The Frog Tadpole balance bike also comes with a free helmet for a total price of 210. Despite fitting mad risers my daughter has finally and truly grown out of her 20 Frog bike.
One friend did try an Frog for his daughter – but he said the top tube was longer and the fit for her wasnt as good as the Isla.
Islabike or frog. Looking for a nice 24-wheeled bike preferably Islabike or another Frog but anything considered. Frog bikes look good and fresh but they are about a 1kg heavier and as of yet do not have any resale history. Also Frog have a network of local bike shops who stock their bikes meaning you can try before you buy.
Its in more or less direct competition with Islabikes Beinn see below and while the Frog is almost a kilo heavier at 875kg its also 80. My LBS is a Frog dealer too and he has whispered that he really admires the Isla bike and in some areas he feels they are better than the Frog. All offer kid specific geometry and components and each have their loyal fans.
In the end he fits the 73 and not with saddle at lowest. There seem to be some small differences between the two but the Frog seems to still have the lightweight frame and child-size brakes etc. The bigger wheeled road line comes with spare cyclocross tires and cantilever brakes.
50 for an extra 1KG saving on a kids bike is a bargain especially considering the. Im sure that Frog bikes are excellent not had any direct experience of them or had any friends with them which says something but I doubt they have the current Islabike kudos and associated resale value. At 32kg its one of the lightest designs out there and potentially 26 percent of a young two-year-olds bodyweight.
Frogbike comes out on top with better ratio and trigger shift. Ive read that the Frog Bikes are a pretty good alternative too. But now looking at the prices and hoping to pick something up second hand.
So am looking for either — Islabike Beinn 20 Large. Hi All Just did some cycling classes with my 6 year old and used Islabikes which worked perfectly. Islabike Beinn 24 seems to be the defacto choice – secondhand is around 275 Coincidentally 275 is the price of a brand-new Frog 62 bike Both appear pretty similar – Frog.
To be fair though that would be expected given an. Exclusively designed Islabikes components are developed and selected in-house to work as a complete package in tandem with our class-leading frame geometry. So just like islabikes frog size guide is not perfect.
Islabikes were arguably the first to produce genuine kids mountain bikes and they are joined now by the slightly cheaper Frog the similar Scatto and the super bling Hope Academy bikes. This makes it easy to carry manoeuvre and gather speed. This ensures that every Islabike delivers a confidence-inspiring effortless ride.
Took a look at frog the 2014 spec is a lot better than the earlier spec went to bike shop to try the boy for size on both frog potentials the 69 and the 73 as the 69 was possibly too big based on leg length and frog guidelines. It is much easier to sell an Islabike or Frog secondhand or you can trade them in and get a discount on the next size up. Choosing a well-designed starter bike like either the Islabikes Cnoc 16 or the Frog 48 can make the difference to a child being able to learn to pedal quickly and gaining confidence or giving up cycling forever.
Frog Bikes selection is impressive and tends to be a bit more affordable and heavier than its main competitor Islabikes. Every Islabike is the result of our holistic approach to bike design and passion for continual improvement. Our DD has grown out of her Islabike and we were planning to replace it with a larger one but our local bike shop has suggested that we consider a Frog bike instead.
The Islabikes Rothan removes the largest obstacle a toddler might face when learning to ride a balance bike. Frog have a huge range of bikes balance bikes starter bikes hybrid bikes mountain bike roadcyclocross bikes and even track bikes something Islabikes dont do. That we were looking for.
The weight given for the ridgeback actually works out slightly lighter than islabikes and frogbikes the gearing isnt as good though.