Kids' bike deals: Savings on children's bikes from balance bikes upwards
There's no need to spend big on their next bike, you can save money with the best kids' bike deals as Christmas approaches
Christmas is almost here and we are busy checking and updating all the best deals again. Many retailers will have significant discounts so it's a great time to look for the best kids' bikes, meaning you'll get a bike for a little less money ahead of Christmas.
It's possible that a discounted bike may be last year's model, but there's not much new tech in kids' bikes, so apart from a different colour scheme, it will likely be the same spec as the newest model. It may even be better specced, as manufacturers swap to cheaper parts to try to keep prices down, and it will probably have a lower starting price tag too, even before the discount.
If you do want to get a deal on your kid's bike, now may be the best time to act, while stocks are still reasonable. If you want to look beyond kids' bikes we have a whole range of ideas for Christmas gifts for cyclists covering all the best bargains ahead of the big day.
To help you out, we've combed the internet for the best kids' bike deals. We've organised this page with pedal cycles first in the US then the UK, then further down we've moved on to balance bike deals for younger kids in the US and the UK.
If you are looking for something different, check out our links just below to the retailers, which in our experience offer the best range of discounted 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 - as they so often do whenever you buy them something expensive.
Where to find kids' bike deals
🚲 Competitive Cyclist: Price drop on bikes from Cleary Bikes & more (opens in new tab)
🚲 Jenson USA: Discounts on kids' bikes from Norco, Batch and more (opens in new tab)
🚲 REI: Money off kids' bikes from Cannondale (opens in new tab)
🚲 Chain Reaction Cycles: Everything from balance bikes up to 24" wheels (opens in new tab)
🚲 Decathlon: A range of B'Twin and Rockrider kids' bikes for ages 3 to 12 (opens in new tab)
🚲 Walmart: Kids' bikes for those on a budget (opens in new tab)
🚲 Amazon: Kids' bikes including brands like Schwinn and Huffy (opens in new tab)
🚲 Wiggle: Save on Vitus, Cube, Commencal and more (opens in new tab)
🚲 Chain Reaction Cycles: Low-priced Vitus balance bikes and more (opens in new tab)
🚲 Amazon: Kids bikes for those on a budget (opens in new tab)
🚲 Decathlon: Save on kids' bikes from Decathlon's inhouse brand B'Twin (opens in new tab)
🚲 Tredz: Discounts on kids' bikes from Raleigh, Orbea and other brands (opens in new tab)
🚲 Rutland Cycling: Quality kids' bikes from Specialized and more (opens in new tab)
Kids' bike deals USA
Batch The Kids 20 1 kids bike | 60% off at Jenson USA (opens in new tab)
Was $219.99| Now $87.94
A mix of an aluminium frame and steel fork lead to a rugged build to this 20" kids' bike. It comes with a coaster brake and fully enclosed chainguard, so it's easy to ride and pants and laces can't get caught. It's designed to fit kids from 3'9" to 4'4".
Marin Donky Jr 16" | 35% off at Jenson USA (opens in new tab)
Was $299.99| Now $194.94
A small kids' bike with trainer wheels, the Marin Donky helps them get the hang of pedalling and comes with a fully enclosed singlespeed chain, so their clothes are protected. 2" slick tyres provide plenty of grip but also roll efficiently.
Jenson USA also has the 20" version (opens in new tab) on sale for $216.
Cannondale Trail 16 | 20% off at REI Co-Op (opens in new tab)
Was $280.00| Now $223.93
REI Co-Op has the Cannondale Trail on sale in three sizes, the 16", the 12" wheel size (opens in new tab) and the 24" wheel size (opens in new tab) bike. It has an aluminium frame to help keep weight down to a claimed 19lb and a rear coaster brake to help with controlled stopping.
Rockrider ST100, 20" | 60% off at Decathlon
(opens in new tab)Was $249.00 | Now $99.00
This kids' mountain bike is a basic single-speed option with 20-inch wheels, designed for being plenty adjustable and easy to ride. At 24 lbs, it's not going to win any hill climbs, but you can't turn your nose up at a 60% saving.
Public Bikes Sprout V16 | 31% off at Mike's Bikes (opens in new tab)
Was $360.00 | Now $249.99
This beautiful retro-looking bike comes in two colour options and has a simple and stylish design. It comes with two optional training wheels and is included in Mike's Bikes Growth Spurt Guarantee.
Public Bikes Sprout C 20 | 30% off at Mike's Bikes (opens in new tab)
Was $380.00 | Now $264.95
When they're ready to size up to 20in wheels, treat them to this beautiful, classic-looking Sprout C 20. There are four colours to choose from and when they're ready to size up, Mike's Bikes will offer 50% off their next freedom machine.
Specialized Jett 24 | 20% off at Mike's Bikes (opens in new tab)
Was $599.99 | Now $479.95
The Specialized Jett 24 is designed to accommodate growth spurts, with unique adjustability and child-specific touch points. Covered under the Mike's Bikes Growth Spurt Guarantee.
Clearly Bikes Hedgehog 16" | 40% off at Competitive Cyclist (opens in new tab)
Was $390.00 | Now $234.00
A single-speed steel bike, the Hedgehog is designed to take the rough stuff. It will fit kids with a 17" to 21" inseam. It's a great option if they're just graduating from a balance bike and comes with V-brakes for safe, reliable stopping.
Clearly Bikes Owl 20" | 25% off at Competitive Cyclist (opens in new tab)
Was $500.00 | Now $375.00
The Owl is for slightly older kids, adds a three-speed hub gear and is designed to fit 19" to 23" inseam. Again, there's a steel frame for durability and there's space for tyres up to 2.25 inches wide. Quoted weight is just under 23lb/10.3kg.
Diamondback El Oso Nino 20" | 38% off at Competitive Cyclist (opens in new tab)
Was $650.00 | Now $405.00
A fat bike for kids, the El Oso Nino sports 4" tyres, seven-speed shifting and disc brakes on a steel frame. It should fit kids from 44 to 54 inches tall, letting them steamroll mud, snow and sand.
Diamondback Youth Metric 24" | 25% off at Moosejaw (opens in new tab)
Was $475.00 | Now $355.00
For older kids, the 24" Youth Metric comes with 7-speed derailleur gearing, fender mounts and V-brakes. It rolls on 1.75" tyres and the alloy frame is designed to handle plenty of abuse, without being over-heavy.
Norco Kids' Storm | Up to 20% off at Moosejaw (opens in new tab)
Was $549.00 | Now $391.20
Available in 20" or 24" wheel size, the Storm is a junior mountain bike for hitting the trails. It comes with V-brakes, a rigid alloy frame and fork and 2.25" wheels, along with a modern short stem and wide bar combo for agility.
Kids' bike deals UK
Cube Acid 26" | 17% off at Tredz
(opens in new tab)Was £599.00 | Now £499.00
A junior mountain bike with a Suntour suspension fork, the Cube Acid's alloy frame keeps the weight down to a claimed 13.6kg. It's fitted out with Cube 2.1" tyres and a Shimano 3x8-speed drivetrain, so it's ready for any trail.
Fuji Dynamite 20 | Up to 50% off at Wiggle
(opens in new tab)Was £379.99 | Now from £189.99
The Dynamite 20 gives younger kids an entry into mountain biking, with a suspension fork, 20" wheels and 6-speed Shimano Tourney shifting. The 2.1" Kenda Small Block 6 tyres are fast rolling but give plenty of grip on the trails.
Vitus 14 | 35% off at Wiggle
(opens in new tab)Was £239.99| Now £154.99
Designed to be the next step up from a balance bike, the Vitus 14 is designed for stability and ease of use with features like short-reach brake levers and 90mm cranks, while weight is kept down to around 6kg for a ride that's not too tiring.
Cosmic HotRod 12 | 36% off at Evans Cycles
(opens in new tab)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.
Cosmic Beast 18 | 32% off at Evans Cycles (opens in new tab)
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.
Muddyfox Energy 24 | 28% off at Evans Cycles (opens in new tab)
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.
Huffy Moto Quick Connect 16" | 22% at Halfords (opens in new tab)
Was £140.00 | Now £110.00
Suitable for kids from 5 to 7, the Huffy Moto has a steel frame and comes with stabiliser wheels. The single-speed drivetrain is completely enclosed and there are front and rear-side pull brakes.
Specialized Riprock | 20% off at Cyclestore (opens in new tab)
Was £339.00 | Now £269.00
With 16" wheels and stabilisers, the Riprock is a quality option for the budding rider. It comes with wide tyres and a front V-brake and a rear coaster brake for confident stopping.
Cannondale Quick 24 | 20% off at Cyclestore (opens in new tab)
Was £420.00 | Now £336.00
Cyclestore has a range of Cannondale Quick bikes in stock with a discount. This girl's 24" version has an alloy frame and seven speeds. Cyclestore is also selling the 20" wheel Quick (opens in new tab) with a similar saving.
Cannondale Trail 24 | 20% off at Cyclestore (opens in new tab)
Was £470.00 | Now £376.00
The alloy Trail comes with 24" wheels and a suspension fork and 8-speed gearing with short cranks for fun on the trail. The 1.95" tyres give enough grip without being too heavy to move around on.
Pinnacle Kauri 26" | 20% off at Evans Cycles (opens in new tab)
Was £470.00 | Now £375.00
The Kauri is designed for simple operation, with a single chain wheel with a guard on each side to help stop chain loss and Shimano Altus 9-speed shifting. It comes with hydraulic disc brakes for low maintenance and effective stopping.
Raleigh Pop 26" | 21% off at Tredz (opens in new tab)
Was £380.00 | Now £299.00
For older children, the Pop provides a comfortable ride with eight-speed Shimano gearing. It mixes an alloy frame with a steel fork and alloy wheels for robust, reliable service.
Bianchi Duel 20 | 40% off at Hargroves Cycles (opens in new tab)
Was £499.00 | Now £299.00
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 20-inch mountain bike has easy-to-use components that should have them ripping around the forest in no time.
Specialized Jett | 21% off at Tredz (opens in new tab)
Was £389.00 | Now £309.00
The 20" wheel Jett has 7-speed Microshift gearing and 2" tyres. It's designed for adjustability, with two-position cranks and a longer seatpost, so that the bike can fit them for a little while longer as they grow.
Balance bike deals USA
Creme Cycles Micky | 41% off at Mike's Bikes (opens in new tab)
Was $169.99 | Now $99.95
This hand-painted balance bike is suitable for children approximately 2-4 years old and features an adjustable seat and handlebar so it can grow with your little one. When they're ready for something bigger, it's covered under Mike's Bikes' Growth Spurt Guarantee.
Burley MyKick | 40% off at Competitive Cyclist (opens in new tab)
Was $129.99 | Now from $77.99
With 12" wheels and a steel frame, the MyKick is a robust balance bike with bars and a seat that you can adjust easily as they grow. It comes with airless tires, so you won't have to worry about flats or maintenance.
Strider 12 Sport | 14% off at Competitive Cyclist (opens in new tab)
Was $139.99 | Now $119.99
The Strider 12 Sport is a well-specced balance bike that will stand up to the beating it's likely to receive. Its aluminium frame not only helps it remain lightweight but also helps to keep rust at bay.
Cube Cubie 120 Walk Kids Bike | 47% off at Chain Reaction Cycles (opens in new tab)
Was $233.00 | Now $123.00
Cube has lent its Cubie balance bike several design nods from its high-end mountain bike range. It's built with a 6061 aluminium frame and fork and features child-friendly components and Kenda Team tyres.
Public Bikes Sprout Mini Balance Bike | 30% off at Mike's Bikes (opens in new tab)
Was $250.00 | Now $174.99
The Sprout Mini balance bike comes in three colour options and features airless tyres, which means they're completely resistant to punctures. Your little ripper can rip anywhere they want without you needing to worry about flats. Covered under the Mike's Bikes Growth Spurt Guarantee.
Balance bike deals UK
Vitus Nippy balance bike | 33% off at Chain Reaction Cycles (opens in new tab)
Was £44.99 | Now £29.99
Weighing just 1.9kg, the Vitus Nippy is easy to master, with a stable ride and solid foam tyres. It comes in a range of super-cool colours too.
Buzz Lightyear balance bike | 12.5% off at Halfords (opens in new tab)
Was £40.00 | Now £35.00
A 10-inch wheel balance bike for the beginner, there's a Buzz Lightyear picture on the bars. Not a fan of Buzz Lightyear? There's a range of other kids' characters available, including Peppa Pig (opens in new tab), Frozen (opens in new tab), Paw Patrol (opens in new tab), and more.
Peppa Pig Balance Bike | 12.5% off at Halfords (opens in new tab)
Was £40.00 | Now £35.00
Halfords has a whole range of 10 inch balance bikes with children's favourite characters, from this Peppa Pig bike to Buzz Lightyear (opens in new tab), Frozen (opens in new tab), Paw Patrol (opens in new tab), and more.
Dawes Lil Duke Balance Bike | 19% off at Tredz (opens in new tab)
Was £79.99 | Now £65.00
A balance bike with attitude, the Lil Duke comes with riser handlebars and a banana saddle. The wide tyres on 12" wheels help with stability, while the upright riding position helps them zip along.
Vitus Smoothy Balance Bike | 33% off at Wiggle (opens in new tab)
Was £89.99 | Now £59.99
If you'd prefer something a bit more durable, stylish and grown up, check out the Vitus Smoothy. There's a wide range of colours to choose from, and it makes for a stable and dependable balance bike.
Trunki Folding Balance Bike |15% off at Halfords (opens in new tab)
Was £65.00 | Now £55.00
A clever take on the balance bike, the Trunki folds for easy transportation and comes with a carrying strap so it's easy to lug around. It comes with 10" wheels and weighs just 3.4kg, so it's a great option for the young learner.
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