeth
Bottom Bracket: 116mm Sealed
Cassette: 16 T Copper
Pedals: Plastic with Ball Bearings and Reflectors
Weight: 6.75kg

Occasionally without notice, manufacturers sometimes change product specifications.

Frog 48 16w 2018 - Kids Bike Reviews

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Overall Rating:
4.9
out of 5
4.89
Build Quality
5
Performance
5
Value For Money
4.69

Customer Reviews (8)

5
Great little bike

Really happy with this bike it's so well built and very light my girl has only been on it a few times but you can see she's very confident on it compared to her old bike

Really happy with this bike it's so well built and very light my girl has only been on it a few times but you can see she's very confident on it compared to her old bike

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4.7 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 4/5
5
Frog bike 48

Great quality of the product , excellent communication and care for customets!

Great quality of the product , excellent communication and care for customets!

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
5
5 Stars all round

I bought two of these as have twin boys coming on 5. They are excellent quality bikes and by the second session of riding them I'm having to run to keep up. These are NOT children's bikes (e.g. not a toy), they are proper mini adult bikes built specifically for a child, including the weight distribution, adjustments, brakes, cable routings, levers etc. Really, really pleased with this purchase. We had a couple of issues on delivery and Tredz customer services were very efficient at sorting out our problems, and went over and above to make sure we were satisfied.

I bought two of these as have twin boys coming on 5. They are excellent quality bikes and by the second session of riding them I'm having to run to keep up. These are NOT children's bikes (e.g. not a toy), they are proper mini adult bikes built specifically for a child, including the weight distribution, adjustments, brakes, cable routings, levers etc. Really, really pleased with this purchase. We had a couple of issues on delivery and Tredz customer services were very efficient at sorting out our problems, and went over and above to make sure we were satisfied.

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
5
We now finally have a cyclist

My son struggled for about a year to cycle on his brother’s hand me down. Got on the Frog and woosh he was off. It’s a fantastic bike, haven’t found anything I’d change yet. Completely designed for small people, everything has been considered. Came with an extra set of tyres, tools. Brilliant service from Tredz as well. All round a very happy bunny!

My son struggled for about a year to cycle on his brother’s hand me down. Got on the Frog and woosh he was off. It’s a fantastic bike, haven’t found anything I’d change yet. Completely designed for small people, everything has been considered. Came with an extra set of tyres, tools. Brilliant service from Tredz as well. All round a very happy bunny!

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

great bike, gnarly extra tyres, light enough to be really easy for my 4 year old

great bike, gnarly extra tyres, light enough to be really easy for my 4 year old

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
5
Great from order to bike

So nice to do online shopping but also get great customer service. Took advantage of a cyber Monday deal to get this great bike for my child. Website was easy to use. Customer service for any queries was responsive and very helpful. The bike arrived really quickly, with notification on shipping on arrival date etc. and was all but assembled with easy instructions for the final bit. Bike is great and I’d definitely use Tredz again and recommend them.

So nice to do online shopping but also get great customer service. Took advantage of a cyber Monday deal to get this great bike for my child. Website was easy to use. Customer service for any queries was responsive and very helpful. The bike arrived really quickly, with notification on shipping on arrival date etc. and was all but assembled with easy instructions for the final bit. Bike is great and I’d definitely use Tredz again and recommend them.

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4.8 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 4.5/5
5
Frog 48 16w

Great bike my little girl is very pleased with it, well built, and great Service from tredz bikes very please thanks guys 5⭐️S

Great bike my little girl is very pleased with it, well built, and great Service from tredz bikes very please thanks guys 5⭐️S

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

Bought the team sky version for my son who had learned to ride on a cheap Apollo. Was unsure whether this would be worth the money however seeing the difference in my sons riding has shown me what excellent value the bike is. I could see in store that the components and frame were much better quality but could never have envisaged the difference they would make on such a small bike. Best thing I have ever bought my son.

Bought the team sky version for my son who had learned to ride on a cheap Apollo. Was unsure whether this would be worth the money however seeing the difference in my sons riding has shown me what excellent value the bike is. I could see in store that the components and frame were much better quality but could never have envisaged the difference they would make on such a small bike. Best thing I have ever bought my son.

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

 

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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Returns & Warranty

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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).

Please note: For hygiene reasons, we cannot accept returns of facemasks, undershorts or underwear if the item has been removed/unsealed from its original packaging.

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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