Rear hand brake Teaches the rider to brake from an early age
Safety steering lock Prevents oversteer which can result in an accident
Lightweight aluminium frame Easier for parents to carry
Pneumatic tyres Improves comfort and ride quality much more like a bike the child will ride when they're older
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Tadpole

Color

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Price

C$255

Weight

9.2 lbs

Quantity

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The perfect first bike for your toddler- the Tadpole balance bike best suits  2 and 3 year olds with an average inside leg of 31cm.  

Wheel Size: 12" inch

Why buy a Tadpole?

- Lightweight but sturdy Frame
- Tektro rear brake with small easy to reach brake lever
- Safety steering lock
- Top mounted brake arms avoids feet catching
- Quick release seat post for easy height adjustment
- Free 5 year warranty on frame and forks
- Reflectors and bell included

Available colours: Red, Orange, Spotty, Pink, Union Jack, Green, and Team Sky

 

Approx Age 2-3
Wheel Size 12"
Colors Red, Pink, Green, Spotty, Orange, Team Sky White, Union Jack
Weight 9.2 lbs
Frame 6061 T6 heat treated aluminium alloy, seat tube 110mm (4.3")
Fork 6061 T6 heat treated aluminium alloy
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
Rim Aluminium, 12"x1.5", Single wall
Seat Post Aluminium, micro adjust, 27.2mm
Seat clamp Aluminium, QR
Headset Neco, 1"1/8 threadless, safety steering stop, Frog Bikes top cap
Handlebar Aluminium, 30mm riser, 420mm
Stem Aluminium, 1"1/8, 38mm, 4 bolt clamp
Brakes (Rear only) Tektro Aluminum J310 Black. Mounted above the stay
Grip Frog Bikes Specific Locking Slim Grips
Brake Levers Tektro JL352-RS, aluminium, easy reach brake lever
Brake Calliper Tektro J310, aluminium, mini v-brake
Saddle Frog Bikes, child specific saddle (small)
Tires Kenda K909A, 12.5"x1.75", Hybrid, (ETRTO/ISO 47-203)
Accessories box Bell, bike reflectors white/red, wheel reflectors orange/white, paint plasters (excl. Union Jack- touch up paint supplied), frame protector patches, right brake lever (Tektro JL352-RS)
*subject to change.
Please note the technical specifications are subject to change.

In contrast to many kids' bikes, Frog bikes are sized by the leg length rather than age, as this is the most reliable way of getting the right size of bike for each child. Age alone isn’t a reliable measure as there is a large spread of “normal” leg lengths & heights for each age.

Please take the time to measure the rider’s inside leg.
It’s easy to measure:

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

 

Once you have measured the inside leg, use this table to find the right size of bike for your child. Note we give the AVERAGE inside leg length for each bike, with the saddle at its lowest setting (NOTE: It is worth highlighting, that there is tolerance on each side of this). At this height, the child will safely and comfortably be able to get their feet on the ground. Don’t worry - Frog Bikes have long seat posts, so the saddle can be raised a long way as the rider grows.
We recommend that you go to a local store who will have many of our bikes available so the rider can sit on a bike. You will get help and advice on sizing, and get on-going service, as well as support. Our stores have access to our FrogFitTM App, where arm length, inside leg measurement and a rider’s confidence level informs the model recommendation. 

PLEASE NOTE we always recommend that you buy your Frog bike from your local Frog store, who will build it for you and ensure the fit is right for your child.  Our bikes should always be built and checked by a qualified mechanic.

  Average inside leg in cm (in) Approx age Wheel Size Frame Size
Tadpole Mini 24cm (9") 1-2 10"   
Tadpole 31cm (12") 2-3 12"  
Tadpole Plus 38cm (15") 3-4 14"
Frog 40 / 43 40cm (16") 3-4 14" 9"
Frog 48 48cm (19") 4-5 16" 9.5"
Frog 52s  52cm (20") 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"

 

BIKES

We have several delivery options for the bikes, depending on where you live and when you would like the bike.

Option 1. FREE to your local bike store (approx 1 week)

Option 2. C$67.20 to whole of UK, excluding Channel Islands (approx 2 working days)

Option 3. C$75.00 to Republic of Ireland, Scilly Isles, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, Monaco (approx 1 week)

Option 4. C$280.00 to rest of Europe, Channel Islands (7 - 10 days)

Option 5. C$318.18 to USA (approx 2 weeks)

Option 6. C$349.99 to Australia, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan (approx 2 weeks)

ACCESSORIES

Accessories ordered on their own will be sent out using standard post, at a cost of £5.00 per order to UK, £10 per order overseas.

A Wheelbase (mm) 569
B Seat tube angle (degrees) 68
C Head tube angle (degrees) 68
D Effective op tube (mm) 333
E Head tube length (mm) 82