Sizing a child the Frog way!

In contrast to many kids' bikes, Frog bikes are sized by leg length rather than age, as this is the most reliable way of getting the right size of bike for each child. Age alone isn’t a reliable measure as there is a large spread of “normal” leg lengths & heights for each age.

We recommend taking the time to measure the rider’s inside leg - it’s easy to do:

  • Stand the child in socks against a wall

  • Place a small book between their legs, as high as is comfortable

  • Ask the child to move away and measure from the top of the book to the floor.

Once you have measured the inside leg, use the table below to find the right size of bike for your child. Please note we give the AVERAGE inside leg length for each bike, with the saddle at its lowest setting (please be aware there is tolerance on each side of this).

At this height, the child will safely and comfortably be able to get their feet on the ground. Don’t worry - Frog Bikes have long seat posts, so the saddle can be raised a long way as the rider grows.

Now you are ready to go to your local store who will have many of our bikes available so the rider can sit on a bike. You will get help and advice on sizing, receive on-going service, as well as support. Our stores have access to our FrogFit App, where arm length, inside leg measurement and a rider’s confidence level together inform the model recommendation.

 Average inside leg in cm (in)Approx ageWheel SizeFrame Size
Tadpole Mini24cm (9")1-210"  
Tadpole31cm (12")2-312" 
Tadpole Plus38cm (15")3-414"
Frog 4040cm (16")3-414"9"
Frog 4444cm (19")4-516"9.5"
Frog 4747cm (19")4-618"9.5"
Frog 5252cm (20")5-620"10"
Frog 5353cm (20")5-720"11"
Frog 5555cm (22")6-720"11"
Frog 6262cm (24")8-1024"12"
Frog 6969cm (27")10-1226"14"
Frog 7373cm (29")12-1426"16"
Frog 78 78cm (31")13+ 26" 18" 
Frog Road/Track 5858cm (23")6-720"11"
Frog Road/Track 6767cm (26")8-1224"14"
Frog Road/Track 7070cm (27")11-1426"17"
Frog MTB 6262cm (24")8-1024"12.5" 
Frog MTB 69 69cm (27")10-1226"15"
Frog MTB 72 72cm (28") 13+ 26" 16"

PLEASE NOTE we always recommend that you buy your Frog bike from your local Frog store, who will build it for you and ensure the fit is right for your child. Our bikes should always be built and checked by a qualified mechanic.