Why We Love Frog Bikes
We've shipped kids bikes across the globe and you find that in many cases kids brands are very regionalized. Consumer preference change from region to region. Frog bikes is the one brand we sell where the brand is known and used all over the globe.
Did you know that that Ready, Set, Pedal is the largest US retailer of Frog Bikes? Here's why we sell so many.
Frog Bikes is a leading manufacturer of award-winning lightweight kids’ bikes. Built with bespoke componentry and a full range of size, Frog accommodate the specific needs & anatomies of any kid. The ergonomic range comprises balance, first pedal, hybrid, road, MTB & track bikes, for all ages, abilities, and disciplines.
We love Frog bikes because they are lightweight and easy learn on and there is actual research behind their designs. Brunel University’s Centre for Human Performance, Exercise and Rehabilitation has tested some 250 children of all sizes from age 2 to 16 on a uniquely designed and purpose built bike fitting rig. The objective of the independent study was to identify the ideal position for kids to give them ultimate comfort as well as an efficient position on the bike. This pioneering study showed results which were at times unexpected. Frog has taken these results and embedded it into some unique design features on their bikes. In other words, the geometry of Frog’s bike frames pay specific attention to children’s unique body dimensions, which include the following:
A more comfortable reach. In response to the findings of this study, Frog has reduced the length of their top tubes to ensure that every child will be able to achieve a comfortable reach in accordance with the results of this study. As before, longer stems are available, allowing each bike to grow with the child.
Changeable handlebars. Somewhat surprisingly, the study found that there was no correlation in children between the most comfortable hand position and shoulder width. The most comfortable position varied widely amongst the group studied. To accommodate the individual nature of the most comfortable handlebar width, we recommend that, if needed, Frog riders ask their local Frog dealer to swap the handlebar to accommodate their preference. Frog’s brakes and gears can easily be repositioned on the handlebars for the small minority of children who would benefit from a narrower hand position.
Optimized crank length. It’s important that kids can put power into their pedals throughout the life of their bike, from when they first start riding it to when they have nearly grown out of it. Frog bikes has slightly shorter cranks thus giving kids a more efficient and comfortable riding position. Another consideration is that children’s legs grow at a faster rate than the rest of their body. To accommodate this, Frog Bikes uses the same type of crank across their entire hybrid range, and has large cranks available from their stockists to swap as a child grows
Narrow “Q” Factor. As children have shorter legs than adults, the distance between the two pedals needs to be narrower. If the distance between the two pedals (“Q-factor”) is too wide, the riding action will become less efficient, which is likely due to a large proportion of the pedal forces being directed outward rather than in the direction of the movement. To accommodate this, Frog bikes are equipped with patented, straightshaped cranks, whose Q-factor is up to 20mm narrower compared to traditional cranks