The perfect first bike for your toddler- the Tadpole balance bike best suits 2 and 3 year olds with a minimum 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
|Colours||Red, Pink, Green, Spotty, Orange, Team Sky White, Union Jack|
|Frame||Aluminium 10cm / 4" Tadpole Frame|
|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|
|Head Set||Locking headset, 27mm|
|Handlebar||Frog Bikes Aluminium Little Handlebars Width 420mm|
|Stem||Aluminium, 1"1/8, 38mm, 4 bolt clamp|
|Brakes||(Rear only) Tektro Aluminium J310 Black. Mounted above the stay|
|Grips||Frog Bikes specific, lock on, 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)|
|Tyres Primary||Kenda K909A, 12.5"x1.75", Hybrid, (ETRTO/ISO 47-203)|
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)
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:
- Stand the child in socks against a wall
- Place a small book between their legs, as high as is comfortable
- Ask the child to move away and measure from the top of the book to the floor.
Once you have measured the inside leg, use this table to find the right size of bike for your child. Note we give the MINIMUM inside leg length for each bike, with the saddle at its lowest setting. 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.
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.
|Minimum inside leg in cm (in)||Approx age||Wheel Size||Frame Size|
|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 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"|
Of course all children have different length arms and torsos too, so to ensure a comfortable riding position, the handlebar height can be tailored, and saddles can be slid backwards and forwards on their rails. (These adjustments are easy to do and just need an allen key; instructions are in the manual).