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The Frog Bike Quality Control Process

The Frog Bike Quality Control Process

Yellow Tour de France Frog Bike

Frog bikes are not just ordinary kids bikes—they are crafted with meticulous attention to safety and quality, based on scientific research. The onsite testing lab in Wales, UK, ensures every bike surpasses safety standards, from wheels to handlebars.

The Testing Suite

In Pontypool, Wales, Frog Bikes has established a state-of-the-art testing suite to uphold high safety standards. This onsite facility allows for quick adjustments and ensures perfect quality control. Remarkably, Frog bikes have never failed a safety test.

Exceeding Safety Standards

Every Frog bike undergoes rigorous testing to meet the following standards:

  • BSI (British Standards Institute)
  • EN (European Norms)
  • ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials)
  • ISO (International Standards Body Organisation)

The tests include dimensional checks, functionality, static loads, fatigue, and impact resistance to guarantee durability and performance beyond basic safety requirements.

Going the Extra Mile

Frog Bikes goes beyond industry standards, conducting additional tests for extra durability and safety. This rigorous testing helps innovate new bike frames and components, ensuring the highest quality for riders.

Sustainable Goals

Testing at Frog Bikes also focuses on reducing materials without compromising quality. Innovations like lighter components and new spoke patterns contribute to the company’s sustainability goals.

The Testing Process

  • Fatigue Testing: Loads are applied for up to 100,000 cycles to simulate long-term use. For example, Frog’s hybrid bikes endure approximately 350,000 cycles, far exceeding the 100,000 cycles standard.
  • Impact Testing: Weights are dropped on components to simulate extreme events like jumps and crashes, ensuring the bikes can handle children's adventurous activities.
  • Static Loads: Critical components are subjected to high loads to check for cracks or deformation, ensuring unyielding strength and durability.
  • Dimensional Checks: Every component is carefully measured to ensure a perfect fit, from brake lever reach to pedal clearance, ensuring safety and performance.
  • Functional Checks: Frog Bikes tests tightening torques, grip removal forces, brake lever pull, and quick-release mechanisms under various conditions for optimal performance.

Standards Frog Bikes Meet

Bike Model Standards Met
Tadpole Mini EN71 (Toys) and ASTM F963-19 (Toys)
Tadpole EN71 (Toys) and ASTM F963-19 (Toys)
Tadpole Plus EN71 (Toys) and ASTM F963-19 (Toys)
Frog 40 ISO 8098 and CPSC 1512 (CFR 1512)
Frog 44 ISO 8098 and CPSC 1512 (CFR 1512)
Frog 47 ISO 4210 and CPSC 1512 (CFR 1512)
Frog 53 ISO 4210 and CPSC 1512 (CFR 1512)
Frog 61 ISO 4210 and CPSC 1512 (CFR 1512)
Frog 67 ISO 4210 and CPSC 1512 (CFR 1512)
Frog 73 ISO 4210 and CPSC 1512 (CFR 1512)
Frog 78 ISO 4210 and CPSC 1512 (CFR 1512)
Road 58 ISO 4210 and CPSC 1512 (CFR 1512)
Road 67 ISO 4210 and CPSC 1512 (CFR 1512)
Road 70 ISO 4210 and CPSC 1512 (CFR 1512)
Track 58 ISO 4210 (Frame and fork only)
Track 67 ISO 4210 (Frame and fork only)
Track 70 ISO 4210 (Frame and fork only)
MTB 62 ISO 4210 and CPSC 1512 (CFR 1512)
MTB 69 ISO 4210 and CPSC 1512 (CFR 1512)
MTB 72 ISO 4210 and CPSC 1512 (CFR 1512)
City 53 ISO 4210 and CPSC 1512 (CFR 1512)
City 61 ISO 4210 and CPSC 1512 (CFR 1512)
City 67 ISO 4210 and CPSC 1512 (CFR 1512)

Frog Bikes' commitment to excellence is evident in every test conducted at their facility in Wales. This dedication to quality and safety makes Frog Bikes a trusted choice for young riders.

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