Stabilisers or balance bikes?


When learning to ride a bike, you may have started your child off with stabilisers (Also known as training wheels). 


However, over the past few years the approach to teaching children to cycle has changed. Bike experts now recommend starting your children off on balance bikes. These are bikes without pedals and stabilisers, that can help teach children to push themselves along using their feet. Great for teaching balance, these bikes are the key to building their confidence on two wheels. 



Choosing a balance bike


To find the right bike for your child, we recommend taking a leg measurement of the inside leg to the floor, with shoes on. 


We offer a range of balance bikes from different brands: 


  • Tadpole Mini (inside leg length of 24cm to 32cm)
  • Tadpole (inside leg length of 32cm to 38cm)
  • Tadpole Plus (inside leg length of 38cm to 43cm)
  • Strider 12 Sport (inside leg length 31-51cm)
  • Squish Balance 



Adding stabilisers to your order


If you would prefer to start your child with stabilisers, the following bikes are compatible with stabilisers:


  • Frog 40
  • Frog 48
  • Cubley 14
  • Cubley 16
  • Squish 14
  • Frog 52 Single Speed



If you have purchased a set of stabilisers and have lost or thrown away the user guide, click the links to get the online user manuals:


For the Multi Fit Stabilisers set up guide, click here.


For the Suspension Stabilisers set up guide, click here.


Stabilisers can be ordered at our website.




If you order stabilisers, they will be dispatched separately to your bike and may arrive a few days before your chosen delivery day. 


If you need help fitting them once they arrive, hopefully the following Frog video will help: