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Kids' bike deals: The best value deals where stock still exists

Kids bike deals
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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 this Christmas.  

Demand over the summer and limited stock levels mean 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, just in time for Christmas.

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 with Christmas fast approaching, 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. Retailers, suppliers and now even the couriers are struggling to keep up with demand, and we would venture a guess that any remaining stock will sell out quickly on the run-up to the big day.

Kids' bike deals USA

Rockrider ST100, 20" | 32% off at Decathlon
Was $249.00  | Now $169.00
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 32% saving.View Deal

Electra Starship 16in | 20% off at REI
Was $299.95 | Now $239.93
This Starship-themed bike has a simple single speed and coaster brake set-up, as well as knobbly 16in tyres for kids who want to rocket about on tarmac or dirt.View Deal

Co-op Cycles REV 16
$189.00 at REI
This bike isn't discounted, but the value for money shouldn't be ignored. The aluminum frame means this bike is lightweight, stabilisers are included and the sticker pack means your mini shredder can customise their ride.View Deal

Co-op Cycles REV 20
$339.00 at REI
A non-discounted but excellent-value kids' bike. This 20in-wheel-plus bike has 2.6in tyres, which offer comfort and massive grip when cornering in the dirt. This bike also has mechanical disc brakes for efficient stopping and a simple 6-speed drivetrain.View Deal

Btwin HYC 100 16in Hybrid kids bike
$199.00 at Decathlon
If your little rider is ready to shed the training wheels or graduate from a balance bike to one with pedals, the Btwin HYC 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

Kids' bike deals UK

Big discount

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 Princess 14 | 35% off at Evans Cycles
Was £125.00  | Now £85.00
Your little one is probably too young to appreciate technical features, so when it comes to Christmas, invest in something that'll both make them smile, and last a while. If your child is interested in all things pink and princess-y, then their face will light up when Santa leaves this under the tree.View Deal

Carrera Subway Junior | 12% off at Halfords
Was £320.00 | Now £280.00
A comfortable hybrid bike for efficient and controlled urban riding, whether it's pedalling to school or on family bike rides at the weekends.View Deal

X-Rated Shockwave Kids BMX bike | Save 24% at Halfords
Was £130.00 | Now £100.00
With mag wheels and two-piece handlebars, the X-Rated Shockwave is for the aspiring BMX Bandit. It has a hardy steel frame so it will stand up to plenty of bails at the skatepark, and front and rear V-brakes.View Deal

Apollo Boogie Kids Bike | 20% off at Halfords
Was £125.00 | Now £100.00
With 18in wheels, the Apollo Boogie is perfect for kids between 5-7 years old (112-127cm tall) and comes with stunt pegs, V-brakes, and a durable steel frame.View Deal

Balance bike deals USA

Great balance bike deal

Vitus Nippy Superlight Balance Bike | 20% off at Wiggle
Was $49.99 | Now $39.99
At full price, this Vitus 10in balance bike would be outstandingly cheap, yet Wiggle has still discounted it by a massive 20%. The seatpost and handlebar heights are adjustable and there are eight different colours to choose from.View Deal

Strider 12 Classic | 10% off at Tree Fort Bikes
Was $99.99 | 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. Currently all colors are backordered except for pink.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

Strider 20 Sport | 9% off at Competitive Cyclist
Was $219.99 | Now $199.99
If your child is taller than their kindergarten classmates and still enjoying the balance-bike way of life, then this could be the perfect solution. The handlebar reach and saddle height can be adjusted to grow with your child, and footpegs are fitted to allow for maximum coasting fun.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 12 Sport
Now $109.99 at Competitive Cyclist
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

Balance bike deals UK

Exceptional value

Vitus Nippy Superlight Balance Bike | 20% off at Wiggle
Was £44.99 | Now £35.99
At full price, this Vitus 10in balance bike would be outstandingly cheap, yet Wiggle has still discounted it by a massive 20%. The seatpost and handlebar heights are adjustable and there are eight different colours to choose from.View Deal

Specialized Kids Hotwalk Bike
Now £138.99 at Cyclestore
The Specialized Hotwalk is a seriously cool balance bike that will kickstart their fat-tyre obsession early, thanks to its 12x2.3in airless tyres. The step-through frame makes it easy for your little nipper to step over and mount the bike, and frames are still available in red and blue .View Deal

Ridgeback Scoot 12-inch Balance Bike
£114.99 from Tredz
Available in six colour options, the Ridgeback Scoot is still readily available this side of Christmas. There's also a Ridgeback Scoot XL 14-inch version available if your child is tall for their age.View Deal

Haven't found the right deal?

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.

Evans Cycles is one of the oldest cycling retailers in the world, and is a British company that services the world via its online store. For even more deals, check out our Evans Cycles deals.

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.