This year, stocks of kids' bikes may be few and far between, but here at Cyclingnews, we've combed the internet for the best deals on wheels for your mini-shredder.
Demand throughout the pandemic, along with limited stock levels, means that there aren't as many discounts or products to go around, but we've managed to uncover some great deals on balance bikes right through to 24in-wheel kids' bikes.
For budget-aware parents, it's important to avoid overspending on the best kids' bikes, especially since your child will probably have a growth spurt shortly after getting it. Luckily, there still are a few kids' bike deals available right now, so if you are thinking of picking up a new bike for your little one, the time to act is now if you want to avoid disappointment.
- Want to save money on your other cycling purchases? Check out our cycling deals roundup, as well as our Amazon Prime Day cycling deals hub.
Kids' bike deals USA
Schwinn #VIP Kids Sidewalk Bike 20in | 16% off at Walmart
Was $154.00 | Now $130.00
Suitable for age 6 and up, the Schwinn #VIP is made for those with star power. Alongside the usual features you'd expect to find - front and rear calliper brakes, a single speed drivetrain and durable steel tubing - the #VIP comes with a Star EVA bag, complete with an echo microphone just for fun.View Deal
Btwin 100 16in Hybrid kids bike | 24% off at Decathlon
Was $169.00 | Now $129.00
If your little rider is ready to shed the training wheels or graduate from a balance bike to one with pedals, the Btwin 100 is a great transition into a big-kid bike. The top tube is low slung to reduce the standover height for easy mounting and dismounting, and the brakes are designed around small hands.View Deal
Schwinn Krate Evo Classic 16in | 10% off at Amazon
Was $169.99 | Now $152.99
If you're a fan of the more retro look, treat your toddler to this classic-looking Schwinn Krate in Apple Red. Suitable for ages 3-5, it's a great way for your child to build confidence along the sidewalk.View Deal
Schwinn Fair Lady Bicycle 20in | 37% off at Walmart
Was $199.00 | Now $125.00
If your child, aged 6-8, is a fan of pink retro bikes, this is the complete package. The Schwinn Fair Lady harks back to the golden era of cycling with a look that won't go out of style. Including a classic banana seat, high-rise ape handlebars and a curved cruiser-style step-through frame, they're sure to love riding this.View Deal
Rockrider ST100, 20" | 28% off at Decathlon
Was $249.00 | Now $179.00
This kids' mountain bike is a basic singlespeed option with 20-inch wheels, designed for being plenty adjustable and easy to ride. At 24lbs, it's not going to win any hill climbs, but you can't turn your nose up at a 28% saving.View Deal
Segway Ninebot 14in | 17% off at Amazon
Was $239.99 | Now $199.99
This futuristic-looking 14in bike from Segway is bound to turn heads with its modern aesthetic. Only available in blue, this bike comes with training wheels included and is operated using a coaster brake at the back and a V-brake at the front. Thick, pneumatic tyres offer confident grip, while alloy frame is very lightweight for when you need to carry it home.View Deal
Ridley Road Race 26 | 10% off at Competitive Cyclist
Was $829.00 | Now $746.10
If your ripper is getting into racing, set them up to win with a dedicated road race bike like this one from Ridley. The aluminum frame is equipped with Shimano Claris 8-speed gearing, mini-V brakes, a double chainset and compact drop bars, plus a 'go faster' red colorway for good measure.View Deal
Kids' bike deals UK
Cosmic HotRod 12 | 36% off at Evans Cycles
Was £125.00 | Now £79.00
Sometimes, you don't necessarily want an all-fangled carbon-fibre race bike for your kids; you might just want something that won't cost the earth, can be left in the garden and will be grown out of in 12 months. This Cosmic Hotrod neatly marries low price with cool styling and plenty of adjustability to last while they grow.View Deal
Cosmic Beast 18 | 32% off at Evans Cycles
Was £140.00 | Now £95.00
The Cosmic Beast is a single speed BMX with 18-inch wheels that will have your young'un ripping around the pump track with a huge smile on their face. View Deal
Muddyfox Energy 24 | 28% off at Evans Cycles
Was £180.00 | Now £129.00
This 24-inch steel rigid mountain bike is ideal for ages 9-12 and could be the perfect bike to ride to school on. The Revoshift shifters make it easy to switch through all 18 gears, helping them tackle a multitude of gradients with confidence.View Deal
Schwinn Sabotage 20 | 31% off at Evans Cycles
Was £225.00 | Now £155.00
Save £70 on this 20-inch kids' mountain bike with front suspension from Schwinn, the classic American brand from many of our own childhoods. View Deal
Pinnacle Koto 16 | 20% off at Evans Cycles
Was £225.00 | Now £179.00
Both the white and pink models of the Pinnacle Koto 16 are reduced in price, and are suitable for children aged 4-6 years. Pinnacles are solid bikes that don't feel too heavy, enabling your child to gain confidence and have fun at the same time.View Deal
Pinnacle Ash 20 | 16% off at Evans Cycles
Was £280.00 | Now £235.00
The Pinnacle Ash 20 is designed for children between 5 and 8 years old, and two colourways - Teal and Blue - are discounted currently. Another great option for a child wanting to ride their bike to school.View Deal
Muddyfox Anarchy 20 Boys Mountain Bike | 31% off at Evans Cycles
Was £290.00 | Now £199.00
This 20-inch mountain bike features a front suspension fork and 6-speed Shimano Tourney gearing, and would suit a child aged 7-10 years old. While the name alludes to this being a boy's bike, the bright yellow paint job can appeal to all.View Deal
Cannondale Quick 20w 2020 | 4% off at Tredz
Was £380.00 | Now £365.00
Cannondale's 20-inch Quick is a well-specced lightweight bike ready for the tarmac. With seven gears and child-friendly brake levers, it's ideal for confidence building.View Deal
Bianchi Duel 20 | 20% off at Hargroves Cycles
Was £499.00 | Now £399.00
A good quality hardtail can help your little shredder build confidence on the trails and have a blast while they're doing it. This 2021 Bianchi Duel 20in mountain bike has easy-to-use components that should have them ripping around the forest in no time.View Deal
Bombtrack Beyond Junior 24 | 10% off at CycleStore
Was £999.99 | Now £899.99
Save £100 and get your mini ripper out onto the gravel in style with Bombtrack's Beyond Junior 24 - a small bike for big adventures. The 24-inch bike is equipped with flared drop handlebars, Microshift Advent drivetrain, Tektro mechanical disc brakes and Kenda 24x1.95in tyres.View Deal
Commencal Meta HT 20 Kids Bike | 16% off at Wiggle
Was £1,199.00 | Now £999.99
If your little shredder is getting serious and needs a hardy bike that can keep up, you can currently save £200 on this trail- and pump track-ready ripper with plus-tyres and SRAM components.View Deal
Balance bike deals USA
Schwinn Skip 2 Balance Bike | 12% off at Walmart
Was $80.00 | Now $69.99
There are only two models of this 12-inch Schwinn Skip 2 left in stock, so don't hang around if you're looking for a bargain balance bike.View Deal
Strider 12 Classic | 18% off at Competitive Cyclist
Was $109.99 | Now $89.99
A basic, single-tube balance bike frame that is designed to be affordable and easy to use. Strider is a well-known brand in this sphere, and it's certainly one to consider. View Deal
Strider 12 Sport | 15% off at Competitive Cyclist
Was $129.99 | Now $109.99
The Strider 12 Sport is a well-specced balance bike that will stand up to the beating it's likely to receive. Its aluminum frame not only helps it remain lightweight, but it also helps to keep the rust at bay.View Deal
Co-op Cycles Rev 12 Kid's Balance Bike | Save 20% at REI
Was $139.00 | Now $110.93
Available in pink grapefruit or spring green, the Rev 12 rolls on 12in wheels and has a recommended rider weight of under 60lbs. The minimum standover height is 13.75in when the seat is in its lowest position, and the bike comes with with a sticker pack so your mini-shredder can fully customise their ride.View Deal
Strider 14x Sport | 6% off at Competitive Cyclist
Was $159.99 | Now $149.99
The 14-inch Strider Sport is a great machine for speed-seeking kids. It's made from steel, and, according to Strider, is suitable for kids with inseams of 16-23 inches.View Deal
Strider 16 Sport | 10% off at Competitive Cyclist
Was $199.99 | Now $179.99
If your kid is a fast grower, then this large-wheel balance bike is perfect to keep them scooting along while they nail their balance.View Deal
Cannondale Trail Kids' Balance Bike | 14% off at REI
Was $210.00 | Now $179.93
The Cannondale Trail balance bike is constructed around a lightweight alloy frame with a single-sided Left fork and is sure to start them off in style.View Deal
Balance bike deals UK
Townsend Duo 10in Balance Bike | 21% off at Halfords
Was £70.00 | Now £55.00
This cruiser-style balance bike with 10-inch wheels would be a perfect first balance bike, suitable for ages 2+ with a convertible frame that you can invert when your child has a growth spurt. This offers extra value for money as it effectively grows with your child.View Deal
Forme Hartington Junior 12w 2020 | 5% off at Tredz
Was £99.99 | Now £95.00
If your little one is a fan of all things girl, they'll probably love this very classic-looking balance bike from Forme, complete with a wicker basket and cream-coloured tyres. Only the purple frame is still in stock.View Deal
Cube Cubie 120 Walk | 10% off at Evans Cycles
Was £150.00 | Now £135.00
This adorable balance bike from Cube recreates the popular vintage style with tan-coloured pneumatic tyres, a brown faux-leather saddle and brown grips to match. The steering angle limiter helps to prevent accidents, while the saddle features a built-in carry handle for when they've inevitably moved onto the next activity.View Deal
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- Rapha deals: Save big on the British clothing brand
- Specialized deals: Great deals on all things Specialized
- Wiggle deals: One of the world's biggest cycling sales
- Wheel deals: Deals on road, gravel and mountain bike wheels
- Mountain bike deals: Deals from our friends over at Bike Perfect
- Garmin deals: Smartwatches, cycling computers and more
If you're still hunting for deals, we won't just leave you hanging. Instead, we're happy to provide you with the tools to help you find your own.
Not every one of the following retailers sells kids' bikes, but they all have a connection to cycling in some regard, whether that's accessories, clothing or tech.
Competitive Cyclist is often the first place we look for deals. There's not a huge selection of kids' bike deals at the moment, but we expect that'll change regularly.
Amazon isn't exactly the first retailer you think of when shopping for your bike but there's little that the world's largest retailer doesn't sell. The range of available kids' bikes is hit and miss in terms of quality, but if you're after low prices and convenience, then you'll probably find something suitable at Amazon.
Backcountry, the US outdoor sports retailer, is one of the United States' go-to online retailers for two-wheeled tech. Connected to Competitive Cyclist, the availability usually crosses over between both, but there are occasionally additional coupon codes worth looking out for.
Jenson USA is one of the biggest cycling retailers in the world. At the moment, kids' bike deals aren't entirely plentiful, but we expect the deals to ramp up as the sales continue.
Rei is another outdoor retailer based in the USA. There's always a sale, and a couple of its kids' bike deals have made it into our picks above.
Moosejaw doesn't generally have a huge number of kids' bikes available, but among the few that do feature, there are often great deals available.
Tree Fort Bikes has a range of road, gravel and mountain bikes on offer, including a number of bikes from Salsa, Surly and Giant.
Walmart isn't a cycling retailer by any means, but if you're looking for a budget kids' bike, then you probably ought to check it out.
Halfords is one of the biggest retailers of kids' bikes in the UK. It's generally devoted to the budget end of the spectrum, so even without a discount, there's often a budget kids' bike to be had.
Wiggle is one of the world's largest online cycling shops, supplying over 70 countries with its range of kids' bike deals.
Chain Reaction Cycles is owned by Wiggle, and therefore shares many of the same cycling deals, as well as an international audience.
Tredz is another British retailer with international delivery options and a range of great cycling deals.
Rutland Cycling is yet another British retailer that operates internationally.
Tweeks Cycles is more UK-focused, but there are still some great deals worth checking out.
Hargroves Cycles is a retailer based in the UK and regularly discounts road and gravel bikes.
Cyclestore, one of the UK's lesser-known retailers, often has Specialized products at the best available price.
Leisure Lakes is another UK retailer. With 11 stores, it's a relatively well-known franchise, and will happily ship overseas.
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