Monday, December 12, 2016

Gift Frog Bikes for Your Child

Written by, Bernadyn Nettles

I remember riding a bicycle as a little girl and the time, I remember that it was one of the best feelings in the world. I felt free and independent riding on my own. For many children, receiving a bicycle for Christmas or for your birthday is such a special gift and for the parents, it's a wonderful feeling to be able to give your child that new shiny bike with a bow on top. The challenge is finding the right bike for your child. Luckily, Frog Bikes knows how important it is to provide your child a safe and lightweight bike that fits her perfectly to allow her to ride with more ease and confidence.

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Thank you to Frog Bikes for sponsoring today's discussion. All opinions are my own.

My daughter was so happy to be able to try out a bicycle from Frog Bikes. She has a bike that we bought her this year with training wheels.  We bought it on a whim because of the price and she loved the design. Therefore, we didn't really research any specific types of bikes first or fit her for one that's appropriate for her height.

She is able to use the bike we bought her and likes that it still has training wheels. We do notice, though, that it looks a bit big for her even if she can reach the pedals. We know that the bike she has now is a temporary bike until we put in more time to research the right one for her to use for longer term.

This is the Hybrid Bike by Frog Bikes that my daughter was able to try out. She had to pick pink, of course!

That's where Frog Bikes comes in for many parents. Frog Bikes is the place to go to make sure you get the right fit and style of bike for your child that she'll be able to use for a couple years. They are known for having lightweight bikes, which makes a huge difference when your child rides a bike.

About Frog Bikes

If you're not familiar with Frog Bikes, they are a small British company that aims to make cycling fun for children.  "We believe that the lighter the bike, the easier it is for children to learn to ride, and to enjoy it more as they progress. Many kids' bikes on the market weigh nearly as much as the child!

The founders, Jerry and Shelley, are a couple who have 2 small children of their own – both keen cyclists. So they know something about what motivates children to get on their bikes! Since the first prototype arrived, the bikes have always been robustly tested by the children and all their friends."

I see what they mean about weight being so important for a bike. That's one of the problems we have with the bike my daughter currently uses. It is not light and it might actually weigh more than my daughter! I actually dread getting it into my car because it's heavy and I don't trust my daughter being able to pick it back up on her own if she were to fall down with it.

The bike from Frog Bikes rides smooth and it's so much easier for my daughter to pedal than the bike she has now.

I was curious to see how lightweight these Frog Bikes actually are. Let me tell you, their bikes are definitely lightweight and makes riding and traveling with it so much easier and more convenient.

Another problem we have with my daughter's and son's bike are the height of the bikes. We were told the bikes' height are for their age but both bikes still seem a little tall for the kids. Both my son and daughter say they would feel even more comfortable and confident riding their current bikes if the bikes were smaller.

This is obviously because not every child's legs are the same length even if they are the same age, which is what Frog Bikes understands. They know the correct measurements is essential to finding the right fitted bike for each individual child.

That is why Frog Bikes asks you to take the child's measurements from her leg length instead of just relying on her age. They provide exact directions that are easy to follow on the website to show you how to measure your child for the bike when you order to ensure the right bike height for your child.

The seat is also comfortable and fits my daughter nicely. It's adjusted to fit her height from the length of her legs. She was able to get off and on this bike on her own comfortably without help.

More Features You and Your Child Will Love About Frog Bikes

  • The bikes are created with a light but strong aluminum frame. They hand-pick components that offer a high performance without compromising the weight.
  • The bikes are also much easier to pedal due to a unique crank design from the renowned bicycle engineer Dimitris Katsanis (of Team GB Olympic fame).  
  • The new design reduces the space between the pedals, allowing children to push more directly down when cycling, so converting more of their energy into motion. 
  • The bikes are meant to last from 18 months to 2 years, depending on how fast your child grows. However, the bikes are designed for stretch, so that there is room to grow. The saddle height and handlebars are easily adjustable. A longer stem for the handlebars can be added, as well.

You can also personalize the bike with your child's name in the center of the top frame of the bike.

I think all these unique features are what makes these bikes worth investing in. There are several different styles and designs to choose from to match your child's age, height, and preference. Frog Bikes also sells helmets, mitts, hoodies, and accessories for the bike like these cute handlebar heroes shown in the photo below. They come in different designs to add that special touch to your child's handlebars!

How adorable is this handlebar accessory?? It comes in different colors.
A feature my daughter can't get enough of is the bell on the handlebars located behind the reflector. It came in handy plenty of times for her to ring as she rode to alert people she was on the move behind them!

It's fairly easy to see from the pictures, but I'll point it out just in case. The color of the bike is vibrant and shiny, making this an eye-catching bicycle that your kid will be ecstatic about opening come Chrismtas morning!

Additionally, the wheels and gears are all made from quality material, so you won't second-guess buying this bike. This is a bike your child will want to use for as long as the height still fits her!

Aside from Hybrid Bikes, Frog Bikes comes in these styles: Balance Bikes, Road Bikes, and Track Bikes. They all come in various bright colors, which I think is another great feature. Bright colors helps your child be more visible when she rides.

Where to Buy Frog Bikes

"We sell bikes through independent bike stores throughout UK and mainland Europe, in Canada and the US, South Africa, Hong Kong, and Japan, and directly to customers worldwide through this site. In fact, in November 2015 we won the Export Business of the Year award at the Start-ups Awards!"


Frog Bikes Giveaway

 Now is your chance to enter for a chance to win an accessory or even a bike from Frog Bikes! All you have to do to enter is answer a question and win a bike or accessory. There is a new question and winner everyday in December. Go to the Frog Bikes website to see the details and enter.

What are some features on these bikes that stand out to you? Which bike from Frog Bikes would you choose for your child?

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