Frog Tadpole 12" Junior Balance Bike 2022 - Spotty
The perfect first bike for your toddler, these playful little bikes have proven to be a great introduction to riding a bike by helping children refine the core cycling skill of balance. Balance Bikes are a convenient accessory to occupy little ones during trips to the park, shops or beach.
The Tadpole balance bike best suits 2 and 3 year olds with an average inside leg of 31cm.
Wheel Size: 12" inch
Why buy a Tadpole?
- Lightweight but sturdy Frame making the bike easy to manoeuvre for your child and easy for you to carry!
- Tektro rear brake with small easy to reach brake lever for tiny hands to brake with confidence
- Safety steering lock to prevent oversteering
- Top-mounted brake arms avoid feet catching
- Quick-release seat post for easy height adjustment as they grow and become more confident
- Free 5 year warranty on frame and forks
- Bell included
- Please be aware valve dust caps are not supplied with this model, in order to adhere to safety standards and regulations
|Frame||6061 T6 heat treated aluminium alloy, seat tube 4" (100mm)|
|Fork||6061 T6 heat treated aluminium alloy|
|Brakes||(Rear only) Tektro J310, aluminium, mini v-brake|
|Hub Front||Quando, aluminium, 16 hole, sealed hub with 5mm allen bolt internal fixing|
|Hub Rear||Quando, aluminium, 16 hole, sealed hub with 5mm allen bolt internal fixing|
|Rims||Aluminium, 12", single wall|
|Tyres||Kenda K909A, 12.5"x1.75", Hybrid, (ETRTO/ISO: 47-203)|
|Handlebar||Frog Bikes Aluminium Little Handlebars, Width 420mm|
|Stem||Aluminium, 1"1/8, 38mm, 4 bolt clamp|
|Headset||Locking headset, 27mm|
|Saddle||Frog Bikes child-specific saddle (small)|
|Wheel Size||12 inch|
Ready to rideEvery bike from Start Fitness is fully checked & assembled before despatch and will arrive, almost, ready to ride. Each bike is assembled by one of our CyTech accredited mechanics and then packed into one of our custom boxes.
This process has a lead time of 7-10 working days. Unfortunately during peak times this may be slightly delayed. We will however, aim to despatch your bike as quickly as possible. Minimal assembly, with basic tools, is required before you can ride. Assembly tools are not usually included. Please note: Some bikes are not supplied with pedals. Manufacturers don’t know if you want flat or clipless pedals - rather than send the bike with the wrong type, they leave the choice for you to make.
Making sure you are homeOnce fully checked and boxed, we will contact you to book a delivery date. Our bikes are despatched on a next working day service (excludes weekends & bank holidays) for UK mainland orders, or a two day service to Northern Ireland and outlying Scottish areas. European bike deliveries usually take approximately one week.
Taking DeliveryAny mechanical or cosmetic issues need to be reported to us within one week of the delivery date. If you do not plan on using the bike straight away, we advise that you remove it from the box and check it over ASAP as we cannot be responsible for any reported issues (other than standard warranty issues) later than one week from the date that the bicycle was delivered.
First ServiceAfter a few weeks of riding (we recommend around 6-8 weeks, regardless of how much the bike has been used), a new bike will need a service to make final adjustments and to re-check all nuts and bolts. This is necessary as the bike goes through a ‘bedding in’ phase, after which, final adjustment may be necessary. We recommend that this is carried out by a CyTech qualified mechanic.
It is important to have these checks carried out to prevent any avoidable problems which may not be covered by warranty and to ensure the smooth running of your bicycle. If you’re local to us, we’re able to offer this first service free of charge* at our Newcastle store (NE1 6JE). You’ll just need to call our workshop on 0191 917 3825 to book your service in, and don’t forget to bring your proof of purchase when you drop the bike off with us.
If you’ve had the bike delivered, it will be your responsibility to ensure a first service is carried out at a trusted bike shop local to you, preferably by a Cytech certified mechanic. Start Fitness are unfortunately not able to cover any costs associated with this service if carried out by another store.
*Please note that this complimentary check-over does not include any labour to replace worn parts or to fit new accessories. All bikes should be delivered to us in a clean and serviceable condition, or a £15 cleaning charge will be payable.
Bike ServicingBicycles need to be serviced regularly, as a guideline we would advise on at least one full service per year and/or a standard service twice a year. If the bike is used regularly in adverse conditions, more regular servicing may be required.
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